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An audacious trip across the huge band of overhangs. One of the most exciting VSs around - but not an easy one. Start just right of a long low overhang.
1) 4b, 23m. Move up the wall until just below the narrowing overhang and go left to cracks that lead up the wall to a belay.
2) 4c, 20m. Traverse right and move up to the large overhang. Step right, then move down a break to a stopping spot. Pull up the steep corner and make exposed moves right to a belay in a corner. Not a good pitch for an inexperienced second.
3) 4c, 20m. Move left and climb the wall to the left end of a slim overlap. Continue leftwards and finish up the clean wall right of a rib to the top. © Rockfax

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The 100 Best UK VS routes? , Great VS Climbs in the Lake District , Select VS Climbs in the Lake District , UK Lonely Leads , Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS , Langdale 3 star VS round - Climb them all in a single day (2013 Guide) , Lakeland's Greatest Pioneers , Jim Birkett First Ascents , UK Holiday Plans , Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District , ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50 , Bill Birkett (Classic Rock Climbs in the Lake District) Below E3 , A Lakeland Apprenticeship , Lakeland VS Walking Tour , Alternative Lakeland Classic Rock , Langdale *** VS Challenge (1999 guide) , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , Lake District , ROCKFAX TOP 50s upto e3 , Consolidation VS-HVS , Lake District To Do List , Cumbria for the Recreational User

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charvey 6 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Left a stuck nut in the traverse, if someone frees it please let me know
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βeta: Left a stuck nut in the traverse, if someone frees it please let me know
SJPowderham1 2 Aug, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Great exposure and movement at VS.
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βeta: Great exposure and movement at VS.
Sjnh85 12 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Don't keep going down after the coffin on p2 or things get tricky. Class route.
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βeta: Don't keep going down after the coffin on p2 or things get tricky. Class route.
charliesdad 13 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: A fist-sized handhold came away on the crux traverse. Be cautious.
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βeta: A fist-sized handhold came away on the crux traverse. Be cautious.

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Fool's Paradise

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Gowder Crag)

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