Lower Empire Routes

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Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Nice Move Perry
A long (thin) sling on a peg shows the rough line of this neglected route. The hard bit is manoeuvring leftwards around the...
 E4 6b
2
Crackdown
Climb the arete past 1 wire and a bolt to a sloping finish.
 E4 6a
3
Cloudbusting
5m left of the fence is a steep line of 3 bolts. lower-off the top bolt or bush-wack to the upper crag.
 6c
4
The Running Man
A spectacular dangly traverse to a lower-off on the lip. There are 2 bolts on the lower wall but you might need a Friend for...
 7a
5
Flatliners
A reasonably graded new route which takes a line up the left-hand side of the open scoop before swinging left along the roof in...
 6c+
6
Wipe Out
A good roof climb starting up the open scoop. The long reach (and hard move) is on the lip.
 7a
7
Nursery Crimes
Climb to a high first bolt then move right to another bolt with some white tat. Finish direct.
 6c+
8
Bodysnatchers
One of the more popular routes on the crag. Starts up Cradlesnatchers, then power out leftwards on good, but well-spaced holds....
 7a
9
Cradlesnatchers
Superb and well-protected roof climbing. The holds are huge but can you hang on long enough?
 6c
10
Going Through the Motions
More good bulgey climbing. The first gear is an easy-to-place small wire, above that are 2 bolts and 5 overlaps!
 7a
11
A Prize to Arms
The hardest of the routes on Lower Empire. It has similar moves to all the others, it is just a bit more sustained. It requires...
 7a+
12
Seagulls on Acid
A poor route past the large roof. Clip the bolt on the lip and climb past it to a lower-off.
 E2 5c
13
Gilbert
The same start as Seagulls, but move right before you can clip the bolt. There was once a peg on the upper section but now its...
 ?? 5b
14
Typhoon Terry
A 'single peg and a few poor wires' route with a hard start over the initial roof. The same upper section and lower-off as...
 E2 5c
15
Polo (the route with a hole)
Further right there is a cave at 4m. Climb into this then leave it past a bolt and continue to a fence-post belay. Walk down...
 E1 5c
16
Minty Bit Stronger
A scrappy line just to the right which reaches the same fence post. Walk down or, better, don't start up it in the first place.
 E1 5b