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Estate Crag

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All the climbs on this crag are on the right hand section to the right of a grassy bay.

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Start - at the left of the buttress is a large tree with a root coming down to the ground. A ledge leads in to the tree from the left.

  1. 15 m - Up awkward crack on the left to a ledge. Traverse easily to the end of the ledge, descend and step awkwardly across to a tree.

  2. 30 m - Up the slabs above. Move left and up over the bulge on the edge of the buttress. Climb easily to the top.

Not a very good route.

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

Start at the right of a tree, at the bottom of several grooves leading to a tree near the top.

  1. 21 m - Start in the left hand groove. Up over blocks to a good thread runner. Step right and over a bulge on jams past two bushes (crux). Step right again and over overlap onto slab. Then up the edge of this to large smooth blocks. Over these and through the split, burnt tree. Belay.

  2. 9 m - Climb the wall behind the tree. Move left onto the arete and up to the top.

FA: M.S. Harris & M. Atkinson, 1966

To the left of a grassy gully between Estate Crag and Ngik is a slab with a chimney on its right# Up the centre of the slab is a V groove, and at its left hand end is a prominent buttress. Start at the foot of the prominent buttress.

  1. 90 ft. - From the left hand edge of the wall traverse diagonally right to the arete. Climb between the two small detached blocks until a large pile of detached blocks car be reached. From the top of this climb the left hand side of the bulging arete. Tra verse right to climb the slabs taken by semi-detached for 10 feet, then move left on large ledge and finish to the left of a tree

FA: R.D. Metcalfe & G. Alexander, 1966

Start in the V groove in the centre of the slab.

  1. 30 m - Climb the V Groove for 6 m. Traverse leftwards into a smooth groove and move across it to the left and up to the obvious semi-detached block on the right. Move around this on the right and up the slabs above, first to the left then finish at the right.

FA: M.S. Harris, D. Lascelles, R. Smith & C.G. Powell, 1966

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