Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 18
The steep quarried slab has a neat tiptoe start trending right to a ledge and a mantelshelf. Step back left to an easier but slightly exposed finish.
VS? The only runners are after the crux. This gives 5b moves above 10 feet facing a ground fall.
The 5b moves are about 5 foot off the ground. Basically a boulder problem with a bit more on top. This sort of grading is very common on grit. You can tell by looking where the hard moves are.
Feels stiff at 5b and getting onto that ledge is quite scary, straightforward afterwards, unless of course you are soloing it.
Agreed that getting onto the ledge is a pleasantly thought provoking moment, although I must give a word of warning that the final part didn't seem all that simple in my case: Rocking over onto a fairly polished and greasy foothold felt quite precarious and a fall would have resulted in a big swing very close to the ground!
Scared myself soloing this: although the final moves aren't hard, it felt committing when going for the dodgy-looking topout.