D.I.Y. Area

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Right of Count's Buttress are several short walls of lovely rock, though sadly with only a small collection of routes. Technicians who want to escape the crowds should enjoy the place, though don't forget the mat/spotter since there is some good bouldering.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Canton
Grubby and prickly work up the crack and groove.
1 user comment
 Diff
2
Have a Nice Day
The pleasant arete just right. Small cams help protect.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
3
The Anomalous Snail
A tough start gains easier romping above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
4
Sharpener
Climb straight up the left-hand side of the face.
1 user comment
 HVS
5
Protractor
A ramp leads to a break. Move left and finish direct - hard.
1 user comment
 HVS
6
Setsquare
The right-hand side of the face to a break, then a mantel finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S
7
Have a Break
The tough arete of the block set at a higher level.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E3
8
Kitkat
The centre of the block has some decent moves.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
9
Feeding the Pony
The left arete of the short face.
1 user comment
 S
10
The Amazing Harry Greystoke II
Nice moves up the pocketed slab just right. Almost worth a star.
1 user comment
 VS
11
Leave Heather Alone
A tricky finger-crack (with heather clump?) to the arete above.
 HS
12
Black and Decker
The technical left-hand side of the face. Highball f6C+.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2
13
D.I.Y.
A little gem up the centre of the wall linking pockets, slopers and the one useful flake. Highball f6B.
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E3
14
Torture Garden
The face just left of the crack has a baffling extended reach for the beckoning pocket. No bouncing past the first move.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f7A
15
Grime
The central crack. Better than the name suggests when clean.
 HS
16
Sithee Direct
Boulder up the wall to the overlap where things ease.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
f6C
17
Sithee
Start from the block on the right and swing left to reach the pockets then finish direct. Dragging a rope up it is worth E1 5b.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
f5
18
Committed
The unremarkable short rounded arete.
1 user comment
 VS
19
Marmite
The short, wide and awkward crack in the side-wall. It is a bit of a love or hate affair.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HS
20
Toxic
Zip up the flake, mantel right and exit up the cracks.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Diff
21
Cixot
A counter-diagonal up the face and the arete.
1 user comment
 VS
  • Latest Comments

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    Zero Zero Sputnik
    "Cleaned it, top roped it, then led it with a salmon like leap for the top." 15/Aug

    Surprise
    "Astonishingly difficult." 09/Mar

    Tower Face
    "This route is getting harder as the left hand flake gets smaller. A good 18inch ..." 02/Aug

    The Watch-Tower
    ".....next!" 31/May

    The Watch-Tower
    "Total sandbag. If you keep to the left of the arete it is at least 5C with no pr..." 31/May

    Goliath's Groove
    "My first grit HVS insight lead on my first trad day of 2013. It felt like it was..." 06/May

    Shirley's Shining Temple
    "Correction to first ascent detail. John Allen did the route by the direct start ..." 05/Jul

    Saul's Arete
    "Surely HVS? I was a good deal more comfortable leading Fina than seconding this..." 11/Jun

    Counterfeit
    "Agreed. 'Siderunners' are easily placed from the route so should be graded for t..." 14/May

    Counterfeit
    "Like Count's Wall, just one hard move - sadly this one uses the same hold in com..." 09/May

    Amphitheatre Face
    "...or by [starting on a doubled pad and] bearing down on a couple of pebbles for..." 24/Apr

    The Archangel
    "Fantastic route, definitely need a bit of conviction but the moves aren't too ba..." 07/Dec

    The Archangel
    "Wonderful. A bit of psychological beta for those looking at this before an ascen..." 23/Nov

    Fern Groove
    "Bit of a fiddle getting the wire in after the crux. Another quality little route..." 19/Nov

    Outlook Buttress
    "Solid E1." 16/Oct

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