Mechanoids

2 Stars
Crimpy
 7a

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Another vertical challenge taking a gritstone-like sequence up the ramp.
FA. Martin Crocker 23.4.1989

USER COMMENTS

I might have mucked up the sequence, but this seemed very hard for 7a - it felt 7a to the crux and then got harder!
tom rainbow - 14/Sep/00

I can agree with "tom rainbow" on that. It is very thin and technical. Why has it been downgraded?
Paul - 30/Oct/00

This route is a classic example of why you can't grade for the pure onsight. It is very easy to muck up and also easy to accidentally get right. If you get it right it really isn't that hard but while you are teetering on the little ramp you can muck it up and make it feel much harder. However it has to be graded for the climber getting it right on their onsight which the day I was there at least two people did and another two didn't.
Alan James - 31/Oct/00

Totally agree with Alan on this one. I screwed up the onsight which felt hard...then immediately found a simple method through the crux...solid 7a in my opinion.
ben stokes - 04/Jun/01

I think its Fr7a if you are dead on average height. If you are small its akward above the rock up. If you are tall its hard to get your feet up. So Fr7a+ if you are either side of 5' 11"
Goi Ashmore - 05/Jul/04

Agree with Goi. Found fingering through the shells above the rock-over incredibly hard. To the point at which I still haven't found the best sequence for me. I'm 5'8" by the way.
Ben Thorne - 02/Dec/04

Hard to do those bouldery moves on the ramp when you're pumped stupid and the rock is damp, even with the big rest! The fingery shelly stuff just above is tricky but your feet are solid. It felt hard for 7a, but it was the end of the day - so 7a is probably right.
Jus - 05/Feb/07

Definitely needs a long reach symbol for the final move which at this grade is virtually a 'stopper' move unless you are at least 5' 10".
Graham Hoey - 30/Aug/08

tried for the onsight got pumped out of my mind!! good route, really good! was freakin hot today and the slopers and the rail felt like butter! bit thin and hard to work out the moves felt like 7a+ to me in the sun
andy schof - 18/Aug/09

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