Grandpa's Grope

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 VS 4c

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Start up Pedestal Crack then step left to a tricky groove.
FA. Tim Dunsby 14.7.1971


The crucial flake for the right hand now sounds suspiciously hollow.
Paul - 11/Jul/03

I found stepping off the pedestal a bit foreboding as there did not seem to be much to get on to, or to protect the move. I found the groove tricky too. I don't know if it's a little undergraded or it was just me climbing badly though.
Martin Ladbury - 16/Oct/06

Fully agree with the comments above. The step from the pedestal is bold as is the groove above. Really tricky to be honest. VS 4c is a bit light for this fiend!
Mike Eldred - 21/Apr/07

I've only recently started leading VS, but I disagree that this is under-graded. The hard sections are short and reasonably well protected, though admittedly the groove is a bit desperate. I found Slip Road a lot harder, mentally at least.
David Gruar - 28/Jul/08

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