Back in the Black Area

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Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
8 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

This section of the crag features some extremely hard high quality routes and some much more traditional outings popular with beginners. This end of the crag can pick up a breeze which is a bonus in warm weather.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Hell Hole
10m. Not pleasant.
 M
2
Hello Arete
10m. The loose arete.
 HVS 4c
3
Hell's Own Variation
10m. Climb half way up the chimney and finish up the left arête.
 VD
4
Tongue Pie
10m. Start in the chimney and traverse above the overhang to finish up a thin crack.
 HVS 4c
5
Hell's Chimney
10m. Climb the chimney.
 D
6
It's Yours
17m. A route of two differing halves. Power through the bulge on undercuts, then avoid the temptation of stepping into...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b+
7
Punishment of Luxury
15m. Butch cranking up the thread decorated pocketed crack soon eases. Can be taken direct or by moving in from the left.
 
2 Stars
Strong
E4 6b
8
Elite Syncopations Top 50
15m. A fine direct line up the buttress. Move in from the right with difficulty and continue without much respite to join Back...
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
8a
9
Back in the Black
15m. A brilliant line featuring sustained and strenuous manouvers on excellent rock. The line is often redpointed with the...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E6 6b
10
Bolt from the Blue
15m. Another good way up the wall with a very technical crux sequence. F7b+ with the gear in place. Follow Back In The Black to...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E6 6c
11
Line of Fire
16m. Climb up to a peg in the large C-shaped flake. Move up to some flakes and make a long reach to enter the hanging groove...
4 user comments
 
Fluttery
Loose
E5 6a
12
Train to Hell
16m. Aid up to the parallel layback flakes using two bolts. Finish through the upper roof.
7 user comments
 E4 6a
13
Cured
16m. Climb up to the undercut flake from the right then move left to small crimps and make a dynamic lunge for a tiny distant...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Strong
Crimpy
7c
14
Stiff and Sticky
15m. Some poor rock and a long reach spoils what would otherwise be a good line.
1 user comment
 
Reachy
Loose
E3 6a
  • Latest Comments

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    So Lucky
    "This had been bolted some time ago, (not by me) 3 bolts. Has now been finished 4..." 13/Jun

    It's Yours
    "The Project to the left has been climbed and is called The sound and the fury 8b..." 31/Aug

    The Orgasmatron
    "Glad this one is getting some attention. Nice one Sam" 04/Aug

    The Orgasmatron
    "I repeated this from the ground today. Powerful boulder problem start utilising ..." 29/Jul

    Driller Thriller
    "Route to the left of Driller Thriller " Trailer Trash" F6b. 23.05.12 ..." 26/May

    Dyperspace
    "I think a hold under the roof has evolved making this slightly easier since it w..." 20/Sep

    Cubase
    "Phew! Thought it was just me that found this desperate! Thought the boulder prob..." 15/Sep

    Big Mouth Strikes Again
    "Another forgotten route revived by Charlton Chestwig" 16/Aug

    Big Mouth Strikes Again
    "Now is an excellent clean, reachy 7a after rebolting. Thanks to GG" 14/Aug

    Quick Flash
    "Route to the right, behind ash tree "Wonderwall" F6c+/7a. cool moves,..." 22/Jul

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