The Plonka

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Afternoon sun
3 mins
Downhill
Sheltered

The central section of the Upper Tier has some nice routes, including the classic that gives the area its name. It tends to be a popular venue, please read the notes in the Intro about top-roping and abseiling here.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Tiger Feet
10m. That's neat; a good climb with a well position crux. Climb the juggy arete to the bulges, stretch for holds then layback...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Strong
E1 5a
2
Ken's Caper
12m. Start as for Tiger Feet but at the overhang traverse out right pass the arete and gain a rest on the lip of the big...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS 4c
3
Gibbon's Gambol
12m. Well named! Reach the right-hand end of the flake in the roof and ape left along it until it is possible to grope round...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
4
Wonderland
12m. Climb the wide leaning crack and its esaier continuation.
 
Graunchy
S 4a
5
Crossover
16m. Climb the front of the buttress until the angle eases the head left crossing Wonderland and meandering out to a finish up...
 
1 Stars
S 4a
6
The Plonka Top 50
12m. A mini-classic, well worth doing. From the left edge of the cave follow the diagonal crack leftwards to a junction with...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
S 4a
7
Missed Opportunity
10m. Climb the fluted slab to the overhangs where undercut allow tricky moves up and right reach a thin flake-system. Finish...
 HVS 5b
8
Scotsman's Way
10m. Climb the left-slanting flakes then cross the hanging shield of rock on the right to reach the blunt arete. Follow the...
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
9
First Opportunity
10m. The compelling but awkward crack line is a good bet for your first encounter with off-widthing perhaps.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
S 4b
10
Overunder
10m. Start on the front of the buttress and follow the flakes up and left under the trio of bulges until it is possible to get...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HS 4b
11
Temptation
10m. An enticing tapering thin flake above the bulge beckons. Approach it steeply, use it gently then finish on rounded holds.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
Rounded
VS 5a
12
Prediction
10m. Follow the slanting slab to its top then make tricky moves up and left to access a second slab. wander up this to the top.
 
Technical
VS 5a
13
Chicken Run
10m. The rounded buttress just left of the descent gully. A good flake leads to easier angled terrain. Continue direct - a bit...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
VS 4c
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    Audacity
    "14 July 2011 Just visited Audacity and found that some mindless vandals have pus..." 18/Jul

    Ken's Caper
    "The top face/slab is covered in lichen (12th Aug 2010) and with no positive hold..." 15/Aug

    Tiger Feet
    "A short route with great moves especially the rock over to gain the final flutin..." 31/Jul

    Ranadon
    "This route seems better protected than a lot of Northumberland routes so flutter..." 28/Jul top50

    Chicken Run
    "Don't think it needs the "heart" symbol." 17/Sep

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