Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 40
A Wallsend classic that sees plenty of ascents. A lovely pitch on great rock. Start at the left-hand end of a high ledge below a shallow corner. Climb the rib just left of the corner to gain the wall proper and easier climbing. Follow the wall to a thin crack. Climb the thin crack to a final leaning headwall.
On Sunday 18th February 2001 I was laybacking up the flake to the right of the first bolt when a huge bit broke off with me attached. The block hit the crack in the ledge below and broke in half and wedged. Luckily it missed my second and I swung on the bolt, but it was close! Anyway, I am reporting it because the route has changed. I don't think its any harder - just different - still a great route.
So what happened to the immaculate rock?
I left this one 'til late in my Portland experience, doing it not long after Peter (above) destroyed it(!).
Always a relief to reach the 2nd bolt, particularly as you can't see it from below.
Overrated in my humble opinion and not as good as either of the two climbs to the left.
Lots of variety - fantastic route.
Excellent route. No particularly hard moves just sustained. Quite a few good resting places though.
not as hard as i expect. trick first part but good rest points throughout. enjoyable climb.
Not as hard as you expected? i think its perfectly graded at 6b.