Mandela

3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
 8a+

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The line through Kilnsey's Main Overhang that they said would never go free. A magnificent route along the obvious diagonal line, which is unfortunately often wet.
FFA. Mark Leach 9.1988. FA. Ron Moseley and others (A3) 1957. They approached the roof from the far right and pegged all the way along the flake. The direct line was aided on bolts by Ron Heilds and Ron Hirst .

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

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  • Route Grade Votings

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