Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 21
20m. One of a bunch of classic E3 5c routes at Gardom’s. Climb the slabby arete to the right of the cave and lean out to reach a good jug. A tortuous mantelshelf on this (6a for the tall - and great practice for Stanage's King Kong) gains the upper wall just right of the rib, which proves to be much more delicate and fortunately has adequate gear.
This route is more difficult the taller you are. For those over 6 foot, it feels more like 6b than 5c! Virtually identical to King Kong at Stanage.
Felt harder than 5c but it was a bit warm on the day.
Similar to above - tried this on a hot day and the mantel felt at least 6a. Three 6b climbers couldn't even do the move! Upper wall protection is worse than moyers and has some evil slopers. Not one for a warm summers day.