Hysterical Solitude Area

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Sport
Sun and Shade
20 mins
Up and Down

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.
Approach - This wall is just around the corner from Blacknor North. It can be approached from there or from the Blacknor South Quarry Approach.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Imbolc
A well-regarded pitch that is both sustained and fingery.
3 user comments
 
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.
2 user comments
 5c
10
Dreamer
The huge and very loose flake-line.
 
Loose
HVS
11
Bag End
Left of a long chimney. Tempting to stay in the chimney as long as possible, the face generally has nicer holds.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
DWS
Loose
5c
12
Divine Comedy
Break right onto the wall from Birthday Girl. Ascend diagonally rightwards by a series of delicate mantels.
2 user comments
 
Loose
5a
13
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
14
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
15
Choc Speedway
A worthwhile route, which has now cleaned up with use.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
6b+
16
Nothing is Cool
Virtually a slab climb, although there is a roof at the top.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
17
Protein Delta Strip
Great positions higher up with an exposed crux and a slightly committing section.
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c
18
That Honeycomb Centre
The wall right of the leaning corner.
1 user comment
 7a
19
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
20
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+
21
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+