Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 3
18m. The left-most piece of rock is a smooth wall, split in its upper part by a thin crack - this is the line. Originally a hard peg route, perhaps A5, so it was a lot harder to aid than to free.
It's a hard free climb! A bit escapable, but the main section has some committing and really precarious climbing with fiddly but ultimately decent protection.
With regards to the comment " it was an A5 aid route" it was undoubtedly never a A5 aid route, in fact I would say if it was A2 it would be over graded. For clarity an A5 aid route would be on "mashies" and very poor pitons, RURPS, and the such like, a fall would be definition be probably fatal, and would involve being fatal for the second as most of the gear would be ripped out, and probably the belay as well. As it is a single shortish pitch, the second would be as safe as houses unless the leader fell on top of him. I can't off the top of my head think of many routes that are harder aided than free. Just an opinion ....but a valid one.