Face Climb

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Lots of sun!
10 mins
Uphill

The long low wall of once quarried rock behind The Needle has a few popular easier routes and some tougher offerings that don't see anything like as much attention. Many of the routes are poorly protected and quite a few suffer from grotty exits though a gorse cornice!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Face Climb 1
6m. Follow flat holds up the left-hand side of the face with little in the way of protection. A bit polished.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
2
Face Climb 1.5
6m. Trend right across the unprotected face past tricky moves at three-quarters height, then finish direct.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4c
3
I'm Back
6m. The technical and fingery wall just to the right, with a tricky rock-over crux move. V4 with a mat and a couple of...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E4 6a
4
Jelly Baby
6m. Wobble up the narrow leaning groove. It is quite technical and also escapable.
2 user comments
 
Technical
E1 5c
5
Face Climb Number 2
6m. The narrow face has an awkward finish. Side-runners may be needed at this grade otherwise it is more like solid VS.
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
6
Crack One
6m. The awkward corner-crack.
6 user comments
 
Graunchy
S 4a
7
Garibaldi Twins
6m. The fingery and technical traverse along the break.
 
Pumpy
Crimpy
E4 6b
8
Takes the Biscuit
8m. The technical blunt rib gives an extended boulder problem.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6b
9
Oversight
6m. Pleasant balancy moves to a steeper finish. Avoiding the corner on the right is tricky! Exit left to avoid the worst of...
2 user comments
 HS 4b
10
Crack Two
6m. The awkward corner-crack with a sapling and prickly exit.
 
Graunchy
S 4a
11
Where Bulldykes Daren't
6m. A technical problem up the blunt rib.
 
Technical
Crimpy
V4 6B
12
Shelf Wall
6m. Mantel-a-way (x2) up the short-lived wall 8m to the right to a grotty exit, or escape down and right.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

    For RIVELIN

    Jonad Rib
    "If you have microcams HS 4a, if not HVS 4a? No other proper gear till 3/4 way up..." 27/May

    April Fool
    "Line in the Fax guide seems too far left, ignore this? Protectable enough with s..." 09/Mar

    Altar Crack
    "What you see is what you get! A full on layback well beyond the easy gear. Eith..." 05/Mar

    Crack One
    "easy low down, felt hard at the top, the loose jug doesnt help. Harder than S4a" 03/Mar

    Croton Oil
    "Quite committing near the top, but some nice gear in the slightly smooth cracks...." 29/Jan top50

    Croton Oil
    "just wish it had scraped into K Wilsons hard rock because it is just as good as ..." 09/Jan top50

    Oversight
    "I agree: somewhere in between VS 4c & the Severe 4a it gets on the UKC datab..." 09/Jan

    Easy Picking
    "I think the start can be done at 6a (I did a more obvious but 6b method on the l..." 06/Nov

    Easy Picking
    "Great little route, full on E2!" 29/Oct

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