Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 48
8m. From the block a short flake gives access to the rib and this is followed on its right-hand side apart from the last couple of moves. Easier and better protected than The Rib.
Login to your ROCKFAX account to add your comments - Search for comments.
VS 4c? You're having a laugh. It doesn't even make Severe. Did anybody actually check this one before putting it in the guide?
I would like to say, I did this as my first VS lead, but I can't, because it didn't fell harder than most Severes I have done. Overgraded, at least if the line on the photo is followed.
I would have given this S 4a if the database voting system would have let me downgrade it that far. To be honest, it is barely rates that. May even be HVD.
Got to agree with the comments above. The softest VS in the world?
No more than HVD.
I'm sure I climbed down this after doing "The Rib". Does that count as an ascent??
agree with all the above...if i could have voted for vdiff on the database i would have done so. that flake is a bit creaky tho'! what a great beginners crag, far better than Birchen for a low stress intro. to grit.
you sure it isnt a desent route? there wasn't even a move!
Um.. I'd have to agree, a teensy weensy bit overgraded! But hey, it says "VS 4C" on the tin so that's what I'm ticking..!
If thats a VS 4c I am a middle aged black lesbian woman from new york, in reality I am white, from manchester, married...
HVD 3c. VS grading has to be a joke!
May not have much bite but it does have the opportunity to thread a pocket! Good practice for greater things on Beeston Tor?
If you take a line directly up the right arete and use no holds round to the right it is about severe 4a. It is a pleasant move over the overlap though.
Going direct over the overlap (i.e. staying on the left of the arete) may just warrant HS 4b, although I'd also be happy with S 4a - there's no way it's VS 4c. Going up the right side of the arete looked even easier.