Awesome Route! Tricky exposed start leads to a sketchy pendulum if you fall. Rock is bomber, pro is great, crux is sufficiently tricky. Exposure is fantastic. Safty is bomber. Pure Awesomeness. A South Island Classic!
Great climb, loved it. Guide says .11b and this says .11d. After getting some alternate beta for the top bulge, I don't know if I would call this .11d. Though I'd still grade it harder than .11b, so... .11c? Climb this. It is great!
This is one of my favorite climb at Mt. Wells. It starts with a really fun technical traverse, then up though a section with solid holds with the crux at the very top. A fall before the second bolt would result in a big swing.
Also the guide calls it 5.11b but it felt more like 11c to me.