The Flutings

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Sun and Shade
15 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Further into the woods is this lovely selection of climbs, based around the open corner of Piccolo. The rock is good and holds are often generous, if a bit fingery. All the routes are worth doing. If you intend to top out BEWARE the mossy, pine needle-ridden finishes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Greensleaves
10m. The jamming crack on the left leads to a floral exit. A good one to practice the dark art on.
 
1 Stars
S 4b
2
The Missing Link
9m. The disjointed crack systems give another worthwhile gem.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
3
Stirring up Trouble
9m. The left arete of the bay has a steep start, until the holds lead round to the left to reach a balancy finish.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
E3 5c
4
Trouble Shooter
10m. The face midway between the arete and The Flutings gives a good technical and fingery pitch. Finish up the solitary...
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
E3 6a
5
The Flutings Direct
11m. A fine climb up the twin runnels in the centre of the left-hand wall of the recess. The lower section is the hard,...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
VS 4c
6
Piccolo
11m. The main angle gives a good bridging pitch - straightforward but nice and steep at the grade.
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
S 4a
7
Verticality
12m. Climb the smooth-looking wall right of the corner direct to the break. Pull through the bulges and finish (carefully) into...
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E1 5a
8
Zed Climb
12m. A zig-zagging line up the right-slanting crack, then back left under the roof and finally back out right to finish.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
9
The Harp
10m. A good route, and quite pumpy despite its brevity. Start up the fingery wall to reach the left-hand end of the handrail...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS 5a
10
Orpheus
10m. A counter diagonal to The Harp. Climb the crinkly wall to The Harp's hand-traverse, then pull through to reach the flake...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
E3 5c
11
The Nadser
The side wall of the buttress around to the right is climbed on tiny holds by some quality moves. Fontesque.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V6 7A