The Arch

Adjacent Areas
< Upper Buttress  |  None >

Sport
Afternoon sun
5 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Sheltered
Restricted Access

A fine limestone arch framing a lovely view. The rock is good and, although the routes are short, the climbing is spectacular and gymnastic. The routes face more southerly and get some earlier sunshine. There is little seepage but it is not a good rainy day venue.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Back Into the Future
Up to the roof then head seawards to a hard sequence turning the outside lip via the upside down flake.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
2
Mindfields
Wild climbing through some impressive territory.
 
2 Stars
Strong
7a+
3
Head Like a Hole
Start up Mindfields and then climb out across the roof to finish at a hole and lower-off.
 8b+
4
Hollow Lands
Climb the steep wall (past an dodgy bolt) and corner then step left into the large pocket. Lower-off above.
 
1 Stars
Strong
6c
5
Slightly Shoddy
A short line starting at the tufa pillar.
 
Strong
7a
  • Latest Comments

    For HUMPHREY HEAD

    Trigger Finger
    "Changed from 5c ** to E2 5c **, 60% of 5 votes for E2" 18/Nov

    Trigger Finger
    "I think it was this route i held Mark's ropes on. If it was he fell from the fin..." 23/Nov

    Stymen
    "Definately a sandbag at Fr6b, even if you are not short. Could live with E3,6a i..." 04/Sep

    Pork Pie
    "Nice little route which gets progressively harder as you ascend - the crux right..." 16/Jul

    Firing Squad
    "Seems a bit of a sandbag; crap gear to the twin bolts; very E5ish" 04/Nov

    Search for comments