The Bulge Area

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Morning sun
Uphill
1 min
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Sheltered

The dominating bulge of Ecstacy and the corner of Balas are the main features of this wall. In between are a number of excellent technical wall pitches on some great rock. On the left is the slim overhanging butress of Comedy. Guidebook page 264.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Limerace
No description included yet.
 E6 6c
2
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
3
Comedy Top 50
Superb steep climbing up the wickedly bulging wall . A modern test-piece which is easy for thugs. Many pre-clip the first bolt...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
4
Pantomime
A slightly inferior version of Comedy. Finish at the Comedy lower-off.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
5
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
7c
6
Nerve Ending
The slim crack left of the corner to the bulge.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
7
Ecstacy
The massive bulge above the crack of Nerve Ending.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8b
8
Let Them Eat Jellybeans Top 50
A stunning climb tackling the soaring groove and wildly overhanging prow left of Ecstacy. To the first lower-off is The...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8a
9
Tragedy
Technical climbing reached from the left. Various sequences.
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
10
Ground Effect Top 50
Difficult climbing through the lower bulges precedes some excellent and slightly runout manouvers up the slim corner.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
7b
11
The Truth Drug
A good pitch up the wall right of Ground Effect.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b+
12
Dodger Direct
Start up one crack (peg)then step left to another then wrestle with the tree. Excellent.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3 5c
13
Floccipaucinihilipilificatious
A minor line left of the corner.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
7b
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    Last Action Hero
    "Great technical route with 2 hard clips - fely stern for the grade." 27/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

    Floccipaucinihilipilificatious
    "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

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