The Tempest

2 Stars
 E5 6a

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The centre of the face has a big rattling flake, a hand-placed peg runner and hard moves on rounded breaks. It is slightly escapable and also easier for the tall.
FA. Graham Hoey 1983


Easy moves and good enough gear make this a very soft touch for E5 6b.
ben - 08/Jun/04

I think E5 is fair, given the gear but it's not 6b. Not even a little bit.
Iain - 19/Dec/04

Depends how tall you are! I guess you're taller than 5'6"?
Jon Read - 31/Dec/04

Is the peg in that rickety flake? I don't think I would trust that at all.
Iggy_B - 25/May/05

Okay Jon, I'm 5'8 so you could have a point.
Iain - 04/Jul/05

Did this last week. I have been looking at it for several years, trying to get good weather, a belayer and time off. Really pleased as it is a great route. I got several ok runners in flake. Although I belive if you fell off, the flake would also fall off. It really is loose and booms when tapped. Soft touch E5 and if like me you are tall it is only 6a
Lee Bower - 25/Sep/05

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