Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 28
A great route with a devious but logical line. Easier (E1 5b?) for the tall. Climb the blunt arete on side-pulls to a small ledge below the steep slab. Make an awkward traverse out right to the arete then reach the horizontal break above with difficulty before traversing back left to the short finishing crack.
This route is bloody hard if you are short..the traverse at the start and also the step up the arete.
I am sure its more like E2 for the short eg Joe Brown.
A fine route with several challenging sections, however the right hand arete looks like its the crux but for those 5'10'' and about its not a move at all. First traverse is the technical crux and similar to Kellys Overhang...hard.
Desperate! Hardest E1 in the Peak?!
Correct sequence crucial for the first traverse. Took 3 goes to find it :(. Top traverse no pushover. Dunno 'bout "hardest E1 in the peak", but I've certainly done easier E2's!
Is the FA date correct as the route is listed in Eric Byne's 1951 'Climbs on Gritstone 2, The Sheffild Area' guide?
How are you supposed to do that initial traverse? I'm pretty sure it wasn't the way that I did it!
Felt like E1 to me, good rests and gear. I'm 5'11 so can just about reach the break on the arete, if you are much shorter then it would be a percarious step onto the smeary foothold and then might be more like E2. Quality route