Elephants Cave Routes

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Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Jeux Sans Frontieres
The corner can be climbed all the way to the top but the worthwhile, and more solid section is over the intitial roof then...
 E4 6a
2
Pure Conjecture
The best route in the Elephant's Cave. Superb steep climbing with plenty of positive holds and no hard moves. 4 resin bolts to...
 7a
3
Penelope Direct
A long route (45m) going the full height of the wall. It has had few ascents and contains much loose rock. Don't climb it if...
 E4 5c
4
Power Windows
An easier alternative to the last route. From the ledge on the arete trend leftwards past a bolt to a crack. This leads to the...
 E2 5b
5
Colonel Hathi
A bold little route just left of the cave. Climb up (easy but no gear) to a bolt. Continue boldly up a groove and keep going to...
 E3 5c
6
Raindancing
The best of the trad routes on this bit of wall. Start 3m left of Colonel Hathi below a bolt at 6m. Climb past this to a...
 E3 5c
7
Ivory Trade
Start up the left-hand arete and continue direct past two bolts, to the Terrace.
 E2 5c
8
The Golden Chopper
An easy sport route which starts as for the previous route but then moves out left into a hanging corner, past another bolt....
 5c
9
Fairground Attraction
Formerly a powerful 6c+ roof climb but it has recently lost a crucial hold and is now much harder. If you feel like attempting...
 ??
10
Misplaced Childhood
The wall leads easily to the juggy roof. Standing up above the lip is the crux.
 6c+
11
A Show of Hands
Another one-move-wonder with a desperate clip on the lip. Probably only 7a if you pre-clip this with a quickdraw. A long reach...
 7a+
12
Spitting Image
Climb the right-hand side of the arete, then meander through the roof via a powerful move.
 6b+
13
Dwarf Antics
The direct finish to Wall and Groove is a hard and well protected roof problem.
 7a+
14
Wall and Groove
An historic two-pitcher which reaches the top of the crag via the exposed hanging corner on the arete. It can be climbed in one...
 E1 5b
15
Into a Groove
Direct to the stance of Wall and Groove is hard and technical and extremely unlikely. Treat this grade with suspicion....
 ??
16
The Elephant's Got the Hump
A long traverse under the main roof above the terrace.
 E1 5b
17
Penelope
I must admit that after studying the old guidebooks for some time I have still not been able to work out exactly where this...
 E1 5b
18
Nameless
Powerful climbing through the bulge at the right-hand end of the long roof.
 7b+
19
Nameless
The line of 3 non-resin bolts up corners to the left of the tree. Easier than it looks.
 6b+
20
Nameless
A nicely exposed route around the corner and actually on the Main Wall. However it is only short and finishes at the lower-off...
 6a+
21
Nameless - Pointless
A ridiculous first bolt, 3 retro-bolts on Penelope Direct, no lower-off and loose rock. They don't come much worse than this!
 5a