Garburn Pass Boulder

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Boulder
Afternoon sun
Uphill
20 mins

A superb boulder which was ignored for many years, whilst inferior areas like Little Font were developed. A great range of steep problems in the mid to high grades and good landings make this definitely worth the stroll to get there. Guidebook page 40.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Recusant
The arete on the right is climbed on it's left-hand side, from the big undercut. Photo on page 29 and opposite.
1 user comment
 
Bumstart
V1 5c
2
Problem 2
Start left of the arete and traverse the lip into Problem 4.
 
Bumstart
V2 6a
3
Paradigm
Now merits V9 since losing a hold. Desperate moves to the lip, then up a scoop.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V9
4
Problem 4
Pull on very sharp holds then use what remains of your fingers to reach the top.
1 user comment
 
Bumstart
Crimpy
V2 6a
5
Problem 5
More finger ripping japery - over the lip and up.
1 user comment
 
Bumstart
Crimpy
V5
6
Azimuth
From the corner of the boulder, pull up and traverse the lip rightwards, finishing up the scoop of Paradigm.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
Pumpy
V7
7
Equipoise
A steep start up the corner of the boulder over the bulge, finishing direct up the vague groove - very technical!
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
V8
8
Problem 8
The blunt rib immediately left, from standing.
 V2 6a
9
On the Skunt
Climb up and right into Equipoise with difficulty and finish up this.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V8 9
10
Problem 10
The thin crack using holds to the immediate left.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
V3
11
Cynosure
Climb right of the obvious crack on undercuts moving up and right powerfully to finish up Problem 10.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V6
12
Release the Pressure
The obvious crack is awesome and harder than it looks. A sitting start is V5.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
V3
13
Phantasmagorica
Start low on the mini ledge and go straight up on poor crimps, a side-pull and a hidden mono - classic!
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Crimpy
V7
14
The Symbiant
From the slot on the left, a powerful move leads to a shallow groove, sharp holds and a hard finish.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V4
15
Problem 15
A low start on the left leads to a juggy arete. High in the grade.
 V1 5c
16
Problem 16
The wall left of the scoop/groove.
 V1 5c
17
Problem 17
The wall right of the arete is desperate, but lacks independence.
 V10
18
Quixotic Arete
The brilliant arete is taken on its right side.
 
2 Stars
V2 6a
19
The Traverse
The lip traverse from right to left. Not marked on a topo.
 
Bumstart
Pumpy
Rounded
V5
20
Vertex
The wall in the cove which is V9 from sitting.
 V2 6a
  • Latest Comments

    For KENTMERE

    Bottom Arete
    "Definitely the best route on the Boulder. Lots of eliminates for the start" 16/Apr

    Reinvented Bright New Colour
    "i love this problem the groove that leads up to the roof is especially good its..." 09/Aug

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

    Gaskin's Problem
    "To finish - Ive been here before with Alan long before Kentmere was whispered to..." 03/Apr

    Gwrast the Ragged
    "This problem's name is spelt wrong, it should be... "Cwrast the Ragged&quo..." 30/Mar top50

    Gaskin's Problem
    "That postscript was aimed at the guide authors and not you Si! Apologies for how..." 25/Mar

    Gaskin's Problem
    "Yeah, right" 24/Mar

    Gaskin's Problem
    "For some reason Little Women -rh- has been completley missed out of the topo. Or..." 23/Mar

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