This route is certainly not a grade 1!! The guide book does say that it is a Grade 1, so we did not take a rope, and this made it incredibly difficult and dangerous. I think it is possible erosion has occured since the guide book was written (it was back in the 80's!) meaning that vital holds were missing. Furthermore, there is no way out once you are in the gully!
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