Away from it All

Adjacent Areas
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Trad
Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill

Between the ever-popular Unconquerables and Dover's Wall is a series of short buttresses that have long been ignored. It has to be admitted they are a particularly undistinguished set of routes BUT do offer a set of easier climbs in a quiet setting. Folks wishing to learn the ropes could do worse than spend a bit of time here, at least they won't be accused of monopolising popular classics! Seekers of solitude might enjoy the place too!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Delightful
The pleasant left-hand slab is well protected.
 
1 Stars
M
2
Gabriel
The central crack is as mild as they come.
 M
3
Delicious
The right-hand of the pair of slabs.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVD 4b
4
Little Side Line
The right side of the arete is awkward, especially the finish.
 
Technical
HS 4b
5
Delicacy
Heathery ledges lead to the short layback flake. Poor.
 HVD 4a
6
Delovely
Tricky moves access the slab which soon eases.
 S 4a
7
Delirious
The crack with jammed flake is another easy one.
1 user comment
 M
8
Scoop and Corner
Up the rib then the right-trending scoop.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
M
9
Tumbledown
The right side of the arete is awkward, especially the finish.
1 user comment
 VS 4c
10
One Two Eight
Climb twin overlaps then pad to the top. Hard!
1 user comment
 
Technical
HVS
11
Tower Block
The left arete is hard to start then rounded and awkward.
 
Reachy
Technical
Rounded
E3 6b
12
The Watch-Tower
The right arete of the left-hand tower then move out left and gird yourself for gritty shelving holds and a grim exit. A...
5 user comments
 
Rounded
E2 5b
13
Right Wall
The right wall of the widening rift is a bit contrived.
 S 4a
14
The Unthinkable
Scratch past the tree then climb the centre of the wall.
1 user comment
 
Reachy
Pumpy
E2 5b
15
The Groper
Climb the front of the pillar then move right for an exposed and powerful finish via a crack that splits the nose.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HVS 5a
16
Accessory Chimney
The groove to the right of the towers finishing up the back.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
VD
17
Accessory Wall
The unremarkable short wall right of the chimney/groove.
2 user comments
 
Loose
HS 4b
18
Older Still
The short crack and the left side of the wall.
 
Reachy
S 4b
19
Of Old
The short flake is tricky to get going on.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V1 5b
20
Mounting Frustration
The tough centre of the wall, well named for the short.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
V5 6C
21
Pretty Petty
Getting off the deck is tricky.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
V2 5c
22
Old Pals
Up the left edge of the face.
 HS 4b
23
Pal
The wall just right is nice enough.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HS 4c
24
Palermo
A wide and wigglesome wift.
 
Graunchy
VD
25
Pal Joey
A sweet little layback.
 
1 Stars
VD
26
Kangaroo
The pleasant blunt arete.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HS 4c
27
Skippy
The flat wall on the right is the last route here.
 VS 4c
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    Crescent Groovelet
    "Changed from V1 5b * to V2 5c *, no votes" 21/Jan

    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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