Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 184
The steep angular corner is jammed and bridged to a stance on the Pulpit. Continue up the wide and awkward corner crack above to a tricky but well-protected exit up a short blank groove.
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It's much easier to bridge and layback this route, rather than jamming it. Bit hard for VS perhaps, but plenty of good resting positions.
this is solid VS, but really sustained - really tests your stamina. the last moves had me very worried - it all shelves toward you
I found the hardest bit near the bottom, went up and down several times trying to layback it, eventually tried jamming and it worked a treat. The rest seemed easy in comparison. Much as I'd like to claim my first HVS, I'd agree it's solid VS.
Very sustained. Very topend VS, maybe HVS for wimps...don't give up though - each section has a good ledge at it's end. Note that the crag description gives the grade as HVS. A bit of consistency would be nice :-)
Sustained top end VS, excellant rests bomber gear throughout.
Can be jammed all the way in damp conditions or bridged in the dry. OK, its long but with rest ledges at regular intervals, nothing any all round VS leader shouldn't be happy to tackle.
This is graded HVS 4c in the old froggat guide,but VS 4C is a lot more appropiate slippy start but good gear and holds all the way to the lovely peg belay at the top.
Ypu're up to date then, its been VS for 3 years
Climbed in damp & rainy conditions and felt HVS 4c - especially since it is so sustained and it's fairly unrelenting. Not going to argue though if the official consenus is VS. Top section caught me out as a second - wasn't expecting it to be as tricky as it was!
The start isnt too abd if you can jam ,the second section is very awkward and pumpy if you hang about, and the top section is quite technical. Top-end VS but no more I think.
I decide to test the belay stake at the top by pushing it,, and it snapped... so theres no stake there anymore at the top
A belay can be set using the solid fence post but you will need extra rope. I had to walk down and borrow another rope as my 50m didn't quite reach! DavidR
Topend VS without a doubt. sustained but bomber cams (if you have plenty)
Hard for the grade and harder than I remember. And I'd wish I'd read the comments about the stake - best to take a belay on the big ledge just below the top
Two very useful belay stakes now in place. Thank you whoever put them there even though one's a bit wobbly.
Did this and The Mall (VS 4c) at Millstone within a week of each other. Both really similar routes but I found Great Harry much easier, possibly because the crack was the perfect size for jams. Definitely VS 4c though. My only complaint is that it didn't go on for several more pitches.
Excellent route, its what VS climbing is all about, sustained 4c all the way up, first section laybacking or jam you decide,best to do two pitches for full enjoyment. Top pitch hard to start but gets easier as you move up. 3 star route!
Belay stakes still good. Makes a good single pitch unless you like messing about on ledges.