Roadside Bay

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Sun from mid-morning
2 mins
Level
Sheltered

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 usually deserted.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Shallow Chimney
10m. The eponymous rift round to the left of the arete gives interesting climbing to a choice of exits.
 
1 Stars
VD
2
Spec Arete
10m. The steep and reachy angular arete utilises a side-runner in the next route.
 
Reachy
Technical
Pumpy
E2 6a
3
Frustration
10m. This emigre from across the road is steep and tenuous. Its name stems from the difficulty of placing solid pegs!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E2 6a
4
Straight Crack
10m. The sheaf of cracks develop into a blocky groove.
 
Loose
VD
5
The Last Wet Wednesday
10m. Climb the crack past a spike then make steep moves up the crack to reach the easier grassy groove above.
 VS 4c
6
Rocking Groove
10m. The right-trending groove is sustained and a bit run-out.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
HVS 5a
7
Redbits
10m. Steep, fingery work up the thin cracks splitting the smoothest part of the wall to a rest, then a tough finale.
2 user comments
 
Pumpy
Crimpy
E2 5c
8
Slippery Wall
10m. Worthwhile. Curve right to reach the crack splitting the upper face and good jamming past a wobbly but safe block. The...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
9
Quantum Crack
10m. The crack just left of the main angle has some useful slots and a short sharp crux just below easy ground.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
10
Vaseline
10m. Climb the steepening angle then escape right at the top. Generally cleaner than you might expect and awkward to protect.
 
1 Stars
VD
11
Positively 4th Street
10m. The nail-scratched holds up the wall, then the crucial but escapable blunt arete above.
 VS 4c
12
Grass Groove
8m. The left-trending crack and ramp is less grassy nowadays.
 D
  • Latest Comments

    For LAWRENCEFIELD

    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

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