Grimsel** 6a

Rockfax Description
Another excellent climb up the rounded right-hand edge of the pillar. There is a slightly harder direct version towards the top of the pitch - the easier version uses the crack on the right. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The flaky crack on the right leads to the glaciated rib and a high crux, with thin moves out left. This can be avoided by the easy crack to the right, no gear, reducing the grade to an easier 6a, but this isn't really the route!

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Sam McCarthy - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15

pftom - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Rosie Hawker

riff156 - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/14 with Hannahc

Fragmod - Lead - 19/Sep/14

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/14 with Gareth Hooson

Dizz - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/14 with megan

tsjx - Lead - 21/Aug/14 with John Mc

jade Edwards Leaney - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14

Marti999 - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Debbie

Colin smoked up it - without his chalkbag - the crux is a thin move - approaching 6b
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Colin Binks

AJM - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Ali Morris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/13

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/13 with Noname Clark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/13

stephen ashworth - Lead - 03/Oct/13 with john frost

martin clarke - Lead dnf - 03/Oct/13 with Nick Stevens

Such a good line on amazing granite. Lead with Jack Southward
snook - Lead β - 03/Oct/13

Frostie - Lead - 03/Oct/13 with Steve Ashworth

kleinej - Lead dnf - 26/Sep/13 with Sonya

kleinej - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/13 with Hok

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

Andy Hardy - 15/Aug/13

Big Lee - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Pero Kalugerovich

Chris L, Tom S
Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Tom M, SurferStan

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Dilwat, SurferStan

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Tom Monday, Dilwat

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 21/May/13

Disappointing. Photogenic but easy apart from one smeary move
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Rob Davies

Probably near 6a+ for the proper finish - magnificent!
Chris Craggs - Lead - 18/Apr/13 with Sherri Davy

sgl - Lead - 07/Apr/13 with Clare, Susie

Fun climb, though crux (direct finish) is much harder than rest and more like 6a+.
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Zoe, Emily

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/13

Tricky thin crux. The rest is easy if you take the RH option at the top (keeping L is F6a+).
Mark Bull - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/12 with Gillian

Better is you avoid the gully at the top.
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/12 with Matt Thompson

Couldn't do the first slabby bit so used the rope. Higher up do you follow the obvious groove well to the right of the bolts? Or move left and follow the slab to the left? The former is more logical but a long way from the bolts so it's probably the latter. In which case it's extremely height dependent (can you reach the crack) and a bit of a non-line.
Simon Caldwell - TR dog - 17/Oct/12 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/12

Lovely route
Mike-W-99 - Lead - 05/Oct/11 with Fiona

Very nice climbing.
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/11 with Mike

abbeywall - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/11

6a+ variation towards the top felt like the natural line - a thought-provoking friction move.
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Andy B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dnf - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/11

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Martin Hore

Graham Iles - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Neil Cooper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09

bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

JonS - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Superb climb, committing moves for sure.
riddle - Lead - 02/Jun/09 with Yasmina

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Roy Thomas

6a and fair - nice line with some thin moves
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/07 with armchair climbing

Shaw Brown - Lead - 08/Apr/07 with simon blythe

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06 with JH,PH

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/06

Tez29 - Lead - 21/Jun/06

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