Route Number: 2344

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Lizard Line * *

Location: Malin Head (The cauldron)
Grade: VD  -
Length: 55m
First ascent: Trevor Hartley and Alfie Conn 10/4/2011
Route Description:
Abseil down Stelfox Slab (See Malin Laundry) from the large individual pinacle (45m) to the large platform on its Eastern edge.An obvious traverse line goes up and right. Follow it to the thin quartz vein and a large flake. Continue upand right over flaky slabs heading for a small corner. When you reach the corner, go up it to the ridge and a possible belay (45ishm). Follow the ridge up to the top.Straightforward climbing with a sparsity of gear in places

Photo of Route
Stelfox Slab (and Alfie) - from "Roaring Fifties"

alantees - 05/07/2018
Geoff and I did a variation of this, but starting up Rebel Yell, and following the quartzite Vein all the way across. The first bit of the vein is much harder, and the protection not as good as it looks. 4a or 4b maybe.

Alfie Conn - 03/07/2014
Des and I did an alternate start. On the left of the sea level ledge, a rock spur comes down from the big corner of "Rebel Yell". Start here and follow the rightward diagonal line to join the original route. If following the line to the col it is a more logical line better protected, reducing the grade to Diff

Alfie Conn - 15/04/2013
Would award 2 star

Alan Tees - 26/03/2012
Good route on sound rock, easy but nice, particularly if combined with return along the arete.

Alfie Conn - 17/12/2011
Excellent but short of gear

Alan Tees - 13/04/2011
Watched this! Spectacular. C'mon Geoff where are them pictures?

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