Pool Wall

3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
 E5 6b

Adjacent Routes
<< Scoop Connection < Suspense  |  Lawrencefield Ordinary > Austin's Variation >>


20m. The direct start to Suspense is technical and bold. Small wires and cams protect sparingly, especially since you need one of the wire slots for your fingers. Above the crux a bold sprint leads to a rest and good gear, then the crux of the regular route.
FA. Alan Clarke 1958. FFA. Roger Greatrick early 1980s.

USER COMMENTS

I think E5 6a is a better grade. Most of the climbing is on very good large holds. One short balancy section above iffy cam/wires leads to good holds again. Couldn't find a 6b move.
Graham Hoey - 08/Oct/03

Still think it's E4, stop upgrading thinhgs to massage peoples egoes
Matt - 18/May/05

E5 6a, seconded. Ludicrously reachy though...
John Roberts - 25/Aug/08

This has got to be E4. Solid gear at your waist for the crux then much easier climbing into Suspense (which has, if anything, harder moves).
Aly - 29/Sep/08

Had fair bit of soil and vegetation on it affecting holds and gear, but now cleaned. Quite a bit of iffy pro near crux, but there's a cunning good piece (RP3 size) a couple of feet below break. So more traffic, please, to keep it clean; felt like low E5, low 6b ... like it says, balancy crux and scary run-out.
profonrock - 24/Sep/10

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  • Route Grade Votings

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