3 Stars

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Straightforward to the final bolt where a difficult pull gains the lower off. A bit harder if you clip the lower-off before grabbing!


I thought this a lot harder than 6c, sustained all the way, 6c+, or 7a with the "chain" move
Nic - 13/Sep/03

This route is really cruxy at the top, but the rest of the route isn't too bad. I think it would only get F6b without those final moves.
Nick Smith - 13/Sep/03

A definite 6c, if you exclude the chain move. The positioning of the anchor pretty much ruin the whole experience of the route. Otherwise 3 stars!
Patrick - 22/Sep/03

One of the amazing characteristics of Odyssey is the contrived anchor crux sequences. Thankfully this style hasn't been exported to the Grotto or most other walls on the island. Feta is a prime example of great climbing to a contrived crux. Either make the climb longer and harder or shorter and easier, but don't end the route in the middle of a move! dionysus, omeros, fouska, etc., all suffer the same disease. Creating a route that necessitates 2 different grades, one for clipping from the rock and the other from grabbing the chains is ridiculous!
Chris - 08/Oct/03

Agreed the top is totally artificial and quite hard to flash. Otherwise 3 star
john alcock - 27/Oct/03

Harder than 6c, more like 7a. Change the anchors!!
Mike Shelton - 16/Nov/03

Also felt like 7a to me with the moves at the top - can't understand why all the guides give it 6c!
Neil Binns - 01/Nov/04

What's this english nonsense about grabbing the achor? The route is 6c+ without grabbing it, end of discussion. The ancor is put up by an imbecil, though.
Enzo - 06/Apr/05

Thought it was 6c, didn't grab the chain though. Agree it would be a better climb if someone dropped the anchor about a foot
Matt - 18/May/05

Think they've now dropped the chain - good route, always different and the chain is now in the right place! Totally recommended 6b+/6c now?
Chris Adams - 30/May/07

very good climbing with one move needing a bit of thought in the middle. really positive all the way and semi-rests/shakes available. the belay has been lowered and you can clip from decent holds. a great 6c.
ksjs - 28/Sep/07

one of the best at the grade - but at least 6c+ for sure
ioni manzatu - 12/Dec/10

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