Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 41
12m. The arete is followed throughout and is steep quite precarious. A semi-crucial finger jam is easily blocked by a (bomber) runner.
I've always considered this a solo, what bomber runner?
Did this last Weds. Runner a joke - wasn't sure it would take bodyweight much less a fall. Mind you, if you fall off the top you'd deck out before the rope comes tight. Moves no easier, and much worse protected, than Tigh's arete, which I did straight afterwards and which gets E1 5a. Go figure!
HVS 5a, I soled this onsite and found it really easy with only one hard (easy) move to very good holds. I struggle to climb HVS in Swanage, who says Southerners are soft!
Yeah this is fairly easy. Was gonna put a harness on but didn't bother. Didn't notice any easy gear spots
Ignore the boasts - this is a steep, committing, easily fluffable route, with one gear placement that might hold you. Tigh's arete is more amenable and protectable.