Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 63
The zig-zag crack in the centre of the wall is another with a slippery start and jugs above.
Harder than Route 2 !!!
Au Contare, Its juggy to start and the zig zag crack has sinker jams which lead to a final jug and victory.
I'm glad Jon found this easy. For some reason, out of all the routes on this wall, I always chicken out of soloing this one somewhere near the top. Probably due to the polish.
MUCH harder than VDiff!
It has the second best hand jams in the world, very reassuring when climbing in the pissing rain.
Was way above VDiff today, but it had been rainy and misty and it was very greasy. Not easy to get a grip in the zig zag.
You have a jug that you can lock off on with your right hand as you slide your left hand further up the crack to better and better jams. If you led it gear would be bomber so no more than HVD but I think VD is fair!
I also agree with VDiff. I soloed it (not on first go, kept losing my nerve and downclimbing then going up a bit more), and VD is at the very top of my solo grade, only done a few. Quite satisfying! Gear looked okay too.
...the holds are getting polished. for some stupid reason i fell off this from the top and it really, really hurt. *always* put the mat under you, even if it's "only" VDiff...
Good route for introducing the idea of hand jams to a beginner (of just someone who refuses to jam!).