Freddie's Finale

3 Stars
 E1 5b

Adjacent Routes
<< The Yellow Bellied Gonk < Overhanging Chimney  |  Double Take > Wimberry Overhang >>


14m. Fist jamming at its best (not the contradiction none gritstoner's might imagine) up the bulging crack and curving flake above. Large gear is a must. Climb through the initial overhangs to an uncomfortable niche then fist jam and squirm through the bulges to a final easier section.
FA. Joe Brown (& Fred Ashton) 1948

USER COMMENTS

E1 my arse (yes, "arse"). 5b, fine, but stop pandering to the wimpiness of wall-bred monkeys - sure the crux is a thrash with gear above your head, but the rest is a pleasant romp on good jams and footholds. HVS.
Fiend - 22/Aug/03

Much easier once the niche is reached, and is fist jamming really required?? A 3-star 'soft touch' E1.
Nick Smith - 13/Sep/03

Definitely not E1 - even though I really wanted it to be.
Paul - 18/Sep/03

E for effort. The gear is HVS and there's loads of it. It's a real fight for the tall as the niche is not that welcoming! The final flake is brilliant.
Duncan Irving - 28/May/04

Good route whatever the grade.
No-ozone - 09/Jan/06

Login to your ROCKFAX account to add your comments - Search for comments.

  • Access Issues for Western Grit


  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 43
    hard E2 0 of 16
    E2 0 of 16
    easy E2 1 of 16
    hard E1 4 of 16
    E1 3 of 16
    easy E1 1 of 16
    hard HVS 7 of 16
    HVS 0 of 16
    easy HVS 0 of 16
    hard 5c 0 of 15
    5c 0 of 15
    easy 5c 0 of 15
    hard 5b 6 of 15
    5b 8 of 15
    easy 5b 1 of 15
    hard 5a 0 of 15
    5a 0 of 15
    easy 5a 0 of 15
    3 Stars 10 of 12
    2 Stars 2 of 12
    1 Star 0 of 12
    0 Stars 0 of 12
    Bag of ..... 0 of 12

    Please Login to your Rockfax account to rate this climb.