Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 15
A stiff problem. Climb the face just right of the arete (poor cam) using tiny holds away on the right and a scary slap for the break. The upper part is easier though reachy. It is possible to climb left of the arete at about E2 (side-runner) but that just isn't the ticket!
Nice moves up the face. Didn't have to slap for the break, just a sharp pull.
The 'poor' friend is a 2 not a 1.5 and it will hold weight. No slapping required to reach the break, just great moves using an unlikely mono and a crimp. The upper arete has good moves too.
better to start up the arete, taking the mono / small edges with the right hand. Totally independent from PO wall this way too.
Grade of easy E4, mid-6a seems right. But the start is really tricksy - took me ages to work it out, and my second and a couple of others found the same.
I definitely wanted some spotters to do the lower moves but all the friends seemed bomber to me. I used a Camalot 1 personally and it was a perfect fit. Airy at he top. E4 6a for sure.