L'Horla

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Early morning sun
8 mins
Level
Windy

The perfect introduction to Curbar, with three classic cracks - Maupassant, L'Horla and Insanity. All are short and high in the grade; how you perform on these will be a good pointer to how you are going to cope with the rest of the cliff; welcome to the 'Cloggy of The Peak'.
Approach (see map on page 405) - From the gate at the start of the green drive follow the track for 450m then slant left to reach the edge of the Eliminates Wall, descend here and walk under the impressive face.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Lardmaster
The inevitable diagonal girdle though with some great climbing along the way. Link the initial crack Usurper (p.433 ) with the...
 
1 Stars
E3
2
Spray Mane
From twin pockets, dyno to the break.
 
1 Stars
Dyno
f7B
3
Sean's Arete
The arete climbed on its left. To the top break is f7B+.
 
3 Stars
Technical
f7B
4
Moonshine
The thin bulging cracks on the right-hand side of the wall are gained from the right and are especially taxing where the...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E5
5
Eclipse
Start up Moonshine, pull over the roof and then continue up the slappy and well-positioned arete above and right.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6
6
Maupassant
Classic grit HVS. A jamming crack leads to a bridged rest, take a big breath and layback to glory. The big chockstone can be...
10 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
HVS
7
L'Horla
Classic grit E1. The leaning groove is awkward and insecure. At the bulge (high wire and/or big cam in the notch) leap onto the...
14 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
E1
8
Insanity
Classic grit E2. Scuttle up the thin leaning crack by a tottering layback, especially where the side-wall disappears. Easier...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
E2
9
Committed
Well-named. From part way up the bank cross the side-wall leftwards to a hard finish with the ground sweeping increasingly away...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
E6