Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 42
35m. A superb and popular route. Start beneath a left-facing groove in the middle of the south face of the buttress. Climb over a small roof into the groove and follow this to the top of the big pedestal (possible belay if the sea is threatening). Climb up and left past a deep crack to gain a rising crackline. Follow this and at its end climb direct to the top. Direct Finish, E3 5c. Direct from half way up the crackline.
Didn't seem that low in the grade. Sustained climbing but well protected.
Agree with above,sustained and moves not obvious from below. Mega pitch though!
A really great route
Direct finish worthwhile, pumpy but about E3.
Good fun safe climbing, as soft as it gets. I'd recommend it as anyone's first E2. Amazed that its getting votes for Hard E2, maybe thats for one of the direct finishes. If not, they should try doing Wraith.
Still the best route I've done at MCK, delightfully sustained 5b moves. Not E3 (have you lead Star Gate?) but will solidify your forearms if you faff about too long.
I faffed and my forearms did indeed solidify. Tricky route finding and sustained 5b climbing. Gear's good though.