Route Grade Votings
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10m. The arete is approached from the left. A Friend 4 protects the final difficult moves.
The top arete is class!
FA was more like 1990.
The climbing is steady but the landing is bad. The break will take 2 friend 4's if you like.
John K - What do you mean the FA was more like 1990? I did this route back in 1986 and I'm sure many others had done it prior to that.
I was talking to someone about this. John Kirk is first ascentionists brother so he must be alluding to something ! Apparently Paul used pre-placed stacked hexes on the FA which certainly doesnt invalidate the ascent and apparently Martin Boysen repeated it shortly after. BTW this all second hand info - anyone care to confirm?
The break is much more rounded than it appears from the ground and it is not easy to place the large friend. Reversing is hard too ! - I count myself lucky not to have broken a leg.
FA probably about 1984 with preplaced stacked hexes in the midway break. Paul then led it with big friend in about 1990.
ooops - 19th May 1978 according to the Tanky's new routes book. hex 7 stacked on Hex 10. How the memory fades.