Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 292
Perhaps the Peak's pre-eminent jamming crack. A compelling crack in the south-facing wall gobbles cams and arguments about the grade continue. The initial roof is the crux, but interest is maintained to a superb, juggy finish.
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The definative VS jamming crack. Classic!
HVS?? 5a??? Chaps...you need to learn to jam. The all-time Grit VS crack, a thing of beauty and a joy for ever.
hell on rock! but ok i admit it i cant jam, one day i'll learn
This is tough even if you can jam. worth giving a go as the gears good and it sure is classic!
Difficulty is inversely porportional to hand size.
still got the cuts a week later,shouldnt be too hard when the pattern is sorted and your not already pumped.failed in both areas.still love it
Lots of flying time. Once you've sorted the sequence it looks do-able. Up4it attitude required and lots of cams! Defo on the hard side of VS 4c!
pattern/sequence?! It's an easy and standard jamming crack. The trick is to jam your feet as well as your hands. Very delightfull!
like all 3 star cracks it all feels over too soon, perfect jams throughout I imagine it will spit you out if you're incompetent.
Enjoyed this loads! Will be back again to improve my style of assent (ahem, clean it up)
The jams are so good you dont even have to look at the crack as you climb it. Perfect.
Surely HS 4b for anyone with normal hands - every move is a rest!
to a real good jammer it feels like hs 4b, but to anyone who's merely OK at jamming, it'll feel as hard as most e1s, and to anyone who's truly rubbish at jamming they'll fall off and leave their skin behind (well, the skin on the back of their hands anyway). so how hard is it? vs 4c of course, you can tell that much just by looking at it.
could do with being ten times longer. nuff said
i'd give it hvs 4c cos it's steep and sustained. i led it onsight and am an average jammer (i've been to indian creek!). it may be hs or vs for good jammers, who love to tell people how easy they find it, but how many british climbers fit this discription? not many in my experience.
It's... ahhh... Whillans'... route...
I can't jam so found this quite pumpy - I was pleased that a couple of my jams actually worked - didn't have enough of the right sized cams and didn't tape up as well as I could - took a couple of falls but actually got up it in reasonable style - I can see why it's so highly rated - I'll be back to do it properly - if you can jam I'm sure it's easy, but I've done easier E1's
An absolute breeze this time, I was a bit nervy at the start, but once I calmed down and started actually using my jams it was fine. A little pumped at the top but I think that was due to me being over psyched - was fully expecting to fall off again as I can't jam.