Black Ash Area

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Sun from mid-morning
7 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

This section of cliff is less appealing than the other areas on the upper tier but has a number of easier lines that maybe useful for tope-roping. A couple of the lines are worthy of more serious attention.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Crackstone Rib
12m. A bold route that moves left out of Ashgrove Prelims to climb the wall and scoop.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5a
2
Ashgrove Prelims
12m. The obvious orange groove and layback crack can be a little dirty but the climbing is enjoyable.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
3
Black Ash
12m. The wall right of Ashgrove Prelims is climbed to a good ledge, move left and follow thin cracks and flakes finishing...
2 user comments
 
Technical
HVS 5b
4
Black Path
12m. Good rock and some thought provoking moves but little in the way of any meaningful protection.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E2 5b
5
Flakeless Groove
12m. From the top of the second pinnacle climb the wall and finger crack moving leftwards to the top.
 HS 4b
6
Gardeners Question Time
12m. Start right of the first pinnacle and follow the vegetated groove.
1 user comment
 S 4a
7
Scarface Groove
12m. The unappealing loose groove.
2 user comments
 
Loose
D
8
White Crack
12m. The leftward slanting broken crack system.
 VD
9
Rich’s Robbery
12m. Direct up the black wall.
 S 4a
10
White Groove
12m. Climb the left trending crack.
1 user comment
 S 4a
11
Twisting Corner
12m. The fine wide crack takes some big gear. The grass at one third height doesn’t really detract or get in the way.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4a
12
Bootlace Thread
12m. A fine sequence up the right-hand line from the base of Twisting Corner. Move up Twisting Corner for 2m then move right...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6a
13
Cornucopia
12m. A good route with a hard layback start.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5a
14
Shabby Slab
12m. Good climbing on immaculate rock with a bold start but easier above.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5a
15
As Yew Like It
12m. Nice climbing up the crack with good small and medium wires.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
  • 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

    Quill
    "Hard for the grade? I don't think so!" 11/Oct

    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

    Finer Feelings
    "my best route to date very pleased with the technical start." 24/Jun top50

    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

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