Pool Wall to Straight Ahead

Adjacent Areas
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Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill

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.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Help the Young
The leaning pocketed arete is superb. Jump start at this grade. The sit down is V10 7C+ and there is even a V11 8A version if...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
V7 7A+
2
Left Pool Crack
The left-hand of a pair of cracks.
 D
3
Right Pool Crack
The thrutchy right-hand crack.
 
Graunchy
VD
4
Between the Two
Just to the right of Pool Cracks, (and not between the two) trending left. V1 for boulderers.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
5
Plug
The narrow rib is very eliminate in nature.¬­
 
Technical
V5 6C
6
Pool Wall
The rib on the right with a pocketed start.¬­
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
7
Tridymite Slab
The left side of the slab via couple of interesting mantels.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
8
Mitch Pitch
The right-hand side is harder and scarier to a tricky last move.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5c
9
Modesty
The short wall past decent gear to a rounded finish.
 
Rounded
VS 4c
10
Elephant on the Dog House
Creaky flakes allow the overlap to be reached. Finish rightwards.
 
Fluttery
E1 5b
11
Cannonball
The blunt arete past a useful pebble - pleasant.
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
12
Cannon
The left leaning groove leads past the roof - worth a quick look.
 
1 Stars
D
13
Turnbull's Trajectory
Balance up the tricky arete and finish up a cracked scoop.
 
1 Stars
HS 4c
14
Billy B
The centre of the small slab has a tasty heather-mantel crux.
 HS 4b
15
Slanting Crack
The slab leads to moves out right into the tricky steep crack.
 
Pumpy
HS 4b
16
Straight Ahead
The widening chockstoned crack is a battle!¬­ Once one the toughest Diffs on the crag.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VS 4c
17
Blue Fluff
Thin cracks lead to bold climbing up the wall and onto the gripping rounded rib above.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 5c
18
Don't Fluff It
The wall above a block leads to a rest on the right. Finish precariously up the rib above on poor holds.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 5c
19
Symbiosis
The slabby arete is has little in the way of meaningful gear.
3 user comments
 
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 4c
20
Nephron
The steeper face just right, passing the overlaps.
 
Rounded
VS 4c
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