Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 12
310m. May give a couple of little steps in early season. Can be used as an alternative descent.
Climbed in great conditions, but no snow just ice, there were several steps which felt like grade 2/3. Not what I would call an 'easy-angled snow slope'
i say the iced up steps are more like grade 2 tops, i descended them the other week with mainly ice over the step and a little snow.
How likely is it that there will be enough snow to make this grade 1 I agree with 2/3.
Why are people voting for what the grade is when it's clearly not in condition? When in proper condition and mostly banked out with snow (like it is at the moment), this is a standard grade I gully and an easy descent route.
Does shallow but good snow and fairly thick ice on the two steps not count as in condition? - It's a much better route in that state and certainly far more frequent.
Last week it was an easy snowslope (with a decent sized cornice), the week before it was just the snowslope, earlier in the season it had a couple of rock steps, but still only II max, I thought. Like most winter routes it varies.