Garden Face and Och Aye Wall

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Afternoon sun
Level
10 mins
Sheltered

A blocky buttress which is split by several cracks and has a nice collection of easier climbs. Round to the right is a smooth slab that was quarried long ago. It has a trio of technical slabby wall climbs. Guidebook page 323.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cave Gully
8m. An exploratory trip through the rift in the back of the gully
 D
2
Cave Gully Crack
10m. A tricky start leads to good jamming above - steep.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
S 4b
3
Chockstone Climb
12m. The smelly block-filled rift has an awkward narrow exit.
 S 4a
4
Garden Face Crack
14m. The continuous crack just left of the arete is tricky to enter (jig to the left) and is good above. Large gear helps.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 4b
5
Garden Face Direct
14m. Start up GFC (or Direct - 5b) then move right onto the wall and climb it direct. Nice positions but sadly a bit...
2 user comments
 
Reachy
Technical
VS 5a
6
Garden Face Indirect
14m. Just right of the arete, climb a short corner and the continuation blocky crack above. It gives steep climbing for the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
7
Och Aye Wall Indirect
18m. Just right of the arete climb the wall on tiny polished holds to a ledge at 10m. Move to the centre of the wall to finish.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
8
Och Aye Wall Direct
16m. The centre of the wall has a hard start, especially so for the short. It soon eases.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
VS 5b
9
Tartan Route
12m. Just out from the corner is another worthwhile line. Once again it has a hard start and a fluttery upper section.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
VS 5a
10
Byne's Route
14m. 10m to the right of the Och Aye Wall slab is a fine long groove which gives an awkward but excellent pitch, large gear...
 
1 Stars
HVD 4a
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    Bitter
    "v.safe, great move(s) - if only it were longer" 21/May

    Landsick
    "Did Landsick, Moyers and Eye of Faith last Saturday; this one was by far the har..." 20/Sep

    Apple Arete
    "yer very nice in the upper section but very escapable to the rght in bottom half..." 03/May

    Crottle
    "That about sums it up" 29/Mar

    Tree Groove
    "Probably HS 4b with a couple of big cams for the traverse. Actually, probably HS..." 05/Oct

    Gardom's Unconquerable
    "Excellent route, the bottom flake is hard work and interest is maintained to the..." 29/May

    Make it Snappy
    "I agree, the description is perhaps somewhat misleading. It may have a big fall ..." 29/Apr

    Gardom's Unconquerable
    "Its only bold if you don't spot the hidden gear!" 23/Apr

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