Yosemite Wall Area

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Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
10 mins
Level
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The great curving line of Yosemite Wall is a fantastic climb and sets the standard for this superb section of the Cove. All the routes are in the higher grades following steep and technical walls with some fierce bulges for added difficulty. For the most-part the rock is immaculate fused limestone, however the far left-hand side is slightly less stable.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Brilliant, Brilliant
16m. The left-most route. Watch out for a couple of dodgy blocks up high.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
2
Bon-Appetite
15m. Not the direct start to Appetite that the name implies. A hard lower-wall leads to a tricky final section up the groove.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
3
The Highlife
15m. Technical face climbing leads to the same hard groove.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b+
4
Just Not in Lust
20m. Hard moves over the first bulge lead to a rest before the tricky moves needed to gain Appetite. Originally it did not join...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
5
Mule Variations
22m. The direct start to Appetite.
 
1 Stars
Strong
7b
6
Henry's Route
22m. A direct finish to Appetite.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c+
7
Mighty Fine Ass
22m. The link up of the two variations on Appetite gives a superb outing featuring great moves on side-pulls and undercuts.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
8
Appetite
20m. A superb and popular route with a distinct crux section. Begin as for Yosemite Wall and then break out left through...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
9
Yosemite Wall Top 50
22m. A classic line with some superb climbing. Follow the steep right-facing overlaps with some powerful moves and a great...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
10
Obligatory Finish
10m. The left-hand extension to Yosemite Wall has been rebolted but is still not a sport route.
 
Fluttery
E6 6b
11
Against the Grain Top 50
22m. An eliminate which involves a section of the old route Taking the Rise. Climb the resin bolts to join Yosemite Wall at the...
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
12
Taking the Space
22m. A very good way up the wall is to link the lower section of Against the Grain with the finish of Space Race via the...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7b
13
Hands of Time
20m. An eliminate but with some good moves.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c
14
Space Race
21m. A tremendous pitch taking the wall and overlaps below the belay of Yosemite Wall. Originally it looped out left.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
15
Space Invaders
30m. Wild moves on the upper section. Follow Space Race to the lower-off and continue through the overhang and up the wall...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
16
Tremelo
22m. An excellent varied route. Climb the fingery wall to a rest. Move right then up through steeper ground to a sustained...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7c
17
Minimum Fuss
23m. A good sustained line linking The Minimum to the upper section of Mescalito.
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c+
18
The Minimum
12m. To the first lower-off on Minimum Fuss.
 
1 Stars
7a
19
Mescalito
23m. A superb climb which is a direct version of New Dawn. A technical lower wall with some thin reachy moves. Things beef up a...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c+
20
New Dawn Top 50
22m. One of the classic sport routes of Britain. A brilliant climb with an infamous start and a strength-sapping finish....
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
21
Twisted
30m. Without pausing continue from the belay of New Dawn over the roof to finish at a tree on the ledge. Two bolt runners and...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
8a
22
Vogue
20m. At the bulge on New Dawn step left then climb direct to rejoin the parent at the belay. Powerful and slappy climbing.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
23
Baboo-Baboo
22m. At the bulge on New Dawn climb up right through the overlaps to a shake-out. A boulder-problem may get you to the hard and...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
24
Straightened
22m. A direct start to Baboo-Baboo with some hard climbing. The first bolt is hard to clip due to the loss of a crucial hold.
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8a
  • Latest Comments

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    Twisted
    "My video of this is on my youtube page, type in Ted Twisted 8a and it will come ..." 18/Oct

    Slender Loris
    "Was my first E3 (sic) - sandbagged by mates who recommended it knowing it was to..." 23/Sep top50

    Junkyard Angel
    "Nice route but not as good as Crossbones/East Route combo I reckon." 14/May top50

    Slender Loris
    "outstanding route!!!" 12/May top50

    The New Age Traveller
    "Felt a bit easier than L'Ob Session and much easier than Baboo" 14/Jun

    Carnage
    "P1 covered in crud, don't do it. If you do do it, the traverse back left should..." 01/Jun

    Sychophants
    "Fierce middle section, felt high in the grade to me." 22/Mar

    Hands of Time
    "Good route - starting the steeper 2nd half leading up to the Space Race kneebar ..." 24/Oct

    Predator
    "Awesome route, lots of moves (i did around 70) and a complex crux. Route has its..." 19/Oct

    Carnage
    "2 very contrasting pitches, my partner took the 1st pitch up the crack and took ..." 28/Sep

    Swingover
    "The top wall felt really tough and sustained for VS to me. In comparison the cr..." 15/Jul

    Doubting Thomas
    "I have removed both the jammed wires today its no longer a clip up!" 10/Jul

    Midnight Cowboy
    "Very substantial for the size - bold bits, delicate bits, steep bits, and expose..." 03/Jun top50

    Just Not in Lust
    "Underated route which is well worth two stars. Very technical sequency crux with..." 24/May

    Carnage Left-hand
    "p1: Description does not quite match what we found. There are several trees/sapl..." 04/May

    Space Race
    "awsome route. as andy says, technical but sharp first third to a powerful middle..." 22/Apr

    Straightened
    "Found this definately harder than baboo. The start moves and subsequent laybacki..." 30/Mar

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