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3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
 8a+

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The tiny steep groove is sustained and powerful. The grade is the cause of much debate. Some think 8b.
FA. Tony Mitchell 1992

USER COMMENTS

pete, you can't just keep on voting for 8b and expect it to get upgraded!
joe le sage - 07/Oct/02

Standard 8a+, a good route as a bench mark
garry phillips - 16/Feb/03

A great intro to steady 8a climbing...
Steve D - 17/Mar/03

The game is up Dunning, you have made yourself a laughing stock I'll have to give your routes the same "soft" treatment. And recruiting Mr Le Sage was a low act.
Pete Chadwick - 26/Mar/03

Come on Pete,stop kidding yourself. Top end 7c+ i thought. You'll make it one day mate.
Chris Doyle - 05/Apr/03

A smashing route but only a touch harder than subculture which is an easy 8a. Come on Pete get real...
Suggy - 18/Apr/03

One of the best 7c+/8a sport climbs in the area. Now with new Belay as Pete wore the last one out.
Ewan - 18/Apr/03

This is proper 7c+ if you are short.
Ru - 19/Apr/03

You can't grade everything for the short, Ru.
Stiff 7c I thought
midgets of the world unite - 25/Apr/03

I thought the route was 8b, and im strong.
Stewart Watson - 23/Jun/03

Bit Modest their Stu Watson Like always, Obviously not as strong as you thought.
Andy - 23/Jun/03

it was a joke?!? still 8b though.
stew - 24/Jun/03

Ok I admit it! I cant do any other 8b's so maybe it is only 8a+....
Pete Chadwick - 30/Jun/03

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Craig - 21/Jul/03

8b if you are under 6ft (thats my excuse anyway)
AT - 21/Jul/03

stop yer moaning, hard 8a+ or easy 8b, what does it matter? if you've done it, you should be smiling anyway, and if you haven't, your opinion doesn't count. but give it 8a+, it's too good a route to be a 'soft touch'.
joe le sage - 31/Oct/03

I think its 9c if your vastly overweight and weak.
andy clough - 23/Mar/07

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 79
    hard 8b 0 of 52
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    easy 8b 28 of 52
    hard 8a+ 9 of 52
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    easy 8a+ 0 of 52
    hard 8a 5 of 52
    8a 0 of 52
    easy 8a 0 of 52
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    2 Stars 2 of 27
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