Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 57
Pleasant climbing punctuated by some fairly tough moves. Start below a semi-circular cut-out above the first break. Climb to below the upper wall. Sustained climbing gains a small ledge from where one last blind move reaches easier ground and the top wall.
The crux comes straight after a no-hands rest and is a stiff pull on a small hold, followed by a stretch for a jug. Post-crux, it's pretty sustained all the way to the top. Excellent.
Can anyone short tell me how to climb this route? I got to the crux easily and then spent 30-40 goes failing to stretch an extra 2 inches to the jugs above. Route should have a reach symbol.
... concentrate on your feet John, especially the left. I'm just a tad taller than you and I didn't find it reachy. You'll get it next time 'cos crimpy/balancy stuff is your forte.
Trend left at half height, very easy to end up on the top half of 'Through the Barricades' to the right, as I did. Good route(s) though.
first attempt at a 7a (more a trad fanatic really but kinda getting into the portland experience). got it onsight though i have read it is low in the grade. the crux certainly felt hard and actually was hard.
probably not really reachy as red pointed by my son who is 5'1''- took him a while to suss out the top move though.
good climbing! a bit go-ey in some places. three hard sections between three good rests! another contender for a good first 7a! but definitely 7a not 6c+
I think I seconded this on the fa. One of Pete's best imho...