Tom Thumb

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Sun to mid-afternoon
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The first section of the crag is dominated by a huge yew tree, overshadowing a dark cave. The walls here offer some short steep pitches on a couple of different levels. They can be green and overgrown although the fine prow of Tom Thumb will usually be in condition. Guidebook page 357.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Nemesis Exit
10m. The crack in the overhang above the cave starts off on perfect jams but widens to fist-size and then widens a bit more.
3 user comments
 
Strong
HVS 5b
2
Hermitage Groove
8m. The tree-filled groove is a battle. Walk off left.
 VD
3
Hermitage Crack
8m. The tricky and polished curving crack was a damn good effort for its day and is cleaner than it looks. Walk off left.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
4
Reticent Mass Murderer
8m. Short but hard work. From the ledge above the cave extemporise a way up the narrow leaning crack. Fat fingers or thin hands...
 
2 Stars
Strong
E5 6b
5
Genocide
8m. The thin flake on the right leads to absurd extending moves up the short wall above - only the talented will succeed!
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E6 6c
6
Tom Thumb
18m. A thin crack in a shallow groove leads to a ledge on The Giant's Staircase (possible belay). Climb up left to a ledge then...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
E2 5c
7
The Giant's Staircase
18m. An odd route consisting of a series of mantelshelves between stance-sized ledges. Trend right up the lower wall then left...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
8
Bean Stalk
18m. The rounded arete used to provide a good little route, sadly the birch tree at the base is smothering it. Approach the rib...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E2 5c
9
Oblique Chimney
10m. An interesting diagonal ramble through impressive terrain.
 
1 Stars
D
10
Elliott's Unconquerable
8m. A short-lived but pleasant piece of jamming with a tricky undercut start. Heading out left from the top of the crack is the...
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS 5a
11
Elliott's Right-hand
8m. The flake and wall to the right of Elliott's main crack have thin moves to reach the wide crack above but it soon eases.
 
Technical
E1 5c
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    The Nemesis Exit
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