Coltsfoot Crack Area

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Afternoon sun
13 mins
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This is the first section of the Upper Tier reached on the approach. Easy, polished lines on the right and tough technical lines on the left. Often busy.
Approach - This is the first area reached on the approach up the valley path to the Upper Tier.

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1
Hornbeam Wall
Climb up past the horizontal tree to broken ground above.
3 user comments
 
Pumpy
Loose
VS
2
Hornwall
A good little pitch with some enjoyable thin wall climbing in its lower half.
4 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
E1
3
Horny
Smear up the polished wall to reach the flake-crack. Follow this rightwards to join and finish up Hornbeam.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2
4
Hornblower
A worthwhile pitch tackling the well-protected thin crack after a tough and slightly bold start.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E2
5
Harvey Wall Banger
A bold start gains good flake holds and wires. Pull up to reach a good but hollow-sounding hold by a peg. Finish straight up...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E2
6
Hornbeam
Powerful moves up the initial crack lead to a hidden peg. Pull into the flake-crack above and follow this rightwards to the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E3
7
Coltsfoot Corner
Climb the wall right of the corner, on good hidden holds, to a ledge. Step left into the corner that leads steeply to the top.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS
8
Left Edge
Start up the polished flake, which is directly above a boulder at the base of the crag. Take the left-facing flakes above to...
3 user comments
 
Pumpy
HS
9
Straight Edge
Climb the wall between the two cracks.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS
10
Right Edge
Good gear and moves up the flake line.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS
11
Coltsfoot Crack
An enjoyable little pitch up the layback flakes, with good protection.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
12
Shelfway
Climb rightwards to reach the tree and then move back left through ledges to the top. Reaching the tree is tricky and the upper...
6 user comments
 
Fluttery
S
13
End Flake
Powerful moves up the flake-crack right of the tree. Big gear.
4 user comments
 
Strong
HVD
14
Recession Blues
An intense short pitch. Pull through the low overhang at a thin crack to reach a ledge. Step left and climb the bold wall to...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
VS
  • 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

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