The Strangler Area

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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
Grooved Arete
From the left, head out right to the arete. Next stop Tryfan?
 
1 Stars
S 4a
2
Anji
The bulge and face right of the arete. Pleasant.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
VS 5a
3
Swooper
The centre of the small slab, trending left near the top, precarious and unprotected. Despite its size, it is a real gripper.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
4
Neutrons for Old
Climb cracks in the north-facing wall to the arete then head right to the other arete and finish up this.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
5
The Strangler Top 50
The left arete of the tower features steady climbing leading to a high crux where you might need to get hold of yourself. A...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 5c
6
Skidoo
The slab, 2m right of the arete is climbed direct. It is a scary challenge requiring neat footwork and a degree of coolness.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
7
Skidoo Mk II
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
8
Slab and Crack
Climb the slab to the overlap, move right and pull through via the wide crack, to a steep finish.
 
Pumpy
VS 5a
9
Obstinance
The direct on Slab and Crack has a long reach and tough pull.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
HVS 5a
10
Sustenance
Trend left up the slab to the roof, a stretch gains easier ground.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
11
Gardener's Groove
A traditional green grovel once the evil holly is passed.
 
Pumpy
HS 4c
12
Compost Corner
The recessed groove past some decaying vegetables.
 D
13
Percy's Prow
The short arete has some pleasant moves.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVD
14
Gardener's Crack
The pleasant crack has a tricky start.
 
1 Stars
D
15
Pizza Slab
The right-trending line across the slab is worthwhile but bold.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HS 4a
16
Pizza Cake
Climb the bulge on the right to join the previous route in the centre of the slab then move left to finish up the arete.
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
17
Cheapest Topping
Pull out of the recess and climb the gritty slab on slopers.
 
Rounded
VS 4c
18
Poor Pizza
The short crack on the right with hidden holds.
 D
19
Nasty Green Dwarf
The narrow slab.
 VS 4c
20
Gothic Armpit
Climb into the hanging niche, and escape right. Intense!
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
21
Small Dreams
The undercut left arete is taxing to access, and delicate above.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E2 6a
22
Big Screams
Boulder the lower wall then pad up the centre of the easier slab.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5c
23
Scorpion Slab
The right-hand edge of the tilted block is approached by an easy groove. Its upper part is precarious and unprotected.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HS 4a
24
Gripe Fruit Juice
Head up the blocky arete on the right of the gully to a high crux.
 HVS 5a
25
Hercules Crack
Climb the flake and continue up the wider crack above. It is about as strenuous as you might expect from its name.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4b
26
Shelf Life
Just right of Hercules Crack climb a tricky wall, on tiny holds, to a bulge split by a crack. Head right on slopers to a ledge,...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E3 5c
27
Fruitcake
A slab and flake lead to the shelf. Teeter left along this then pull boldly into the shallow groove above its left end....
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 5a
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    Unfamiliar
    "Changed from E8 6c *** to E7 6c ***, no votes" 20/Feb

    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

    Nightmare Slab
    "Harder than Daydreamer, due to the landing (or lack thereof). At E1 5c (as in ot..." 10/Sep

    Crossover
    "Worthwhile route with varied climbing. The bold slab isn't too hard and good cam..." 12/Jul

    Cinturato
    "This is one of those routes where, if you're cruising at E3, it'll seem like a p..." 19/Jun

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