Route Grade Votings
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A great classic featuring fine climbing and good protection. At the lowest toe of the pinnacle, climb a wide crack (often damp) to ledges then the wall trending left via a series of finger-cracks (good wires). Finish up the rickety flake with care.
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An essential grit route, just take time out to enjoy the summit experience.
Definately worth the 3 stars, best route i've done this year. Not particularly hard for the grade, just great climbing. and at 20m a long one for the Peaks.
I found this route very committing and nearly lost my balance a number of times. A great route with a great belay position.
Fantastic slabby climbing in a wonderful position. Don't pull too hard on the flake at the top and you certainly don't want to fall on it.
Top top top route !! Quite technical and balancy on the main section but angle okay enough to hang around and solve the route's riddles. Technically I thought nearer 5b than 5a....
The rickety flake sounds and feels very fragile, considerable care required (or someone needs to prise it off)
Great route. Very technical with a lot of balancy 'working out' of moves whilst below or level with good gear. Worth sorting out some pro before the final push to the top from the ledge
Did this in awful conditions a few weeks ago, a fantastic climb nonetheless! Better not to put gear behind that flake otherwise it will come off with you!
i was surprised at how balancy this route was. another rivlin hvs classic
Fabulous route. Finally led it this year after following it several times. Startled by a lot of hissing from indignant creature (baby bird? I couldn't see) deep in the crack leading to the ledge.
first hvs found it very balancy like most and as i streatched left for the flake had to let go with my right hand. when on the lower ledge thrust gear into the back in a spot of panic which is not a good place to put it
very good - sustained, varied climbing, the flake seems fine and there is anyway no need to place gear behind it as the crack to the right takes good runners and isnt connected.
Absorbing climbing, especially once you get onto the main section, loved it! As others have said, you can get great runners in the shallow crack to the right of the oh-so hollow flake. Bomber protection all the way really, thought it was a good early HVS route personally.
just wish it had scraped into K Wilsons hard rock because it is just as good as froggs. valkyrie but the views are delightful especially on a crisp day in febuary.One of peaks best HVS's
Quite committing near the top, but some nice gear in the slightly smooth cracks. A must for anybody taking a trip to Rivelin.