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Great North Road 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Joe Brown, 1957
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Oct 16, 2011

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In the upper corner of Gt N Rd

Description 

The most classic HVS at Millstone, no pushover at the grade. The start is easy but the crux at 40' is a finger crack in a corner, usually laybacked - best done quickly. The upper section is easier than it looks thanks to some helpful face holds.

Location 

Great North Road is the major corner feature left of the Embankment. The upper section is a left-facing diedre capped by an overhang.

Protection 

Standard rack, but a couple of 0.5" cams are useful for the crux finger crack. 50 metre ropes are needed to reach fencepost belays at the top.


Photos of Great North Road Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Trying to commit to the start of the layback
Trying to commit to the start of the layback
Rock Climbing Photo: Inspecting the crux layback from a wide bridging p...
Inspecting the crux layback from a wide bridging p...

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