The Strangler

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
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A pair of secluded slabs with a set of hard face routes as well as a short Upper Tier which has a collection of interesting easier lines. This part of the crag is rarely busy, especially when compared to adjacent areas.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Swooper
6m. Climb the centre of the small slab, trending leftwards near the top, precarious and unprotected. Despite its diminutive...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
2
The Strangler Top 50
12m. Climb the left-hand arete of the tower. The lower section is straightforward and the crux is near the top. Despite the...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E4 5c
3
Skidoo
12m. The slab, 2m right of the arete is climbed direct. It is a scary challenge requiring neat footwork and a fair degree of...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
4
Skidoo 2
12m. Climb the right-hand line on the slab, from right to left, starting at an overlap and passing three small pockets.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6c
5
Anji
8m. The well-positioned arete is approached from the right.
 VS 4c
6
Slab and Crack
12m. Climb the slab to the overlap, step right and pull through via the wide crack, to a steep finish.
 
Pumpy
VS 5a
7
Obstinance
10m. The direct finish to Slab and Crack.
 
Reachy
VS 4c
8
Sustenance
12m. Trend left up the slab to the roof where a bit of a stretch reaches easier ground.
 
Pumpy
HVS 5a
9
Gardener's Groove
10m. A traditional tussel once the evil holly is passed.
 
Pumpy
HS 4b
10
Percy's Prow
8m. The short arete has some pleasant moves.
1 user comment
 HVD
11
Gardener's Crack
10m. The pleasant crack has a tricky start.
 
1 Stars
D
12
Pizza Slab
10m. The right-trending line across the slab is worthwhile.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
13
Poor Pizza
8m. The short crack on the right with hidden holds.
 D
14
Gothic Armpit
10m. Climb into, and escape right from, the hanging niche in the leaning wall. Intense and bizarre!
 
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
15
Small Dreams
10m. The undercut left arete of the buttress is taxing to access, and delicate once established.
 
Technical
Rounded
E2 6a
16
Scorpion Slab
10m. The right-hand edge of the tilted block is approached by the lower section of the descent route. Its upper part is...
 HS 4a
17
Big Screams
10m. Boulder the lower wall then pad up the centre of the slab.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5c
  • Latest Comments

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    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

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