The Lizard of Oz Top 50

2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 6a+

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Great fun. A popular introduction to the flowstone experience. The start is the crux, but save something for the strenny finale.
FA. Jan Rostron, Pete Oxley 24.8.1995

USER COMMENTS

A nice route, short, but sustained with good holds when needed. Flowstone at the start a bit suspect, but good higher up.
Spawny - 19/Mar/00

After holds were pulled off, I found the middle section a bit long-reachy and necky.
Ben - 22/Mar/00

Fantastic climbing in the lower section, perfect hand placements behind the flowstone, this is not apparent until you pull onto the route, neither is the fact that the final moves over the bulge/roof are on jugs.
Adam - 06/Aug/00

Good first 6a, be careful with the flowstone at the bottom.
Don - 24/Sep/00

The scary shield of flowstone at the bottom of this route has now come off. Leaving a solid route which can still be done at 6a.
Local - 22/Sep/02

My first 6a and I obsess about how good it is. I dream about the Lizard. Some flowstone did come off late last year, but this route is great!! Can't wait to repeat.
Ant B - 19/Feb/03

This is a gret route with a nice delicate start and a powerful overhang.
alistair bayliss - 20/Feb/03

Just fantastic really!
Tom - 13/May/03

Found the lower section a little tricky.
Puzzled over the overhang until I reached up high and found the juggy holds. So pleased to get over it that I completely missed the last bolt!
John Wellbelove - 23/Jul/03

Nice route with a very characteristic rock, mainly under the roof. Great movements and a need of quite a lot of strength for the final.
Enrico Gili - 11/Aug/03

tremendous fun.
virgil - 30/Mar/04

Would have been cool to climb it in original state, the sheet of flowstone at start is super slippy at mo, bit disappointing
Alex - 17/Oct/04

Superb route, great moves, a must do in the area, 2 stars definately.
Alun - 07/Mar/05

Not as hard as I expected, once the big holds on the bulge came to hand!
CVE - 27/Mar/05

Beautiful route, maybe slightly harder than 6a but definitely not 6a+. WHY DOESN'T IT GET MORE STARS - Give it 3!
Fred Mead - 30/May/05

Great fun, a nice technical start, followed by a great juggy overhang, and much like john i was so happy to get over it i missed the last bolt too!!
sash - 13/Feb/06

Really enjoyable route and first outdoor lead completed in one. Didn't find the begining overly tricky but the area just below the overhang takes some could footwork! Nice!
Nugget - 13/Feb/06

Bollox route
The Pylon King - 19/Mar/06

not bollox at all - short and sweet...
Wilbur - 20/Mar/06

brilliant route - quite hard for 6a, definately harder than Go With the Flow or Shit Happens...good technical start follow by a romp over the mini-tufa roof
viking - 02/May/06

Shame is so short.
Mario - 29/Jun/06

great route but harder than F6a: tricky, thin climbing on slightly insecure holds leads to a relatively technical groove and steep finishing moves. 6a+ surely?
ksjs - 05/Jul/08

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