Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 53
Exciting situations combined with technical climbing. Climb up and stretch past the low roof. Continue up the sustained wall to a blanker section of rock. Clip a high bolt, then traverse left on finger pockets before rocking up into a small corner. A final balancy wall and roof round off this great pitch.
I thought routes were graded for an onsight ascent! Felt like 7b too!
Worth 7b onsight, pumped to buggery, and what a fluttery clip if you're under 6ft (which I am) just climb past it that's the best thing I reckon. 3 1/2 *
Unfortunately sport routes are graded for the easiest method.
7b of anyones money!
Superb climbing but seemed a lot harder than say Rhyme Intrinseca and pretty scary without a long draw pre-placed on the bolt above the pockets.
Tried five different starred 7a+ routes on Portland last week and this was definitely the hardest but also one of the best. Clip/move sequence hard to read, and gave me strained fingers on those pockets!