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2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
 7c

Adjacent Routes
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A good hard route. It follows a big 'S' shape up the wall around the small bulge requiring some big pulls on small sharp holds. It eases with height but not by much.
FA. Gary Gibson 1987

USER COMMENTS

definately 7c
gareth - 13/Jul/00

Used to be 2 stars and 7b+ but ruined by polish.
Nic Kidd - 07/Sep/00

Did this 10 years ago when it was 7b+ the polish now might make it 7c
Allen Price - 16/Sep/03

F7b+ if you think about it really!
Bullit - 14/Oct/03

I first did this route in 1989. I really wanted it to be 7c, but in my heart of hearts I knew it was really only 7b+, albeit at the top of the list. I did it again yesterday, the first time for 15 years - the holds have changed a little bit and its as polished as a Ferrari gear knob. I love to think its 7c now, but the truth is ......
Al Austin - 14/Jul/04

polished as fook,but still a really good route.
mark s - 31/Jul/04

my first 7C and harder than any 7B+ i have done (quite a few) has to be 7C! I'm taking it anyway!
old cheese - 15/Sep/05

Didn't feel alot harder than Daylight Robbery to me - 7b+.
MarkHG - 03/Nov/05

Nice little route. True, it is polished, but this does not effect the climbing or difficulty; my legs were doing some wierd disco shit at the top but even so they didn't come of the holds. As for the grade: felt considerably harder than Wild in Me (7C) so I will definitely be taking the 7c tick!
Andy Price - 11/Jun/06

Polished but not absurdly so...hardest thing I have done on bolts so why not give it 7c? It seemed okay when I did it but impossibly powerful beforehand. Thoroughly enjoyable!
tony walker - 08/Jul/06

7c whether you onsight it or not. What a stupid way of grading things!
PS - 26/Apr/07

Good climb. Not that polished. No way is it 7c though.
Durhamtom - 05/Oct/09

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