Knockin' on Heaven's Door

3 Stars
Technical
 E9 6c

Adjacent Routes
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Well-named. Climb the steep wall initially up a shallow groove, then centrally with increasing apprehension to a final desperate sequence on ancient bullet marks. Originally done with a (hand) pre-placed peg runner by starting on the right. The direct start was added before it was finally soloed - high in the grade!
FA. Andy Pollitt 1988. Direct start added by Richie Patterson while repeating the route in 1996 and the whole route was renamed Born Slippy. Ben Tetler soloed the original line in 1999.

USER COMMENTS

For a solo ascent, E10 would be nearer the mark. Far more serious than Equilibriam
Adam Lincoln - 04/Mar/02

But about F7b compared to F8a+ to climb, Adam.
Jon Read - 01/Oct/02

Sorry, Equilib. is an even harder F8b+!
Jon Read - 01/Oct/02

What grade is Born Slippy now that the crux is harder and higher?
ally smith - 19/Oct/05

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