Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 11
185m. Follow the summer line
A fine route indeed. Did this version finish by a short rap off the top of the pinnacle?
Certainly a brilliant route. In the conditions we did it, powder + verglas, getting started on Slingsby's Chimney itself was much the hardest bit.
Just adding to above, Slingsby's Chimney's desperate but only for about three moves right above the stance. Rest is straightforward. Overall grade surely can't be more than IV. Regarding the FA, certainly not 1995, we did it in 1979 and I would have thought lots had done it before then.
Thought the chimney was worth V5 as I couldn't excavate any pro in the thing (once over the initial bulge). This means a bit of a fighting struggle to top of it, unprotected. Perhaps conditions were just a bit thin or I was a bit wussy!