Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 87
A real classic and rite of passage which is hard work but well protected. Climb the short arete to runners, then lean out (large wire in the flake) and layback onto the flake. About face, and finish briskly.
Don't remember a 6b move on this at all. The flake is strenuous but 'only' 6a.
I agree with Dave, if it's 6b it's either E4 or E6 if it's 6a it's E4.
a classic route. Well protected but very strenuous and I personally thought it was 6b
E5 6a always was always will be
E5,6a for sure. Technically its not that bad, you just need to spend a little bit of time using your feet and thinking your way up it..
I thought 6b, although admitedly don't have a lot of experience at flashing this grade. I'm quite short though and could only get two fingers on the bottom of the flake from the side-pull, so maybe the discrepancy in opinions in the grade is an arm span thing.
Shorter arms are better for this to be honest. The trick is to drop down into the crack, not crank up
How can short arms possibly be better?
E4 6b in my opinion. excellent moves and not over till yourt on top.
aaaa i fell off at the final move :(
woooo! i did it today, awesome route
For me the best "safe" Gritstone route I've ever done. Great fun, cant imagine any better. I personally vote for E5 6a, quiet similar like Bat out of hell.