The Castle Walls

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Sun and Shade
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Sheltered

The short walls to the right of The Fort have a selection of sheltered routes and, although not brilliant, they are worth a few minutes of your time if in the area. Guidebook page 161.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Castellan
8m. The slanting crack in the wall to the right of the foot of the descent gully give a pumpy little pitch. Gaining the upper...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
2
Battlement
8m. The slabby rib is bold and delicate, small cams around to the left just about give protection when it is really needed.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 6a
3
The Dirty Rascal
10m. Climb a short crack then balance up to the thin overlap. Move out left to gain the shallow scoop right of the arete....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1 5c
4
The King of the Castle
9m. A more direct finish with a fingery pull required to get past the overlap. Nice technical moves.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
5
Rampart
10m. The right-hand arete is climbed left then right to pass the nose, with a finish up the right-hand side. A start on the...
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
6
Casement Crack
8m. The wide crack that bounds the wall.
 
Graunchy
VD
7
Dungeon
10m. The right-hand of the wide cracks is a dingy affair. Climb it past a cave to the upper chimney system.
 
Graunchy
S 4a
8
Stockade
10m. Gallop up the right arete of the chimney on its lake-side, trending right to finish.
 VS 4c
9
Merlon
10m. The wall two metres right of the arete has a bouldery start to reach better holds in the break. From here, finish direct.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E1 6a
10
Crenellation
10m. The wall right of centre has a tricky move to the break, undercut off this and stretch for the final holds.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Loose
E1 5c
11
Machicolation
8m. The leaning right arete of the wall.
1 user comment
 VS 4c
12
Arrow Slit
6m. The short cracks before the jungle takes over.
 HS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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    Spinnaker
    "The move off the first ledge is quite reachy, definitely harder for the short." 23/Aug top50

    Machicolation
    "Seems unreasonable at the grade, more like pumpy 5a/b with less than perfect gea..." 02/Apr

    Spinnaker
    "A classic trip for the severe leader, exposed intimidating and with fine climbin..." 20/Apr top50

    Portcullis
    "About as "Gogarth" as it gets on Yorkshire grit ;). A fine expedition ..." 11/Feb top50

    The Heel
    "Would be worth 2 stars if it was clean" 12/Sep

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