Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 30
The last of the classic Gardom's E3s is a bold arete climb which is often green. Start on the right and climb to a break where runners protect the moves up and left to easier ground. Oddly the route doesn't climb much like an arete.
Most interesting. A very enjoyable route with surprisingly "un-aretey" climbing (vaguely like an mild E3 EOTA or Equilibrium) on the upper section - which is surely best tackled direct instead of heading off left on the line of maxium greeness (in which case fall left for more airspace).
miles easier than the crocodile.
agree with fiend in that I don't recall a single 'arete move' really. I found this quite demanding for E3. Was worried about the pedastal/block that meets the butress at the bottom on the right as the line seemed to push you right after completion of the crux. you'd need a quick belayer if you came off here i reckon.
harder than it looks and a fall from the crux would put you near the ground. interesting moves, stay on the arete as fiend says to finish.