Valley of the Kings

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Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill
20 mins

The Valley of the Kings is a decent but fairly widely scattered area of boulders, seen on the right on the way up to the Garburn Pass Boulder and is well known to fell runners as a landmark on the Kentmere Race. Guidebook page 36.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cynfarch the Dismal
Start from a rounded boss and an edge - slopey!
 
Bumstart
Rounded
V4
2
Problem 2
Start from an edge and a crimp.
 
Bumstart
V2 6a
3
Problem 3
Start just left of the block and progress on very sloping holds.
 
Rounded
V5
4
Problem 4
A lip traverse.
 
Pumpy
Rounded
V2 5c
5
Problem 5
An interesting traverse from left to right.
 
Pumpy
Rounded
V2 5c
6
Left Arete
The arete is worthwhile but sadly it is now missing a brick-sized piece - which landed on the author's head.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V4
7
The Crack
Why big cracks don't make good problems - agricultural!
 V0- 4c
8
Saint Ceneu
The right side of the wall - dirty. There is a sitting V6 to the left but holds appear to have fallen off.
 
Bumstart
V3
9
Noggin the Nog
An excellent low traverse from the left arete all the way to finish up the right-hand side of the slab's arete.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
V7
10
Highball Arete
Starts in a bog, but is be a good problem when clean and dry.
 
Fluttery
V1 5c
11
Problem 11
Climb the crack, which is dirty but still good.
 
Fluttery
V0 5a
12
Owein the Giant
Climb the worthwhile highball wall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
V1 5c
13
Problem 13
Climb up and into the groove - scary - to the top. Photo page 38.
 
Fluttery
V0 5a
14
The Slab
Pull on to the slab about a metre left of the arete and climb it.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V2 6a
15
Problem 15
Climb the arete on its right to join Noggin the Nog.
 
Bumstart
V1 5c
16
Urien of Rheged
The excellent wall above the mysterious prehistoric patio.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Technical
V5
17
Problem 17
The left side of the prow.
 
Bumstart
V0 5a
18
Problem 18
The right side of the prow.
 
Bumstart
V0 5a
19
Problem 19
Climb the centre of the wall from sitting.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V2 6a
20
Problem 20
The technical and pumpy low traverse of the block.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Technical
Pumpy
V8
21
Problem 21
Climb the left side.
 
Bumstart
V1 5c
22
Problem 22
A fierce pull then up the faint groove. Also good from standing at a more reasonable V1.
 
Bumstart
V6
23
Right Side
Pull up left from a sharp slot.
 
Bumstart
V2 6a
24
Problem 24
Start on a flake and trend slightly left to finish.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V3
25
Coel Hen Left-hand
An easier but good start to Coel Hen.
 
Bumstart
V0- 4c
26
Coel Hen
Climb straight up the wall on positive holds. Coel Hen is the "Old King Cole" of nursery rhyme fame.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V1 5c
27
Triangulum
Follow the crack throughout with no use of the arete. An eliminate, but a very good one.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
V9
28
Problem 28
The right arete taken on its left gives a good view of Triangulum.
 
Bumstart
V0+ 5b
29
Gwrast the Ragged
From slots, pull into the flatty in the triangular niche, then finish straight up - quality.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
V5
30
Problem 30
From sitting on the block, go left and then up.
 
Bumstart
V0 5a
31
Problem 31
Straight up from the block.
 
Bumstart
V0+ 5b
32
Meirchion the Lean
Up the rounded arete at the right-hand side of the block.
 
Bumstart
V2 6a
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    Bottom Arete
    "Definitely the best route on the Boulder. Lots of eliminates for the start" 16/Apr top50

    Reinvented Bright New Colour
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    Release the Pressure
    "This, and the further left problems, can suffer from seepage." 22/Aug

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