Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 60
An interesting and exposed expedition in three ptiches. Climb the short slippery crack (crux) to gain the base of the ramp and follow this to a sitting stance on the Pulpit. Stride across the gap and follow the exposed ramp to a large ledge and tree belay. Finish out to the right for some rather nice exposure.
Excellent first pitch, second pitch a sandy (exposed) walk, third pitch artifical, ie you could go up anywhere. Not a 3 star route by any stretch of the imagination.
Nasty, insect filled & incredibly sandy. Much of the rock around the pulpit stance is loose, requiring care with the belay. The second pitch alone contained merit.
Sand & insects not a problem earlier today.
The difinitive guide gives this route starting as for 'Three tree climb. The start listed here is not VD.
I don't normally bother to comment but this route is awful. The only real climbing is in the first couple of meters after which it is mainly a VERY dirty scramble albeit quite exposed at times. Definitely not 3 stars.
Interesting you should say that Tim as I reckon the first couple of meters listed here are not actually on the route proper!
Climbed this in the damp; a little unpleasant. Felt like it would have been lovely in the dry though. Not much to belay off at the very top, mind...
As a beginners route this was great. My daughter loved it, particularly the "step across space" from the pulpit. As her first 'real' climb outside she'll remmeber this one for a while.