Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 24
The crack in the arete leads to a mid-height lower-off.</br>If the first bolt is too high, start up the next route or use a wire.
Rather frightening to go direct to the (long way up!) first bolt - I freely admit to starting up Apt Pupil and then moving left to the first bolt (which is only really practical if you are using two ropes).
Roger, I agree with your comments. I will place a lower bolt runner when I get chance.
Maybe needs the Trad sysmbol, as the moves up to the first bolt are quite hard but can be protected by a small nut. Unfortunately just as I decided to go and get one my feet slipped and ended up amongst the sharp boulders halfway down the slope. Sustained and hard for the grade, a good route but why does it finish so early?
The route now sports a peg which protects the moves up to the first bolt.