Through the Barricades

2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 7a+

Adjacent Routes
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Fine climbing with the crux in the final groove giving a sustained section of thin climbing. Low in the grade. Start below a cave at 3m and climb up passing it on its left.
FA. Mike Robertson 19.4.1998

USER COMMENTS

Low in the grade. 6c+/7a climbing up to a good rest before the crux and steady afterwards. Only slightly harder than the 7a to its right, Last Rose of Summer at 7a.
Richard White - 24/Apr/01

I thought it was significantly harder than last rose of summer.
stone - 04/May/01

I thinks it's much harder too - long reach for finishing jug at top of technical groove. How tall are you Richard???
Steve taylor - 18/May/01

This is the easiest 7a+ on Portland.
Ed Heslam - 19/Jun/01

Initially I climbed Babelicious Redhead by mistake. There is another route to the right - Chasing the Sun, 6c+ - not listed in the 2000 Rockfax, so it is an easy mistake if you simply count the lines of bolts). This could explain why some people find TTB veryeasy.

It isn't remotely pumpy but is very thin.
Guy Maddox - 31/Aug/03

...Well I wasn't off route. I've done all the routes on this piece of rock and the grades don't work in comparison with the likes of Grand Larceny and Cybernetic Orchard (nearby). Try doing those two routes and you'll get a sense of what a real 7a+ is all about!
Ed - 06/Dec/03

thin climbing! easy lower section, one no hands rest then in true portland style throws in some 'never holds'. there maybe not quite that bad, positive but you have to bite down hard, one for the crimpers! harder if your short, big reach from the desperate section as my shorter climbing partner found extremely hard! alrite tho! id agree with the above comment as pretty piss for 7a+
andy schof - 07/May/09

Done a few of the routes hereabouts and this ranks amongst them as definitely 7a+
ianb - 21/Oct/12

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