Cow Cave Area

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Lots of sun!
Level
6 mins
Sheltered

The gaping hole of Cow Cave is a well-used bivvy spot and a popular place for gearing up. The climbs in this area are very good but suffer from polish and are best left for the cool of the evening or cloudy days. Guidebook page 8.

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1
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Start just to the right of the cave entrance and climb the undercut groove to the horizontal break. Move left and tackle the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E3 5c
2
Loot
Start on the left of the cave entrance and head for the narrowing funnel. Up this and onwards to the roof. Spectacular moves...
 
2 Stars
Strong
HVS 5a
3
Twang Top 50
A very good route. Start just left of the cave.1) 5b. Boulder to a ledge at 3m and move up the technical wall (peg)....
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E1 5b
4
Reek
Slick but very good. Climb the crack to the ledge on the right at 3m. Teeter up into the base of the groove above. Climb to the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
HS 4b
5
Barn Owl Crack Top 50
Climb up to the base of the wide crack via a short 3m wall. Follow the wide crack to the top, which turns out not to be the...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVD
6
The Slot
Take a belay beneath the crack/corner. A ferocious start is the crux but the continuation crack and exit right at the top are...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HVS 5a
  • Latest Comments

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    Wogs
    "Chris Hurlock c.hurlock@harbourchallenge.co.uk Great climb polished at the b..." 15/Dec top50

    Twang
    "This was HVS in the Nick White CC guide. E1 seems fair now the peg has gone and ..." 22/May top50

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    "short, desperate, insecure, awkward, but still strangely enjoyable." 26/Aug

    Wogs
    "Rock is in a bad way, polished to a high sheen in the bottom half of the route." 09/Aug top50

    Mortality Crisis
    "There are two directs on this. Most obvious- go straight from the peg at the top..." 22/Apr

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