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Bond Street 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: rdlennon on Dec 13, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Upper part of Bond Street. The crux is getting int...

Description 

This stunning hand crack splits the middle of London Wall. A pure, aesthetic classic and a fine test of jamming ability. The crack starts as wide fists and, after 30 feet of beautiful hand and fist jams, narrows to fingers near the crux, which involves a move into a niche. Climbing above the niche is substantially easier but less straightforward. The pitch 1 belay is on a good ledge with poor gear on top of the crack. Pitch 2 is a dirty scramble off to the right (still has technical moves; stay roped up).

A great climb; certainly one of the best at Millstone.

Location 

Right of Embankment Wall. Splitter hand crack right in the middle of the face.

Protection 

Takes whatever you'll give it. From a 3.5 camalot down to small wires, protection is good throughout. Except at the belay.


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By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 23, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Straightforward hand-jamming with the hardest move getting into the niche after the crack closes down. Low end HVS 5a in UK terms - Indian Creek 5.7?

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