Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 32
16m. The wide black rift is alluring. A short polished corner leads to easier ground heading for the large boulder blocking the rift. Either squeeze through the rat-hole that gripped Helfenstein, or make an 'outside' exit at an exposed S 4a.
The funniest route on grit I've found. Only the thin should risk the hole exit!
Rather embarrassing if your arse can not fit through previously mentioned hole.....
What a classic! Didn't go for the hole (or I'd still be there experimenting with diet plans), and the outside exit is a treat, great view of the world beneath your feet.
Not sure how you can grade this at all, let alone give it a technical grade. (The through route that is, the outside version is a different route and should have a different name). How about borrowing from the Yorkshire Grit guide and grading it 'Decidedly Difficult'.
The chimney part was like a slimey river when I led this today, but it didn't matter as it's all about the last move. Just about managed to squeeze through with a lot of puffing and panting! Highly amusing, the the more you try and push with your feet, the more you get stuck. I tried it facing left, and by the time I realised I should have faced right it was too late to turn round!
Utterly ungradeable. I tried it on a very wet day and it probably actually helped by making it more slippy. The rotue is a basically a mod with an exit that you can only do if youre thin, I would say HVD is a good grade for it, and needless to say I failed!