Inelegance Area

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Sun from mid-morning
13 mins
Uphill

Deep chimney cracks and juggy flakes contrast well with some bold but technically superb steep face climbs. The easier climbs are also very worthwhile.
Approach - Follow the crag-base path until a gap in the trees reveals an open section of wall with some eye-catching wide cracks splitting it.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Rough Cut
Climb broken cracks and move right to a ledge with a precariously balanced flake. Move back left and climb the tricky wall.
3 user comments
 
Technical
VS
2
Crystal Ship
Good moves but serious. Deceptively technical climbing gains the diagonal overlap, then move left and pull over on good hidden...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E3
3
Dope on a Rope
Serious climbing up the centre of the grey wall. There is some gear but it is blind and hard to place as the crucial placement...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E6
4
Dead Fingers Talk
Excellent technical moves with a committing start. Move up to the top of the first crack of Inelegance, then step left with...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E3
5
Inelegance Top 50
A strong line with excellent climbing along the left-to-right diagonal line of pinnacles and flakes. Watch out for rope drag.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VD
6
Inspiration
A very good climb taking the hand-sized crack direct to the upper pinnacle on Inelegance.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
7
Incompetence Top 50
An excellent pitch of its type. The wide crack/chimney is sustained and protectable with slings and wires. Finish up the...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVD
8
Insecure
Move easily up to a block-ledge at the start of the zig-zag crack. Well-protected moves up the initial crack lead to a...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVS
9
Ashgrove
Squirm up the chimney passing an ash tree at half height.
2 user comments
 VD
  • Latest Comments

    For WORLD'S END

    Crystal
    "Route to left, steep to start, a crimpy pull over the bulge then continue up the..." 19/Mar

    Titanium Man
    "Slightly damp on Saturday! Similar but slightly harder than Tearg Wall: easy, ge..." 30/Apr

    The Final Solution
    "No lower off! Why?" 27/Mar top50

    Cornucopia
    "As above comment, does seem a bit dodgy for HVS 5a" 10/May

    Scarface Groove
    "Maybe water washed through it but not much gear and rock not sound." 07/Aug

    Copper Pinnacle
    "was this named the worm in the stewart cathcart guidebook?" 24/Jul

    Butter Arete
    "the bomber gear placement at half height is no more, the block the placement wen..." 11/Jun

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