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Bouldering

Lots of sun!

7 mins

Uphill

A good and accessible area which lies just behind the Outward Bound School. There are a number of different groups of boulders here scattered around a large knoll, with a wide variety of problems, from highball slabs to sit-down cracks. All good stuff and in condition all year.

Route (click for voting and user comments) |
Symbols |
Grade | |

1 |
Left CrackClimb the crack using everything at this grade. It is V2 from a sitting start, using only the crack. | 1 Stars | f4+ 5b |

2 |
Rob's WallDirectly up the centre of the wall is a Lakes granite classic. Still a meaty V7 from a standing start. Photo on page 4. | 3 Stars Bumstart Technical Strong | f7C |

3 |
Problem 3Climb the arete on improving holds. A sit-down start is available at V3 using the opposite pillar for the feet initially to get... | 1 Stars | f5 5c |

4 |
Problem 4The other arete is pleasant. | 1 Stars | f3+ 4c |

5 |
Problem 5The centre of the face from a difficult sitting start. 1 user comment | 1 Stars Bumstart | f6A |

6 |
Problem 6An old classic, up the arete to finish up the crack on the left. | 2 Stars Bumstart Strong | f7A |

7 |
The TraverseTraverse from bottom left, across the pillar and finish across the weakness on the main face of The Diamond. | 2 Stars Fluttery | f5 5c |

8 |
Pillar FaceA superb problem which takes the face, using the right arete for some friction, and featuring intense moves in the upper half. | 2 Stars | f6A |

9 |
Diamond CrackClimb the crack. | f4 5a | |

10 |
The DiamondPull onto The Diamond then balance coolly up the face for a great Lakes highball tick. Photo on page 177. | 3 Stars Fluttery | f5 5c |

11 |
Problem 11Start at the lowest point of the boulder and climb to the juggy lip of the overhang. Traverse left to finish at the highest... 1 user comment | 1 Stars | f4+ 5b |

12 |
Problem 12The crack is much the same grade from standing or sitting. | 1 Stars Bumstart | f4 5a |

13 |
Problem 13Pull up right onto the face from the base of the crack and crimp to the top. | 2 Stars Bumstart Crimpy | f6B |

14 |
Strong AreteThe striking blunt arete is climbed from a horizontal crack and good flat hold. A fantastic problem which can also be done from... | 3 Stars Bumstart Strong | f7A+ |

15 |
Problem 15Pull up leftwards over the lip and up the slab. | f5 5c | |

16 |
Problem 16Start on good holds to reach the arete on the right, where things turn rather mean; a powerful move is needed to reach the good... | 1 Stars Strong | f6B |

17 |
Problem 17Pull over the roof to gain the face and climb it. | Bumstart | f6B |

18 |
Phil's TraverseStart at the short crack and traverse the lip then pull up at its highest point. | 2 Stars Bumstart Pumpy | f6B |

19 |
Problem 19Pull over onto the slab at a flake. | Bumstart | f4 5a |

20 |
Light FantasticThe slanting groove from sitting is powerful and technical. | 1 Stars Bumstart Technical Strong | f7A |

21 |
Emerald SlabClimb the slab pleasantly. | f3 | |

22 |
TraverseStart from sitting at the base of the left arete and traverse the lip round the back of the boulder. | Bumstart Pumpy | f6C |

23 |
Problem 23The left arete is climbed on its right-hand side | f4+ 5b | |

24 |
Problem 24Up the diagonal line of weakness. | f3 | |

25 |
White SlabThe fun centre of the slab. | 1 Stars | f3+ 4c |

26 |
Problem 26The right arete. | f3+ 4c | |

27 |
LipsterTraverse the lip from left to right. | 2 Stars Bumstart Pumpy | f6B |

28 |
Problem 31The traverse can be done in either direction at this grade. | f4 5a | |

29 |
Rob's CrackClimb the crack. | 1 Stars Bumstart | f6B |

30 |
Problem 33The south-facing slab. | f4 5a | |

31 |
The Ring of FireAn excellent pump-fest, though a bit of an eliminate as described. Traverse the bottom face of Marcus 2, without using the top,... | 2 Stars Bumstart Pumpy | f7A |

32 |
Problem 29The centre of the wall with a mantelshelf to finish. | Bumstart | f6A |

33 |
Marcus 1The entire block traversed from left to right is good. | 1 Stars Bumstart | f6A |

34 |
Problem 34Climb the diagonal crack then pull over onto the left-hand block. | 1 Stars Bumstart | f5 5c |

35 |
Problem 35Climb the crack to halfway then pull over right. | Bumstart | f5 5c |

36 |
Problem 36From the starting holds of the crack pull over the overhang. | Bumstart | f5+ 6a |

37 |
Problem 37A lip traverse starting from the right. | 1 Stars Bumstart | f6A |

38 |
Problem 38Traverse the block - no use of the lip on the wall facing into the cleft. | 1 Stars Bumstart Pumpy | f5+ 5c |

39 |
Problem 39Straight up the face. | Bumstart | f5 5c |