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Great Portland Steet 
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Great Portland Steet 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Alan Clarke, 1963
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Oct 23, 2010
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Figuring out the mantle at the start of Great Port...


The hardest move (maybe 5.9+) is at the start: a mantle to get stood on a ledge 8' off the ground - a short, well-protected hard move so HVS 5b in UK grades. After that bridge up the steep groove, lots of good holds and runners that you can't see from below (5a or 5.8+).


Great Portland is the obvious groove right of Bond Street and left of the main deep corner (The Mall).


Very well protected by nuts and cams

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The upper groove on Gt Portland St (photo Phil Ashton)
The upper groove on Gt Portland St (photo Phil Ash...
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By farkas.time
From: Sheffield, SY
Jun 20, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

A very difficult start (protected by a good wire) leads to DELICIOUS climbing above.

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