Bad Day on Black Rock

2 Stars

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Climb the lower grassy wall onto cleaner ground where the overlap is virtually absent. Make fingery moves up the vertical wall and then climb to a bulge. Step left and finish up the leaning wall on great rock. The lower-off is on a ledge above.
FA. Nigel Baker, Steve Coates, Paul Clarke 14.8.2001


The lower part of this route is utter choss: your belayer should wear a helmet and be ready to dodge the holds pulled off by the leader. The upper part is okay and much easier than 6b+. No stars.
rc - 30/Jun/05

I thought it was very good, the move in the middle was tricky, and there is a move at the top which is no push over.
Martin Tolley - 12/Jun/07

The top is starting to get a bit over grown if you go right. Really needs someone to cut the ivy back a bit.
Pulled the grass off yesterday so it's nice and clean now.
Richard Davies - 28/Jul/08

If you're pulling holds off this route you ought to cut back on the pies for a while. Very enjoyable wall climbing in the main, probably just creeps into the 6b+ bracket but definitely easy for the grade.
Andy Hobson - 04/Jun/11

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