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Raindrop T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Troutdale Pinnacle T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Troutdale Pinnacle Superdirect. HVS 5a T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Vertigo E2 5c T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Pete Livesey, J .Sheard June 1973
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Dec 21, 2009
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell

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Description

Starts just right of the right hand start of Troutdale Pinnacle at a thin left slanting crack. P1)Up the crack to a ledge,climb the slab behind trending left.5.9 50'P2) Climb straight up left of a small overhang then left along a diagonal crack to a shallow scoop ,follow this to a stance. (top of pitch 2 Troutdale Pinnacle Direct.)5.8 90'P3)Climb the wall just right of The Super Direct crack to a foot hold on the right.Move left 6' then straight up to a right slanting groove .Up this and arete on the right to the top of the pinnacle.5.9 110'P4)Climb a few feet up P6 TP,swing around the corner to left and up to top.5.7.50'.

Location

Black crag Borrowdale Valley. FRCC Guide book to Borrowdale.

Protection

Normal rack cams and stoppers.

Photos

USBRIT Ross
Keswick Cumbria.UK
 
USBRIT Ross   Keswick Cumbria.UK
 
Pitch 3 the groove section of Raindrop was first climbed in 1959 as an alternative finish to the Super Direct By P.Ross and E.Rosher and graded VS! Jun 6, 2017
Sean Maher
Santa Barbara, CA
  5.10b PG13
Sean Maher   Santa Barbara, CA
  5.10b PG13
Fun route but as E2 5b it deserves a bit higher of a grade than 5.9. The awkward steep groove on p3 is the crux, and I can't see how you'd protect the first half of that pitch. My partner lead the Superdirect crack to the groove in order to get some pro in. Also, the first two pitches are easily strung together with 60 m ropes. Jun 6, 2017