Pete's Sake

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
15 mins

A fine narrow tower whose main challenge was unlocked by local legend Pete Crew before he moved on to greater things in Wales. Up and right are a series of short walls with a few interesting problems that you will doubtless have to yourself. Guidebook page 48.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Pete's Sake
12m. The fine tower is climbed up its valley face to the notch. Move right along the break and finish up the arete. Finishing...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5b
2
North Side Route
12m. A spiralling oddity. Start up Thin Chimney then follow the ledge left round the corner. Cross the north face to gain a...
 
Reachy
Technical
VS 5a
3
Thin Chimney
10m. The rift that splits the face is easier the deeper you go.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
4
Overhanging Chimney
10m. The next chimney narrows to an awkward exit.
 HVD 4a
5
Ma'son
10m. Climb the narrow and fingery face direct.
 
Technical
E2 5b
6
Drums and Kicks
6m. The groove and roof to the right of the arete.
 
Technical
Crimpy
HVS 5b
7
Overhanging Crack
6m. The next rift has some good jamming moves. The pumpy traverse that links this with Split Chimney is The By-Pass, VS 4c.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
S 4b
8
En Passant
6m. The wall is technical but short-lived.
 
Technical
E1 6b
9
Pass By
6m. Climb the wall 2m to the left of the chimney.
 HVS 5b
10
Split Chimney
6m. The chimney with its flake is awkward and tricky to protect.
 
Graunchy
VD
11
Splitter
6m. The compelling angular arete on its right-hand side is bold.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5b
12
Split Chimney Wall
6m. Sprint up the centre of the wall on the right.
 HVS 5b
  • 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

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