Rockfax Description
A coveted tick that lives up to its billing as one of the better single pitches at the grade in the Lake District. Climb to and up the right-hand shallow groove to below a bulge. Make some thin pulls to pass the bulge, then head up slightly right to better holds and a thin crack. Continue to a ledge and finish direct up a short corner and wall. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
One of the best slab pitches in the Lakes! A fine sustained pitch with reasonable protection. Simply brilliant! Start at the centre of the main slab, just left of Holly Tree Crack.
Climb a short steep slab to a good hold below the right hand break in the overlap. Pull up right onto the slab and then go straight up to a bulge. A hard move over the bulge leads to a good hold. Continue up until moves right lead to a crack. Follow this to a narrow ledge. Pull up into the slight corner via a horizontal crack and climb the wall directly to the top.

C.Downer, C. Bacon. R. McHaffie Jun/1992.


Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice , Best slab climbs of the UK , Classic safe Lake District E2/E3 , Ultimate E2 ticklist , Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes , Chris H's 100 Mega Classic Trad , Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives' , ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50 , Lakes , A Lakeland E2 Odyssey , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , Slab Dreams , ROCKFAX TOP 50s upto e3


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Martin Cooper 28 Aug, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: A good lead from Stan.. we both thought we\'d done easier E2s
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βeta: A good lead from Stan.. we both thought we'd done easier E2s

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Grade: E2 5c ***
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