The North Face

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Evening sun
40 mins
Uphill

Gloomy green and gritty for much of the year, BUT when in condition, it offers some fine climbs in a magnificently remote setting.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Arete Direct
20m. A classic, nearly always in good condition and well worth the walk up. Start on the right and traverse out left under the...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Rounded
VS 4c
2
Dog Lead
18m. Start along the traverse of Arete Direct but climb through the overhang via the crack. Head up the face slightly...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
HVS 5a
3
Arete Wall
16m. Start on the right and climb up and left to reach the prominent cracks that run away leftwards. Follow these out to the...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S 4a
4
Y Front
12m. Follow Arete Wall out into the middle of the face then trend back right finishing up the right-hand fork of the V-shaped...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S 4a
5
Window Chimney
14m. The deep rift that bounds the right-hand side of the wall is entered and climbed in the gloom to an exit via the window....
 D
6
Clappers Crack
18m. A direct start to the upper section of Turret Crack is the character building roof-crack. Best approached at a gallop, you...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
E1 5b
7
Turret Crack
20m. A fine climb up a compelling line. Climb the green jamming crack to a good ledge and possible stance over to the left....
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
8
Panzer
16m. The wall directly above the lower half of Turret Crack climbed on well spaced pockets and good holds over the bulge.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E3 6a
9
Outside Finish
22m. A contrasting finish to Turret Crack, it can be done in one pitch, though watch the rope-drag. Harder and bolder than the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
10
Finesse
16m. The hanging arete of strange blocky rock gives a good and pumpy pitch that requires a forceful approach.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4 6a
11
Pothole Chimney
20m. A subterranean outing that burrows under the great block and emerges in another dimension.
 
Graunchy
VD
12
Chockstone Chimney
20m. The long groove-line to the left of the clean slabs gives a varied pitch. Climb the initial crack and access a grassy...
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
13
Shush Popeye
18m. Balance up the rounded left arete of the slab leaving runners and hope far below.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
14
A Question of Balance
20m. A fine climb, low in the grade and usually cleaner that others hereabouts. Follow the crack that splits the overhang at...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E2 5b
15
Simple Simon
22m. Long and varied. Up the left edge of the flaky slab then move right to a long crack which leads to a ledge. Move right and...
 
2 Stars
S 4b
16
Paws for Thought
8m. The rounded arete has a sticky moment or two.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 5b
17
Gymkhana
18m. Varied and good value. Battle with the roof-crack on the front of the buttress then move round left and balance boldly up...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Rounded
E1 5b
18
Low Nose Crack
16m. The crack splitting the nose is interesting.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VS 5a
19
The Naked Edge
8m. The superb scooped arete passed on the approach is one of the best micro routes on grit.
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 6a