Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 18
10m. Climb the crack in the arete by a hard layback sequence (it would be 5c if it was 20m up) then follow the easier cracks across the side wall.
It <i>is</i> 5c! Either that or I was doing I all wrong....
It was VS 5a in the 1982 guide!
In reply to Dave Musgrove - ... and who wrote that!
Not me Chris! I think Dennis Gray wrote the Crookrise section in that one! By 'eck we were tough up north in them days!!
There are ways of doing the first crack at 5a/b - but that doesn't help you much in terms of an onsight grade, and the direct assault most people try first is definitely much tougher.