/ grades of The Quarryman in North Wales Llanberis Slate

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Mountain Spirit - on 05 Nov 2012
Hi.

What is the complete grade of The Quarryman in Llanberis that Johnny Dawes and Steve McClure did?

The UKC report says the hardest pitch is F8a.

This youtube clip says it is E8, 7a 5.11d.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLyF8zcP674

Which is true?

Bye

Savvas
thermal_t - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit: I wouldn't go to much on the grade if I were you. It's perverted rock climbing at it's best, there's a good reason it hasn't had many repeats.
Tom Last - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Benchmark Scottish VS
Minneconjou Sioux - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

In my day it was the trad grade (as were all slate grades even though there were bolts).
JimboWizbo - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit: The correct grade is "Nails"
jkarran - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

HVS - Hard Very Slippery

5.11d looks like a typo. It's basically hard, weird and rarely repeated. I'm not really sure there's much more to be said about it.

jk
sihills - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit: im fairly certain you wont be able to climb it yet so I wouldnt worry too much!
Red Rover - on 05 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit: What grade do you think the groove would get if it was a nice rough gritstone? I reckon about HVS 5b (pure speculation).
Michael Gordon - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Surely the report from McClure tells you quite a lot? He gives a grade for each pitch though does suggest that 8a is either a sandbag or doesn't quite cover the nastieness of that groove.
Mountain Spirit - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to JimboWizbo:

Hey JW.

The groove looks ghastly and so does the two finger mantle followed by the dyno.
Mountain Spirit - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to Michael Gordon:

Hi michael.

I think it is the best description so far.

Nice report Steve!
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TomPR - on 10 Nov 2012
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

To me, I thought

P1 = 7c, quite bold.
P2 = 7a+. short and nasty
P3 = 7c+. weird
P4 = Impossible to grade? One desperate boulder problem at the top. Font 7B+?? After 7b ish climbing??


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