Roadside Bay

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Under the surprising bend, that gives the Surprise View its name, is a small quarried bay with a collection of short, steep cracks. The routes are not brilliant, but the bay is sheltered, close to the parking and quite often occupied by groups under instruction.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Shallow Chimney
The rift round to the left of the arete gives tricky climbing which is awkward to protect and a bit loose.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
Loose
VD
2
Split Second Timing
The technical wall just right is often a bit dirty.
 
Technical
E1 5c
3
Spec Arete
The steep and reachy arete with a runner in the next route.
 
Technical
Graunchy
E2 6a
4
Frustration
This emigre from across the road is steep and tenuous. Its name stems from the difficulty of placing solid pegs back in the...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
E2 6a
5
Straight Crack
The sheaf of cracks eventually develop into a blocky groove.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Loose
VD
6
The Last Wet Wednesday
Climb the crack past a spike then make steep moves up the continuation to reach the easier grassy groove above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
7
Rocking Groove
The right-trending groove is sustained and a bit run-out.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
8
Redbits
Steep, fingery work up the thin cracks splitting the smoothest part of the wall to a rest, then a tough finale.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
9
Slippery Wall
Curve right to the crack in the upper face and good jamming past a wobbly but safe block. The finish is tricky. It can be...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
10
Quantum Crack
The crack just left of the main angle has some useful slots and a short sharp crux just below good jamming.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
11
Vaseline
Climb the steepening angle then escape right at the top. Cleaner than you might expect though awkward to protect.
 
1 Stars
VD
12
Positively 4th Street
The nail-scratched holds up the wall, then the blunt arete above.
 VS 4c
13
Grass Groove
The left-trending crack/ramp is less grassy than it once was.
1 user comment
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14
Proud Crack
Another left-trending crack leads to ledge then a Stygian cleft.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
15
Brain Cells in Collision
From the ledge and runners break right boldly and keep going.
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
  • Latest Comments

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    Block Wall
    "Changed from E4 6b to E4 6b *, no votes" 23/Mar

    Three Tree Climb
    "No trees left now - only stumps. Some nice moves between big rests but probably..." 13/Dec

    Tyrone
    "I've led this a few times and its a great climb. No matter how many times i've d..." 01/Nov

    High Street
    "Probably a little soft, but deffo E4 6a compared to boulevard. First couple of m..." 20/Oct

    Pool Wall
    "Had fair bit of soil and vegetation on it affecting holds and gear, but now clea..." 24/Sep

    Three Tree Climb
    "Jugs a plenty, but the start is tricky. Did impressive commando roll on 1 ft dro..." 05/Jun

    Tyrone
    "Fell on lead! Decent climbing that didn't feel too hard until choosing which cra..." 16/May

    Red Wall
    "Climbed the crack. If Millstone grades are anything to go by it's E1 5b(traditio..." 03/May

    Delectable Direct
    "Thought the last bit was the crux and worth 5c. Best route on the wall." 02/May

    Three Tree Climb
    "Lovely route with protection in the right places for the difficulties." 25/Apr

    Tyrone
    "The curving crack finish is probably 5a, but I'd agree this was a soft touch HVS..." 05/Apr

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