The Mask Area

Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill
20 mins

Running on from the Realm of Chaos Area, The Mask Area offers some similar terrain, but on the whole, the quality is not as high and the rock is less reliable. A number of the routes cross an unstable band of chert at mid-height that requires careful handling. Use 60m ropes. Guidebook page 154.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Face the Truth
Amazingly steep initially, but it relents above half-height. However, this has not been re-equipped at the time of writing and...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c
2
A Shadow on Mankind
Slightly superseded by the next route, but yet again the drilled pegs have not been replaced at the time of writing.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
3
Saskatchewan Uranium Miner
A classic pump-out with a hard move low down and a demanding upper half. This has not been re-equipped at the time of writing...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
4
Troll Team Special
A good pitch with a low crux and great climbing above up the narrow corner.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
5
The Pickford Files
Start up Breakbeat then head left and up the fine slabby headwall.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
6
Breakbeat
A good sustained line with a fine upper groove. It does have a loose chert band but this may well now have cleaned up - best...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
7
The Mask
Nice and exposed with some pumpy climbing.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7b
8
Trent Reznor
A wild version of The Mask with sensational exposure. Move out right from above the mid-height overhang.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
7b
9
Bevis
The wall and soaring cracks give relatively easy access to some spectacular territory. However the rock is loose in the middle...
1 user comment
 
Loose
6b
10
Moonfleet
Interesting, sustained climbing above the loose start shared with Bevis. Care needed with some of the rock.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
Loose
6b+
  • Latest Comments

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    Once Upon a Time in The West
    "A large block has come out at the start, taking the first bolt with it." 29/Jul

    Saskatchewan Uranium Miner
    "Now Fully Bolted." 05/Jun

    Immaculata
    "Fine now. A lovely climb." 02/Jul

    Clacichew
    "Pleasant steady climbing on frictional flowstone. Well worth a star or two." 17/May

    Moan, Moan, Moan
    "No mantelshelf needed on roof. Here's another description of the route: tentativ..." 18/Apr

    Realm of Chaos
    "Brilliant route. Second the comment about the reach symbol for the move around ..." 11/Apr

    Stalker's Zone
    "The first bolt was replaced last autumn - it was missing for almost 10 years!" 22/Mar top50

    Stalker's Zone
    "Someone seems to have kindly added an extra bolt at the bottom so it all feels n..." 21/Mar top50

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