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  • 32 - The Adventures of Willy Wonker Belayed by Matt the Plonker

    Grade: 4a,5b,5a,4a | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 1

    A complete traverse of the three main walls going from left to right.

  • 32.1 - Pitch 1

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent:

    Round the saw-toothed arĂȘte as for Acid Drop, then foot traverse along the break into the corner and belay on ledges as for Hallucinogenics.

  • 32.2 - Pitch 2

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent:

    Hand-traverse the Main Overhang to the corner of Loathsome and belay.

  • 32.3 - Pitch 3

    Grade: 5a | First Ascent:

    Continue along the break past Poltergeist to a belay in the corner.

  • 32.4 - Pitch 4

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent:

    Round the arĂȘte and continue at the same height until it is possible to finish up Divorce Day Blues.