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The Bitter Battle Tears 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Gary Gibson, Matt Ward 1984
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Jun 21, 2011

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The steep start to Bitter Battle Tears (photo by P...


Pull over undercut bulge at start - climbing eases when angle falls back at 25'. Continue up slab, drifting leftwards towards top, to finish at a large tree.


Use R3a approach. This route is at left of the obvious steep slab, just right of big cave.


Mainly nuts plus threads. Abseil descent.

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