North Central Group

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Morning sun
2 mins
Uphill

This group composes two contrasting areas which are described sequentially. The roadside boulders have a good range of easier to mid grades and are easy to access and explore. A different mentality is needed to get yourself up to Mile High Wall, but the struggle is worth it for the outstanding problems. The climb can be split by incorporating the problems at the Gallows and Blackbeard's Barrel. Guidebook page 104.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Needle Arete
The left arete from a sitting start.
 
Bumstart
V0 4c
2
Stiff Upper Lip
Follow the sloping lip of the boulder - a good problem.
 
Bumstart
Rounded
V3 6A
3
Problem 3
A mid-level traverse gets the muscles working.
 V1 5b
4
Problem 4
The wall is climbed direct with all the difficulties at the bottom.
 
Bumstart
V3 6A
5
Frustration Slab
The small slab is harder and better than it looks.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V1 5b
6
La'al Cave
A hard pull out of a small cave soon leads to better holds.
 
Bumstart
Strong
V3 6A
7
Little Groove
Gain the little left-slanting groove and follow it.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
8
Problem 8
Starting from the same place, pull out right to the arete.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
9
Arete
The arete direct.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Rounded
V5 6C
10
Problem 10
The right side of the slab from sitting - short and sharp.
 
Bumstart
V2 5c
11
Lip Traverse
Hang slopers round the block for an excellent problem.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
Rounded
V7 7A+
12
The Sound of One Al Slapping
From the extreme left to right without holds at the back of the shelf. Can be reversed at V3.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V2 5c
13
47
Up the wall on holds that manage to be sharp and sloping at the same time.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V5 6C
14
Problem 14
Straight up the left side of the face.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V2 5c
15
Purple Slab
Pull on with difficulty and head for the top. Can be climbed slightly to the right - and this is a bit harder. Sit-down is V6.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
V4 6B
16
TC's Arete
The bulging right arete is technical and painful. Crouching start.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V6 7A
17
Problem 17
The arete from the left is surprisingly tricky.
 
Bumstart
Technical
V3 6A
18
Problem 18
Crimps to the top.
 
Crimpy
V4 6B
19
Problem 19
The arete is hard to start but soon eases.
 
Bumstart
V0+ 5a
20
Problem 20
The middle of the wall round to the right.
 
Bumstart
V3 6A
21
Problem 21
Traverse the block low via the slot and on to the slab.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
22
Problem 22
Pull over at the left side.
 
Bumstart
V3 6A
23
The Bastard
Pull direct to the slot, then finish straight up the arete - good value at the grade.
 V5 6C
24
The Man They Couldn't Hang
A compelling problem with a high top-out and dismal landing. Get onto the slab, then lean out to the jug at the lip and finish...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
V4 6B
25
Pull Your Weight
Crimp left and side-pull right into a juggy diagonal edge.
 
1 Stars
V5 6C
26
Punch Your Weight
Hard! From the ledge to the big sloper up right, then crimp to the top. A spotter is a good idea.
 
1 Stars
Strong
V7 7A+
27
Sing a Rainbow
This brilliant problem follows the overhanging rib. Monkey-up- a-stick style to the big sloper at the lip and a highball...
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V6 7A
28
I Can, I Can't
Climb the shallow groove just right by contorted moves.
 
2 Stars
Technical
V5 6C
29
The Mile High Guy
The centre of the wall has reasonable holds to half-height, above this fingery and technical climbing leads to a dynamic lunge...
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
V8 7B+
30
I Can See For Miles
The faint groove eases at mid-height.
 
1 Stars
V3 6A
31
Slow Children and Animals
Pull into the tiny right-leaning groove and lay-away to the top.
 
Bumstart
V1 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    Leopold Von Buch
    "so do you top out?" 09/Jan

    Kit's Grooved Arete
    "Nice one. I managed it after about half an hour. Still think it more of a v4 tha..." 06/Jun

    Kit's Grooved Arete
    "kris, its a very friction conditions dependent problem, if its cold and fresh it..." 01/Jun

    Kit's Grooved Arete
    "how do you climb this route. it seems much harder than a v3?" 29/May

    Problem 19
    "Punks life traverse? needs to be regraded certainly not V5 anyone pushing their ..." 10/Apr

    Problem 31
    "The best finish is to have your right hand on the obvious slopy crimp, a weird p..." 30/Oct top50

    Problem 31
    "I agree this descriptions does fail to point out that this is essentially an eli..." 16/Oct top50

    Problem 31
    "Unsure about the finish. Go right from the high crimps and it's path. Straight u..." 14/Oct top50

    Left Arete
    "You could find harder climbing on a scramble" 30/Sep

    Hock's Problem
    "Actually I spoke to Greg recently and he thinks "...Two Broken Toothbrushes..." 30/Mar

    Hock's Problem
    ""Hockstack and Two Sawn-Off Toothbrushes", I think." 29/Mar

    Dan's Wall
    "Nice one Dan I'll have to try it next time I'm there, see if we can't give it so..." 27/Mar

    Dan's Wall
    "goes out left to sloper from the lightning hold then the top, sit start is the p..." 26/Mar

    Dan's Wall
    "Hey Dan where does this go? I had a look once, did the first move and then wasn'..." 26/Mar

    The Man They Couldn't Hang
    "Yes 3 stars. The man had the rope cut by an arrow." 26/Mar

    Laughing Gravy
    "My mistake, forgot to look at the symbols. Still starts on the left though." 25/Mar

    Rouse's Wall
    "lovely problem, once the start is executed, take the bit by the teeth and lay on..." 31/Oct top50

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