Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 128
8m. Still one of the hardest routes on the cliff, rumoured to be a Joe Brown offering. Climb to the bulges and pull fiercely through these (well-protected) onto the short headwall.
Interesting. A friend and were 'working' (no top rope)Portfolio when a guy who had been sat watching us came through and soloed it - 1956. I therefore (though I do not think so) made the second ascent. That is, if a FA is being claimed for - 1984... Easy start, wicked finish.
An very good route, safe as houses with friends in the break.
I'ts a one move wonder, and it is dibatable whether the move is 5b. I guess it depends on how strong you are.
starting slab begining to polish up. Still excellent placements in crack and vertical crack of left hand tooth. Strong moves to finish. Nice climb.
A good route, but polished footholds and a hard finish don't make it an ideal solo. Indeed at least one person has died soloing the route...
Found it surprisingly straightforward - protection is right there for the crux. No way is it E1.
One move wonder and its all about matching your hands on the upper hold (makes it easy). I messed it up but once I figured it out it was easy.
There's a definate sequence to get above the bulge, however, the gear is excellent and there's loads of it too.
Found this realy easy, one move wonder and even thats 5a at the most, sauls cracks the same grade and thats a lot harddr
As a Western Grit local, this has long been on my list and it didn’t disappoint. Unfortunately, if the top wall ever gets as polished as the slab it will be ruined. Please don’t put top ropes down it, save it as a worthwhile Western test piece for another 60 years at least.