Straight Ahead

Adjacent Areas
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Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill
15 mins

A couple of contrasting areas, a tiny slab with two technical outings, and a taller, more complex buttress with a variety of routes. For many years Straight Ahead was the cliff's biggest sandbag at Diff. Guidebook page 147.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Tridymite Slab
6m. The left side of the slab via a couple of interesting mantels.
4 user comments
 
Technical
VS 5a
2
Mitch Pitch
6m. The right-hand side is harder and scarier.
3 user comments
 
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5c
3
Modesty
6m. The short wall past good gear to a rounded finish.
 
Rounded
HS 4c
4
Elephant on the Dog House
8m. Creaky flakes allow the overlap to be reached. Finish right.
 E1 5b
5
Cannon
8m. The left leaning groove leads round the roof.
 D
6
Turnbull's Trajectory
8m. Balance up the tricky arete and finish up a cracked scoop.
 HS 4b
7
Slanting Crack
10m. The slab leads to moves out right into the steep crack.
 HS 4b
8
Straight Ahead
10m. The widening chockstoned crack is a battle!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS 4c
9
Blue Fluff
10m. Thin cracks lead to bold climbing up the wall and onto the gripping rounded rib above.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 5c
10
Don't Fluff It
12m. The wall above a block leads to a 'rescue' rest on the right. Finish precariously up the rib above on poor holds.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 5c
11
Symbiosis
10m. The slabby arete has little in the way of meaningful gear.
3 user comments
 
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 4c
12
Nephron
8m. The steeper face just right, passing the overlaps.
 
Rounded
VS 4c
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