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Topic - Scrambling grades

Flinticus - on 28 May 2014
Having recently gone up Tryfan and Bristly Ridge via Main Gulley, I was comparing them to Curved Rdige on Buachaille Etive Mor.

Curved Ridge is grade 2/3 whereas Tryfan North Face is usually described as a grade 1 as is Main Gulley.

However this doesn't tally with my experience: Curved Ridge was easier than the routes I took up both Tryfan and Bristly Ridge, though I was intentionally seeking out moderately difficult sections on both Tryfan and Bristly Ridge rather than taking the easier options. I certainly had to employ much more 'climbing' style moves than on Curved Ridge which is mainly simply grabbing the next hand hold in front and pulling up.

What do others think?
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