Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 94
The leaning widening crack is climbed by strenuous jamming to a gruesome shelving exit where the crack flares. Gritstone brutality at its best, it can be a hideous affair, unless you are a proficient jammer with big leathery hands!
Climbed this today with a broken wrist. Bad move!! To quote John Allen, "Tape up children".
Damage to hands, wrists and ego.
Tape up, and don't hang around on it! The top's not too bad if you sort your feet out. But still no way HVS.
I agree with the above comment because I wrote it.
One for those into perverse jamming pleasure and pain. I know a few climbers who generally onsight upto E3/4 who've failed on this route. It's a classic gritstone HVS 5b, far too hard to be an E1.
Did it in plimsoles (PA's), piece of rock as a runner, pished 4 hours later. Seconded by Willis Ward. Good luck to all that follow(ed).
Respect is due Mr Rowland, sir. Just exactly how deservedly pished did you get?
If this gets up-graded to E2, then it'll be a disgrace. Very enjoyable and not particularly powerful as long as you know how to jam efficiently.
Brilliant climbing. Have done way harder HVS routes like Tower Crack. Would only get HVS 5B in Staffordshire.