Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 13
A very direct line that involves a good deal of fingery and technical moves with little in the way of respite.
Personally, I think this is a hard 7b+. It's not very long, and there are a couple of places where its possible to have a quick shake out. If it is 7c, then it should be on every budding 7c climbers list.
I don`t think this route is 7c did it in 96 managed to do it onsight so I hope it is 7c but I think 7b+ is more realitic. damn it!
You guys cannot be serious. I have done a lot of similar 7C routes on the Continent and I can assure you, none was harder than Running it in. DO you climb it direct or you use the rather big (and in my view controversial) hold in the grove 1 meter right from the direct line around the 3-4 bolt? If you climb it direct and still think it is only 7b+ than I admire your achievement.
Can't remember any big holds on this, certainly nothing that far out right. Climbing this direct it is hard 7b+. No way is it 7c, not compared to anything else in Dorset or elsewhere in the UK. Try some 7c's and 7b+'s in The Peak or Yorkshire and I think you will find that this would be standard 7b+ there.
Actually I agree with Richard. Having found a secret hold now it only feels like an easy 7b+ or even a hard 7b. But still 3 stars!!!