Sector Swans

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Sport
Afternoon sun
5 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

This is a popular section of the crag the highlight being a number of excellent pitches on a tall wall of top quality limestone. The rest of the sector is not as good and the rock needs care in places, especially on some of the lines in the middle of the wall. The crag is sheltered, quick drying and also shady at the base in summer.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
She's Not Yew
The first line on the wall is a decent little pitch. Attain the ledge at 3m and then follow the increasingly difficult line...
 
1 Stars
5b
2
It's Alright Mama
The subtle rib just right of the loose left-trending corner is a surprisingly good climb. Gain the ledge as for She's Not Yew...
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
3
Henry Apprentice
Clip the first bolt of Harry Limestone and then head up leftwards until moves back right gain the lower-off.
 6a+
4
Harry Limestone
Start by the right-to-left diagonal break and climb direct via hard moves on undercuts and finger-pockets.
3 user comments
 
Crimpy
6b+
5
Water Hazard
Up the steep wall and over a small overlap to an easing and a lower-off in the upper wall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
6
Practice Putt
Start direct behind a tree and climb the wall to a finish right of a big loose block at the top. Do not touch the block.
3 user comments
 
Loose
6a+
7
Chip off the Old Block
A good direct line. Climb the tricky initial wall and then head up to the final wall that can be climbed on the left or right.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
8
Match Play
Start up a small left-facing blind corner and then head directly up the line of good but suspect holds to a lower-off over the...
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
Loose
5c
9
Chopping Block
Climb the wall on good finger holds to the mid-height bulge. Move right and back left over very unstable looking ground to a...
 
Technical
Loose
6a+
10
Swans to Steele
Climb the lower wall with difficulty to a small shattered right-facing corner. Finish up the corner and the steep but short...
 
Technical
Loose
6a+
11
Swan Lake
Take the fingery lower wall to an easing at mid-height and finish up the thin flake.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c+
12
Get Out of Town
Climb the fingery and sequency lower wall and easier crack above. It is probably better to finish up The Ugly Ducking.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c+
13
The Ugly Duckling
Take the short fingery wall to a rest and then follow the pleasant grooved arete above to finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6a+
14
Swan Hunters
Make a series of difficult moves to gain a ledge at mid-height and then head up the arete/wall above to a lower-off at the top...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6b+
15
Cygneture Tune
Climb the worn wall to a large flake/corner. Climb this feature and gain a lower-off up and right to finish.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
5c
16
Cygnet Chewer
Start just left of the corner/groove and climb the wall to a ledge before moving up right to a corner-crack. Climb this and...
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
Loose
5c
17
Whooper
A good varied climb. Start directly behind the large tree at the base of the crag. Gain and climb the wall right of the corner...
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
18
Swansong
A worthwhile pitch. From 1m right of the large tree at the base of the crag, climb the wall and narrow groove to a ledge. Move...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
19
Black Swan Rising Top 50
A fine climb up the clean face and left-trending finger-flake. Climb the lower wall on superb rock to an overlap. Reach left to...
12 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b
20
The Mute Swan Top 50
The right-hand finish to Black Swan Rising is another excellent way up the buttress featuring good rock all the way and is...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b
21
Mutant Sunshine
The right-hand edge of the buttress. Climb past a small white scar and tufa before trending leftwards to the lower-off of The...
 
1 Stars
6b
22
Cygnet Ring
A two pitch traverse is possible from Black Swan Rising to She's Not Yew (page §§§) taking a belay at the ledge on The Ugly...
 6b
  • Latest Comments

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    Whoa Boy
    "Changed from 5a to 5b, no votes" 18/Nov

    The Arches
    "Think the thread is the same one Austin used...." 12/Jun

    Pitch 'n' Putt
    "This is a sandbag at 6a, 6a+ is more like it." 26/Apr

    Get Out of Town
    "The flake left of the first bolt is now dangerously loose - most of the glue see..." 21/Jun

    Black Swan Rising
    "This is a superb route which is spoiled by some poor bolting. Sorry Dave but I'..." 29/Jun top50

    Moseley Shoals
    "Moseley Shoals will soon be cleaned and rebolted. It's on the list! There was a ..." 04/May

    First Footing
    "A sandbag, unless you have a huge span!" 27/Apr

    Moseley Shoals
    "The first bolt is high and in a poor condition. It would be well worth checking..." 22/Apr

    José Bové
    "Did this route for the second time yesterday and the loose block was still very ..." 05/Jun

    Broad Sword
    "I vaguely remember it feeling a little bold with some technical moves going left..." 07/Oct

    Broad Sword
    "A very difficult E3 and there is a fair bit of 5c. Climbing up the flake/open gr..." 02/Oct

    Silent Laughter
    "How can this be 3*? Nasty lumpy holds on boulder problem start and an artificial..." 24/Jul

    Satori
    "Did it around about the same time as you I guess - just recall that the layaway ..." 30/May

    Chip off the Old Block
    "Agree with Fiend. I'm afarid Dan that if you think that rock is good quality, ..." 01/May

    Par Three
    "contrived at the top but good moves" 01/May

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