The Rampart

Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill
18 mins

A strip of excellent rock perched high above the beach which provides superbly-positioned and exhilarating climbing. The cliff is tricky to access but has a number of worthwhile climbs that are well bolted and on good rock. Guidebook page 142.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Miss Jones
The obvious cleft - very exposed.
 3+
2
Ledge Shuffler's Delight
The fine pocketed wall with a tricky start.
 
1 Stars
6c
3
Guardians of Fate
The centre of the flake, trending left at its top to the lower-off.
 5+
4
The Highwayman
The right-hand side of the flake and the bulge above.
 6b
5
Winter is the New Summer
Start at a double staple bolt-belay in a bay. Climb past the right side of a narrow ledge at 3m. At the second break above move...
 6b+
6
Band of Pain
The central blunt arete. Start from double belay to the left.
 7a+
7
Excerpt from a Teenage Opera
The groove right of Band of Pain. Climb the groove and wall to finish by a monster hole.
 6a
8
Like Tears in Rain
The elegant twisting groove, slab and overhang.
 6c
9
A Whiter Shade of Pale
The stylish groove, wall and overlap.
 6c
10
Love Street
Wall left of corner starting as for The Crystal Ship.
 7a
11
The Crystal Ship
The flake-crack.
 
1 Stars
6a
12
Waiting for the Sun
Follow the open groove.
 
1 Stars
6a
13
Black Slab
Technical black slab right of the groove of Waiting for the Sun.
 6b+
14
Justin Credible
The low slab and breaks in the upper wall.
 6a
15
The Devil Came Down to Portland
The groove and breaks.
 6b+
  • Latest Comments

    For WALLSEND NORTH

    Poop Scoop
    "There is a large loose block just above and left of the first bolt, beware!!" 09/Sep

    The Right Mix
    "Probably climbed this more times than any other route in Wallsend, never get bor..." 27/Jun

    They Walked in Line
    "Quality climbing, fierce but fun. Best done on a thick skin day." 03/Jun

    Eight-Bar Blues
    "I'm not sure how it could possibly be easier for the short, though I didn't thin..." 31/Jul

    Cosa Nostra
    "Seems to have reverted back to its previous dirty condition. The upper flake/cra..." 05/Jul

    Sweet Smell of Success
    "paul you should also do 'Fun factory' on the back cliff at battleship! very good..." 19/Jun top50

    Sweet Smell of Success
    "You are right Andy, definitely a contender for best at grade :) Try 'Stone Cold..." 15/Jun top50

    Topsy Turvy Land
    "Now re-bolted." 20/Jun

    Sweet Smell of Success
    "amazing! second of the three on this wall, right of 'stay golden' similar in dif..." 25/Apr top50

    Acid Jazz Disco
    "The flash is there for the taking but does require some commitment as can feel a..." 09/Mar

    Acid Jazz Disco
    "i thought this was nails for 7a! but then again im not an arette man! really goo..." 05/Mar

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