Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 33
One for the old school who revel in jamming. Climb the crack, and at its top, swing out left and finish up the wall and horizontal breaks.
This is for tradsters. Easy climbing up to the crack leads to painful jamming, then bridging to pull over the top on crimps, then one nice move leads to a long reach to buckets.
if you don't like jamming then this isn't the route for you
Very disjointed and fairly unpleasant route, no stars
Unpleasant? Disjointed? Its a good route! Finger jam up the crack to the roof and then a very satisfying sequence of moves out from the roof. A big reach is handy though I'm not exactly tall (5'10").
Bolted crack to the left is Perihelion a cruxy 6b.
Is Perihelion a fairly new route? It isn't in my rockfax. Found it really enjoyable but the layback for the bolt at the bottom of the crack got my heart racing a bit!
Perihelion is a very old route from the trad era...
Right again, up the deep corner, is The Potting Shed - a newly retrobolted F6a (I think). Watch out for some slightly creepy ivy roots in the congolmerate at the top of the corner - they are very, very dusty.
The Potting Shed is very dirty and crumbley. Being a bit heavy I was not too comfortable on the dried mud. Bolt in the groove is very low and over the ledge - just below the dirty crux where you might fall off and smack your knees in before the rope comes tight!
Nice route. Especially liked the sequence to get out of the crack.
For a minute I almost thought i was in the Peaks...