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Spiral Stairs - 5.4

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
Full range of nuts and slings, can be very well protected.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


An exposed and polished trade route. 1) 100ft Scramble up from below The Gates and across to the base of Left Wall. 2) 70 ft Up a short crack to an obvious slightly downward left traverse. Then a rib leads to the 'Forest'. 3) 70 ft Up and left to a crack. Up this to a ledge on the left, then up diagonally left, across a slab (a bit polished) to a manky stance. 4) Climb the crack and finish up easy slabs.

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Please walk round. Don't put the rope round trees. There may be tat round some trees, use that at your own risk.

Submitted by: JohnCook on 2008-07-24
Views: 725
Route ID: 94924

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  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: JohnCook on 2008-07-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars solo

A classic and well used route, with great traverses, cracks and all kinds of fun things to do. The rock was dry, so the polished bits didn't cause a problem, but I bet in the wet they will be fun. Down climbed the route.

Added: 2008-07-24