The Strangler Area

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A secluded slab with a set of hard routes as well as a short Upper Tier above Tower Face which has a collection of easier lines. This area is rarely busy.

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1
Grooved Arete
From the left, head out right to the arete. Next stop Tryfan?
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S
2
Anji
The bulge and face right of the arete. Pleasant.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS
3
Swooper
The centre of the small slab, trending left near the top, is precarious and unprotected. Despite its size, it is a real...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
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 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
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
E4
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
E6
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
E6
8
Slab and Crack
Climb the slab to the overlap, move right and pull through via the wide crack, to a steep finish.
 VS
9
Obstinance
The direct on Slab and Crack has a long reach and tough pull.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
10
Sustenance
Trend left up the slab to the roof, a stretch gains easier ground.
 
1 Stars
HVS
11
Gardener's Groove
A traditional green grovel once the evil holly is passed.
1 user comment
 HS
12
Compost Corner
The recessed groove past some decaying vegetables.
1 user comment
 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 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
15
Pizza Slab
The right-trending line across the slab is worthwhile but bold.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HS
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 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS
17
Cheapest Topping
Pull out of the recess and climb the gritty slab on slopers.
1 user comment
 VS
18
Poor Pizza
The short crack on the right with hidden holds.
1 user comment
 D
19
Nasty Green Dwarf
The narrow slab.
1 user comment
 VS
20
Gothic Armpit
Climb into the hanging niche, and escape right. Intense!
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
21
Small Dreams
The undercut left arete is taxing to access, and delicate above.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2
22
Big Screams
Boulder the lower wall then pad up the centre of the easier slab.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
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
HS
24
Gripe Fruit Juice
Head up the blocky arete on the right of the gully to a high crux.
1 user comment
 HVS
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.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
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
E3
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 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS