Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 59
Climb the groove on the right to a ledge then the left-hand narrow crack above. Hard for the grade though the gear is good!
A tricky little VS if you can jam, and desperately hard if you can't!
Really hard but fortunately well protected. Arguably stiffer than Agony Crack next door.
A dreadfully horrific climb despite its innocuous looks at ground level and VS 4c grading. Difficult to jam properly in the greasy crack. Wear a helmet and get at least 2 bombers as high up as possible from the big ledge before going for it. You've been warned!
Its easyer to layback
Each time I thought I'd done the desperate bit, there was another! HVS surely.
I thought this was desperate to jam and a good deal harder than File, Hell crack, Mutiny crack etc. Maybe layback is the way to go? HVS if not.
I found this harder than Agony Crack. It is amazing how 6 metres of VS climbing can feel so hard! I used a full repetoire of laybacks and hand/fist jams on this route and it definitely felt hard. On the other hand - the gear is excellent.
This is a seriously bad route to warm up on. Agree with all the above.
I only seconded this, but it seems like a serious sandbag at VS. I could barely hang on, and I didn't have to place any gear!
High in the VS grade, but no more.
Did Centre Stage, Agony Crack then Thrombosis, and this one was hardest of the three. So, VS for all three seems about right.
I seconded this and then led Agony Crack. Agony Crack was easier for sure.