Painted Wall

2 Stars

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A good, sustained tufa climb with a great finish.


Now re-equipped. Small run-out section over easy ground.
Garan Comley - 19/Apr/04

felt more sustained than it's 6c neighbour
madgup - 29/Nov/04

i agree it seemed more pumpy up the tufa and bulge than monkey the wire in the tufa (though couldn't refrain from grabbing it).
Morgan Woods - 14/Dec/05

Nice route but 6b+ seemed fair to me. Much easier than some of the 6b+s at Salem for instance!
Dave Musgrove - 15/Feb/06

Now this is a route which deserves a long reach symbol.
Do-able by us shorties but it takes some oomph or possibly cold weather to hold the intermediates.
Guy Maddox - 16/Dec/06

Cracking route, now done this twice. from mid height it just gets steadily harder until the last move on tired arms! Should be in the top fifty.
Mike Smith - 29/Mar/08

Somewhat misleading description - there's two moves on the tiny tufa and they're the easiest on the route proper, with the biggest hold in the world. Not sustained, not F6c, and not that reachy either - the holds are big enough to crank properly on. The crux is probably getting past the middle crimpy wall. Overall rather good.
Fiend - 04/Jan/10

Gets harder and harder with height. Brilliant positions.
Bend - 01/Feb/13

The route is mainly equipped now with so called "Petzl longlife" (which are not state of the art). After the 3 tufa meters there is a astonishing horn and than a reachy move to a pair of good grimps -and lot of marks of old bolts - old belay station? (until there I would suggest 6c). There is also one new bolt and I had to use it - no chance to climb this missing link which leads to some more meters to a new belay station.
Wolfi Hofer - 24/Nov/13

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