Carl's Wark

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Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill
10 mins
Sheltered

Below Prayer Wheel Wall is a hidden bay with a steep back wall. The easy access to the top has made this a popular top-rope venue, consequently many of the routes are very polished. Don't be put off though, pack your rack and get involved with the cracks and you will have a good time. Just avoid the start of Bubbles Wall unless you are confident. Guidebook page 52.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Flake and Pillar
The name says it all. A hard start then easier going.Squeek, E5 6a - The wall to the right of the upper section has been...
6 user comments
 E1 5b
2
Squeek
Eliminate on the upper wall right of Falke and Pillar.
 E5 6a
3
Bubbles Wall
The polished line of tiny holds leading up right to the break is a desperate, fingery problem for most, and the pit makes it...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E4 6b
4
Au Revoir Monodoigt
Problem up fingery wall left of Bubbles. Jump off at the break.
 V7
5
Black Kabul
Originally this was a right-hand finish to Bubbles Wall, but many now start from Carl's Wark Crack since this is a pleasant E5...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6b
6
Carl's Wark Crack
Start in the pit. After the slippery start, this gives great, sustained crack-climbing on knobbly jams. Not too polished, not...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
7
Scarab
A sustained wall-climb which is seldom led. Top-roping has made it desperate and not very much fun anymore.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
8
Green Crack
The slippery open-book corner.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
9
Soapsuds
A technical little problem which is worth E4 6b if the direct line is followed. Can be dirty, especially at the top.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
10
All Systems Go
Bold wall right of Scarab.
 E6 6c
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    "Worthwhile route, though not worth a star." 22/Apr

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