Grooved Wall

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Afternoon sun
20 mins
Level
Sheltered

Another isolated buttress with a classic E3 5c and to its right a series of pleasant crack and groove climbs. The chunky oak in front of the cliff offers shade in the summer and encourages humidity after rain.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Waterloo Sunset
16m. The last of Gardomís quality E3s, is a bold arete climb which is often green. Start on the right and climb to a break...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E3 5c
2
Finale Groove
16m. The oddly-named first crack in the face. The crux requires some beefy pinch-gripping then things ease.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5a
3
Babylon's Groove
14m. Take the Y-shaped crack, following the right-hand branch with a tricky exit. The left-hand branch is a similar grade.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
4
Central Groove
12m. The next continuous crack line again has a tricky exit.
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
5
Tree Groove
12m. Climb the pleasant groove until level with the tree then move right awkwardly into a narrow rift to finish. A Direct...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
6
Right-hand Groove
10m. The penultimate crack gives vegetated bridging, the original and easier start was up the next crack.
 VS 4c
7
Spilt Crack
8m. Up the last crack in the face then move right to where a second crack spits the bulge.
 VS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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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

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