Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 19
14m. A great effort for its day. Climb the lower slab right of centre to a break and runners. Step right and balance up the slab, using an undercut flake to make a right-facing mantelshelf a worrying distance above the gear. Continue to the next break and escape out right to the easy upper arete.
Very nice run out and balancy. camtastic!
Yes it's all very nice but really it's not more than E1 and 5a. I think your voters need to get around a bit more! And three stars! Worth one star, it's a one move wonder.
If this was graded E1 5a, I'd have a crack at it and get the shock of my life.
Backed off this (was leading f7a+ day before) so can't imagine it's E1. Will return when feeling suitably pysched.
The combination of the two routes in the database is a shame, making the comments confusing. Great Route though(the E2 that is).
Well, in reply to Mike Raine:
This is fair for E3 - not high in the grade but most slabs earn their E points mostly from boldness with a smattering of technicality thrown in. Fair enough the rest of it is somewhat straightforward but the top rockover is tricky 5c and the bold elephant's arse topout is definitely gripping!!
No harder than E2 5c really but the top bit is pleasant!!
Nice route, maybe a bit contrived at the top. I thought the crux in the top scoop was 5b, and found the awkward moves round the bulge at half-height harder and just as bold. Having a long reach probably helps for the top move though.
It's not as bold as you think!!! There are good tricams in the pocket on the traverse and the one above to protect the scoop!
Why is there this beta in the route description? Surely people should be able to figure out how to do it by themselves. I didn't do it that way anyway!