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Birthday Crag

  • Grade context: UK

Description

After a couple of hundred yards come five crags which are close together. The first is Birthday crag which is broken and vegetated at its left hand end. The first climb is to the right of the centre of the crag.

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Routes

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Start up a chimney to the left of a steep wall split by a crack, 1. 9 m - Easily up the chimney to a big ledge.

  1. 15 m - Up the crack in the wall above, slightly left to a corner fight past a tree and up to a good ledge and belay.

  2. 6 m - Move right and up a crack and then back left onto an arete to the top.

FA: C.G. Powell, J. Powell, K. Lees & P. Etherington, 1966

Start 6 m right of Mzee in an obvious crack splitting the wall which.part of a large partly detached block.

  1. 12 m - Up the crack to a large platform.

  2. 15 m - Up the slanting crack behind on good jams. One hard move is encountered where the footholds disappear after a ledge on the left wall.

FA: M.S. Harris & C.G. Powell, 1966

Start in a V corner 9 m to the right of Allergy just left of a wall with a tree.

  1. 15 m - Up the corner and hand traverse left to the nose. Up to the rig] bush to belay on blocks. 1(a) Alternatively continue up the corner to an easy traverse left. .

  2. 15 m - Up the slab on the left on big holds and up cracked wall to blocks and easier ground to the top.

FA: C.G. Powell, P. Etherington & J. Hodges, 1966

Start up a wall with a groove and a large tree at about 6 m.

  1. 30 m. - Climb the wall and pull up into the groove to reach the tree. Move up the slab on the right and then back left to follow cracks to the top.

FA: R.D. Metcalfe & C.G. Powell, 1967

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