Marble Wall

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A place where the quarry-men displayed their skills, leaving us a fine set of routes. Green in the winter but superb for the rest of the year, perhaps the most surprising thing about Marble Wall is that despite its quality, the place is rarely busy.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bifurcated Headplate Max
The arete on the far left behind the blocks. Worth seeking out.
 VS
2
Spock Out
The central cracks in the wall.
 VS
3
Green Crack
The angular groove is usually as green as expected.
 HVD
4
Marble Tower Flake
Reach the good ledge on the arete from the left (a jump or a move of 4c) then traverse left finish up the tall flake.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
5
Marble Arete
Start as for the previous route and follow the arete throughout. A little bold but with good moves and situations.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
HS
6
Sceptic
From a block, step out right and climb the unprotected wall on flat holds to a spectacular finale over the juggy roof.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
7
The Lamia
A superb girdle, the best of several on the cliff.1) 5b, 12m. From Sceptic swing along the break to Nectar. Continue to an...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
E3
8
Terrazza Crack
The superb straight crack is a classic product of the Rock and Ice years. Well-protected and good honest hard work.
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS
9
Harvest
The short brutal roof crack has a good jam at the lip but above that it all gets very flared. One E-point per metre is good...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
Graunchy
E4
10
Nectar
A blank corner and desperate roof crack give a 70s classic.1) E3 6b. Hard bridging moves (loads of small wires) lead up...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
E4
11
Spinach Slab
The non-slab above the initial roof on Orang-outang.
 
1 Stars
E6
12
Orang-outang
Another great route and low in the grade, which is always nice. Climb a small corner to a narrow stepped-overhang. Layback onto...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
E2
13
Meisner's Link-up
This one has no independent climbing but is a great pitch for bringing on the pump. From Orang-outang link into Lamia.
 
2 Stars
E3
14
Mother of Pearl
The left-hand start to Marbellous requires a desperate dyno (f7C) then the crux of the regular route. An awesome effort.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Dyno
E8
15
Marbellous
One of the last 'last great problems'. Start up the ramp then place small cams in the horizontal slot out to the left. The...
 
3 Stars
Technical
E8
16
Goosey Goosey Gander
An action-packed pitch follows the thin crack splitting the bulges, it is often green. Protection is good but hard to place...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
E5
17
Don's Delight
A short slab is climbed rightwards to where tricky balancy moves gain a shallow groove and easier climbing. Unprotected.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1
18
Short 'n' Gritty
The short gritty green groove must have been done in the past.
 
Graunchy
HS
19
Ledges, Edges
The ledgy face right then left to a tricky final mantel. No gear.
 VS
20
Hidden Delights
Climb the slab just left of the chimney trending right to the base of a groove. Stretch up this to a break (tiny cams - hard to...
 
1 Stars
E2
21
Back Door
Bridge the wide cleft to a tricky exit round a capstone.
 
Graunchy
VS
22
The Reach Card
Bridge the gloomy cleft on the right of the rift to the top of the block, stretch up the wall on the left (very hard for the...
 S
  • Latest Comments

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    Lusitania
    "Changed from HS 4a * to HS 4b *, no votes" 23/Mar

    Broken In
    "Could also not fin an 5a move, but the climbing is good." 07/Jun

    Seranata
    "A decent little route with a hard move to start. Quite sustained for its stature..." 21/Oct

    Countess Buttress
    "(soft) VS 4b**. As good as Elis' Eliminate, etc. It may be better with a belay p..." 17/Aug

    Graviton
    "VS 5b would seem about right for me. The first mantel felt the hardest and the s..." 11/Jun

    Love Handles
    "Now that a rather stout chap has made Microbe V3, this is no longer a grade hard..." 06/May

    Cave Buttress Right-hand
    "Really nice route. Really solid protection for the first part of the climb, not ..." 10/Apr

    Headbanger
    "This makes a great, but pretty hard, V3 (E1 6a) if climbed on the not-terrifying..." 10/Oct

    Anniversary Arete
    "First moves are probably 5b, maybe the move on to the top slab too. Borderline ..." 23/Sep

    Impossible Slab
    "If you can put a side runner in for the lower crux can you use the crack for eit..." 02/Sep

    Orang-outang
    "Nice moves with a short crux." 25/Jul

    Impossible Slab
    "This route, if you start left of inaccessible crack, is 'Love of my knife'.It go..." 23/Jul

    Norse Corner Climb
    "Bit of a tricky start (fell on my back after a slip low down!) that leads into a..." 13/Jun

    Fate
    "I'm 5'8 and didn't find this reachy at all. I guess you could force a blinkered ..." 10/May

    Impossible Slab
    "a little confused, i started up beautician and then on the top slab climbed a li..." 27/Apr

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