Suicide Wall

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Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill
10 mins
Sheltered

A dramatic name for a thrilling wall, although perhaps it gives the wrong impression since, unlike its Welsh counterpart, most of the routes here are well protected. The route Suicide Wall is the obvious classic but you canít go wrong with any of the climbs. Donít be put off by the dank lower sections, once above the trees the routes are superbly exposed, on wonderful clean rock formations; perfect cracks, juggy flutings and blank faces. Guidebook page 360.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bower Route 1
10m. A short but pleasant pitch that is the easiest way to access the Bower. From a flake make a precarious move right to a...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
2
Requiem
A superb outing up the left-hand side of the huge face. The crux moves are fierce but can be avoided by some terrifying monkey...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
E3 6a
3
The Long Distance Runnel
16m. The wall between Requiem and Suicide Wall gives fine climbing. From the Bower climb Requiem to the top of the crack....
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E5 6c
4
Suicide Wall Top 50
30m. A stunning route, one of the best in the Peak, following an impressive line of cracks and breaks fairly directly up the...
23 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
5
The Child's House
28m. A big pitch. Start as for Suicide Wall but where it trends left follow thinner cracks straight up to rejoin it at the crux...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5 6c
6
Sepulchrave
18m. Devious climbing up the diagonal cracks in the wall. A good jamming crack is climbed to its end. Traverse the continuation...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
7
Savage Messiah
14m. A direct on Sepulchrave which only has a short independent section featuring a couple of memorable moves! Climb...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E2 5c
8
Stretch Limo
14m. The right arete of the Suicide Wall face gives a good pitch. Start just right of the crack taken by Sepulchrave and follow...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Pumpy
E5 6b
9
Mordaunt
60m. A fine girdle covering impressive territory at a sustained but amenable grade. Perhaps the best of its genre on...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
10
North Climb
10m. A nail-scratched groove leads to bulges then traverse left to finish up the airy arete.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
11
Jimmy's Crack
12m. The thin cracks zigzagging up the wall lead to a tree. Finish up the wall behind.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
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    Suicide Wall
    "Bloody hard and intimidating at the grade. I did it in a single pitch on sight a..." 28/May top50

    Bean Stalk
    "Should be all one word i.e. 'Beanstalk'" 24/Jan

    Suicide Wall
    "Brilliant route, atrocious guidebook description and grade. Clearly 5b for the m..." 07/Oct top50

    Escape/Boot Hill
    "Well I am 5' 6" and no choice but to lean off that dimple and tip toe up th..." 15/Dec

    The Nemesis Exit
    "Flared mossfest. About the same grade as the Unprintable, whatever that may be....." 05/Jul

    Bean Stalk
    "Lovely route, fun climbing from the start. I couldn't get a small wire in, but ..." 04/May

    North Climb
    "Oak Tree Chimney (similar grade) makes a good approach to this route" 31/Aug

    Suicide Wall
    "Every millimetre is mint, easy for thugs." 27/Sep top50

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