Black Ash Area

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Afternoon sun
13 mins
Uphill

There is little of any quality here but a few reasonable routes can be found in the lower to mid-grades.
Approach - This area runs on directly from the Coltsfoot Crack Area.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Crackstone Rib
A bold route. Move left out of Ashgrove Prelims to climb the wall and scoop.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Fluttery
E1
2
Ashgrove Prelims
The orange groove and layback crack. It is polished and can be dirty, but the climbing is enjoyable.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
3
Black Ash
Climb the wall to a good ledge. Move left and follow thin cracks and flakes, finishing slightly rightwards.
4 user comments
 
Technical
HVS
4
Black Path
Good rock and some thought-provoking moves but little in the way of meaningful protection.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Fluttery
E2
5
Flakeless Groove
From the top of the left-hand pinnacle, climb the wall and finger-crack, moving leftwards to the top.
2 user comments
 HS
6
Scarface Groove
The groove has been cleaned up and is now regularly climbed.
4 user comments
 Diff
7
White Crack
The leftward-slanting and broken crack system.
2 user comments
 VD
8
White Groove
Climb the left-trending crack that is difficult to start.
3 user comments
 S
9
Twisting Corner
The fine wide crack takes some big gear. The grass at one-third height does not really detract from the route.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS
10
Bootlace Thread
A fine sequence of moves but pretty much a solo. Climb Twisting Corner for 2m then move right onto the line using a good...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5
11
Cornucopia
A good route with a hard layback start.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
12
Shabby Slab
Good climbing on immaculate rock with a bold start but easier climbing above.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1
13
As Yew Like It
Good, well-protected crack climbing.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
14
Gardener's Question Time
Start right of the right-hand pinnacle and follow the vegetated groove that is better than it looks.
 S
15
Rich's Robbery
Direct up the blank looking wall.
 S
  • 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

    Intensity
    "A brutal but enjoyable battle." 27/Apr top50

    Fall Out
    "found this very pumpy" 22/Feb

    Hornwall
    "Awkward start but soon eases - unfortunately the tree gets in the way a bit" 12/Sep

    Ashgrove Prelims
    "Polished holds, awkward gear and high in the grade. I was very relieved to top o..." 18/Jun

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