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Historic photo.Paul Ross on the first ascent of Th...
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'
Upper White Ghyll. See FRCC guide book to Langdale
Two climbers can be seen on the traverse of the se...