Stoker's Wall

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
12 mins

A short wall split by a series of cracks and with a number of low grade climbs. The area is good for knocking off a heap of routes, or maybe instructing in the basics of gritstone climbing. The obvious gaps have been plugged with routes similar to those already in existence, though at least this adds to the potential tick-tally here! Guidebook page 342.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bell Bottom Arete
4m. At the left-hand edge of the wall, gain a hanging groove and then climb the crack in the arete, short-lived but steep.
2 user comments
 
Strong
S 4a
2
Sailor's Crack
4m. Climb the overhanging crack, just right of the arete, on solid jams to a tricky exit. Another steep one that packs a punch.
5 user comments
 
Strong
Pumpy
S 4b
3
Sailor's Problem
6m. The short wall and deep groove; relatively straightforward.
1 user comment
 VD
4
Whatknot?
6m. The left-hand side of the left-hand wall.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
S 4b
5
Reef Knot
6m. The centre of the face has nice moves passing the overlap (hidden footholds) leading to a rounded finish.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S 4b
6
Sheetbend
6m. The right-hand side gives more of the same.
 
Rounded
S 4b
7
Nautical Crack
6m. The two parallel cracks lead to an inverted-V slot with a block in its base, a tricky couple of moves complete the climb.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
8
Heave Ho
6m. Climb the bulge and short slab above.
 S 4a
9
Yo-ho Crack
6m. The crack in a shallow corner is approached via a shallow groove and proves to be well protected and very pleasant.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
10
Rum Wall
6m. Polished holds at the base of the wall lead to thin left-trending cracks above.
2 user comments
 
Reachy
VD
11
Stoker's Break
6m. The short wall leads to ledges at the foot of a slanting ramp, just to the right of a small tree. Continue up the thin...
1 user comment
 VD
12
Stoker's Hole
6m. From a block, climb to a ledge then make delicate moves just left of a pale streak, using the rather retiring foothold.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4a
13
Stoked
6m. Mantelshelf onto a ledge just right of the streak and follow the thin crack to a tricky couple of moves just below the top.
3 user comments
 S 4a
14
Stoker's Wall
6m. Climb the face just to the left of an easy crack, close to the right-hand edge of the wall.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
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    Bosun's Nose
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    Hornblower
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    Old Codger
    "First ascent Gary Gibson 2.4.79" 25/Jul

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    Fuse
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