The Hobbit and Swan Wall

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Sun and Shade
Level
15 mins
Sheltered

The first rocks reached appear a bit disappointing, hardly managing to escape the greenery, though there are some pleasant short routes here. When topping out BEWARE the mossy, pine needle-ridden finishes. Guidebook page 334.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Rivendell Crack
8m. The steep crack is reached from the left.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5a
2
Mordor Front
8m. The rounded buttress front, starting over a bulge.
 HVS 5a
3
Shelob
8m. Up the pockets in the left-hand side of the wall.
 HVS 5b
4
Evendim Corner
8m. The wide and gloomy rift is approached up a short crack.
 D
5
Aragorn
8m. The first of a trio of cracks - steep to start.
 HS 4c
6
Frodo
8m. The central crack passing a bulge.
 HS 4c
7
Legolas
8m. ... and the right-hand crack.
 VS 4c
8
The Hobbit
8m. The wide left-slanting fissure is awkward.
 
Graunchy
VD
9
Bilbo
8m. Skip up the rib and crack in the front of the buttress.
 S 4b
10
Swan Wall Arete
The undercut arete right of the descent gully. Highball.
 
Fluttery
V3 5c
11
Swan Wall Direct
The undercut technical wall leads to easy ground.
 
1 Stars
V2 5c
12
Swan Wall
8m. The left-hand crack is followed to its termination, then head out to the arete to finish.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
13
Ostrich Crack
8m. The right-hand parallel crack leads to the roof where an exit to the right is the best option.
 
1 Stars
VD
14
White Wine
Climb the wall to gain the flutings.
 V1 5b
15
Marmoset
Hop onto the left-facing flake and climb it to the flutings.
 
1 Stars
VB 4c
16
Pink Gin
A direct line to the flake on Red Rum.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
V4 6b
17
Red Rum
The right-facing flake is followed to the end where reachy moves access a shorter flake - then the flutings, or aim down.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
V4 6a