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  POG PRECIPICE Updated 8/08/05

Extensive crag renovation has been undertaken here by Ian Rea. A short rope attached to a heavy stake has been placed at the top of the gully between the crag and the far right buttress allowing easy and safe access to top of the crag, 20 minutes from the road. New abseil stakes have been placed at the top of the crag and an abseil rope left stashed in a small niche for public use. Not all projects have been finished so please don't be tempted to do the few lines remaining.

In A Lonely Place 27m E3 5c. New Route
Ian Rea & Phil Holmes, May 05.
Start as for Sunshine Corner, but immediately go left and climb arete right of small square cut roof, which leads to thin crack line in the wall left of the corner. Follow crack to horizontal break. Go left to arete/edge, up this to another horizontal break, then diagonally up left to finish.

Exit Strategy 27m E1 5c. New Route
Ian Rea & Phil Holmes, June 05.
A disappointing attempt to make more of the area of rock taken by Resuscitation. Climb up into the Tealeaf/Resuscitation recess. Go up to the wide crack, then make a high step out right onto a pedestal. Up arete to ledge. From slopping ramp step left onto wall and climb up via thin crack.

Sunshine Corner VS -> upgrade to HVS 5a
Completely recleaned and now excellent. Steep, fingery and requiring lots of wires.

Tealeaf VS -> upgrade to HVS 5a/b
Completely recleaned and now very good though not as good as Sunshine Corner. Steep laybacking and jamming, quite strenuous.

Published on: 2005-08-08 (3288 reads)

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