The Bower

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Sport
Morning sun
5 mins
Level
Sheltered

Well-hidden, but only metres away from the main action at The Cuttings, is this excellent section of cliff. The Bower sits in front of the track that runs through The Cuttings, and is split into two sections. The Bower itself is tucked away in a secluded dell, and has gained a reputation for good lower-grade lines on sound and well-bolted rock. The second section - the so-called Bottom Deckio - is a more substantial chunk of rock that has a limited, but good selection of grade 6s.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Whispering Gallery
The first line of bolts encountered on the descent path. Climb on good holds to a final steepening that is climbed using some...
 2
2
Queen of the New Year
Climb the line of bolts just right of Whispering Gallery to a final sequence on the wall to reach the lower-off.
 2+
3
Sun Trap
Start in the corner at a block. Move up the corner - bolt on the left - and gain and climb the narrow left-facing corner to a...
 3
4
The Bumper Fun Book
Climb the corner - bolt on the right - to where it fades. Continue up the wall to a lower-off.
 
1 Stars
4a
5
Tinkerbell
The arete right of the corner is a brief, but excellent little climb. Move up the right-hand side of the arete - technical - to...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
6a
6
Far From The Madding Crowd
Climb the wall, passing the right-hand side of a stuck-on block, to an overhang. Pull through on good holds, and make a couple...
 
1 Stars
5c
7
Six Finger Exercise
A good, and quite stiff, line. Ascend the crack to the overhang, then pull through it with difficulty.
 
1 Stars
6b+
8
Godbeams
Climb the crack.
 
1 Stars
4a
9
Ladybower
The grooved arete. There is a belay bolt at waist height. This is the upper section of the full version of the route Voices in...
 
1 Stars
3
10
Voices in the Bower
A long line starting at the base of the wall. Climb leftwards on the left-most bolts to the edge of The Bower. It can be...
 
Pumpy
3
11
Up the Junction
A very good climb with a series of excellent moves in its middle section. Start up Voices in the Bower. The small,...
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
12
Round the Bend
Fine climbing that has a teasing crux. Start as for Up the Junction, then break right over a bulge before tackling the slim...
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
13
Winter Sun
A little gem. Climb up through the low bulge, and follow the open corner to the final, short wall.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a
14
Time Out of Mind
The right-hand line of the buttress has a difficult lower bulge followed by easier climbing above. The lower bulge is 6a if...
 5a
15
Voices in the Mind
A girdle of the Bottom Deckio Wall. The traverse pitch is great. 1) 3. Climb Voices in the Bower to the Bower belay...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5c
  • Latest Comments

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    Infernal Din
    "At last! What an effort! For "shorties" like me (5' 9") the third..." 19/Aug

    Levitation by Proxy
    "A one move wonder, but at least its an interesting one!" 28/May

    Rusty Chubblock Seeks Oil of Lubrication
    "Broke the crux crimp. Sorry. It only crumbled a tiny bit and for a hold on any o..." 28/May

    The Mouth Waters
    "Blind moves (as described above) in damp conditions last week - no onsight but s..." 29/Apr

    Infernal Din
    "The wording seems to have got lost in the latest edition but IMHO the last guide..." 29/Apr

    Under Duress
    "The first of the two crimps on the bulge, (the crystal one,) has broken off. It'..." 31/Dec

    Mindmeld
    "Lost a hold, making the moves past the first bolt slightly harder. Definitely wo..." 04/Jul

    Want Out
    "Agreed Iain, the sequence is hard to work out but there is one there but some wh..." 31/May

    Three Fingers
    "Good to read the other comments, thought route pretty tough n exposed for a 4" 04/May

    Want Out
    "Did this last year. Good route but a lot of faffing to find a workable sequence...." 11/Apr

    Subyouth
    "I was suprised when this got down graded from 7c :/" 03/Feb

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