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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, 265 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Paul Ross, Bill Aughton,18th OCT 1958. FFA. P. Whillance, D Armstrong. June 1977
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Jan 6, 2010
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell

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An interesting route up the center of the North Buttress.Strenuous.Start on the rightward leaning tree covered gangway,above a large holly. P1)Scramble up the gangway,climb a short corner and step right to a yew tree.40'P2)Step off a block into a corner on the left and climb it to the large slab of the Girdle Traverse. Move left for 15'to a block belay.45' 5.7.P3) Go up right across the slab to the left end of a long overhang. Mantelshelf onto a ledge on the wall . Climb some small corners trending to the left (piton pro)to the final roof. Pull over this moving right to a small ledge.Climb up left for about 6' then up the wall above to a small ledge on the left. 80'5.10c (5c) P4) Climb the rib on the right and the groove above to a hanging block. Over this and follow easy slabs to the top. 100'


Black Crag , Borrowdale. see..FRCC guide to Borrowdale.


Normal rack stoppers and cams.