Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 15
An incredible line that ascends a banded lower wall and long crack in the headwall. Low in the grade. Climb to the roof, pull over it to easier ground and move up to the long crack in the headwall. The crack is superbly positioned and on perfect rock.
Fairly steady, with some good rests after the crux. Soft touch for the grade.
There is a new route to the right of Colors which is slightly easier and a bit dirty in places as yet but still excellent quality.
The route to the right is Olympus Mons given bottom end 7b. It was given the grade because of the finale crux which is quite blind. When done the overhang was very very damp and difficult to brush off. Above seemed as clean as Colors and almost as good which isn't bad as its the best route on the island in my opinion, but I've only done just over 200 or so so maybe I can't quite judge.
Unfortunately I managed to half pull out the chockstone in the crux roof - it dropped by about 6 inches and is now loose. I tried to fully pull it out but could not get enough purchase from hanging on the rope. No change in grade if you avoid using it, but it is potentially dangerous as someone busting through the crux may lunge for it which might either pull it out onto their belayer, or cut their fingers if it rotates.
Chockstone is now on the floor