Photo Finish

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Afternoon sun
15 mins
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A series of buttresses with an interesting collection of climbs. On the left is the narrow tower of The Mantelshelf and to its right the squatter buttress of Reveille. On the far right is a fine slab with a huge rocking block perched on top. All the routes on this particular piece of rock are worth the effort.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Rook Chimney
The steep rift in the side-wall is easier and better than it looks.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
D
2
Post Horn
Climb the bold green wall and rib just right to a finish out on the right arete. A Direct Finish - HVS 5a is a better option...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 4c
3
Tears Before Bedtime
The angular arete has hard moves to pass the roof.
 
Fluttery
E3 5c
4
Reveille
The technical and bold wall on the right to an easier upper face.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6a
5
Curved Balls
The curved flake and short crack above make a bit of a filler-in.
 HS 4c
6
Letter Box Arete
This is the pleasant right arete of the face.
 VD
7
Mantelshelf Slab Right
The slabby buttress. A left-hand variation is a little easier.
 S 4a
8
Addey's Addition
The green and narrow wall past a niche and overlap.
 
Technical
HVS 5c
9
The Corner
From the left balance up the arete to a finish up the groove.
 
Reachy
Technical
Fluttery
VS 5a
10
Slab and Corner
From the centre of the slab trend left by neat footwork and a mantel to the shallow groove in the arete. Not much gear!
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HS 4b
11
Photo Finish
Climb The Corner then step right and climb the slab rightwards to a jug. Pull up to the overhang, traverse right and finish up...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
E1 5b
12
Dead Heat
The slab just right of centre is technical, tenuous and unprotected, with crucial moves to pass the end of the overlap.
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6a
13
Renrock
The right-hand edge of the slab is balancy and protection is lacking. Escape into the gully is not easy once committed!
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5a
  • Latest Comments

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    Just a Minute
    "Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless'..." 10/May

    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
    "Only hard bit is getting into sentry box. Then a fun squirm. Hard Diff?" 02/Apr

    Desolation Angel
    "agree with all above. looks harder than it is. i would probably say E5, compared..." 13/Mar

    Scarlett's Wall Arete
    "Nice face climbing." 27/Oct

    Rook Chimney
    "A bit polished lower down and not a smooth climb i.e. bitty!" 26/Oct

    Banana Wall
    "agree with brown. E2 5c/6a depending on reach." 19/Oct

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