Plague and Auto da Fe

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Early morning sun
15 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

A couple of good buttresses; the left-hand one has a pair of highly technical outings both protected by one of the last bolts on natural grit. Despite vows over the years from various souls to do away with the bolt, it is still there! Over to the right is a fine tower with one of Rivelin's best routes, Auto da Fe, plus some easier offerings.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Caravaggio
The side-wall of the buttress, on sloping holds to a fierce undercutting move and an easier finale.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
E3
2
Outsider
Climb the left wall to the break. Traverse round the arete on jams where a powerful move gains the arete - then sprint. Low in...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2
3
Ring of Roses
Start as for Outsider but traverse the break on good jams but not many footholds; a pumpy little number.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
4
Big Al
The left side of the face with great difficulty. Originally it was started on the right, with the bolt pre-clipped, at E5 6c.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E7
5
Plague
The centre of the overlapping wall past an ancient, naughty and unwelded bolt. The move to pass the overlap containing the bolt...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
6
The Crevice
Bridge the short steep corner just to the right to a tricky exit.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD
7
The Slot
The wide and mucky crack in the wall just to the right.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HVD
8
Moss Side
The left arete of the jutting slab from some fat chips. Lichenous.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HS
9
Lichen Slab
The scoop and overlap around to the right climbed centrally. This one is cleaner than you might expect. An eliminate variation...
4 user comments
 VS
10
Lichen Slab II
The right arete of the slab is pleasant enough - and clean too.
1 user comment
 S
11
Sparks
Scratch up the fierce arete. Originally finished up the next route.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f7B
12
Palm Charmer
The thin crack in the front of the buttress is awkward, then step left and layback the tricky and reachy arete to finish.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3
13
Auto da Fe Top 50
Rivelin's second classic E4 arete - technically harder than The Brush Off but with much better gear. Climb the short crack to...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
E4
14
Reprieve
The bold face with hard moves just before it eases.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
E3