Cold Pike

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Boulder
Afternoon sun
40 mins
Uphill

A beautifully situated bouldering area with a variety of walls of perfect rock high on the left, and an interesting boulder field below.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Crack
Nice jamming for lost gritstoners.
 
1 Stars
f3+ 4c
2
Problem 2
The crack line to the right is a bit harder.
 
1 Stars
f5 5c
3
Problem 3
The short mossy wall is worthwhile when dry.
 f4 5a
4
Problem 4
The converging cracks give a satisfying line.
 
1 Stars
f5 5c
5
Problem 5
Good holds appear where needed on this clean wall.
 
1 Stars
f4+ 5b
6
Central Line
Pleasant line up the vague rib in the centre of the wall.
 
1 Stars
f4 5a
7
Eiger Aspirant Top 50
This mid-grade classic climbs the centre of the clean wall with reachy moves near the top. Photo on page 69.
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
f5+ 6a
8
Problem 8
The wall right of the mossy streak is over-endowed with holds.
 f3
9
Problem 9
The wall right again can be climbed almost anywhere.
 f3
10
Crevasse Wall
Climb pretty much up the centre of the wall finishing centre right on sharp holds. Can be finished left which is V1 and...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
f5+ 6a
11
Problem 11
 f3
12
Problem 12
Straight up the wall.
 f4 5a
13
Problem 13
Layaways up the very left edge of the block without recourse to the block further to the left.
 
Bumstart
f5+ 6a
14
Problem 14
Straight up the blunt arete.
 
Bumstart
f5 5c
15
Block of Death
Pull over the overhang from jams in the break. The TV-sized wedged block in the photo is no longer in-situ, after a well known...
 
Bumstart
f5 5c
16
Problem 16
The left side of the prow is a kind of rising lip-traverse.
 f4+ 5b
17
Autumn Arete
The right side of the prow from as low as possible in a hole right of the block - excellent.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
f6C
18
Problem 18
Climb the rough slab.
 f4+ 5b
19
Razor Wall
The centre of the wall on some very sharp holds.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
f6A
20
Problem 20
Climb the faint crack.
 
1 Stars
f4+ 5b
21
Problem 21
 f3
22
Problem 22
 f3
23
Problem 23
Traverse the lip from left to right.
 f5 5c
24
Gangsta Gangsta
Pull up then make a long move laying off the left edge to the top.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Reachy
f6A
25
Straight Outta Coniston
The right-slanting crack.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f6B
26
Snatch and Crab
Short but brutal. Make a hard pull left from an undercut and the thin crack and grab for the hole on the previous problem.
 
Bumstart
Strong
f7B+
27
The Hood
Traverse the whole side of the boulder on the lip, past the windscreen then on round the hood. Photo on page 60.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
f6C
28
Problem 28
Up and over the bulge and the nice flake.
 
Bumstart
f5+ 6a
29
Problem 29
Wind up the beautiful featured rock from a sit-down start.
 
Bumstart
f5 5c
30
Problem 30
Pull into the crack and cruise to the top.
 
Bumstart
f5 5c
31
The Arete
The attractive arete is climbed directly.
 
1 Stars
f3
32
Problem 32
Pull up and pass the overhang via the crack on the left.
 
Bumstart
f5 5c
33
Problem 33
Start in the middle and go up left via a flat hold on the left arete and crimps.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f6B
34
Problem 34
Straight up the middle of the wall.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f5 5c
35
Problem 35
Head right and climb the left side of the arete.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f6C
36
Chi Town Beats
The right wall of the boulder - round the other side of the arete from Problem 35 on undercuts and crimps. Hard and good.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
f7B+
37
Problem 37
Direct up the wall, without the block at the base.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f6B
38
Rock Over
Up the hanging arete rocking over onto easier ground.
 
Bumstart
f6A
39
Problem 39
Traverse starting from sitting and finishing top left - a nice trip.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
f6C
40
Problem 40
Pull onto the arete from sitting, then it's all over!
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f5+ 6a
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