Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 13
Nice climbing with commodious stances. Start by the twin telegraph poles, below the prominent left-slanting corner.</br></br>1) 4, 35m. Climb the corner then slabs and a short steepening to a big ledge on the right. </br>2) 4+, 20m. Climb up cracks on the right then smear up a slab to reach the right end of the hand-traverse. Up this to another big ledge with assorted belays.</br>3) 4+, 20m. Traverse right along a fault and climb through a bulge to gain a steep groove. Go up this and a short jamming crack above to a good ledge. A great pitch.</br>4) 4+, 10m. Climb the short awkward crack (at least 5 if you can't jam) to a big ledge system below the final tier.</br>5) 4+, 20m. Climb the centre of the face to bulges then head up and left to thin cracks which give a good finale. The awkward finger and hand-crack on the left gives an alternative finish - 4+.
A great route, well worth doing. You may want to abseil back down from the top of light and shadow if you know where the rap station is, but check there is nobody on it first!
Lead this July 08. Was not that impressed (top 50?). A patchy climb. Worth doing as an intro, the crux moves (two sets)were out of charatcer with the rest of the route. You could drop the 3rd pitch altogether. The descent down the wide gully is steep & earthy but no problem. The neighbouring no-star Pettersen's Ridge (N4) is much more worthy. 300m long with a bit of everything including views and a walk out descent.
Nice climbing but a bit broken for 3 stars. Description a little deceptive even if it's hard to go wrong. Short jamming crack at end of P3 is tough for 4+. Pitch 4 is a flake crack and not jamming - it's also stiff for 4+.
Great route, well worthy of it's top 50 status. Varied climbing. Top of pitch 3 is a bit tricky and pitch 4 is certainly worth n5 and is a jaminng crack. Presume Steve took the wrong line. The crack goes straight up from the belay and not the left hand crack
Very good climbing for the grade, but to crowded. Best done at midnight.