Banana Wall and Tiger Wall

Adjacent Areas
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These two adjacent faces have a great set of routes that have climbing that is a bit slabbier than much of the cliff. The Orange Spot trio of The Runnel, Banana Wall and Tiger's Wall are especially worthwhile.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Wall End
7m. The left-most line on the wall, trending right.
 VD
2
Wall End Direct
8m. The right-trending flakes give a pleasant pitch. Finish out left.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS 4c
3
Yellow Peril
10m. A bit of an eliminate, though with good moves.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E2 5c
4
The Runnel
10m. Lovely climbing and a little bold up the beckoning half-pipe that runs up the wall.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
VS 5a
5
Banana Wall Top 50
10m. Not in the slightest bit slippery. Climb to a ledge (choice of ways) then follow the left-trending flake line to a nice...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
VS 4c
6
Abanana
10m. The centre of the right side of the wall gives a precarious pitch on rounded holds and with little in the way of gear.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E1 5c
7
Banana Groove
10m. Start up the crack but move out left and follow the diagonal scoops to the top.
 
Rounded
HVS 5a
8
Black Crack
10m. Up the crack to the jutting snout and scoot right to jugs.
 VD
9
Red Crack
10m. The right-hand crack has a steep central section that requires a bit of steady jamming.
 HS 4c
10
Leo
10m. Climb the left arete of the face then move right across the face and follow the finger-flakes to the top. More direct...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E2 5b
11
Tiger's Wall Top 50
11m. A vaunted classic and with good reason. Low in the grade (for Northumberland). Climb the tricky wall to below the bulge -...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
HVS 5a
12
The Cheetah
10m. A bit squeezed in but its upper part has good climbing. Climb the open scoop and overhang, the short wall and the final...
 E2 5c
13
The Rajah Top 50
12m. Fine and arduous; the only way up the impressive wall to the right. Climb the wall powerfully to the roof (poor cams) then...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Rounded
Fluttery
E5 6b
14
Antihydrol
The blank wall gives this fierce problem.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
V11 8A
15
Slab Crack
10m. The crack bounding the wall is a battle from start to finish.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
E1 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    Yellow Peril
    "Not a route to fall off.....ankle smasher...at best." 12/Jun

    Tiger's Wall
    "VS in all guides I've seen. Is about the same as lorraine in difficulty" 22/Nov top50

    Russet Groove
    "Excellent diff. My first ever lead and still an exellent route!" 10/Apr top50

    Klondyke Wall
    "You have to go a fair way before getting any gear, after which its all over. Ni..." 16/Nov top50

    Jock Strap
    "I'm 8ft 2 and thought it was V1" 20/Oct

    Scorpion
    "not one move on this climb is more than 4b. the top crux is protected by wires, ..." 19/Oct

    Lorraine
    "I'm a thug, and it was a piece of piss to solo. It's still clearly and objective..." 26/Jul top50

    Lorraine
    "HVS. End of debate you thugs....................." 21/Aug top50

    Tiger's Wall
    "It is HVS but it isn't Northumberland HVS! Sacrelidge!" 29/Mar top50

    Jock Strap
    "No harder than the original" 06/Mar

    Lorraine
    "Absolutely superb. Shouldn't be upgraded as its so easily read from the ground...." 29/Jan top50

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