The Sole

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Afternoon sun
20 mins
Uphill

A fine jutting square tower with the classic of The Sole making its way up the left-hand arete and side wall. There are several other interesting climbs around the bay to the left and the area is usually quiet.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Moulson's Climb
10m. Climb the crack and the large, tilted, jammed block to reach the easy chimney above.
 S 4a
2
A Reach too Far
10m. Head up the front face, trending rightwards to a hole and a rock horn. A stretch and a pull on a sloper leads to easy...
 
Reachy
Rounded
E3 6a
3
Longlurch
12m. Traverse left from the chimney then climb the face and the small roof via a stretch for an elusive pocket. Escape left.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
E2 5c
4
Griffith's Chimney
10m. The wide rift in the back of the bay is a graunchy classic, so most folks avoid it.
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
HS 4b
5
Walker's Wall
10m. Climb the arete until it is possible to trend right into the centre of the face. Continue up to the roof and pull round it...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HVS 5a
6
Craven Crack
10m. The crack is harder than it looks. Follow it to the ledges under the roof then move out right to finish.
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
7
West Wall Climb
6m. The blunt rib in the north-facing wall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
HS 4b
8
The Sole
10m. Climb the crack in the arete by a hard layback sequence (it would be 5c if it was 20m up) then follow the easier cracks...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVS 5b
9
Family Matters
8m. Where The Sole scoots off left, continue straight up the arete by nice layaway moves.
 
2 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
10
Mother's Little Helper
10m. Start up The Sole, traverse right between the overhangs (a pig for the long-legged) and pull over its centre to gain the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E2 5c
11
Slab and Nose
10m. Climb a groove then follow ledges rightwards up the side wall.
 
1 Stars
S 4b
12
Slab and Nose Variations
10m. Layback the slabby arete then step left and climb the side wall.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
  • Latest Comments

    For CROOKRISE

    Octopus
    "Much trickier than a Severe 4a. The start is 4c and much harder than the Edge Ro..." 25/Mar

    Lyndhurst
    "Why is this route in this guide, but not Elm Tree Wall which is immediately Left..." 26/Oct

    Tiger Rag
    "Harder to get off the deck for shorties. With a nasty landing." 17/Jun

    Old Lace
    "E1 without side-runner. Great route." 30/Mar

    Face, Arete and Wall Climb
    "Yes please, a description would be very useful! I tried to follow the line in th..." 03/Aug

    Old Lace
    "worth the upgrade and still on the bold side. good route" 07/Nov

    Old Lace
    "Oops...didnt notice it had been upgraded." 08/Jun

    Route 2.5
    "5b to start and bold to finish." 27/May

    Old Lace
    "I did this today with a side runner (cam under the boulder on Arsenic slab) I fe..." 24/Mar

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