The South Face

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Lots of sun!
40 mins
Uphill

The North Face has always been considered the buisiness end of Simon's Seat, though the South Face also has something to offer - short routes but on great rock and in a lovely setting. Guidebook page 136.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Corner Crack
6m. The awkward groove on the left.
 
Technical
VD
2
And She Was
8m. The left arete of the face is technical and unprotected.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Rounded
E3 6a
3
I'll Bet She Does
8m. The centre of the buttress eases with height (if you can do the start and don't bottle it).
 
3 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E3 6a
4
Straight Crack
8m. The smart crack on jams and chicken-heads.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
5
Inaccessible Crack
6m. The hanging crack in the arete is accessed from the right.
 
Technical
VS 5a
6
Left-hand Arete
6m. The right-hand arete (only kidding).
 
Rounded
HVS 4a
7
Out With the Old
7m. Climb just right of the arete, trending slightly right to a trio of 'thank-God' bumps. Step left to finish.
 
Rounded
E1 5b
8
Central Cracks
7m. The trident of cracks is the best route on the face.
 
1 Stars
S 4b
9
Right-hand Crack
7m. The right-hand fissure offers more knob-tastic fun.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4b
10
Chunky Chicken
7m. The narrowing right-hand pillar without deviation.
 E1 5b
11
Hidden Crack
10m. Climb the groove and crack to the top, move left then head up the bobbly slab.
 S 4a
12
Hidden Chimney
10m. The steep crack-line is a misnomer.
1 user comment
 VD
13
Open Face
10m. Climb the scooped arete steeply to the break, move left and wobble up the warty wall without straying rightwards.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
HVS 5b