Tensile Test

Trad
Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill

A smooth face of good quality rock with some enjoyable if short climbs. There are some possibilities for a spot of fingery bouldering so don't forget the mat.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Suspense
6m. The left-edge of the wall soon eases.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
VS 5b
2
Mellicious
6m. Up the wall between the arete and a shallow groove.
 
Technical
E1 5c
3
Tensile Test
6m. The technical slab and beckoning shallow groove above is the best offering here. Balance up to it then sprint.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1 5c
4
Elastic Limit
6m. Climb the middle of the slab to the horizontal crease then step left to a good pocket foothold and finish direct.
1 user comment
 
Reachy
Technical
E1 5c
5
Forget-me-not
6m. Swing onto a finger ledge left of the gully then climb the wall above stepping left to finish with a mantel. Unprotected.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4a
6
Abair
14m. Finger traverse the thin break that cuts the wall, from right to left to a finish on the arete.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E1 5b
7
Handover Arete
8m. Climb the arete to the block overhang and pull over this with a long reach for a distant jug and quick sprint.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
VS 4c
8
Cracked Arete
6m. The wide crack in the arete is less taxing than it looks.
 VD
9
Legover Arete
6m. The next arete is a bit artificial but has some good moves.
 
Technical
VS 4c
10
Foot and Back
6m. The narrowing chimney has a tricky exit for the long of leg. Known as Monolith Crack in Henry Bishop's 1910 article on...
 HVD 4a
  • Latest Comments

    For WHARNCLIFFE

    Just a Minute
    "Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless'..." 10/May

    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
    "Only hard bit is getting into sentry box. Then a fun squirm. Hard Diff?" 02/Apr

    Desolation Angel
    "agree with all above. looks harder than it is. i would probably say E5, compared..." 13/Mar

    Scarlett's Wall Arete
    "Nice face climbing." 27/Oct

    Search for comments