Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 17
A fine flowstone sheet with a couple of brain-like holds.
Did this and Master of the Rolls on the same day, thought this was harder and I could reach the hold! An excellent route though, the hard stuff just doesn't go on for long enough.
Its not that much of a reach if you get your feet sorted. The direct method is not that hard either (7a). Good climbing overall though.
Are you quite tall Ben? :-)
Sodding Hell! Hollow Ground ( R of Cerebellum)should carry a health warning for anybody above 11 stone. I weigh just under that and I was seriously worried, I dont think anybody heavier shoud be allowed to do it. Its hard too and I think 6c would be more appropriate for anybody above about 10 stone for the flutter factor alone. Seriously undergraded in the supplement.
Do you think steve taylor is less then 11 stone? The first ascentionist is 12.5 stone. You must of had a bad day: most people think it's 6b. You should treat the flake with care, just like when you climb at Swanage. Use your nonce. I tried to pull it off on top rope and failed.
I'm on the heavy side of 11 stone and have done Hollow Ground twice. I think the flake WILL fail one day, so belayers beware.
RE: Hollow Ground... I'm over the heavy side of 12 stone nearly 13 and managed not too pull it off! However, never again!! Not really 6b+ physically but worth the extra for sheer fear. When it comes off it might leave something better and harder - fingers crossed :)
The staple at the crux is in a hollow sheet. Hope its a long one.
the staple on the crux is in solid rock
Fierce crimping on the 1st crux. Hard to on-sight
this is piss for 6c+, massive jugs the whole way, should be 6b+