Mandela

3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
 8b+

Adjacent Routes
<< Full Value < The Directissima  |  Next Direct > Dreamtime >>


The roof that they said would never go free. A magnificent route along the obvious diagonal line which is often wet.
FA. M.Leach 1988. Unrepeated for three years and still sees few

USER COMMENTS

This is 8b according to Steve McClure who flashed the 3rd ascent - so please regrade accordingly. Why was it ever given 8b+ in the first place by people who have never even been on it????
Ed - 27/Jan/03

I'd just like to point out that when we freed the first pitch in 1975 young Ron thought that the roof pitch would go free too!!
Al Evans - 12/Feb/03

If this route were to start from the ground and was always dry and clean then it would only be 8a.
Go ahead give it 8b+, I don't mind.
kristian - 06/Apr/03

How come its got 11 votes for 8b and its only had three ascents?? Cheesy!

Chris
Chris Craggs - 21/Oct/03

Also - it still makes at thrilling aid route, all on fixed gear, when the weather is crap.

Chris
Chris Craggs - 21/Oct/03

Login to your ROCKFAX account to add your comments - Search for comments.

  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 16
    hard 8c 0 of 12
    8c 0 of 12
    easy 8c 1 of 12
    hard 8b+ 0 of 12
    8b+ 0 of 12
    easy 8b+ 0 of 12
    hard 8b 11 of 12
    8b 0 of 12
    easy 8b 0 of 12
    3 Stars 4 of 4
    2 Stars 0 of 4
    1 Star 0 of 4
    0 Stars 0 of 4
    Bag of ..... 0 of 4

    Please Login to your Rockfax account to rate this climb.