Fear and Loafing 36m HVS 5a ★★
02-Nov-2017, Martin Scrowston, Paul C Bennett.

The walls and groove at the right hand side of Armalite Wall give a very fine climb. Start from a pedestal ledge 4m right and lower than Armalite. Climb the steep wall above the ledge pulling through the overlap. A step right gives access to a shallow groove, follow this to a small overhang, move left to ascend the impending wall via excellent hand holds. Finish up thin cracks on the left side of the arête.

2 comments on "Fear and Loafing"

  1. Repeated this in early December and agree that it is an excellent find – in fact, possibly the best pitch of its grade in the valley for some years and worth 3 stars for me. Bold but straightforward where it looks hard at the start and at the upper overhangs, technical and thought-provoking up the groove inbetween – interesting throughout. Well done Martin and Paul.

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