Spoke to Nick Dixon today in regards Blenderhead. He was chuffed that climbers had tried to repaet his route and even more pleased that we all said it was hard.
He said it was the hardest route he had climbed at the time, but felt giving it VIII-8 was not something he could say at the time. However, he did say that his route the Angels Pipe in Cwm Idwal is a grade harder then Blenderhead so theres a challenge.
No doubt Nick climbed this in his wellies maybe thats why he thought it was hard !