West Face

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The West Face is the small facet of rock that faces towards the car park. It is rather eclipsed by the routes to either side but has a small selection of well polished pitches, and a couple of much harder offerings that see little action. Around the corner in the dingy gully that divides the cliff in two are a few more routes. Guidebook page 106.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Syrett's Roof Top 50
The centre of the roof is usually well chalked. A highball.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
V6 7A
2
Zig-zag
10m. Climb the slanting groove to the roof then swing left and use a juggy flake in the roof to pull out left onto the final...
 
1 Stars
Strong
HS 4c
3
Zig-zag Direct
10m. Take Zig-zag to the roof but eschew all zigging and zagging and pull straight over using good holds and solid jams.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS 4c
4
The Goblin
12m. Pass the ‘goblin's eyes' with difficulty and no gear, then shuffle left and crawl into the final wide crack - all awkward....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Graunchy
HS 4b
5
Orchrist
12m. The huge nose is crossed on mega-pockets, sadly gaining the wall above the lip is desperate. Runners in the far wall of...
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E5 6b
6
Si's Arete
The tiny arete gives a classic problem. Start from sitting.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
V6 7A
7
Clematis
10m. This is the left-hand one through a series of reachy bulges, finishing leftwards up a shallow groove.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E2 5c
8
Oubliette
8m. The right-hand line follows a shallow fingery groove entered from the right and exited (rapidly) rightwards.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 6a
9
Tight Chimney
8m. The gloomy slot tucked away in the left wall of the gully is worth a squirm.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
M
10
Rift Crack
8m. The right-hand of the two hanging cracks is tricky to access
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS 4c
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    Frankland's Green Crack
    "Dirty and very awkward. How long does it take the symptoms of Pigeon-Fancier's ..." 21/Apr top50

    Birdlime Traverse
    "Seems a funny choice to upgrade to HVS - yes it's really hard at that grade, but..." 02/Aug top50

    ‘Arries' Ook
    "Onsighted this and thought it was low in the grade. Tricky moves are low down an..." 06/Oct top50

    South Wall Traverse
    "Polished start isn't great, the top few moves are trickier and steeper than they..." 17/May

    The Big Greeny
    "I held John rope when he made an attempt, he failed to get the top pocket and ba..." 15/Oct top50

    Great Western
    "Agree with the above. This route is pleasant but overhyped. If your technique is..." 07/Jun top50

    South Wall Traverse
    "The polished start is probably the real crux! The upper hard move is using a poo..." 24/May

    Birdlime Traverse
    "Had exactly the same experience Si dH, I reckon the poor rest is the one in the ..." 24/May top50

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