Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 22
16m. Start midway between two black streaks passing 5 bolts. The start is very tight ¤ ? but it is possible to down climb from the second bolt. The rest of the route is brilliant culminating in a pumpy finish. A rogue bolt out left is off the line.
Was hard before the undercut and thread broke. With the direct it must be worth 7c?
Certainly painful! I thought more than a '+' harder than Cruisin' since it has: a more difficult start; a similar pumpy finish with further to go between some of the holds; and a crux.
Felt 7C to me. You cannot down climb from the second bolt and redpoint it up the easy groove of Cruisin like a certain guidebook writer is supposed to have done. 7b+ if you do this start and miss out the hard direct start.
The crux of the route is the start up to the second bolt. As has been said, the only way you would reverse from here is if you climbed using holds on the route to the right i.e. reaching in from the start of CFAB.