Prow Rock Area

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Sun and Shade
20 mins
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Wharncliffe starts with the pointed Prow Rock just below where the approach path meets the cliff edge. This worthy mini-summit can be escaped by a flying leap, though climbing down is safer. To the right of the pinnacle is a cracked buttress once capped with a pylon, and away to the left is a buttress with one decent climb.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Gallipoli Rock
Start in the centre and move over to a finish on the left arete.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS
2
Steeltown
The steep north face. Reach the central break then use layaways and an undercut to gain the shelving top. Swing left to finish.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
E5
3
The Moire
The northwest arete of Prow Rock is taxing and poorly protected, plus the landing is typical Wharncliffe!
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5
4
Querp
Gain the base of the scoop in the centre of the west face from the right and make fierce fingery pulls to enter it.
 
Crimpy
E3
5
Outside Route
From the south toe of the tower, trend left via a niche.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
6
The Nose
The juggy and worthwhile prow-like south arete of the tower.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
VS
7
Inside Route
The gloomy face is the easiest way up (and off) the tower.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
8
Exonian's Return
A fingery rightward traverse of the wall behind the Prow. Variations are available; the green left arete is VS 4c and a more...
 
Crimpy
HVS
9
Teresa's Slab
A tricky start gains the easier right side of the face.
1 user comment
 
Technical
HVD
10
Pylon Corner
A short angular groove on the left has its moments.
2 user comments
 D
11
Pylon Crack
The steep narrow crack in the centre of the north face.
2 user comments
 VD
12
Quern Crack
The steeper fissure just to the right to an awkward exit.
1 user comment
 S
13
Jimmy Puttrell is a Legend
The arete leads to the direct finish to Hamlet's Climb. The name is new though the climbing isn't.
 VS
14
Hamlet's Climb
Climb the steep crack in the left-hand side of the buttress to a notch then escape leftwards across to Pylon Crack. A rightward...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD
15
Requiem of Hamlet's Ghost
Steeply up the face between the cracks past a set of overlaps.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1
16
The Crack of Doom
The steep awkward off-width was a great effort for its day.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS
17
Despair
Climb the steep pillar on the right-hand side of the buttress, passing a low roof.
1 user comment
 E2
18
The Zig-zag Climb
Follow the easy groove on the right then move left to the kinked and chockstone-filled crack.
3 user comments
 D
19
The Crack of Delight
The pleasant easy groove on the right.
 M
  • Latest Comments

    For WHARNCLIFFE

    Deep Chimney
    "Changed from D * to D *, no votes" 19/Jun

    Just a Minute
    "Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless'..." 10/May

    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
    "Only hard bit is getting into sentry box. Then a fun squirm. Hard Diff?" 02/Apr

    Desolation Angel
    "agree with all above. looks harder than it is. i would probably say E5, compared..." 13/Mar

    Scarlett's Wall Arete
    "Nice face climbing." 27/Oct

    Rook Chimney
    "A bit polished lower down and not a smooth climb i.e. bitty!" 26/Oct

    Banana Wall
    "agree with brown. E2 5c/6a depending on reach." 19/Oct

    Great Buttress Arete
    "It is possible with some care and attention to place adequate wire protection. ..." 14/Oct

    Easy Groove
    "More a chimney than a groove, though climbed by bridging rather than chimneying...." 07/Sep

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