Ironhead

2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Pumpy
 7a+

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The tall arete is photogenic and very good, if rather unbalanced. The last few moves make up the reach-dependent crux.
FA. Pete Oxley 4.9.1992

USER COMMENTS

A good route, but unbalanced - up to the (high) crux is about F6b, then the crux is probably worth English 6b (even if you are tall!). Excellent positions on the arete.
Nic - 11/Jul/00

Well the crux seems to be missing a small hold, so you have to be about 7 foot tall , I am 6' 2" and I still could not do the move without a struggle to say the least.
Glen - 12/Apr/05

Tough crux but I didnt find myself stretching for any holds although I am 6ft1, only proper shorties will struggle to reach the final crimp in the crux sequence before the big break.
Richard Horn - 21/Jul/08

Frank went left at the crux. I went right. We both though desperate English 6b and reachy. Maybe someone should put in an intermediate lower-off and call it a nice 7a to there.
John Alcock - 06/Apr/09

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