Southwest Face

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Trad
Sun and Shade
20 mins
Level
Tidal

The slabby west face of the castle is less well known than the imposing South Face but has a decent set of routes at amenable grades.
Approach - Abseil from the tooth and walk round, abseil down Abseil Groove, or scramble down to the right (looking out) of the cliff and round to ledges below the face.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Too Little
Nice climbing up the cracks in the left wall of the open corner. Trend left towards the arete then follow the cracks direct.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS
2
Seulement
The open groove leads to an overhang, move right to outflank this then continue with a sense of urgency!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS
3
Rizla
Steep rugged cracks up the wall to the right give the line.
 
1 Stars
HVS
4
Atmospheric Tent
Climb a steep crack to where a slippery jam and technical move gain the easier hanging groove.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
5
Atmospheric Tent Direct
The leaning crack in the wall is approached easily and gives a short tussle. Finish up the groove or across the right wall for...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
6
Abseil Groove
Meander up to the groove and saunter up it. Used as a descent by the competent.
 
1 Stars
S
7
Davy Crocket
In the wall right of Abseil Groove, is a another rough crack line. Gain this from the right and climb it to a steepening 5m...
 
1 Stars
HVS
8
Acropolis
The left arete of the wall is a bit bold and not too popular. Start on its lef side by a flake then switch to the right higher...
 E3
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    Chasing Shade
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