Genuflection

3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
 7b

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Gradually steepening climbing with an intense sequence midway. Start at the left-hand end of a high ledge, below a shallow corner. Climb the shallow corner for about 10m until a line of bolts on the left leads up to a bald wall, just above an overhang. Thin moves up the wall gain easier, but bulging ground that leads to the top.
FA. Pete Oxley 11.5.1996

USER COMMENTS

a brilliant route, tricky to onsight if there's no chalk on it.
james - 21/Aug/00

The slab is the crux. The overhang is jugs all the way!
stone - 08/May/01

If you flash it its hard in the grade. The route is very hard to read. I flashed it and its much harder than the other 7bs hereabouts.
Gary - 02/Sep/01

Description should refer to climbing to the left of the bolts as where they are placed is misleading - otherwise an excellent route
Simon Lee - 30/Jul/02

Brilliant. Hard to Onsight. Good training for monoculture
Vladimir Arnaoudov - 05/Jul/04

Absolutely outstanding.
Ben Stokes - 19/Oct/04

this route should be in the top 50! very hard to spot the crux holds i thought anyway! a million and one pockets to chose from, you kind of have to pick your way through them. i think this would be utterly desperate or need alot of luck to onsight, although i know of a fair few that have, and it is a damn good effort! very long and sustained, the first half not being so bad, but as the comments above state, then you hit the slab! the sequence is really good and this route thoroughly deserves 3 stars!!!!! although some comments states jugs for the overhang, it is by no means over when your blasting through it! hard for the grade in my opinion
andy schof - 13/May/09

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  • Route Grade Votings

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