Scarlett's Wall

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Afternoon sun
15 mins
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A well-cracked buttress that was capped with a pylon for many years - only a short stump now remains. It has a reasonable collection of easier climbs. Plus a fine square pillar home to one of Harry Scarlett's original bold (pumped in pumps!) offerings from the 1930s and a few more modern routes. The climbs tend to be reachy and fingery and, as is often the case with Wharncliffe, protection is not especially generous.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Earth Blues
The tough sidewall is climbed trending left to the break, move left again and layback the arete
 
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
2
Scarlett's Wall Arete
The left arete is reachy and not too well protected.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
VS 4c
3
Scarlett's Climb
Climb the centre of the wall on flaky holds to a stretchy finish. Harder for the short.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
HS 4c
4
Scarlett's Edge
The arete eases with height. This route was previously known as called The Scarlett Letter.
 
Reachy
Fluttery
VS 4b
5
Scarlett's Chimney
The chimney starts off okay then fizzles out a bit.
 
Graunchy
D
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