Crab Party Area

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DWS
Morning sun
Level
15 mins
Tidal

A brilliant area of 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. Guidebook page 191.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
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 5b
2
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 6a
3
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
4
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
5
Water Wings
7a+, S1. A crowd pleaser up the arete with a very on/off move to finish.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E4 6b
6
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 5c
7
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 6a
8
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
9
G-String
8m. A bold eliminate up the slight prow left of Robertson's Jar.
 
DWS
Crimpy
Fluttery
6b S3
10
Robertson's Jam
6a, S1. A good line up the vertical wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
HVS 5a
11
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
Strong
Crimpy
E1 5c
12
Bare Reputation
7a+, S0. Extend the traverse of Spittle'n' Spume via more brilliant and intense climbing.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
E4 6b
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
  • Latest Comments

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    Ixtlan
    "wonderful route. quite sustained but there's a huge sitting rest after the trave..." 30/Sep

    Sugar Daddy
    "drop the + so 7a. Maybe two 6a moves." 05/Jan

    Bare Reputation
    "Of course! All subsequent ascents should follow suit." 08/Aug

    Bare Reputation
    "For archiving sake was the first ascent done naked?" 24/Jul

    Marine Boy Direct
    "This route is in the current guide, is it not? So are some of the other routes i..." 01/Jul

    Bleating Nincompoops
    "Great climb, sharp rock, lots of friction. Definitely wait until the tide has st..." 26/May

    Penny Lane
    "Its in my current guidebook atE1 5b." 13/Nov

    Problem 3
    "Easily the best problem here. Nice moves, good rock. Not that reachy." 20/Sep

    Temporary Lifestyle
    "First DWS, brilliant." 18/Aug

    Aquamarina
    "Excellent route. Very crimpy indeed." 13/Aug

    Ixtlan
    "IXTLAN!!!!!!! i found you!!! dont be put of by the high crux, but do not take li..." 10/Aug

    Crab Party
    "Onsited by the oldest Porter brother and flashed by the younger!! Mega cool rout..." 08/Aug

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