This Won't Hurt

3 Stars
Technical
Banned
Crimpy
 7a

Adjacent Routes
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Superb technical and fingery moves interspersed with good shakeouts. The lower half is the most demanding. Finishing directly up the final wall is a fluttery 7b.
FA. Gary Gibson 11.3.1989 - Direct 23.8.1989

USER COMMENTS

All bolt and peg runners replaced with 12mm stainless. Bolt belay added just below top of wall.
Themeninblack - 06/Jan/08

Now a good, and occasionally slightly runout, 6c/6c+
Ian Parsons - 30/Mar/08

A really great route, much more sustained than most at Llanymynech so wouldn't argue with 6c+
Julian Maund - 31/Mar/08

Was vaguely on my wish-list as a semi-trad route.

Don't know if it will stay on as a sport route.
Fiend - 31/Mar/08

great that you have addressed this wall appropriately gary. nice one
matt jones - 06/Apr/08

Great Fr6c+ now fully geared up. Much better this way than a mix and matcher.
Goi Ashmore - 14/Apr/08

Brilliant wall climbing, thought 7a would be a more reasonable grade especially if you are vertically challenged. Felt about the same grade as Unbroken which is the new route to the left (also worth 3 stars)
Lee Proctor - 08/Jun/08

What a great route - I'd been psyching myself up to do it in its previous incarnation and finally decided to have a go last week, only to find the nice shiney bolts:-) However I agree it felt like goood 7a, certainly harder than Jack the Smuggler. Does the suggested 6c+ take the direct finish (previously E6 6b) or head off to the arete at the top as the original "This won't hurt"?
Dominic Oughton - 19/Jul/08

The route heads right to the arete at this grade
Lee Proctor - 19/Jul/08

I thought Unbroken was harder but fair at 7a, and utterly brilliant! The lower off is a mental challenge though.
Julian Maund - 24/Jul/08

There is a newley bolted line to the right of This Won't Hurt which is about 6c with a tricky start. The route is quite good but still needs a bit of cleaning.
Lee Proctor - 04/Aug/08

Three star route.Reachy and sustained 7a.
Paul Bolger - 02/Mar/09

climbed T.W.H. yesterday with the direct finish. As for T.S.S. i feel a brilliant climb and experience has been ruined by bolting it.
nick bullock - 19/Jul/09

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