Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 78
A tasty thin slab with tricky moves and minimal gear.
Not to be underestimated!
The accented 'E' in the route name hasn't come out on the website - better to rewrite it as plain "Eclair".
No 'perhaps' about it. Try it on a top rope
I'm not sure about the top rope bit. It's clearly a solo and if you go to do it you have to face the slide if it all goes wrong. I've done it twice - once I thought it was the end but 5 years later (and after doing Sex Dwarves!) it was pretty steady at E1.
The holds are bigger than they look. The crux is at a worrying height, but I wouldn't say it was too polished. And recommending it is best top roped is definitely uncalled for.
Absolutely should not be top-roped. If you're not good enough, go do another route instead. It doesn't need any more polish either.
A very steady solo at this grade.
On sight soloing is a massive head game, the challenge is not understood by all. I soloed Éclair on sight and it gave me a real buzz. If you want to lead it do it on sight, if you are not sure wait until you are sure, but donít blow it! As Fiend says there are plenty of other easier challenges.
top roped it first then went for the solo, wasn't as hard as i thought it would be and not bad for E1. i agree that beginners shouldn't crape up there in muddy boots but if u want to top it first before solo, or u know how to climb then thats fine.