/ Britain's hardest trad route

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Steve Woollard on 19 Aug 2013
Which is the hardest trad climb in Britain?
Blue Straggler - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to Steve Woollard:

Three Pebble Slab is the hardest one to grade.
andrew ogilvie - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to Steve Woollard: Have a look at Dave and Claire Macleod's Echo Wall film...its got to be a contender.
Skyfall - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to Steve Woollard:

Three Pebble Slab, no, that's E0.

Er, the one you're having the most fun on. No, almost certainly not I would guess.

Strawberries at Tremadog. Again, no, it's just that no Brits can onsight it. Hey, it's not about the onsight anyway.

Indian Face, E9, it's just had - what - three ascents in a week? Pff, trade route!

Equilibrium, E10, just how hard can 10m of grit be?

Rhapsody, E11 at Dumbarton by Dave M? Well, Steve M made light work of it tho he did perhaps escape the last few moves. Anyway, it's safe as houses, almost a sports route in fact. In fact, I'm going to give it a whirl next weekend.

The Walk of Life, E12, by James Pearson. Actually, maybe it wasn't quite E12 after all.

The Long Hope...?

Who really knows ;)
The Pylon King on 19 Aug 2013
andy farnell - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to The Pylon King: Isn't that now H8 (according to Franco)

Andy F
3 Names - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to andy farnell:

Yeah but Franco clearly does not have the experience to grade it H8.


So its probably just.......... E10!
andy farnell - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to Vince McNally: Not according to either ascentionist.

Andy F
Dave 88 - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to andy farnell:

Boring hell Andy!
Dangerous Dave - on 20 Aug 2013
In reply to Steve Woollard: http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=170590

Unrepeated - read the description!!!
Michael Gordon - on 20 Aug 2013
In reply to Dangerous Dave:

I like it how the first pitch is 'the serious pitch' with the other two only being 'desperate and bold' or 'extremely bold'!
Jamie B - on 20 Aug 2013
In reply to Steve Woollard:

> Which is the hardest trad climb in Britain?

I reckon it would have to have F8c+ difficulties with death-fall potential in a high mountain setting.

Harry Holmes - on 21 Aug 2013
In reply to Steve Woollard: Echo Wall surely.
Michael Gordon - on 21 Aug 2013
In reply to naffan:

MacLoed certainly rates it as the hardest trad route he's climbed. Say no more!
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Franco Cookson on 21 Aug 2013
In reply to andy farnell:

Probably is for the onsight though. Will be tougher than that ploddy Macleod route I'd imagine.

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