Overtaker's and Potter's Wall

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Long renowned for the route of the same name, this overhang-capped buttress is now best known as home to the Johnny Dawes’ desperate of White Lines that had to wait over 15 years for a repeat. Potter’s Wall is the tall buttress to the right of Overtaker’s. Guidebook page 296.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Overtaking on the Outside
8m. Bear-hug the pleasant rib on the left.
 S 4a
2
Overtaker's Buttress
1) 4c, 10m. Reach the groove from the left and, at its top, traverse right below the overhangs to a ledge and stance.2) 5b,...
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
3
Overtaker's Direct
10m. Climb direct to the groove on the Original, then tackle the overhang above and left using some rather flexible flakes.
1 user comment
 
Strong
Loose
E3 5b
4
Snorter
10m. The overhangs above the start of the Overtaker’s traverse are tackled with great Diculty (crucial Friend 0.5).
2 user comments
 
Technical
Strong
E4 6b
5
White Lines
12m. Start on the left or right and climb the centre of the wall by a desperate mantelshelf, then the overhangs above via a...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E7 6b
6
Free Way
12m. Climb the crack on the right then the left-hand side of the nose by a long stretch for distant pockets. Finish over the...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
E5 6b
7
Right Triplet Gully
8m. Back and foot the deep cleft just left of the beak.
1 user comment
 VD
8
Instant Karma
18m. The imposing hanging arete is no place to ponder.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E4 6b
9
Fidget
6m. Climb the arete under the right edge of the nose then fidget left, stretch for the flake and go!
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1 6a
10
Rise of the Robots
6m. Extend-a-way up the wall. Originally given HVS 5b!
3 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
Rounded
E1 6b
11
Mad Hatter
8m. Start up a groove on the left-hand side of the wall (or the harder wall to its right). Climb up and then left to the top...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E2 5c
12
Potter's Wall
10m. The discontinuous cracks up the right-hand edge of the buttress have good holds but are light on gear.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
HS 4b
13
Circus of Dinosaurs
10m. The arete of the wall on its left-hand side has some good moves although avoiding the previous route is not easy.
2 user comments
 
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 5b
14
Grooved Arete
8m. The shallow, stepped grove in the south-facing side wall is good but short-lived. Thought you were on Tryfan for a second?
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
15
Diddlum Wall
8m. Climb to the bulge and pass it awkwardly using a blind crack. Finish up the left-hand arete.
 
Rounded
VS 5a
16
Honest John
6m. Climb into the niche, move out left to pass the roof then trend back right to finish on the arete.
1 user comment
 
Strong
HVS 5a
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    Diet of Worms
    "ooops - 19th May 1978 according to the Tanky's new routes book. hex 7 stacked on..." 24/Sep

    Rise of the Robots
    "Haha 6b! Someone needs to lay off the crack pipe." 10/Aug

    Moonshine
    "Amazing that there are no comments for this brillant route. Technical interestin..." 02/Jun

    Rise of the Robots
    "Yes where did this 6b come from? I would go with 5c, but this route is much easi..." 17/Apr

    Finger Distance
    "A brilliant V4/5 with pads. I suppose you could argue that pads make it "to..." 14/Jan

    Honest John
    "Short but worthwhile" 26/Oct

    The Art of White Hat Wearing
    "Landing improved a while back and now a quality, West Side Story-esque, Font 7b+..." 19/Aug

    Soyuz
    "E1 5c. More in keeping with the Curbar grading system." 04/Jul

    Saddy
    "Thought that this is quite a good route. Good line cracks that require quite a b..." 09/Jun

    Saddy
    "I thought it was rather good, for some of the reasons Fiend dislikes it. It was ..." 08/May

    Saddy
    "Your man's right. This route is bloody awful." 04/May

    Potter's Wall
    "Gear is fine at the bottom, and you don't need it at the top........ jugs galore..." 04/May

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