UKH

70m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the UK's most popular multi-pitch climbs - a true classic - long, varied and with a much photographed top pitch. Start below a short right-facing corner/crack 5m right of the pinnacle.

1) 28m. Climb the short right-facing corner/crack then move right to a corner and ramp that leads to a grassy bay with trees. Scramble up right to a large tree belay.
2) 10m. Scramble up past trees to a belay below twin grooves.
3) 23m. Climb the left-hand groove and, at its end, gain the top of a block. Sidle right along it and get established in a slabby corner. Follow the arete to a stance and belays.
4) 11m. Head up the wall to a small pinnacle and, from its top, climb the short steep exposed wall to the top (or the crack right of the pinnacle). © Rockfax

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Ab Wilson 22 May Show βeta
βeta: Don't bother pitching the 2nd guide book pitch. Belay pitch 3 from pitch 1 belay. I'm not going to add any beta about the block move because it's much too much fun to have to work it out for yourself.
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βeta: Don't bother pitching the 2nd guide book pitch. Belay pitch 3 from pitch 1 belay. I'm not going to add any beta about the block move because it's much too much fun to have to work it out for yourself.
Apollo7 27 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Ended up doing pitch 3+4 together, fantastic route
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βeta: Ended up doing pitch 3+4 together, fantastic route
raussmf 10 May, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Lived up to the hype. Had the route to ourselves. Accidently did last 2 pitches in one and topped out still looking for the much hyped last pitch! Wouldn't reccomend the hard descent to the left...
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βeta: Lived up to the hype. Had the route to ourselves. Accidently did last 2 pitches in one and topped out still looking for the much hyped last pitch! Wouldn't reccomend the hard descent to the left...
MikeStuart 11 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Quite a few loose holds on final 2 meters of the last pitch
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βeta: Quite a few loose holds on final 2 meters of the last pitch
steve7264 8 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic, not too polished for a peak boulderer! Even with the recent rain, a lot of fun, great last pitch!
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βeta: Fantastic, not too polished for a peak boulderer! Even with the recent rain, a lot of fun, great last pitch!
aphelps85 15 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Due to footfall, very well polished rock.
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βeta: Due to footfall, very well polished rock.
Patrick Milne 16 Mar, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Saddle belay block feels slightly loose.
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βeta: Saddle belay block feels slightly loose.
SpannerClimbs 8 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Nicely done in 3 pitches. The belay spot for pitch 2 is full of ants so be aware!
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βeta: Nicely done in 3 pitches. The belay spot for pitch 2 is full of ants so be aware!
tristanorchard 6 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: A nice route although often very busy, better taken in 3 pitches, good views from the top.
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βeta: A nice route although often very busy, better taken in 3 pitches, good views from the top.
The Coastal 30 Apr, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Great 3 star classic
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βeta: Great 3 star classic

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Grade: VD 4a ***
(Brown Howe Quarry)

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