The Bulge Area

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Trad and Sport
Morning sun
3 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The dominating corner of The Bulge (AKA Let Them Eat Jelly Beans) is the main feature of this wall. Either side are a number of excellent technical wall pitches on great rock. On the left is the slim overhanging buttress of Comedy a beacon for the strong-armed. The routes stay dry in the rain as long as seepage is not present. It can be cold and breezy at times and during the warmer months midges are problematic.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Original Route
This is a very good route that features well-protected climbing to a new bolted lower-off. It is easy to climb around the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E3 6a
2
Limerace
No description included yet.
 E6 6c
3
Stumped
An eliminate up the blank wall right of the vegetated corner of Original Route. Start up the corner before moving on to the...
 
Technical
7a+
4
Detox
Start just left of Comedy, pull around the bulge and take the bolt line up the wall directly above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b+
5
Captain Tripps
A long route with an interesting first pitch and a seldom climbed upper one (not described here). From the corner traverse...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
E4 5c
6
De-Stumped
Connect the start of Detox into the wall of Stumped to give a good, sustained pitch.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b+
7
Taking the Mick
Powerful moves gain the pumpy overhanging flake. Clip the first bolt of Comedy.
 
2 Stars
Strong
7a+
8
Comedy Top 50
A modern classic that gives superb steep climbing up the bulging buttress. Many pre-clip the first bolt or two.
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
9
Pantomime
A slightly inferior version of Comedy. Finish at the Comedy lower-off.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
10
Birdmen
Excellent climbing up the steep and well protected crack.
 
2 Stars
Strong
E5 6b
11
Rubble
The line of bolts just right of the crack of Birdmen leads over a small roof to a traverse line below a bulge. Step left into...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E6 6c
12
Jenna
The overhanging extension of the initial section of Rubble.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
8b+
13
Nerve Ending
The slim crack left of the corner to the bulge is a tough little number.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
14
Ecstasy
The daunting headwall above the crack of Nerve Ending.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8b
15
The Bulgelette
The initial corner of The Bulge is more of a challenge than it first appears.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
16
The Bulge Top 50
A stunning climb tackling the soaring groove and wildly-overhanging prow right of Ecstasy. The finishing sequence is a stopper.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8a
17
Tragedy
Technical climbing reached from low(ish) on the left. Various sequences and harder than when first climbed due to hold loss....
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c+
18
Travesty
Technical climbing reached from midway up The Bulgelette to join up with Tragedy at its lower-off. Continue up the wall above...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c+
19
Ground Effect
Difficult climbing through the lower bulges is followed by excellent moves up the slim corner and wall above.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
7b
20
I Ain't No Sponsored Hero
Start up Ground Effect and then step left to continue as for Tragedy to its lower-off. Continue to the higher lower off as for...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
21
The Truth Drug
A good pitch up the wall right of Ground Effect with a distinct crux sequence.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b+
22
Dodger Direct
Start up the right-hand crack (peg) then step left to another that leads to a good bolted lower-off right of the tree.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3 5c
23
Are't Full
Follow the right-hand crack all of the way before moving into Dodger Direct to finish at its lower-off.
 
Pumpy
E4 6a
24
Floccinaucinihilipilificatious
A minor line with a major name just to the left of the long broken and vegetated corner. The name means 'estimating something...
2 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
7b
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    Friends in High Places
    "Changed from 5c ** to E4 5c **, no votes" 19/Nov

    Quiet Flight
    "Anybody been on Air Rage recently - the direct finish to Quite Flight. Seemed na..." 25/Jun

    The Yorkshire Ripper
    "Fully rebolted now" 17/Aug

    Another Clip in the Wall
    "nice route up to the second bolt, then descends into contrived sharp moves and o..." 01/Aug

    Floccinaucinihilipilificatious
    "Re-bolted today. Few cool moves. One to do if you have done everything else. (Or..." 18/Jul

    Pantomime
    "Harder move than its neighbour but less sustained in its upper section. I'm havi..." 11/Jul

    The Diedre
    "Line in rockfax is wrong. From belay you move right then back left. Also higher ..." 10/Jul top50

    Quiet Flight
    "underrated, and better than it looks on fine rock with interesting climbing for ..." 13/Jun

    The Diedre
    "Currently bone dry. A few ascents would clean it up nicely. Direct up the Diedre..." 22/May top50

    Smooth Torquer
    "Correction, a million miles from 8a, only 48 miles from 7b." 21/May

    The Directissima
    "If you werent impressed you obviously only went to the first lower off." 16/Sep top50

    Sticky Wicket
    "I did this after Frankie and found it OK, easier for the tall I think which mayb..." 12/Sep

    The Last Gasp Finish
    "The slight rest in the niche is hands off." 29/Aug

    Quiet Flight
    "Air rage 7c+ goes direct through the roof where QF goes left." 26/Aug

    Comedy
    "Ascended the day before yesterday by myself (age 35) after much hanging about. W..." 12/Aug top50

    Tragedy
    "Hard power endurance. To a poor rest then some sapping moves to a run out finish..." 12/Aug

    Little Ernie
    "Now fully bolted. Told that holds have come off above the break after the boulde..." 12/Aug

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