Sir Cathcart Area

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Evening sun
20 mins
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The Sir Cathcart Area is a fine section of the crag that possess some very good climbs on superb rock. The central trio around Sir Cathcart D'Eath are well worth a look. The routes on the left have old fixed gear.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Lucy
12m. Now overgrown.
2 user comments
 VS 4c
2
Wriggle Gully
12m. Now overgrown.
 S
3
Black Moments
A short pitch on perfect rock. Climb past a thread to a bolt. A long stretch past the bolt gains the top and a tree lower-off.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E4
4
Mainly for Pleasure
Climb up to the thread on Black Moments, then continue rightwards up the steep slab before moving back left to the tree.
2 user comments
 
Technical
E2
5
The Rebel
Follow the steep flake-crack, which is a little hollow in places.
2 user comments
 
Strong
VS
6
Sombre Music
Tough climbing up the steep and friable wall reaches an old ring peg beneath the overlap. Pull around this to a bolt and...
2 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
Loose
E5
7
Second Chance
A steep and sustained exercise up the hand-sized crack.
2 user comments
 
Pumpy
E1
8
Suspended Animation
An eliminate which is just right of Second Chance. Climb the dubious-looking flake system, passing a tiny sapling at half...
2 user comments
 
Technical
E1
9
Grand Laddie
Squirm up the curving chimney.
2 user comments
 VD
10
Amocco Cadiz
The tottering groove.
2 user comments
 
Loose
HVS
11
Only a Gesture
The open groove is a lot more solid than its neighbour but still requires care. Avoid the temptation of escaping left too...
2 user comments
 
Technical
E1
12
Topology
The wide gully has immaculate rock on its right flank but poorer rock on its left.
2 user comments
 
Loose
VD
13
Façade
From the small cave, make a committing move left into a slim hanging groove that soon leads to easier ground.
2 user comments
 
Strong
E2
14
Pierrepoint Pressure
A powerful sequence gains the hanging scoop. Follow this rightwards to a good foot-ledge, then tackle the rounded rib exiting...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b+
15
The Hype
Start immediately right of a large ash and yew trees beneath a thin crack.1) 5a, 24m. Climb the thin crack to a grassy...
2 user comments
 
Technical
HVS
16
Cotteril's Found Another Toe
Technical climbing on excellent compact rock. Move up to a peg and bolt, then make a long stretch to the base of a flake-crack...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E5
17
Beryl
1) 4b, 22m. Zig-zag up the wide crack to the terrace and belay below a short steep corner.2) 4c, 10m. Tackle the corner to...
 VS
18
Tamsin
Good but slighty fluttery climbing. Enter the smooth yellow-flecked groove from the left (peg), and move right with difficulty...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E3
19
The Race is On
Start right of Tamsin underneath the left edge of an overlap. Pull past a faded thread to reach a steep flake-crack and follow...
 
Strong
E3
20
Catch Me if You Can
Start below a thin crack sprouting from an overlap at 3m. Pull into the crack and climb it to a junction with Sir Cathcart...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5
21
Sir Cathcart D'Eath
One of the better lines in the valley. Follow the steep leftwards-trending flake/crack, past a thread and peg, to jugs. Launch...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E3
22
Screaming Lord Sutch
An excellent pitch that combines the best bits of the neighbouring routes. Climb Sir Cathcart to a jug, then pull up and right,...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E5
23
Another Red Line
Superb technical climbing. Move up the wall, (threads) to a good ledge. Climb up onto the left arete (thread) and pull around...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E4
24
Vladimir and Olga
Climb the shallow groove and thin crack just right of Another Red Line, clipping a common thread with that route, to reach a...
 
Technical
E3
25
Iceburn
Start by a small sapling. Climb boldly leftwards to reach a pinch on the rounded arete which is used to gain entry into the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5
26
Up the Veil
Powerful climbing past two old bolts gains a large vegetated flake. Climb this, past a dead yew tree, and up an easy groove.
 
Strong
E4