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Phantom Wall

  • 117 - Return of the Native

    Grade: 5c | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 0

    A problem start on the right of the wall, about two metres to the left of a short corner, leads to easier ground above.

  • 118 - Tasty

    Grade: 6b | First Ascent: -1989
    Rating: 0

    Climb the very faint crack in the blank wall immediately to the left, to finish up the previous route.

  • 119 - Phantom Zone

    Grade: 5c | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 2

    A steep, varied climb, with an intimidating crux at the top. The steep wall is climbed up the middle via a hairline crack to reach good finger-jams at mid-height, with the crux layback to finish.

  • 120 - Phantom Zone Left-hand

    Grade: 5c | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 3

    An even better alternative to Phantom Zone. Climb the parent route to a traverse-line going diagonally leftwards, just above the horizontal crack. Follow this until a rockover can be made, then finish up the wall above.