/ grades of The Quarryman in North Wales Llanberis Slate
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.
Which is true?
Benchmark Scottish VS
In my day it was the trad grade (as were all slate grades even though there were bolts).
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.
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.
The groove looks ghastly and so does the two finger mantle followed by the dyno.
I think it is the best description so far.
Nice report Steve!
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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