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Bard the Bowman T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Elrond T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Shagrat T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, TR, 55 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 60 total, 4/month
Shared By: Sean Maher on Sep 18, 2016
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell

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Description

Fun climbing with good movement and a distinctive crux, though mostly quite easy. Probably an easy grab for a new E2 leader though the E probably comes from the pro situation, which looks sparse/sketch in the first half.

Start up the left side of a large flake/block 2 m off the ground and climb an easy calcified crack to a bulge with a questionable piton on the left and an unquestionably terrible thread on the right. Move up to an overlap/small roof (small gear) and pass this on the right (crux). Move up a right-facing corner on steep ground with easy holds. Step left around the corner at the top and finish easily to the tree.

Location

Locate the large flake/block in the center of the crag, 2 m off the ground. Shagrat goes up the crack on the left side of this (Gollum goes up the crack on the right side)

Protection

Standard small-medium gear. There's a sketchy piton and thread which are used at your own risk. The route is easily toproped after climbing Elrond.

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