Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 48
Extremely powerful climbing up the wall right of Darl with a thuggish crux. The initial wall is hard enough but at the bulge it really starts to pack a punch.
Should stay at 7c, but top end.
The route leads you on through some delightfully thin wall moves, into a powerful move past the second bolt and then the awkward and committing crux - much better than its neighbour.
Awesome Route with sustained technical then butch moves to pass bulge! Well worth two stars.... However, 16m? it seems much shorter!
Hard route to onsight
Just to correct the information surrounding the first ascent. Gary Gibson never used any form of aid on the first ascent neither in the form of a rest point or a direct pull on any of the pegs or bolt. Where this came from is unknown but a complete misnomer.
why are you referring to yourself in the third person gary?
Because my signature name isn't Gary Gibson but another pseudonym. I cocked the Gary Gibson bit up a while ago when signing in and offered the two other alternatives I have. There was no other reason and what dose it matter anyway?
An excellent route, similar in difficulty and character to Chiseling the Dragon at Malham. Hard 7c.
Yes I'd second that about it being a great route. Funny I found it significantly harder than Chiselling, that crux is well burly!
The loose foot hold for the move to the jug came off on 24/5/08. Not sure how this will effect the route?