Blizzard Ridge

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Early morning sun
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

A fine arete gives one of the cliff's classic HVS routes, though it is a bit of a bold one. There are several worthwhile easier crack climbs here too, both to left and right of Blizzard Ridge. The cluster of easier climbs around Rodney's Dilemma is popular although the rock is less clean.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Clinker
Easy climbing leads to a ledge, then make a weird move on a small pebble in the middle of the scoop and rock right to the top....
2 user comments
 
Technical
E5
2
Temple Crack
The groove and steep crack has good holds and runners.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD
3
Crafty Cockney
An eliminate up the narrow wall passing a thin overlap.
2 user comments
 
Technical
E2
4
Pious Flake
Steep but short-lived. Finish up the grubby groove.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S
5
Tree Crack
Good climbing to the woodwork and a tricky little finish up the continuation crack above.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
6
Ulex
The left-hand of the near parallel cracks is an adventure - a huge cam or two will be found useful by most. The shrubbery is...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS
7
Gardener's Pleasure
The widening right-hand crack is better. Large gear is needed for the middle section and the finish is a bit of a grovel -...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS
8
White Out
The centre of the left-hand wall avoiding the tendency to drift towards the arete as much as possible. Follow the cracks...
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
E1
9
Blizzard Ridge Top 50
The juggy lower wall leads left to the fine bold upper arete, which is both superb and photogenic. The central section is bold...
13 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS
10
The Tempest
The centre of the face has a big rattling flake, a hand-placed peg runner and hard moves on rounded breaks. It is slightly...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
E5
11
Jonathan's Chimney
The angular rift is more of groove and is awkward to enter - try laybacking facing right. Once established it eases a little.
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
12
Jonad Rib
The rib between the chimneys is climbed on rounded holds and is poorly protected where it matters.
13 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
13
David's Chimney
Another chimney that isn't one! A slightly awkward tussle early on and a stretch near the top (though there is plenty of gear...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
VD
14
Mad as Cows
Climb the narrow wall between Layback Crack and David's Chimney without deviation. Technical and just a bit blinkered.
3 user comments
 
Technical
E1
15
Layback Crack
The clean-cut crack left of the groove bounding the wall can be laybacked. It was popular once, hence the polish. Used as a...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
16
Corner Crack
The main angle of the bay is surprisingly sustained, and leads to a sneaky exit out to the left to avoid the prickles.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVD
17
Twin Hole
From the ledge behind the gorse, climb the sketchy slab on spaced holds (bold) to reach the thin crack. Up this more easily.
1 user comment
 HVS
18
Acid Reign
The short arete has a high crux, though rightward escape is possible for the harassed.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
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