Wood's Climb

3 Stars
 HVS 5a

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12m. The long shallow groove is a fine route. Climb it to the block overhang and exit leftwards under this.


A quality line. Tricky rock onto the slab then bold to the first gear. Easier to the top from here but interesting all the way.
r0b - 19/May/04

Can't really comment on the grade, as my climbing partner had to back off it after finding no gear. Given the apparent lack of protection for 20 ft it looks very committing. Bit of a sandbag?
Carl Smethurst - 30/Jun/04

Did I do the same climb as you guys?
Wander up bit at bottom, put some gear in, do the 5a move to get established in the groove then up lovely groove to top. Gear seemed fine, not a hard climb for HVS.
MeMeMe - 31/Aug/04

Approach the crux bulge from the left. 2 x 0 cams go in well to protect.
Andy Hyslop - UKC - 28/May/05

The 5a move at the overlap was always unprotected in the old days (Given VS in Al Rouse's 1976 guide!) but with small friends you can now protect it. However I've noticed that the slots are now eroding. This route is a Western Grit 3 starrer so gets lots of ascents. Hmmm...
Pekkie - 19/Jul/08

wonderful route, lovely solo if you fancy it, not too hard just nicely absorbing.
Evan Holdsworth - 26/Apr/10

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