Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 334
A classic and low in the grade - except for the short! Approach the overhang via a crack and groove (thread) and power through the bulge via a flake. The slab above is much easier. The cam slot in the roof has become dramatically enlarged by people sitting on the gear and grinding the rock. It is tough love but if you are resting on the gear maybe the route is too hard for you.
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A one move route. But what a move! Go for it.
Totally agree. It is a great move though. Quite intimidating at first...then it all gets nice again.
A great move certainly; but requires more than one for 3 stars IMHO.
According to my second the niche under the roof also makes a very comfortable seat!
Bit of a one move wonder. A nice one move though.
It was great!
Feel those stars............
i was up for this, but then i climbed it and got to the top thinking why? its good, clean, nice, safe as a house, not a grovel or thruch. But not worth vs, or 3 stars, was over before it started.
Unlike Rob, I don't object to good, clean, safe as house, not a grovel or thrutch routes, so I thought Topsail was good.
Move requires a bit of commitment and if you want you can put a small friend in the flake and reverse to a rest....good route mind, but not 3 stars
I've done this route a couple of times and i do like it but in my opinion its only worth top end HS 4b and i'm a shortarse.
Agree with Adam on the grade. Easy to get up to crux, bomber gear, one move wonder. 1 star IMO.
Has someone been chipping on this route as there is a suspiciously good hex placement that's not been there long. A great one move wonder around HVS 5c... :)
HVS 5c? Absolutely Not. Adam has it right. If you want HVS 5c (and there aint many) try Orpheus Wall.
The underside of the overhang appears to be eroding at an alarming rate - presumably by people putting friends in the wide crack. Please try and avoid this - a sling round the thread is surely all you need
Was there recently and thought the hex placment in topsail had been chipped, the grit is very orange, compared to remaininf rock.