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North West Face

2

First ascensionists' grade:

E1 5b

Max estimated grade:

6b+

Length:

500

Pitches:

First Ascent:

9

Dave Lucas, Richard Sonnerdale

Year of FA:

2004

# of bolts en route:

trad

Approach

Route description

Abseil waterfall to base of waterfall and Scramble along up the black dyke 1) Up to the L slanting overhang follow it to the end and belay 45m (4b) 2) Follow the obvious corner 60m (5a) 3) The offwidth to a big ledge 40m (5b) 4) A scrambly pitch following the line of least resistance up left then back right 50m (4c) 5) From ledge up R to surmount huge block continue to L slanting wide flake crack and then ledge 40m (5b) 6) Big ledge traverse round L and up hollow stuff to 25 foot wideish crack 20m (4b) 7) Traverse L through tree then up slightly higher traverse line. Continue Traverse L to gain the gully belay up and left 30m (4b) 8) The ninja Pitch- Climb up and lefty to traverse along obvious line from the endof this leap across the void to safety. 25m (4c) 9) Scrambling remains

Descent

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