Route Number: 1406

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General Humbert

Location: Happy Valli Crag
Grade: E2  5c
Length: 30m
First ascent: Martin Daly & Brendan Proctor 4th November 2006
Route Description:

Start 5 metres right of Colmcille Corner just left of fence. Climb up wall to flake at 4 metres. Climb directly up wall passing horizontal breaks (friend protection). Gain the base of a faint crack. Climb the crack and gain a quartz niche. Climb steeply up bulge to gain good jugs. Surmount the bulge (crux) and get established at the base of crack. Follow to top. Good protection.

Photo of Route
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Peter Cooper - 06/11/2008
Good to hear the account of Andy's ascent and these types of comments are exactly what the on-line guide is for. Thanks and keep them coming.

Alan Tees 4/11/08 - 04/11/2008
Another Anonymus person abbing in this area! Can someone come up with a better picture than this?

Anonymous - 17/08/2007
Climbed this on 21/7/7. Fantastic route. Unlike "Don't touch that tree" it is not pumpy but it has a bit of a bold feel to it and a technical crux in the upper section. Lower down is quite runout and you need to keep your eyes open and move around to find what gear is available. Having said that though the climbing is comparatively easy lower down. I was far happier higher up on the crux section as there was better protection. Unless you're in E2 cruise mode like Andy Kelly was, I'd recommend a full rack of friends as a lot of the placements will only take one size well.

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