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Fen Gliddich 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ben Chapman & Pam Neal.
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 6, 2009

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Description 

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Location 

Located on the right wall at the back of the Tea Room. "Fen Gliddich" climbs the arete of the unique fin-like feature to the left of "Tea Bag."

Protection 

10 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor.


Photos of Fen Gliddich Slideshow Add Photo
gettin ready to ride the fin
gettin ready to ride the fin
Working the moves on the upper arete of "Fen ...
Working the moves on the upper arete of "Fen ...
Romain leads Fen Gliddich, at Echo Cliffs.
Romain leads Fen Gliddich, at Echo Cliffs.
Riding the fin of Fen Gliddich in the Tea Room, Ec...
Riding the fin of Fen Gliddich in the Tea Room, Ec...
Skip climbing Fenn Gliddich while Erik is on belay...
Skip climbing Fenn Gliddich while Erik is on belay...
A variation of the crux sequence, staying on the a...
A variation of the crux sequence, staying on the a...
The opening moves on Fenn Gliddich
The opening moves on Fenn Gliddich
my friend Lisa killing it on her first ever lead c...
my friend Lisa killing it on her first ever lead c...

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By Pam Neal
Jan 3, 2010

Fenn Gliddich, or "The Fenn," is an unusual feature for Echo Cliffs, and adds fun variety to the norm at Echo.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Nov 9, 2010

Fun and exciting moves on a unique feature, excellent protection. Needs more traffic to clean off the loose bits.
By Michael Bartosek
From: Los Angeles
Mar 21, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I thought this was a stellar climb - we did two variations of it. One variation sticking only to the feature and not stemming and the other variation stemming. There were some loose bits just after the overhang/bulge as you moved left, a bit freaky, but the other holds above it felt solid.

Nice placement of the anchors on this route - at first I thought...shit, no anchors! and then I looked over and there they were, great for clean rapping.
By QRohlf
From: Portland, Oregon
Feb 27, 2012

Really fun climb with some interesting moves. Somewhat uncertain holds (it's always exciting when a block creaks when you grab it) and the potential for some somewhat less-than-clean falls made this a fairly adventurous climb.
By Maidy
Mar 9, 2012

Interesting fun climb. Still some loose stuff that will clean up with time and plenty of good holds to climb around the wigglers (chosstastic!). 10a if you climb the rib only, 5.8 if you stem the right wall at the crux.
By Matthew Fienup
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From: Ventura, CA
Apr 5, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Only 5.9 if you use liberal stemming between the arete and the wall to the right. Super fun, nonetheless--airy and exposed.
By Pam Neal
Jan 17, 2013

For full value, climb the "fin" only. Don't even touch the right wall.