Bad Day on Black Rock

2 Stars

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20m. Climb the lower grassy wall onto cleaner ground where the overlap is virtually absent. Despite the poor start the upper section of the route is excellent.
FA. Nigel Baker, Steve Coates, Paul Clarke 2001


The lower part of this route is utter choss: your belayer should wear a helmet and be ready to dodge the holds pulled off by the leader. The upper part is okay and much easier than 6b+. No stars.
rc - 30/Jun/05

I thought it was very good, the move in the middle was tricky, and there is a move at the top which is no push over.
Martin Tolley - 12/Jun/07

The top is starting to get a bit over grown if you go right. Really needs someone to cut the ivy back a bit.
Pulled the grass off yesterday so it's nice and clean now.
Richard Davies - 28/Jul/08

If you're pulling holds off this route you ought to cut back on the pies for a while. Very enjoyable wall climbing in the main, probably just creeps into the 6b+ bracket but definitely easy for the grade.
Andy Hobson - 04/Jun/11

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