Route Grade Votings
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90m. The gully left of Viking Buttress is fairly interesting.
Can be suprisingly hard in lean conditions.
I agree. This route can vary from a walk to something I've backed off as a soloist up to III
From the bottom of the gully climb easily up to a peg in-situe (on the right) just before a short step. Belay here before moving up the V-groove, or as we did carry on and belay at the bottom of the obvious V-groove on an ice screw & warthog.
The V groove first pitch seemed a definite grade III to me on thick solid ice (climbed 20/02/05). The way the groove narrows to a thin chimney whilst convex ice pushes you off balance makes the crux moves grade III. However the next pitch is straightforward grade II, once you're out of the narrow chimney.