Baron's Wall and Calver Wall

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A fine pair of short steep walls, home to a good selection of short fingery face climbs of a less intimidating nature than is usual for Curbar. There are also some good cracks to tidy up the jamming technique of those who feel the need.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
I Bet He Drinks Carling Black Label
The sketchy wall to a beckoning crack is desperate! f7A if you can pad it properly.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6
2
The Squint Start
An interesting and pumpy way for technical dunces to get at the upper crack on Baron's Wall - don't expect it to be easy...
 
1 Stars
HVS
3
Tube of Foster's
This earlier version of I Bet He Drinks... climbs the blunt rib to the ledge - move left to access the thin crack with...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
4
Cartons and Curpets
The wall just right of the rib.
 
1 Stars
f6B
5
Smoke ont' Watter
A f6A+ boulder problem start leads to a ledge. An awkward and scary move gains a thin hanging crack, leading to the top. It is...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E1
6
Talon Man
The wall past the side-pull.
 
2 Stars
f6B
7
Baron's Direct
Climb direct to the finishing crack of Baron's Wall.
 
1 Stars
f6A
8
Baron's Wall
The right-hand crack is gained from the right. The start is problematic especially for the short. Leaning in from the arete on...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVS
9
Blockhead
Climb past ledges and jam the groove to a steep finish using the crack on the right where needed.
1 user comment
 
Technical
VS
10
Sweet Gene Vincent
Take the wall right of Blockhead via a hard move to the break. Step left and climb the technical thin crack in the wall.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
11
Saddy
Exiting the thin crack is harder than it looks, the wires are tricky to place and the finish is pretty pumpy. It's good though!
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
E2
12
Wall Climb
The fine right-trending groove is sustained and awkward. Despite the good protection it is high in the grade.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
13
Top Secret
A bold start leads to the break, runners and a high crux.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
14
Calver Chimney
Usually a bit green though most of the best holds aren't!
1 user comment
 Diff
15
Colossus
The right-hand arete of the chimney mostly on its left side.
1 user comment
 E2
16
Vaguely Great
A filler though with some good moves up the wall and blind flake. A direct start is a bit harder.
 E1
17
Calver Wall
Climb the easy wall left of a tree to a ledge. Finish up the short but tricky crack by a layback move or two.
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
18
Brindle Crack
As for Calver Wall to the ledge but step right to reach and climb the right-hand branch of the crack. The shallow groove...
 
1 Stars
HS
19
Polar Crack
Start to the right of the tree and climb an awkward wide crack (huge cams help) to a ledge, finish up the steep right-hand...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VS
20
Arctic Nose
Head up the arete (no gear) to the ledge then finish up the cracked arete. A finish to the right is easier, as is a start round...
 
1 Stars
HS
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