Hysterical Solitude Area

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Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Up and Down
20 mins

This is a fine sector with some interesting flowstone that is especially useful as a late morning crag on this side of the Isle. Some of the routes have a tendency to be dusty. Guidebook page 75.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Imbolc
A well-regarded pitch that is both sustained and fingery.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b
2
The Hong Jagged Flake of Death (Retired)
A great line, but the rock is fragile in the lower section. Care required with the first couple of clips.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
6b+
3
Distanced
The long blunt rib will clean up in time.
 6b+
4
Dudas sin nombres
A pleasant and worthwhile route. The start is a bit indifferent, but the climbing then becomes an absorbing and technical...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
5
When This Hits the Fan
A very appealing line. Climb the low bulge and sustained arete on slightly friable rock.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
6
Shit Happens, Actually Top 50
A little gem that is low in the grade and has a cunning finish. The moves flow nicely and the rock is excellent.
16 user comments
 
2 Stars
6a
7
Unstuck On You (Flowstone Shuffle)
A pumpy eliminate. It is difficult to avoid using holds on Shit Happens, Actually.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Pumpy
7b
8
21½ Weeks
Fine climbing, but it has become a bit unbalanced since losing a hold. The crux is now much harder than the rest of the...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
6b+
9
Birthday Girl
Follow the line of staples on the wall to the left of the chimney to a cave. Move left out of the cave and up to a lower-off.
 5+
10
Divine Comedy
Break right onto the wall from Birthday Girl. Ascend diagonally rightwards by a series of delicate mantels.
 
Loose
5
11
Hysterical Solitude
A good route that has some great moves, although it can be dusty from time to time.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
6c
12
Crucifix Kiss
An excellent route featuring a powerful crux and an interesting groove to finish. The groove can be a bit dusty.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c
13
Choc Speedway
A worthwhile route, which has now cleaned up with use.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
6b+
14
Nothing is Cool
Virtually a slab climb, although there is a roof at the top.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
15
Protein Delta Strip
Great positions higher up with an exposed crux and a slightly committing section.
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c
16
That Honeycomb Centre
The wall right of the leaning corner.
1 user comment
 7a
17
Kit Kat
A super climb up a strong natural line. Some strangely shaped holds aid progress on the powerful crux section.
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
6b
18
Whilst the Cat's Away
A good crux move, but still a touch friable. Clip the bolt on the headwall and then move left immediately.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
7a+
19
The Launch
Dynamic moves to cross the steep section give the hardest climbing. High in the grade.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b+
  • Latest Comments

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    When This Hits the Fan
    "A top route: sustained, great positions, not much friable rock in evidence. Dest..." 18/Aug

    Portland Heights
    "Crux comes at an unexpected point which caught me out for the onsight. Other tha..." 29/Apr top50

    The Wrecked Finger
    "Nice steady start, interesting mid section and very tricky finish. Well named!" 02/Apr

    Dudas sin nombres
    "Decent climb, interesting rock." 05/Feb

    Through the Barricades
    "Done a few of the routes hereabouts and this ranks amongst them as definitely 7a..." 21/Oct

    Last Rose of Summer
    "I think I seconded this on the fa. One of Pete's best imho..." 10/Sep

    That Honeycomb Centre
    "More solid and pumpy that it looks. Really good addition to the sector. 1.5 ..." 03/Sep

    Gaze of the Gorgon
    "The start has been re-cleaned and re-bolted. The second bolt came out with two b..." 07/Dec

    Gaze of the Gorgon
    "Seconded. Danger of dying on this route! Avoid." 27/Jun

    Twangy Pearl
    "Great route although agreed with the comments about it being 2 stars. Personall..." 11/Apr top50

    The Angry Sea
    "Same crux as Chasing but a much easier approach. Well worth doing though if you ..." 10/Aug

    Babelicious Redhead
    "the route which starts up Babelicious and breaks left after 3 bolts is "ste..." 09/Jul

    Gaze of the Gorgon
    "This route is currently in a dangerous state. The winter frosts have made the ro..." 08/Jul

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