Knockin' on Heaven's Door

3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
 E9 6c

Adjacent Routes
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18m. A well-named climb up the superb, steep wall. The first ascent started up the shallow groove on the right and used a high pre-placed peg runner (with long sling). Later a left-hand start was added, which allowed natural runners on the base of the slab to be placed, and made the peg redundant. The upper wall has since lost an important hold making the route harder.
FA. Right-hand line, pre-placed peg, Andy Pollitt 1988. Left-hand start with no peg, Richie Patterson in 1996 and 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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  • Route Grade Votings

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