War Wound

1 Stars
 E1 6a

Adjacent Routes
<< Hangman's Crack < Scarlet Wall  |  Left-hand Route > Right-hand Route >>

12m. Climb the tough wall (especially hard to start) to a ledge and gear then finish up the rounded arete on the left. Nearer HVS 5b for the seriously tall!
FA. Gary Gibson 1978


Although I soloed this route once, I can't even start it now. Once established off the ground gear is available in some slots for proper HVS climbing to the top. Well worth seeking out.
David Reynolds - 20/Oct/02

I think we must assume given the description that the move off the ground is the supposed to be 6a, if you're 6' and can reach the first hold it is not and if can't it might be a harder than 6a. The reach for the break is a long one but probably only 5c.
Why does this route not get a reachy symbol?
Reach appears to dictate if the route is possible or not?
This route was originally graded HVS 5b.
karl walton - 22/Apr/07

Feels a bit contrived, but has some very nice moves. If you can reach the first hold then the crux is the long reach from the break to the ledge, which I thought was just about 6a. Otherwise the crux is probably leaving the floor and closer to 6b.
alexzander89 - 08/Sep/10

Login to your ROCKFAX account to add your comments - Search for comments.

  • Access Issues for Western Grit

  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 6
    hard E2 0 of 2
    E2 0 of 2
    easy E2 0 of 2
    hard E1 0 of 2
    E1 0 of 2
    easy E1 2 of 2
    hard HVS 0 of 2
    HVS 0 of 2
    easy HVS 0 of 2
    hard 6b 0 of 2
    6b 0 of 2
    easy 6b 0 of 2
    hard 6a 0 of 2
    6a 0 of 2
    easy 6a 2 of 2
    hard 5c 0 of 2
    5c 0 of 2
    easy 5c 0 of 2
    3 Stars 0 of 2
    2 Stars 0 of 2
    1 Star 2 of 2
    0 Stars 0 of 2
    Bag of ..... 0 of 2

    Please Login to your Rockfax account to rate this climb.