The Drake Stone Routes

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Morning sun
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The routes generally are short and sharp and protection is lacking on many of the climbs, although there are some cracks that give the odd runner. Belaying on top of the block requires a bit of ingenuity.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cape Horn
10m. The slabs on the left-hand side of the east face are climbed trending leftwards to finish up the arete. Unprotected and...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
VS 4c
2
Tourist Route
7m. The ramp and then the line of chipped buckets is the easiest way up (and down) the block. Unprotected.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
M
3
Garden Hoe
7m. Head up the slab on a series of rounded holds.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
VS 4b
4
Plymouth Hoe
7m. The finger-crack gives the best line on the boulder.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
S 4a
5
Pieces of Eight
7m. The rounded arete is climbed until a move left gains the top. Worthwhile but serious and originally graded Hard Severe!
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS 5b
6
Good Hope
7m. The left arete of the west face is tricky - another serious one.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 5b
7
Sol Pelicanos
8m. The flake in the upper part of the wall is gained from the break which is accessed by a short traverse from the arete.
 
Reachy
E2 5b
8
The Pelican
8m. The right-hand side of the face has a tough start then eases.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
9
Hispaniola
10m. The left arete leads to runners in the break, head up the wall to finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
10
The Golden Hind
10m. Climb the fingery wall and shallow groove to a finish up the fluted slab.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
VS 5a
11
Lubbers' Hole
14m. Devious but excellent. Start up the thin crack of Sir Francis then traverse the break leftwards to the groove of The...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
S 4a
12
Sir Francis
10m. A fine climb up the crack and bold wall above. From the top of the crack trend slightly rightwards - a small flake helps.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E3 5c
13
Rhumba
10m. From the diagonal overlap, trend left to the break, then direct to holds in a higher break. Trend boldly rightwards to...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E4 5c
14
Powder Monkey
10m. The right-hand side of the south face is climbed rightwards then back left on spaced holds to reach a creaky flake and a...
 
Reachy
Fluttery
E4 5c
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    Pieces of Eight
    "Climbed this yesterday - it's nowhere near 5b. Like the previous poster, I recko..." 01/Oct

    Sir Francis
    "E3 5b gives a better idea of what to expect. The crux is not difficult but it is..." 23/Feb

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