Grand Theft Area

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Sun to mid-afternoon

To the right of Apparent North Buttress, the edge diminshes into a series of shorter walls separated by jumbled sections of blocks. The rocks here have been scrambled on for years though the routes were only described for the first time in 1992. More recently the area has become a popular bouldering venue.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Eeny
The wall on the left with a tricky start.
 
Technical
Rounded
HVD 4a
2
Meeny
The centre of the wall has an awkward rounded top-out.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
HS 4b
3
Miny
.. and so does the line just left of the arete.
1 user comment
 
Reachy
Technical
Rounded
HS 4b
4
Miny Arete
The arete itself may still hold a loose flake in the break.
 
Rounded
HS 4b
5
Spare Rib
The centre of the tower has an exciting pull on the top wall. Avoiding the left arete makes it more like 4b.
1 user comment
 VD 4a
6
Scrag End
The crack on the right is beefy towards the top.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD 4a
7
Sloper Traverse
Traverse the slopy break and finish by moving up on crimps. The line through the traverse is a condition-dependent V5 6C.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Rounded
V6 7A
8
Petty Larceny
Climb with difficulty round the overlap and then up the left arete. Continue to the roof and mantel around it leftwards.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V2 5c
9
Body Roll Finish
The left-edge of the roof directly above the start.
 
Reachy
Technical
E3 6a
10
Almost a Hold
A desperate traverse along the dog-leg break.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
V5 6C+
11
Small Time Crook
The centre of the wall and the desperate roof above.
 
Technical
Rounded
E2 6b
12
Grand Theft
Trend right up the wall then reach left to a mantel finish (E1!).
 
Technical
V2 5c
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    Censor
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    Off With His Head
    "Hard and steep climbing. Powerfull but very well protected." 02/Jun

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