2016-06-06 Llanymynech, Grid Iron Wall   Leave a comment

We warm up on the short and easy routes on Foreigner Wall, namely Foreign Muck, 6a and Herman The German, 6a+ before we get to play on the real climbs on Grid Iron.  With the beta more or less worked out on Strawberry Tubin, 7a+ from a while back, I’m keen to get this in the bag.  I need a refresher in the middle crux and the top crux was straight forward, so with the draws in place, I nail it 2nd go.  It’s a nice climb, although it is simply not 7b as stated on UKC, Rockfax, 8a.nu, etc.  There’s a hands-free rest after the first crux, two-thirds the way up and before the final tough moves, so this takes the edge off a little.  The bottom section is dusty and dirty, but it is a worthwhile climb.

We finish on Sack The Juggler, now with an extension up to the top of the wall (35mtrs), still rated as 6b+.  The final moves over to the half-way anchor (the original top) feel clumsy though and the new top has some delicate moves too.

6a   6a+  7a+  7a+   6b+

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Posted 2016/07/11 by allend66 in Llanymynech, Rockclimbing

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