Beau Geste and Cave Crack

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Afternoon sun
15 mins
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To the right of Sunset Slab is one of Froggatt's most impressive features - the arete of Beau Geste. Past this the trees shade a section of rock with some good vertical cracks and a slightly dingy cave. There are several fine climbs here. The whole area may be cooler in the summer (at least for the belayer) and the cave provides shelter in the rain.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Soul Doubt
12m. Indifferent low gear almost protects this hard and scary climb up the blank wall. Use the thin crack to reach the ramp and...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
Fluttery
E8 6c
2
Beau Geste
14m. The magnificent jutting arete is the classic hard route of the crag. Relatively easy climbing up the groove in the lower...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E7 6c
3
Epiphany Left-hand
12m. Climb the soaring arete on its left-hand side, with a detour at half-height to place gear. A sustained and gripping pitch
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6b
4
Holly Groove
12m. The slippery twin cracks in the long-hollyless groove. Start up the left one step into the right, for a couple of steep...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
5
Hawk's Nest Crack
12m. The classic jamming crack iturns out to be awkward despite the useful chockstone (knees obligatory). From the ledge finish...
15 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
6
Horizontal Places
14m. The roof above Hawk's Nest Crack. Span out to the lip, slap for a break, traverse left and finish direct.
 
Strong
E5 6b
7
Cave Crack
12m. A bruising battle for most. From a thread hand traverse the greasy flange and fist-jam the roof crack. Once established on...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
E3 5c
8
Rambeau
The direct start up the hanging rib.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
V8 7B+
9
Cave Crawl
12m. Exquisite and unique. Scrawm-a-way up into the slot in the back left corner of the cave then breast stoke toward Swimmers...
2 user comments
 
Technical
HS 5a
10
Cave Wall
12m. Bold, precarious and serious. From the right rib of the cave boulder through the bulges rightwards to a small ledge from...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
11
Beau Brummel
12m. The right arete of the buttress with a harrowing leap for a sloping hold forming the crux. From above this move left to a...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 6a
12
Swimmer's Chimney
12m. The deep and ever-narrowing chimney slot is well named, you can thrash but try not to flounder!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
13
Brightside
12m. Low in the grade. From halfway up Swimmer's squirm past the arete and climb the wall by a hard move, things then ease. The...
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
14
Greedy Pig
12m. The searing thin crack that forms a direct start to the last climb is fiercely technical and has gear which is hard to...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E5 6b
15
Avalanche
11m. The groove on the right-hand side of the wall has a particularly hard pull over the roof.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 6a
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    Trapeze
    "Lovely!" 16/May

    Sunset Crack
    "Didn't feel like a 4c to me - this was my first lead of anything above VDiff and..." 09/Dec

    Janker's Groove
    "Did the direct start as a sit start, as in the Bouldering guide recommended and ..." 09/Jun

    Downhill Racer
    "Quality, pretty on/off move low down and then not too much trouble above that. J..." 19/May

    Armaggedon
    "Shouldnt this be spelt Armageddon (1 'g', 2 'd's, as in BMC guide and the Ston..." 22/Jan

    Three Pebble Slab
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    Downes’ Crack
    "Needs young arms!" 26/Nov

    Terrace Crack
    "Finished a warm, sunny end of September day with this and loved it. Consistent ..." 01/Oct

    Great Slab
    "I have some sympathy with John Yates. If the anti top rope lobby carries on seco..." 11/Jul top50

    Valkyrie
    "I found the crack harder than Chequers, worse even Terrazza? There are only a c..." 01/Jun top50

    Oedipus Ring Your Mother
    "not 6b, prob hard 5c. Awesome climbing though." 12/May

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