Ant's Wall

2 Stars
 HS 4a

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Climb the steep slab and thin crack. Good holds and runners. Generally regarded as the best route on the slab.
FA. Dave Gregory 1972


Uts a bit unprotected at the bottom, and sandy at the top, but the bit in the middle has a star or so.
dj - 15/Nov/02

This route is seriously under graded. Speaking to various other climbers, should be graded VS 4c. The section of the route is unprotected on delegate holds for approximately 20 foot and the a dubious No.1 rock. Care should be taken therefore by HS leaders, so a serious injury doesn't occur.
Andrew McTighe - 06/Jul/03

Grade seemed OK to me. There's nothing harder than 4a on it. HS 4a suggests bold, which is confirmed by a glance at the first 20 feet.
Crammy - 01/Jan/04

HS 4a seems right to me. Are delegate holds used on moves you get other people to do ;-)
MartinG - 03/Jun/04

There is nothing on this climb harder than S 4a, even in the wet. Anyone who thinks its under graded at HS needs to climb some proper benchmark HSs !
GrahamD - 17/Jan/05

Never VS 4c, the bottom bit's easy and there is enough gear where you want it.
Adrian Daniels - 25/Jul/05

This is a really nice climb on decent holds with good gear once the first runners are reached
marrow of wrath - 18/Apr/06

The initial unprotected section is easier than 4a, and the 4a moves are well protected, S 4a overall. Maybe the people who thought it VS 4c were off route and on Formica Slab?
Simon Caldwell - 19/May/08

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