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Routes in White Ghyll Crag

Gordian Knot T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Haste Not. T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Laugh Not T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slip Knot. T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 190 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Jim Birkett and Len Muscroft. 1948
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Jan 4, 2011
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell

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Description

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 Fawcett 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'

Location

Upper White Ghyll. See FRCC guide book to Langdale

Protection

Normal Rack

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