Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 4
8m. Start up a blocky groove then climb straight up the centre of the side-wall by a couple of long stretches.
This was the longest 8 mtr route i have ever done. The hight is right bit its a bloody hard route. It starts off OK but the top section has no pro and the final move looks like a monster mantel. I wonder, am I missing something?
I notice the grade is HVS 4c - that does kind of imply 4c moves with no protection. However having not seen the route or attempted to climb it, I shall reserve judgement.
Deffinatly deserves HVS as protection at the top is poor to non-existant. Keep to the right as it is easy to wander off route and its gets very reachy.
I think this is harder than 4c, unless I'm missing something. Getting above the top break, and moving above gear on such a short route (too close to those rocks at the bottom) had me beaten.
I really had to dig deep and stay cool to get up this. The climbing just takes a bit of thought and the deck out potential just makes it all the more interesting (ok damn right scary). This was more serious than my first E1 Hawkwing the day before.