Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 21
AâÄàpopular little eliminate with a harsh start. From a short crack climb the wall to The Little Flake Crack. Trend right up the wall past a couple of long reaches. Harder again for the short.
In comparison to Desperation (perhaps the hardest E1 I've done previously), this is a harder start over a much worse landing, with no gear until further off the ground. Once you get gear, there is still an interesting move or two to the top (warning, don't step right then move up, the line rises diagonally up and right to the arete up the finally section). This is far more a slightly-soft E2 than b*st*rd hard E1.
Another one of those funny gritstone grades. No, it's not safe 5c, it's 5c high above a truly dreadful landing. If you liked Phelegethoa, you'll love this!