Tensile Test

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Early morning sun
20 mins
Uphill

A short wall with a slightly quarried feel about it and a flattish base - a rarity at Wharncliffe. The routes are usually soloed or done above a bouldering mat.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Suspense
The left edge of the wall soon eases.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5b
2
Mellicious
Up the wall between the arete and a shallow groove.
 
Technical
E1 5c
3
Tensile Test
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
Climb the middle of the slab to the horizontal crease then step left to a good pocket foothold and finish direct.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E1 5c
5
Forget-me-not
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
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
Blocky Corner
The main angle is included for completeness.
 M
8
Handover Arete
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
VS 4c
9
Cracked Arete
The wide crack in the next arete is less taxing than it looks.
 
Graunchy
VD
10
Legover Arete
The next arete is a bit artificial but has some good moves.
 
Technical
VS 4c
11
Monolith Crack
The narrowing chimney has a tricky exit for the long of leg.
 
Graunchy
HVD 4a
  • Latest Comments

    For WHARNCLIFFE

    Deep Chimney
    "Changed from D * to D *, no votes" 23/Mar

    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

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