Double Chockstone

1 Stars

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The deep gap in the ledge crossed by the awkward move is capped by a short hanging slab, start below this. Step up onto the short hanging slab and move up into a massive niche. Climb the chimney above via awkward moves past the chockstones to finish in a cliff-top crevasse.


The bottom of the climb was covered in birdshit when I led it(9/9/00) - be warned. Much harder than its grade.
R.G. - 11/Sep/00

Bloody hard for it's grade, but then again we did climb it in the dark with salt spray going all over the route. We had to leave a size 4 nut behind (26/11/02) halfway up the route but it should come out i fyou were to go there in the light!
Steve - 27/Nov/02

much higher than its grade would suggest. mucky and wet, needs big commitment but the features for hands don't live up - extra exposure from the sea crashing into the grove below you. helps your confidence if you don't "down climb in"
basecamp - 24/Jun/03

One of the most mingin' routes I have had the displeasure of leading! It definately doesn't live up to the rest of the routes I've done at Subliminal all of which have been superb. Give it a miss and do First or Second Corner instead!
Rob Dyer - 26/Jan/04

Would agree harder than the grade, awkward but enjoyable bridging. I only seconded it but the leader who has many years experiance also found it hard for the grade! would say it was "S" not "VD" at all
frostyone - 14/Apr/05

Only seconded this, but felt that the grade was spot on. Didn't find it hard at all (might be a different story if it was wet). Another good lead Ian.
Mark Reed - 28/Mar/11

An entertaining route, completely different in character from the open face climbs around it. Awkward in places but excellent gear placements. Very dry when I led it and I agree with the HVD grade - it would definitely be a challenge and go up a grade or two in damp conditions.
john horton - 03/May/11

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