Exciting New Route on Church Door Buttress

BIDEAN NAM BIAN, Church Door Buttress
People Pass But Ideas Don’t Die 90m E2 5c **. Bede West, James Stops. 25 Jul 2021.
An exciting line with an outrageous third pitch with the first two pitches avoiding the looser (in summer) blocks of its neighbouring winter routes. Start at the easy crack immediately right of Crypt Route.
1. 25m 5b Follow the easy crack to where it joins the crack of Angels and follow this to the break. Traverse this left to a thinner hanging crack just right of the arete and follow this until just below a ledge to belay on small wires.
2. 15m 5c Step right past the arete into the crack round the corner follow this to it’s top then traverse up left to the ledge and belay of Crypt Route.
3. 15m 5a Intimidating but easier than the last pitch, start up the next pitch of Crypt Route but step right onto the wall of the huge leaning block making delicate progress by pulling and overhanging chimneying up the keyed-in blocks to exit into the light at the top of the gap, belay (large thread) here.
4. 35m 5a From the belay head up the arete and crack that leads into a leftwards trending groove (as for Knights Templar) until it is possible to head right to a ledge by delicate moves. Traverse this under a triangular overhang, to head up the groove on the right. Follow this line (joining Critical Mass) to the top

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