Och Aye Wall Direct

1 Stars
 VS 5b

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The centre of the wall has a hard start, which is especially so for the short. Once the first runner arrives, it eases.
FA. Jack Macleod 1934


Deserves HVS for the polish if nothing else. It would have been good before we all started climbing on it.
Goose - 01/Jan/03

There is no way this is HVS. The difficult move is off the ground and after that it is easy. The polish just requires careful foot work.
DaveF - 23/Jun/03

nice line with good holds but a little over graded at 5b. the tall can make the fist move with ease and the short will just need a little inspration and good careful footwork
andy - 18/Jul/03

On this one occasion I will acknowledge that being tall may be an advantage on this route
Chris the Tall - 25/Apr/05

Also tempted to say this deserves HVS for the polish (difficulty very condition dependent! - feels very fingery in damp and some of the larger fractures suffer from seepage!), although the holds do improve once at first protection (6m up?) and continue for the remainder of the line.
Only got 2 pieces of pro in the whole route so care is needed.
kristian birchall - 18/Jun/06

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