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Cenotaph Corner 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: J.Brown, D.Belshaw 1952 (TR Menlove Edwards 1930's)
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Dec 1, 2007

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Jim Perrin staring up the Corner 1970's. photo Pau...


Britain's most famous climb? It used to be.

This climb had it's name long before it was climbed, it was attempted by some pretty gnarly climbers from Menlove Edwards (who successfully top-roped it in the 1930's) to Peter Harding before its successful ascent by a young lad named Joe Brown. Joe used a couple of pitons, and the previous generations just weren't into that.

1) 120ft 5.10+. It's one pitch long and has a stiff move at about 20ft, then easier until arriving at the niche, some delicate stemming leads to a difficult move back into the finishing corner crack.


It's obvious.


Standard rack, wires + 2 pitons(?)

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Paul Ross relaxing  in the corner. 1970's
Paul Ross relaxing in the corner. 1970's

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By Stuart Berg
From: Folkestone
Sep 16, 2012

I have top roped this twice, recently in 2009. I found it really easy for this grade today and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone as it is a very exhilerating experience and well worth the 1 1/2 hour trek up to set up the belay.
This climb will always be a classic.
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