Pig Traverse

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Evening sun
15 mins
Level
Sheltered

The right-hand of the slumped slabs has a prominent diagonal break rising rightwards across the face. The area has several popular face climbs and, round to the left, a set of arduous cracks that are often avoided.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Narrowing Chimney
8m. The cleft with jammed blocks to a tough exit. The climbing style is best described as 'traditional'.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
VD
2
True Grit
10m. The slanting leaning fissure crack is a tough nut to crack. The wider continuation up and left gives an easier finish.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E4 6b
3
The Snuffer
10m. The bell-shaped chimney from the dingy depths to daylight - character building stuff. It is also possible to start direct...
 
Graunchy
E1 5b
4
Giggling Crack
10m. The hilarious hanging rift, you will laugh till you cry.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Graunchy
E6 6c
5
Pig Traverse
12m. Climb the cracks to the bulge then follow the break out to the right arete and a finish up the ridge.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
HS 4b
6
Reach for the Sty
10m. Climb to the break then head left past the end of the overlap to a pocket. Finish to the left.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
7
Sow's That
10m. Follow the previous route to the end of the overlap then climb carefully rightwards on poor holds to finish.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6b
8
Pig Slip Cow Punk
10m. The sketchy slab to the break then more of the same on the upper slab.
 
Technical
Rounded
E6 6b
9
Pig's Ear
10m. The arete throughout mostly by laybacking.
 
Rounded
HVS 5b
10
Long Funnel
10m. The right-hand side of the deep rift behind the block gives good chimneying practice.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
11
Pathos
8m. Stride onto the wall and climb to the horizontal break. The left-hand crack in the slab gives a technical finale.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
12
Lithos
8m. Use the same start but follow the right-hand crack to a finish on the arete. A Direct Start is a technical V4 (6b).
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
  • Latest Comments

    For BRIMHAM ROCKS

    Take No Notice
    "Does this route go straight up or move left at the top to the large pocket? It's..." 17/Nov

    Charming Crack
    "Did this in 1991 when my guide book had it as HVS - my comment at the time was &..." 23/Sep

    Fag Slab Variant
    "Not straightforward. Feet! Are you supposed to go straight up at top of overla..." 09/Jun

    Black Chipper
    "I've topped this out several times and never found the chip at the top. As long..." 06/Oct

    Great Slab
    "Great route, easily worth 2 stars!" 21/Jun

    Minion's Way
    "It was only 5a when I soloed it in 1990. Grade inflation gone mad." 27/Mar

    Clingon
    "Is the grading on this a misprint? Seems more straightforward than V5(and the fu..." 12/Mar

    Centre Point
    "Barely Moderate." 12/Sep

    Peerless
    "Where does 5a come from?! It's HS 4a in the YMC guide, S 4a probably more accura..." 10/Jun

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