Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 22
A mix of the sustained and strenuous on a strong line makes this a route worth tracking down. Start right of a corner, below a large roof.</br>1) 5c, 20m. Move up the thin wall to a large hanging flake and pull right into a short corner. Go up to a horizontal break, and traverse rightwards again, until just beyond a vertical crack. Climb the wall on reasonable holds to the fault-line and belay.</br>2) 5b, 20m. Pull onto the wall above, follow it to a corner, and climb this to the top - the upper section of Strongbow.
This is a very worthwhile route, the first pitch is especially fine. Varied climbing and a strong line.
Agree with Tom, found the first pitch felt quite necky.
First pitch seems really hard if you're short!!!!!
Al: I'm 5' 4.5" and didn't find reach a problem, how tall are you? Main problem geting pumped whilst trying to get gear in, awesome positions, top pitch deprives it of third star
Does this route attract shortarses?
I did the first ascent of this route with Pete Finklaire. I'm 5'4" so yes it probably does attract "short arses" !!
Pleasantly surprising route - better gear, and easier and better moves than expected! 2 stars!
Great climbing on first pitch. Difficult and awkward to arrange a good belay and you can't see your second on the crux from the belay. The traverse goes quite a long way but has good gear for your second. Second pitch is pretty easy for the grade.