Route Number: 2817

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Washboard Wall

Location: Malin Head (Magdalen Walls)
Grade: VS  4a
Length: 22m
First ascent: Alan Tees, Bill Magowan 21/08/13
Route Description:
West of the other routes, is a zawn with big cliffs on the north side.  At the end of these is a narrow steep clean wall, with a big flat platform below.  Approach along the arête Gr 38953 59455, and either abb or scramble down on the north side.  Washboard wall starts up the centre to a big jug, and traverse right to the edge, which is followed to the top.  The climbing is never difficult, but protection, whilst adequate, is hard to find, and, early on, has to be placed under pressure.

Photo of Route
Washboard Wall, Malin - A, Holier than Thou, E1 5a, B, Washboard Wall, VS 4a, C, Poor Claire in the corner, V.Diff.

Andy McClelland - 07/05/2024
Didn\'t have a guidebook so followed the centre line a little higher than described. Some lovely moves with limited protection. I\'d certainly give it at least 1 star.

Martin Mc Guigan 24 Novem - 27/11/2013
Great VS, lovely delicate climbing on small holds and very little protection especially on the mid section.

Alfie Conn - 17/08/2013
Looked at this area last year and decided to play elsewhere as it was rather damp. Good effort

Bill - 15/08/2013
This route and its' sister route on the same slab, Holier Than Thou, are absolute crackers. Both worthy of 2 stars. Second ascensionists, get going please!

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