Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 83
An extremely popular route, especially on bank holidays. Start below a very wide crack in the east wall of the block. Climb up into the crack then make a slippery traverse left to a well-positioned thinner crack. Follow this to the top.</br>Direct Start, E4 6a - The crack can be reached direct by a bold sequence of moves on rounded holds. Much harder than it looks.
The biggest difficulty is deciding which one of the uber-polishy footholds to use whilst you haul on the mega-jugs. Great stuff.
Vies with Great North Road for the title of best single pitch HVS in the country. Sustained but never that difficult, polished but I didn't find this a big problem.
Its that little polished spike thats the bugger!
What a belter. Totally agree with all the previous comments - the overhanging start is in fact the easier part of the climb and the fun starts on the traverse.
Briliant. Loved the fly on the wall feeling around the crux.
Never difficult but also nver very exciting either. It is a good route but would be made more memorable if the treverse was harder or the crack didn't give in so easily. I reckon this would get VS in the Peak.
Managed to screw up the route finging when I did this route went too high before doing the traverse and ended up doing a really tenuous traverse that involved almost a contolled fall to get to the big flakey hold. Was really good route though. But more like E1 the way I did it.
Beautiful, never too hard, and not as polished as I was told it would be
Great route, low in the grade & with decent gear. A good first HVS. If you cruised it go and do Front Line for the real deal.