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Great Portland Steet 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Alan Clarke, 1963
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Oct 23, 2010

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The upper groove on Gt Portland St (photo Phil Ash...

Description 

The hardest move (maybe 5.9+) is at the start: a mantle to get stood on a ledge 8' off the ground - a short, well-protected hard move so HVS 5b in UK grades. After that bridge up the steep groove, lots of good holds and runners that you can't see from below (5a or 5.8+).

Location 

Great Portland is the obvious groove right of Bond Street and left of the main deep corner (The Mall).

Protection 

Very well protected by nuts and cams


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Rock Climbing Photo: Figuring out the mantle at the start of Great Port...
Figuring out the mantle at the start of Great Port...

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By farkas.time
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 20, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A very difficult start (protected by a good wire) leads to DELICIOUS climbing above.

"What are you yelling about? Are you OK? Did you get something stuck?" Mo yells up to me. "I'm just having soo much fun!!" I reply!

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