Pregnant Pause Area

Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Up and Down
18 mins

This wall has some scrappy routes on its left-hand side, but is dominated by the magnificent arete of Pregnant Pause. Guidebook page 78.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Keeping Abreast of Things
The huge face just left of the big arete.
 6b+
2
Paws for Thought
Climb the left-hand side of the Pregnant Pause arete, starting as for Pregnant Pause.
 
1 Stars
6b+
3
Pregnant Pause Top 50
The biggest arete on the island is a wonderful climb in an eye-catching situation. Start up cracks, then climb the right wall...
26 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
4
Suenos de España
A good pitch up the wall to the right of the massive corner. Start from a high ledge gained via a fixed rope.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
5
Valerian
The line up the buttress left of a steep grassy ramp. It has some superb flowstone on the upper wall. However, the first half...
32 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
6a
6
The Viper's Tale
The line to the left of Natural Born Drillers. Use a knotted rope to gain a grassy ledge. Climb the line of very dusty stuck-on...
 
1 Stars
7a+
7
Natural Born Drillers
A nice flowstone face requiring some balance, but the lower section is awkward to cross. Gain the start via a knotted rope.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
8
The Long Walk
A great route; the tufas are steep and juggy, and the climbing is more exposed than your average Portland 6c.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c
9
Mexican Stand-off
A quality route, but it can be dusty. An easy, but snappy start leads to interesting flowstone in the centre of the huge face.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
10
One Fine Day
The right-hand side of the wall. Start up broken rock and gain the better upper wall. Finish via a long reach or a dynamic...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
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