But exactly how hard? What grade would Bane's Prison Direct get?
Here's the only other picture I could find on the web, it looks like it was taken before shooting had commenced and the set was dressed with all the grot and grime.
We all know that the grading of routes can be very subjective. Who hasn't failed on a climb that should have been in your wheelhouse, if the grade was to be believed? The reality is that every route has its own historical, personal and environmental context which forces the prospective climber to take the grade listing with a grain (sometimes a lump) of salt.
Sandbagging is common, but part of the fun.
So let's start with what John Ewbank, developer of Australia's grading system looks for when grading a climb and apply that to Bane's Prison: