Mony Python's

Adjacent Areas
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Boulder
Sun and Shade
15 mins
Level
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The undercut bulging walls and striking crack-lines are especially popular with boulderers, the ever-dry nature of the walls means that it almost always possible to get something done here. The down-side is the unsightly chalk build-up as it never washes off. If you intend to top out BEWARE the mossy, pine needle-ridden finishes. Guidebook page 335.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Elf Direct
Head up the blunt rib to the left-hand end of the capping overhang where the regular route is joined for an exit.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
V2 5c
2
The Elf
12m. Climb the centre of the left wall of the recess then move left and up to the roof before escaping out left.
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
3
Bad News
10m. The left-hand corner of the recess leads to the roof where a mildly wild hand-traverse leads out right to a grovelly exit.
 E3 6a
4
Right-hand Recess Crack
10m. Obvious from the name, exiting rightwards at the top.
 VD
5
The Twitch
9m. The undercut right wall of the recess, near the arete.
 HS 4c
6
Badfinger
The wall just right of the arete. It is E2 if you top-out.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
V2 5c
7
Bad Company
The leaning wall right again. E2 if you go all the way.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
V2 5c
8
Catapult Top 50
A flying leap from a sloper and a mono to the distant break.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
V11 8A
9
Monk Life Top 50
Levitate up the blankest section of the wall.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
V14 8B+
10
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The perplexing crack gained from the niche. Originally given VS! The direct start is actually slightly easier V4 (6a).
 
3 Stars
V5 6C
11
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The wall left of the Crack of Gloom, finishing at the break.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
V8 7B+
12
Crack of Gloom
10m. The corner-crack is tricky to get established on.
 
3 Stars
Strong
VS 4c
13
The Pearler
The crack which runs halfway up the wall is climbed to its end. For the full E3 tick, continue up the leaning wall and head...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
V2 5c
14
Jocks and Geordies
The two diagonal cracks splitting the overlaps show the way. Finish at the big sloper, or press on at E3.
 
1 Stars
Strong
V5 6C
15
The Yorkshireman Top 50
The solitary diagonal crack is very tough.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
V8 7B+
16
Thin Hand Special
10m. The thin crack is a real gem, get it done whatever size your hands are. V2 (5c) as a problem.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5c
17
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Top 50
The flake in the middle of the wall reached from the block to the right. Without the block, it is a grade harder.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
V7 7A+
18
The Rack Direct
The steep wall left of two diagonal cracks to a ledge. Start from sitting at this grade.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V9 7C
19
Leviathan
A Northumbrian expedition and a true test of climbing stamina. Start on the arete left of Bad Finger and traverse all the way...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
V14 8B+