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Topic - What makes a 3 star route?

The Norris - on 29 Aug 2013
I recently led Right-hand route at roaches skyline, and i thought it was bloody great! It had a bit of everything packed into an (albeit short) action packed route. When reading other climbers comments on the route that they didnt feel it was worthy of a single star, I started wondering what exactly other climbers look for in a great route?

Personally, I seem to enjoy routes that have a variety of different moves and techniques, so traverses, chimneys, slabs and overhangs, all in one route really do it for me.

Im interested in hearing what everyone else thinks? It seems quite subjective really.

I've also noticed that often really hard routes seem to get lots of stars - not that i will ever climb high e-grades, but it seems a bit like guide writers give stars for bravery sometimes!
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