South Wall

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Sport
No sun
Uphill
30 mins
Seepage
Sheltered

The South Wall of Trow Gill is a very intimidating place. Its steep blank wall is guarded by some square-cut overlaps and the occasional bulging start. The rock on most of the climbs is good and the fixed gear exellent. Guidebook page 336.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Mesolithic Geordie Man
17m. The first line on the north-facing wall of Trow Gill. Climb up the cleaned strip of rock to better stuff higher up.
 6a
2
Forget the Arete
12m. A short line on the bulging buttress easily seen on the approach. Three bolts to a lower-off.
 
Strong
6b
3
Muggling Folk
12m. Just to the right of Forget the Arete. Four bolts to a lower-off.
 
Strong
6a+
4
Open for Business
18m. When clean this is a worthwhile pitch. Trend left and enter the small right-facing corner. Better holds now allow the...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
5
Market Forces
22m. Climb Open for Business to the top of the small right-facing corner before heading leftwards to a hanging groove and wall...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
6
Bush of Ghosts
18m. Start up Open for Business and then move onto the right-hand line. Climb to a lower-off just above the overlap. The direct...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
7
Brush With a Goat Top 50
18m. Good sustained climbing up the blank-looking wall. Start as for Open for Business but climb directly up to, and through,...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c+
8
Kangaburger Wall
22m. A pitch with some dirty and dubious rock starting just to the right of the start of Brush With a Goat. Move up to, and...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
9
Trowgerbirge Wall
22m. The former aid line is now an appealing free climb and far better now that it has been rebolted. Start at the left side of...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7b
10
Wetterstein Wyrd
21m. A excellent right-hand direct finish to Trowgerbirge Wall.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7b
11
Hardcore Ecstasy
20m. Start up the centre of the pillar with some hard moves just above at the overlap. More good moves remain before the...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Strong
7b
12
Pursuit of Excellence
21m. Follow Hardcore Ecstacy to above its hard moves and then break left up steep ground. Low in the grade.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Strong
7b+
13
Cosmik Debris
20m. A hard pitch starting just right of the pillar and moving over the roof on suspect rock. Sustained, hard climbing remains...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
14
Petulant Frenzy
16m. The original line at this end of the wall. A superb pitch through the horizontal roof before tackling the slim shallow...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
15
Lonely Traveller
20m. A route of many parts builds to provide an absorbing journey up the walls and overlap between the upper sections of...
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Pumpy
7c
16
Where the Time Goes
20m. A leftwards-trending line starting up Petulant Frenzy before making a long move left off of a glued-up undercut. Go left...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
7b+
17
Max
17m. Hard climbing through the roof and up the wall above just right of Petulant Frenzy. Start up the first wall of Petulant...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8a
18
Jump Start
17m. Very tough moves over the low roof followed immediately by more fingery and sustained climbing on the headwall to a final...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8a
19
Route 27
14m. The final route on the wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
7c+
20
The Road to Iraq and Ruin
25m. A good link up through some impressive sections of the crag at a reasonable grade. Climb Brush With a Goat until a flake...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
21
The Wizardís Wynd
A long left-to-right rising girdle of the wall. Prior knowledge of other routes on the wall is desirable.1) 7b, 25m. Follow...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
  • Latest Comments

    For TROW GILL

    The Great Big Onion
    "Use the belay on the left (hidden from sight)" 15/Oct

    Open for Business
    "This wall is pretty easy to clean from above. Lots of big trees on top to ab fro..." 15/Jun

    Open for Business
    "Cheers both, the move did seem ok in the end but it took a bit of working out an..." 14/Jun

    Open for Business
    "The start once you've got it sussed was fingery but stable last year. I looked a..." 09/Jun

    Open for Business
    "It always did have a bouldery start, Andy. If you are disappointed its short liv..." 06/Jun

    Open for Business
    "Has something come off the start of this? The first few moves felt very fingery ..." 04/Jun

    Bad Day on Black Rock
    "The top is starting to get a bit over grown if you go right. Really needs someon..." 28/Jul

    Clapham in Irons
    "I found this very steep, also a bit run out in places. The move under the roof o..." 12/Jun

    Hardcore Ecstasy
    "One harsh move, followed by crumbly filth. Even with a good brushing I couldn't ..." 29/Apr

    Max
    "harder and more sustained than jump start 8a+. Jump start is fairly easy after ..." 23/Mar

    Black Groove
    "Again - good to clean it but why the bolts?" 12/Aug

    Bandwagon
    "It gets 7c now in the new YMC guide." 20/Sep

    Bandwagon
    "Holds seem to have fallen off making this much harder. Also very dirty." 19/Sep

    Alick
    "good climbing tricky section at 3rd bold once through this jughauling best easie..." 04/Sep top50

    Clink
    "Thought this was a really good route with an excellent finish. Better that Far ..." 08/Aug

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