UKC

20m.

Rockfax Description
A relatively easy lower wall and flake lead to a hands-off rest. The next move is the crux and is very reach dependent. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Taylor 28/Nov/1993.

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Winspit Sport Climbs, South Side Sport

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brian watson 7 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: I'm just under 5-10, it was my absolute reach limit.
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βeta: I'm just under 5-10, it was my absolute reach limit.
Strontium Dog 8 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I actually feel I am the only one qualified to comment on this. Being 62 feet tall it felt about 1a on the redpoint. However, when I onsighted it the next day it became much harder at about 1a+ishgiveortakeagradeortwo! A sliding scale of difficulty is a great idea taking into consideration such factors as height, weight, age, amount of wine consumed (in my case lots), distance travelled to the crag(!!) and other such nonense.
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βeta: I actually feel I am the only one qualified to comment on this. Being 62 feet tall it felt about 1a on the redpoint. However, when I onsighted it the next day it became much harder at about 1a+ishgiveortakeagradeortwo! A sliding scale of difficulty is a great idea taking into consideration such factors as height, weight, age, amount of wine consumed (in my case lots), distance travelled to the crag(!!) and other such nonense.
Ben Stokes 8 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I’m of the opinion that a climb should be graded for the easiest method and whether that requires a specific somatotype then so be it. Yes, it's unfortunate that the short find it harder in this instance, but them’s the breaks......
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βeta: I’m of the opinion that a climb should be graded for the easiest method and whether that requires a specific somatotype then so be it. Yes, it's unfortunate that the short find it harder in this instance, but them’s the breaks......
Ben Stokes 8 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I'm 5'11" on a tall day ;o) and this felt benchmark 7a+ for me. Like Richard said there is an intermediate crimp, which allows you to adjust on the undercut, and plenty of good footholds. I used a small foothold above the obvious large one and I wasn't at full stretch - no way an english 6c move.
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βeta: I'm 5'11" on a tall day ;o) and this felt benchmark 7a+ for me. Like Richard said there is an intermediate crimp, which allows you to adjust on the undercut, and plenty of good footholds. I used a small foothold above the obvious large one and I wasn't at full stretch - no way an english 6c move.

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The Bad Seeds

Grade: 7b ***
(Wallsend South)
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