Avalanche Wall

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Afternoon sun
8 mins
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A couple of 'orange spot' climbs and a trio of desperate outings are the main draws of this once-quarried bay. Owl's Arete is best ‘easier’ climb here and Avalanche Wall is as popular as any HVS route in the area.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Portrait of a Legend
8m. Climb the fierce thin cracks in the left-hand side of the wall past a deep break to a steeper finish.
 
Technical
E4 6b
2
Avalanche Wall
12m. One of the few Curbar routes which doesn't feel too hard for the grade. Twin cracks lead past blocks to steeper cracks...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
3
One Step Beyond
20m. From Avalanche Wall traverse the steep slab rightwards passing a runner slot and crucial high step to an easier finish...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
4
Slab and Crack
14m. The centre of the steep slab is a Curbar test-piece, being both technical and bold. Climb directly to the runner slot on...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E8 6c
5
Doctor Dolittle
15m. A stunning hard route starting up Slab and Crack and then making a desperate traverse left into One Step Beyond. Above the...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E10 7a
6
Owl's Arete
14m. The cracked arete is steep for one move in its central section. The upper section is easier and protection is good.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
7
Little Chef
14m. The thin flaky crack in the left-hand side of the recess is a bit of an enigma, normally dirty, it sees little attention.
1 user comment
 
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6b
8
Predator
The thin crack on the right is rather unsatisfying. The bulge is the crux (knee-bar rest) and although the ledges on the right...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
9
Argosy Crack
14m. The wide crack in the corner is good practice for dirty American off-widths and great at wrecking clothes old or new. The...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
VS 4b
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    Moonshine
    "Amazing that there are no comments for this brillant route. Technical interestin..." 02/Jun

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