Riding the Bullet

2 Stars

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<< Mr. Love Pants < Shanacie  |  Open Season > More Chattery Teeth >>

Climb the centre of the technical face, trending slightly (but not too far) rightwards, then go direct to a good finish on the headwall.
FA. Gary Gibson, Nick Taylor, Andy Beaumont 2002


Good route with two tricky sections (both involving thumbsprags and high steps!) and a neat slabby bit. The top feels fairly committing. Good F6c I think.
Fiend - 24/Aug/06

Belay renewed 4.8.07
Themeninblack - 05/Aug/07

same comments as for Shanacie; theres a ridiculous run out (the moves to clip your next bolt are done on poor rock) just before you gain the ledge below the headwall. also, if you couldnt clip last bolt and fell or bolt below you unclipped youd have a huge fall or be straight into the ledge. this is not what sport is about.
ksjs - 15/Jul/08

Same comments about bolting seem to apply to most of the routes here as made by ksjs. You *could* argue that it focuses the mind, but when you go sport climbing to relax away from the potential dangers of trad it's not what you expect. But then if you want to get away from danger don't go to a loose peak limestone quarry...
this route was considerably harder that mr love pants which in turn felt easier than shanacie. i'd suggest 6b for mr love pants and maybe shanacie is just 6b+. this felt pretty solid 6c with 2 hard and worryingly committing sections.
Alex Elsworth - 03/Aug/10

No issue with bolts that I noticed (and I'm normally a bit of a wimp). Super route, on solid rock, with a fingery crux low down and interesting moves to finish.
Chris Parson - 04/Sep/13

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