Rodney's Dilemma

2 Stars
 S 4a

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The arete gives airy moves past fiddly runners in the breaks.
FA. Rodney Wilson early 1960s


A nice 'airy' climb with good protection along the way
Neil - 14/Jan/02

Cracking little climb on perfect rock. It's more like V.Diff though.
Jim - 23/Jan/03

Found Severe to be about the right grade certainly not over graded. Protection not very good in my opinion, although there are quite a few options and no pieces after bottom 1/3 of climb which I would call bomber.....
Woker - 08/Jul/03

A good climb, nice moves and finishes in a tree, what more can you ask for? Lots of gear although it's not all perfect.
Jonathan T - 05/Sep/03

Lovely route with lots of gear
Mich - 23/Sep/04

Deserves a star, much better than the other 3.
Iggy_B - 18/May/05

Excellent route, quite deceptive from below (steeper than it looks higher up). Finshes in a tree, which is always a treat.
KeithW - 09/Jun/05

I thought this was a hidden gem! Some nice moves. I didn't find much gear, kept wishing I had a size 1/2 friend, or an extra size 1. There were a few nuts, but always pointing the wrong way in my opinion, although I managed to oppose a couple.
cider nut - 03/Oct/05

This is an excellent route, welcome and unusually 'open' climbing for the grade hereabouts.
GrahamD - 07/Jan/08

Great route - the climbing's not hard but the gear's pretty sketchy in my opinion; it takes some commitment!
Chris White - 11/Feb/08

High step at the midway point is not easy for the shorter leader. Combined with the relatively tricky gear I wouldn't say this wasn't a severe lead for a novice. Very nice climb regardless of those points though.
jeffsheard - 02/Sep/09

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