The Holy Hand Grenade

2 Stars

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Fine, sustained climbing up an open groove. High in the grade.
FA. Mike Robertson 26.11.1995


The crux is mega-chalked and the feet are polished. Hard right arm high press, followed by a cool crack.
Crux can be eliminated by flicking up with right arm up you are tall.
Ben - 20/Mar/00

very interesting - but bang goes the onsight if someone reads your beta before doing the route...
george - 20/Mar/00

Found it to be the hardest 7a I have ever done. Other people who did it agreed that it was more like 7a+.
Sp - 16/Apr/01

The crux IS hard and, like most of the Cuttings routes get harder at anything warmer than 10C! The crux clip is quite interesting too. However, seeing as the route doesn't really start until half height, and there's a good rest post-crux, I can't see this being 7a+. Top end 7a admitedly...
ben stokes - 27/Nov/01

Good route, nicely technical, high in the 7a grade but not Fr7a+
Goi Ashmore - 16/May/02

Technical with good moves. A good benchmark for a top end 7a.

flapper - 22/Aug/05

Think this is fair for a Portland 7a. Nice route, well worth doing. :-)
Jane Weir - 11/Jul/08

i saved this route for a while and was a little disapointed when i got on it. But good climbing non the less! i think the comments that the climbing doesnt start until half height are very fair! i found the clip after the ledge quite tricky as well! hard boulder problem and a very blowable crack at the top! Hard for 7a
andy schof - 15/Feb/09

7a seems about right for this. Enjoyable bouldery crux moves low down, and then balancey moves up the crack. Good route.
Roland O'Leary - 22/May/15

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