Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 31
A friendly climb. Start below a cave at 3m, and climb up past it. Follow the steep wall above on crimps and pockets.
The rock is a little friable but no worse than many routes and the climbing is pleasent. Very friendly for 7a.
Rock has cleaned up nicely now, the only remaining problems are with the overhanging blocks at the start - these are very sandy / dusty (I'll try to give them a clean sometime). The route itself is good, but never 7a (compare e.g. to "Glossop"). I think 6c, but I would concede that it would be a tough on-sight due to the hidden nature of some of the holds.
Not too crunchy anymore. A nice little route, but more 6c/6c+ than 7a.
Not at all crunchy anymore, a good solid route worth a star.
Good climbing,very friendly and easily worth a star
Hated the sandy bit at the bottom. The rest was very pleasant and totally solid. Very soft for 7a.
The route immediately right is well worth doing. I found it more pumpy than Babelacious and less obvious, but I may have been tired. It's still a bit friable at present but should clean up well. 6C plus and 1/2 stars?
As indicated in the Dorset Rockfax Update, this route is now graded 6c.
Another fab route on an amazing crag, exposure, gnarly pockets and great moves - do it!
Although the start of the route is really dusty - the rest of this route is brilliant, so would definately recommend pushing past the dusty starting moves. Fair for the grade at 6c and loads of intermediate holds for anyone that may be vertically challenged!
There's now another route squeezed in between Babelecious and Through the Barricades. It starts up Babelecious and breaks left.
the route which starts up Babelicious and breaks left after 3 bolts is "step away from the ginga"