The End of the Affair Top 50

3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
 E8 6c

Adjacent Routes
<< Sorrell's Sorrow < Mr Softee  |  Amphitheatre Crack > Dirty Sanchez >>


14m. The archetypal grit arete and one of Gritstone's greatest hard routes. The climbing is technical and ultra committing with good runners at one-third height and the crux at the top. Don't fall off the last move unless you have briefed your second man that they need to hurl themselves from the ledge to stop the fall - and even then it is still touch and go!
FA. Johnny Dawes 1986

USER COMMENTS

soloed it i dont think it deserves e8
jade - 15/May/02

But did you onsight it?
Phil - 22/Nov/03

25 votes eh? popular route this one.
jon stew - 26/Apr/04

EOTA has easily had 25 ascents. I know of at least a dozen without being part of the Sheffield "mafia"
Ally Smith - 04/May/05

36 now eh Ally? And all rockfax users?
Reserve - 06/May/05

No, only 12 comments on the grade from rockfaxers - hold your mouse over the bar. Ally's right though, it's had a lot more than that.
Aly - 06/May/05

I really want to do this climb, what is the climbing like?
FredMead - 25/Jun/05

I love the way this is described as a Descent Route in the new guide!
Steve Marsden - 10/Aug/06

youtube.com/watch?v=Kce-bZP3ESI
simes303 - 01/Nov/07

Grade varies according to temperature. On a cold day it feels easy and on a hot day the moves feel very on-off. Lowish E8.
Seb - 12/May/09

Grade varies according to style of ascent too ;)
Fiend - 12/May/09

Login to your ROCKFAX account to add your comments - Search for comments.

  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 60
    hard E9 0 of 22
    E9 0 of 22
    easy E9 0 of 22
    hard E8 0 of 22
    E8 10 of 22
    easy E8 12 of 22
    hard E7 0 of 22
    E7 0 of 22
    easy E7 0 of 22
    hard 7a 0 of 21
    7a 0 of 21
    easy 7a 1 of 21
    hard 6c 0 of 21
    6c 8 of 21
    easy 6c 7 of 21
    hard 6b 5 of 21
    6b 0 of 21
    easy 6b 0 of 21
    3 Stars 17 of 17
    2 Stars 0 of 17
    1 Star 0 of 17
    0 Stars 0 of 17
    Bag of ..... 0 of 17

    Please Login to your Rockfax account to rate this climb.