Pete's Sake

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Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill

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.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Railway Wall
Climb the hand and fist crack to the break, scoot left and finish up the well-positioned final arete.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
2
Chimney Groove
The chimney leads to the top of a tower/block, move right to the crack just left of the corner. A direct finish is harder.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
3
Easy Groove
Pleasant bridging up the long groove past a ledge.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
D
4
Pinnacle Arete
Climb a couple of shallow grooves in the wall to reach the block of 'the pinnacle' on the left then finish up the exposed...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
5
Cumberland Groove
Steep climbing on good holds and with good gear.
 
1 Stars
VD
6
V Groove
The eponymous groove just before the buttress end.
 VD
7
North Side Route
Start up the arete then move left across the north face to gain a ledge by tricky moves then an easier finish.
 
Reachy
Technical
HVS 5a
8
Baal
Finish straight up the arete.
 E2 5c
9
Pete's Sake
The fine tower across the gully is climb up its valley face to the notch. Move right along the break and finish up the arete.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5b
10
Thin Chimney
The widening rift is easier the deeper you go.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
11
Overhanging Chimney
The next chimney narrows to an awkward exit.
 HVD
12
Ma'son
Climb the narrow and fingery north facing wall direct.
 
Technical
E2 5b
13
Drums and Kicks
The groove and roof to the right of the arete.
 
Technical
Crimpy
HVS 5b
14
Overhanging Crack
The next rift has some good jamming. The pumpy traverse that links this with Split Chimney is The By-Pass, VS 4c.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
S 4b
15
En Passant
The wall is technical but short-lived.
 
Technical
E1 6b
16
Pass By
Climb the weakness in the wall to the left of the chimney.
 HVS 5b
17
Split Chimney
The chimney with its flake is awkward and tricky to protect.
 
Graunchy
VD
18
Splitter
The compelling angular arete on its right-hand side is bold.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5b
19
Split Chimney Wall
Sprint up the centre of the wall.
 
1 Stars
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

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

    Great Buttress Arete
    "It is possible with some care and attention to place adequate wire protection. ..." 14/Oct

    Easy Groove
    "More a chimney than a groove, though climbed by bridging rather than chimneying...." 07/Sep

    Renrock
    "Very straightforward 5a moves for a consolidated onsight E1 leader. Bouldering h..." 29/May

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