Rake Wall

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The most impressive section of the cliff is situated 80m to the right, and up a slope, from the Long Wall. It has some good and strenous left-leaning crack climbs that lead to ‘The Rake’. From here upward progress doesn’t add a lot to the climbing experience. The orange scar of the rock fall on the right, and the small memorial, under The Popple, point to the fact that care is required when climbing here! Bolt belays below the grot would make the climbing much safer! Guidebook page 231.

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1
Noah's Crack
22m. The leaning groove and tricky layback above leads to easy ground. Head up and right for a choice of escapes; either direct...
 
Pumpy
VS 4b
2
Sunset Crack
22m. From a large block pull onto a ledge then climb the sharp-edged crack to a leftwards exit under the capping flake. Select...
 
Pumpy
VS 4c
3
Tony's Terror
18m. Climb the steepening groove then exit right to a rest on a hanging slab. Continue up the steep crack to easy ground on the...
 VS 4b
4
Midgebite Crack
16m. Climb the deep groove, left then right, to its apex and pull out right to reach a rest with difficulty (crux). Jam the...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
5
The Popple
18m. From just right of the memorial, climb the steep jamming crack to a triangular niche then follow the thinner finger-crack...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
6
The Drooper
20m. The main angle is bridged to the overhang then power past this (old peg) to reach a jug in the wider crack above. Get...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E2 5c
7
The Wilter
24m. The crack running up the left-hand side of the orange scar has some of the best climbing here though it is spoilt by the...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E1 5b
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