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Owen tick-tacking up Rhino Horn 7A photos: Matt Anthoine


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Owen making the hard transition around the lower bulge on Nirvana 6C


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Here are a few more quality Porth Ysgo problems from the ever industrious Owen Hayward.

Rhino Horn 7A is a surprisingly independent line up the wall right of Dringo Gaeaf. Start standing on the pointy boulder down in the Dringo Gaeaf pit. Pull on using the rounded arete for your left and the thin crack out right and snatch up to a good pinch higher in the crack. A sustained sequence up the wall above gains the top of the Dringo Gaeaf arete. It can also be finished out right to the juggy lip of the boulder at 6C ish.

At a slightly more approachable grade is Nirvana 6C, the obvious sds line right of Super Cheers, and lastly, Shady Shuffler 6B+/C the pumpy lip traverse of the steep landward side of the Ysgo Flange block. Start sitting at the undercut right side. Clamp on and make a powerful lurch to gain the lip then shuffle left past the steepness to rock out at the far left of the block.

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