Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 48
18m. The fine delicate arete is not over endowed with gear and requires commitment and neat footwork. Start on the left, move onto the front face (wires) then press on and stay cool.
I think this is a classic example of an E1 5a lead, far harder than Nameloss for instance which gets a similar grade.
bomber nut low on the arete.o.k if you trust your feet.
First move up the arete is the crux, but the exposure above keeps you on your toes. Much harder than Bengal Buttress.
A lovely route, but shouldn't it have been left at a proud top-endish HVS?
Great route, I thought quite hard for 5a to start the arete then still 5a and very bold the nest few moves. One of my favorites at teh rocahes. Solid E1 surely?