The Parthenos Rock Climbing
Routes in The Parthenos
|Cithaeron T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Shared By:||Crimper E6 on Oct 30, 2012|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell|
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Descriptionthe climbing is generally steep and intimidating, but always on excellent rock and usually with good protection .
The Parthenos presents a large concave face that bristles with overhangs in its upper half and has an impressive hanging corner high in its left flank. A smaller, hidden, wall bounds the cliff to the north. The routes are non tidal.
Getting ThereThe north side of Grand Falls Zawn forms a broad grassy spur (taken by the original descent): this is approximately 75 metres south of Threequarter Wall and it is terminated by a steep orange face with a small offshore rock island, St Mark's Stone, opposite.
the routes on the main face are reached by abseiling down its right-hand side from good block belays 10 metres back from the cliff-top. A 60-metre abseil reaches a slim brown ledge system that extends leftwards beneath the main face. "Alternatively, approach as for Grand Falls Zawn by descending the fern-covered slope and unstable ridge (fixed rope advised) before traversing north along ledges, 9 metres above sea level, to the starts of the first two routes.
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