Ixtlan and Crab Party Area

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DWS
Sun and Shade
15 mins
Level
Tidal

A good area of deep water solos on an atmospheric series of steep walls and buttresses including some bicep-busting deep water solo pump-outs on excellent rock. Not for the faint hearted. The wall right of Crab Party offers a nice contrast with its technical and fingery climbing, also on excellent quality rock.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Temporary Lifestyle
4+, S0. A spanking little route that is easy to find and gives a very good introduction to the fine art of deep water soloing....
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
HS
2
Babes and Bedsheets
8m. A nasty bit of stuff not to be taken on lightly. Insecure with potential for a fatal fall.
 
Fluttery
E5 6a
3
Foxy Chicks
6a+, S0. A cracking, but short-lived problem. From the ledge, reach the only crack you can find and yard up it.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
E2
4
Reel 'em In
6b+, S0. Make a reach around the lip and campus or heel-hook away to the top. Not one for the weak.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
E2
5
Aquamarina
7a+, S1. A full-on bouldery wall climb with tiny crimps. Make sure the water underneath is adequate and pick your landing.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E4
6
The Little Hard
6a+, S2. Climb The Big Easy past its hard moves and then take a deep breath and fire up the weakness 2m left of the arete.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E3
7
Big Easy Arete
5, S1. Climb the arete past a sloper to arrive at the top shelf.
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS
8
The Big Easy
6a+, S0. The approach traverse to the following routes is a great outing in its own right. The wall to the arete is the crux....
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1
9
Massive Amounts of Strength
7m. An eliminate. From a ledge just to the right of The Big Easy arete, climb straight up and tackle the roof above directly.
 
DWS
Strong
Crimpy
7b S2
10
Huge Reaches
8m. The testing groove to the right of the roof. Stretch between small holds to finally get established in the upper groove....
 
DWS
Reachy
Crimpy
7a+ S1
11
Lunge or Plunge
10m. A terrific challenge; the roof left of Ixtlan. From the incut bay left of Ixtlan, move leftwards and up to a roof, then...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
7a+ S1
12
Ixtlan
6a, S1. Not too fluttery, but it is worth checking out the final holds on the ledge before starting out. From the end of The...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2
13
Karma
6b, S2. A more serious undertaking. From 3m right of the corner of Ixtlan, climb the wall to a flowstone crack in a roof. Move...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3
14
Mad About You
6b, S2. A fine, but serious trip. Traverse about 7m beyond the corner of Ixtlan and climb the increasingly difficult, yellow...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3
15
Russian Roulette
6b+, S1. A wonderful climb in a great location. Crank it out along the base of the face beyond the corner of Ixtlan until all...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3
16
Captain Haddock
6b, S1. A good route for a first taster of this area. Climb across the rope and scuttle up the wall just right of the rope to a...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2
17
Flipper Force
6c, S0. Move up the arete and then pull around left onto the face. Follow this to the top.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E3
18
Gourmet Shit Traverse
14m. The substance of this odd little outing is a clockwise traverse of the huge supporting pillar found down at sea level....
1 user comment
 
DWS
6a S0
19
Up the Grotto
9m. Traverse right from the rope to below a roof. Pull into the overhung niche and crank out the roof. Pull out right to finish...
 
2 Stars
Strong
E5 6a
20
Water Wings
7a+, S1. A crowd pleaser up the arete with a very on/off move to finish.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E4
21
Ooh, Lovely!
6b+, S0. Start right of the arete and climb leftwards through steep territory to the more reasonably angled upper face. A...
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E3
22
Crab Party
6c, S2. A fantastic expedition which is one of the best deep water solos around. Check the water depth below the lip before...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E4
23
Intimate Dancing
10m. The shapely, left-trending arete gives excellent but bold climbing, with barely sufficient water for an ascent (although a...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Fluttery
6a S3
24
G-String
8m. A bold eliminate up the slight prow left of Robertson's Jar.
 
DWS
Crimpy
Fluttery
6b S3
25
Robertson's Jam
6a, S1. A good line up the vertical wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
HVS
26
Spittle 'n' Spume
6a, S0. Lots of fun is to be had on this super little rightward traverse on the lip of the roof. The wall looks totally blank,...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E1
27
Bare Reputation
7a+, S0. Extend the traverse of Spittle'n' Spume via more brilliant and intense climbing.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E4
28
Under-Bare
16m. An enchanting, largely footless route, found underneath Bare Reputation. The route traverses the continuous jug-rail,...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
7b S0
29
Under-Bare Extension
18m. Under-Bare has also received a thoroughly gratuitous extension, which pushes the grade to 'soft' 7b+. Just brilliant....
 
2 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
7b+ S0
30
Smile Please!
8m. A steady and pleasant little face climb above good water, finishing up a thin flake. Reach it either by a short abseil or a...
 
1 Stars
DWS
6a+ S0
31
Hooked Like No Fish Before Me
14m. Great climbing. Access as for Smile Please!, then traverse the juggy break-line leftwards, to finish up a prominent flake.
 
2 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
6b S0