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Comes the Dervish
Avg: 4 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, 130 ft|
|FA:||Stevie Haston, 1981|
|Page Views:||451 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Rob Davies UK on Jun 21, 2011|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Euan Cameron|
Probably "the most popular Extreme in Snowdonia". Originally given E5 6a, wear and tear has reduced the grade to E3 5c, and even that is a bit generous. First decent runners at 25' with a hard move ro reach them, so damage to ankles is possible. From there it's sustained but well-protected climbing up a crack to a good rest below the overlap at 80'. There's a tricky move round the overlap then easier above, but only tiny wires until the top.
Standing outside Pete's Eats the line of The Dervish is obvious as a white line up the tallest slab in Vivian Quarry. Follow a path through the woods on the left, then traverse across a terrace, passing a "bad step".