Route Grade Votings
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The classic of the crag, surprisingly steep and pumpy for its time. Climb the left arete to ledges then step right and layback into the finger-crack that splits the centre of the tower. Finish on the left arete. Starting up the right arete is an option at the same grade.
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A 4-star route if ever there was one!
A 4-star route if ever there was one! Not sure where the 4c move is supposed to be, it's solid 4b from bottom to top, so VS 4b is probably about right.
The bottom of this route is thuggy and reachy for the short, but with some fine climbing above. A bit overrated!
Possibly the greatest VS in the Peak?
Another classic route pre-war route - what did these guys eat for breakfast? Lovely positions as you zig-zag up the face. Don't use up those medium friends too early.
A nice route, which was climbable in the
Nice route, no real stopper moves but good climbing. I especially enjoyed the double knee bar no hands rest!
a lovely route the starts the tricky bit and as MrT says the knee bar rest is very cool, bomber gear all the way, how much can you place to piss of your second before you get pumped?
steady 4b climbing. very pleasant and most enjoyable!
nice route! the climbing is really straight forward but the gear isnt so easy to place the flakes are flared! but still great route
I found the first layaway up the flake really hard. 4c certainly. Missed something?
I also found the first layaway up to the flake quick tricky, although probably because I was a little tired from a full day, and pausing to place gear. Not as hard as the start though, those that say 4b - did you use the boulder for your feet when you laybacked? I religiously stuck to face & arete only! Very similar route to Hades at Baildon.
Was very glad to get to the ledge. Seems like 4c to me. Knee bar feels amazing. Lovely flake. Definitely the best route I've done at Wharnecliffe.
Have now completed the Wharncliffe Trilogy of Puttrell's Progress, Towerface and Himmelswillen. I checked the name in a german dictionary and it means something like "for heaven's sake" which seemed appropriate. I had a bit of a mare getting gear. Great route.
Great climbing, I missed the first bit of gear so getting onto the ledge was a bit of a frightner (the landing disn't look fun). I agree that it's a lot like Hades. Not too taxing, but fun throughout.