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Cemetery Gates T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cenotaph Corner T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Dives/Better Things T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Flying Buttress T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Left Wall T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: J.Brown, D.Belshaw 1952 (TR Menlove Edwards 1930's)
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Dec 1, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell

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Description

Britain's most famous climb? It used to be.

This climb had it's name long before it was climbed, it was attempted by some pretty gnarly climbers from Menlove Edwards (who successfully top-roped it in the 1930's) to Peter Harding before its successful ascent by a young lad named Joe Brown. Joe used a couple of pitons, and the previous generations just weren't into that.

1) 120ft 5.10+. It's one pitch long and has a stiff move at about 20ft, then easier until arriving at the niche, some delicate stemming leads to a difficult move back into the finishing corner crack.

Location

It's obvious.

Protection

Standard rack, wires + 2 pitons(?)
Randy
  5.10a/b
Randy  
  5.10a/b
Must say this climb is in the low 5.10 range. If it is 5.10+, then Left Wall would be solid 5.11. Jan 6, 2017
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
 
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
 
The above URL redirects to somewhere Japanese.... May 24, 2016
Stuart Berg
Folkestone
 
Stuart Berg   Folkestone
 
I have top roped this twice, recently in 2009. I found it really easy for this grade today and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone as it is a very exhilerating experience and well worth the 1 1/2 hour trek up to set up the belay.
This climb will always be a classic.
Posted by and Read more at theclimbing.net Sep 16, 2012