Type: Trad, 130 ft (39 m)
FA: Stevie Haston, 1981
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Shared By: Rob Davies UK on Jun 21, 2011
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron

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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.

Location Suggest change

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".

Protection Suggest change

Nuts and small cams but especially microwires (eg RP0s). Abseil descent.

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