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White Ghyll Crag
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Haste Not.  

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 190'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jim Birkett and Len Muscroft. 1948
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Jan 4, 2011

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Two climbers can be seen on the traverse of the se...

Description 

Sustained climbing with spectacular situations. Starts at a recess just left of Gordian Knot. P1) The left hand corner of the recess is climbed to the overhang. Cross the wall on the left with difficulty to reach a groove in the slab. Follow the groove passed an awkward bulge to a large ledge and block belay. 70' 5.7+. (From here a two pitch variation over the roofs was climbed in 1966 and named The Horror by Paul Ross and Peter Myers with some aid on P1 . It was freed in 1978 by Ron Fachett but later the large expanding flake on P1 fell off. The line has not been repeated.) P2)An Exposed traverse is made right to a prow. Climb the slab to an overhang then make a series if sensational moves along a gangway into a groove. Swing around the ribon the right to a ledge above the second pitch of Gordian Knot and belay.50'5.8 P3).Move back left and climb the wall above past an inverted-V overhang,easier climbing to the summit.70'


Location 

Upper White Ghyll. See FRCC guide book to Langdale


Protection 

Normal Rack



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Historic photo.Paul Ross on the first ascent of The Horror variation in 1966.Starts from the top of the first pitch of Haste Not. From the large block on the left  of the photo after two pitons were used that expanded the block(later fell off after a free ascent by Ron Fawcett at a very high grade), then from the top loose piton a lasso was made with a 1/4" sling  over the roof onto what turned out to be just a small flat projection.The photo shows Ross committed on this sling with a no return option.The move over the roof was eventually compleated and his second Peter Myers followed in  gathering darkness . A more easy second pitch up a fine wall above got them to the top of the crag. Photo Peter Myers.
Historic photo.Paul Ross on the first ascent of Th...
FA The Horror.1966
FA The Horror.1966
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