Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 16
120m. Takes the broken ridge L of Pendulum Gully. Easy climbing until stopped by a steep step at around 60m. Turn the step on the left and continue up grooves and ledges to the top.
Overall quite a difficult route. We thought protection and decent belays seemed a bit sparse. The steep step can be taken direct - about grade 4 up the crest of the ridge, nearer grade 5 up the right angled vertical corner. Maybe easier in better conditions. A fine route in a superb location and decidedly exposed.
I agree with Andy's comments. We climbed the difficult step just on the left of the obvious overhang - very delicate footwork required.
I also agree with the previous comments. It was runout and scary and although my winter climbing experience runs to 3 NZ mountains and about 6 UK winter routes, I have 17yrs rockclimbing behind me. My partner has much more experience and he was glad to reach the top too. Maybe if it was plastered by a snow storm from the east and got some more white stuff firmly stuck to it, it may be better. Take care on this route.