totally agree with Slacky - E1/E2 5b is what I thought at the crag today. Nice route with interesting moves, but poorly protected & a complete sandbag at the published grade. SecretSquirrel - TR - 15/Jul/12
Hidden - TR dog - 15/Jul/12
no way is this VS or even HVS! More like E2 5b. No gear until you join the Severe right at the top, 5b mantel/rockover move with maybe 20ft groundfall.
Backed off and did Trapeze Direct instead.
Absolute sandbag of a grade unless mid-height side-runners are used, or there is decent gear somewhere under all the mud and heather. adam carless - TR RP - 15/Jul/12 with SecretSquirrel