Steep Side

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Sport
No sun
Downhill
5 mins
Seepage
Sheltered

Most climbers will be amazed when they first see the impressive steep side of the gorge. This huge wall overhangs for all of its length and should offer some major stamina pitches. In reality some of the rock is loose and crumbly, much of the gear is old and the majority of the routes have not seen much traffic in recent times and it is often out of condition. Guidebook page 145.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cave Wall
12m. A strange climb that starts up Where We Going but then moves right past a bolt to access the steep wall above the cave,...
 
Technical
6c+
2
Echoes
12m. This short difficult pitch is rarely clean and rarely climbed, start to the left of a small ground-level cave. Climb...
2 user comments
 
Technical
7a+
3
Grand Canyon Top 50
12m. By far the best route in the gorge and one of the best routes in the guide when dry. The climbing varies from dynamic...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
4
Broccoli and Ice-Cream
12m. A fine companion to Grand Canyon that has a very steep crux sequence through the bulge. The start is surprisingly awkward...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7b
5
An Ivory Smile
12m. A good route unfortunately spoilt by some crumbly rock, old gear and a grubby start. The crux is pulling through the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
7c
6
The Ten Year Fog
12m. Another good route that suffers from the same afflictions as An Ivory Smile. Blast up the wall and steep groove to where...
1 user comment
 
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
7
Bananas and Coffee
12m. Nice climbing on the upper wall is spoilt by a muddy and unpleasant start that is now missing bolts.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a+
8
Whats in a Word
12m. The alternative right-hand finish to Bananas And Coffee ends at the belay close to the bridge.
 
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a+
9
Uhu
12m. An unusual line climbing the broken red wall above the obvious rightward trending ramp line to finish under and then on...
 E4 5c
10
Communique
12m. Start up Uhu but continue along the ramp line to reach a broken crack that is followed direct to the right hand side of...
 E4 5c
11
Comfortably Numb
12m. At the entrance to the gorge on the right hand side there is a savage micro route. Climb steeply to an old bolt then pull...
 
Strong
7a
  • Latest Comments

    For DEVIL'S GORGE

    Broccoli and Ice-Cream
    "Climbed this on sat, think it was the only route climbable due to the seepage, i..." 09/Apr

    The Ten Year Fog
    "Re-bolted, re-cleaned and extended to the top of the crag. This is another three..." 20/Sep

    Grand Canyon
    "Is access to this crag ok? remember reading that thyere were some issues with it..." 29/Aug top50

    Bananas and Coffee
    "Many years later lets put the record straight. If it's the route I'm thinking..." 04/Feb

    Broccoli and Ice-Cream
    "What is the short project between Grand Canyon and Broccoli and Ice-cream? I'm a..." 15/Aug

    Broccoli and Ice-Cream
    "I've cleaned up this route. It's in good nick at the moment and certainly worth..." 21/Jul

    Grand Canyon
    "I remember doing this in the early 90's and some holds crumbling on the last sec..." 10/Jul top50

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