Route Grade Votings
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Climb up and move left to the second bolt to join the short traverse of Eat Stick, and Die to finish.
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Im still quite new to outdoor climbing, but this seemed way harder than a 2. Its so polished its like climbing a bar of soap.
yea i feel the same its definetly not a two more like a 3
If you're after easy Portland climcs head over to Blacknor South - Fallen and triple slabs - or perhaps try Godnor far north. Stay away from the cuttings beginners area!
Very polished, especially slippy on a damp day. Maybe OK in the dry but harder than a 2 and no fun in the wet.
My 4'8" daughter (aged 8) found this extreemly hard. Indoors she climbs about a 4, almost 5.
Re: Simon Rorke
grinder sounds good if you got a long enough power lead, otherwise i sugest a scutch hammer
I'd suggest some dynamite for this top section of the cuttings..
I agree that these few routes aren't particularly pleasant, but they do keep the commercial groups of beginners in one location - as opposed to wrecking any of the other relatively low-grade climbing locations on Portland.
Steve - my comment was tongue in cheek! I agree that they serve a useful purpose for beginners on TR..
I realised that.
Sent my girlie up it for her first outdoor lead and was surprised when she retreated. Felt pretty guilty when I then struggled with it (after climbing a few of the 4+ without difficulty)...
I actually thought this was quite fun in the wet, but it was just the mood i was in, other days I would have hated it. I avoided as much polish as possible except that on the first ledge, which led to some quite nice technical moves - smears, splits and mantles. That of course made it much harder than 2+, tough to comment on the grade though due to the conditions.
also pretty damn new to outdoors sports climbing, but yeah seemed harder than a 2. Still, i found that due to the polish it had a bouldery feel, and some interesting moves to get round the polish
well i thought this should be fine for a little warm up but this is seriously polished and well followin the line is hard but not above the grade just be aware your feet will slip