Prow Rock Area

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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
VS 4c
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
E5 6b
3
The Moire
The northwest arete of Prow Rock is taxing and poorly protected, plus the landing is typical Wharncliffe!
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5 6b
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.
 E3 6b
5
Outside Route
From the south toe of the tower, trend left via a niche.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
6
The Nose
The juggy and worthwhile prow-like south arete of the tower.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS 4c
7
Inside Route
The gloomy face is the easiest way up (and off) the tower.
2 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...
 HVS 5c
9
Teresa's Slab
A tricky start gains the easier right side of the face.
1 user comment
 
Technical
HVD 4a
10
Pylon Corner
A short angular groove on the left has its moments.
1 user comment
 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 4a
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 4c
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 4a
15
Requiem of Hamlet's Ghost
Steeply up the face between the cracks past a set of overlaps.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
16
The Crack of Doom
The steep awkward off-width was a great effort for its day.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS 4b
17
Despair
Climb the steep pillar on the right-hand side of the buttress, passing a low roof.
1 user comment
 E2 5c
18
The Zig-zag Climb
Follow the easy groove on the right then move left to the kinked and chockstone-filled crack.
2 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" 23/Mar

    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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