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Behold: the slopey rail hold!

Old man Panton continues to sniff around Tonfedd/Wavelength (in Dyffryn Peris), his most favourite of hillsides, picking off sweet little lines here and there. His latest discovery is a steep stream side boulder about 50m up hill from Wedgie Wall.

The topically titled, Nid Fy Mrenin (7A) tackles the left aręte of the steep face. Pull on from a crouch/sit in the centre of the face, right hand on the obvious drag hold, left on a slopey edge at the same height. Snatch left to a sidepull on the aręte and monkey-up-a-stick to reach jugs and an easier top out, either direct or to the right.

Coroni Anweddus (7A) pulls on from a crouch/sit, left hand on the central drag hold, right on a crimpy ear. Make an optimistic slap to the beautiful little rail just above the upper lip (same hold you get with your right on Nid Fy Mrenin). Two more pulls with marginal footholds gets you to the jugs. Exit however you want.

”It’s a cool little boulder and the rock quality is amazing. There’s more to be done too: a low left hand sitter to the aręte will go but I couldn’t crack the second move. You could do lower starts to both of the described lines, obviously a lot harder though.” said Si, while sipping a post-ascent Verdant IPA. ;-)

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