Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 29
1) VS 5a. The crack and flake lead awkwardly past an ancient chunk of angle-iron (hands off) to the ledge. Often done on its own, though Embankment 2 top pitch just to the right is worth a look as a way off the ledge.</br>2) 5c. Climb the thin fingery crack to a steep exit.
Thought the top pitch closer to 5c than 5b especially when compared to the other E1 5b routes on the Embankment slab.
I agree, more like E2 5C, esp compared to other routes at that grade.
Definitely my favourite crack on embankment - great for running laps on. Crux at 2/3rd height on 1st pitch
Definitely feels like 5c if you've got fat fingers
I've now failed on this route twice. The crux move is certainly 5c and I doubt very much it is E1 to onsight.
Having got my arse whupped by it as the last route of an otherwise excellent Saturday, I concur that it's bloody 'ard for anyone with man sized fingers. Top end 5c in my book.
Is the first pitch of this *really* VS 4c?...!
Second pitch is very hard, felt tough for 5c. Onsighted this but only just. Found this harder than Boulevard.
vs 4b first pitch and nice ,didn't do the top pitch ,wet today