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Last of the Summer Wine 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 205'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Ross ,Chris Bonington (Var Leads),Pete Greenwood, Denis Peare Sept 30 1989
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Submitted By: USBRIT Ross on Dec 20, 2009

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Description 

Not the best climb on the crag but solid climbing on all the pitches,however an interesting group of climbers were involved in this first ascent.A direct line up the left side of the crag. The main difficulties on P2 are short but committing. Starts up a crack just right of the start of Fools Paradise.P1).Climb the groove on the right as for Fools (p2b) then continue up the steep crack to an oak tree belay.75'5.7(4c)P2)Climb directly up broken cracks above the blay to a large block at 25'. From the top of the block committing move over a bulge,then easier climbing leads to a small oak on a ledge. 65' 5.9. P3)From the belay ledge ,traverse a few feet to the right passing under the finale arete of Kaleidoscope ,to a holly tree. Climb straight up from the Holly using cracks to a bulge which is climbed on its left . easy climbing to the top. 65'5.7+

Location 

Behind the Lodore Hotel. See FRCC Guide to Borrowdale.

Protection 

Normal rack cams and stoppers.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris on the Crux
Chris on the Crux
Rock Climbing Photo: The team on the summit of Gowder crag. L to R Deni...
The team on the summit of Gowder crag. L to R Deni...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Bonington pondering the crux
Chris Bonington pondering the crux

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