Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 16
12m. Start from a block to the right of the base of the gully. Go up the face to harder moves at half-height (holds to the right) which lead to a scary mantelshelf and then easier ground. Despite what you might expect from the grade, it is unprotected.
I guess it depends on the line taken, but direct to the ledge is VS 5b
It definitely isn't 5b but it does feel very commiting. I got my hands on the ledge looked down and thought "what the **** am I doing here!?!
I was confused about the line of this route, and started about one to two metres right of the gully, but couldn't do the moves on the small holds (also unprotected with drop beneath). However I instead moved up and right closer to the gully and the route quickly petered out into a v diff standard!? Yours, confused.
Harder than Townsend's Variation, top end 5a with no gear, although not far off the ground.