Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 15
Worth the bushwack, offering interesting and devious climbing.</br>1) 5b, 16m. Climb straight up the wall, then trend out right and climb the steepening wall above to a small stance on the left below the capping bulges.</br>2) 4c, 12m. Climb awkwardly up the groove to reach the roof, then scuttle left around this to easier rock. A rightward exit is harder (5a), and perhaps more in keeping with the lower pitch.
Pitch 2 feels a bit hard for 4c - but perhaps it is just best ignored!
Beware the nettles on the approach but the climbing is worthwhile and clean.
Ouch, what a bushwack! Don't overestimate the belay tat, nor underestimate the difficulty of pitch 2. The bottom section is great fun - but the gear throughout is not inspiring.
Good route. Thought the gear was sufficient even if not overly inspiring
Getting to the route is a definite pain (just getting up to the Watchblock is bad enough) but the climbing is fine and reasonably clean.