Airy Legs Area

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Sun and Shade
10 mins
Up and Down
Abseil

The furthest east section of the Boulder Ruckle runs into Subluminal and combines the seriousness of The Ruckle with the ease of viewing and reasonable access of Subluminal. The selection of climbs on offer are rarely climbed. Escape is only possible by climbing back out, or prusiking in emergency.
Tides - The boulders at the base of the cliff are non-tidal but keep away in rough seas.
Approach - All the routes are accessed by abseil. For the bulk of the routes abseil from stakes high on the slope 20m to the west of the protruding ledge at the western end of Subluminal (where Greasy Chimney finishes). The Long Goodbye, Seventh Wave and Second Sight can also be reached by a traverse and down-climb from the western end of Subluminal.
a Restriction (routes 1 to 4) - No climbing from 1st March to 31st July due to nesting birds.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
In the Heat of the Night
Needs low water and a calm sea to start, alternatively start up Callisto and traverse left to the wide crack.1) 5c, 15m....
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E1
2
Callisto
A direct line that crosses the second pitch of Insectitude. Start below and right of a thin leftward slanting crack. Move up...
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
3
Insectitude
A wandering route with a tough first pitch up a wide crack.1) 4c, 9m. Pitch 1 of Airy Legs.2) -, 9m. Traverse left...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
VS
4
Airy Legs
A direct on Insectitude and relatively popular. Well protected.1) 4c, 9m. Climb the wide crack to a small overhang....
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
VS
5
Insecticide
Climb the thin crack just left of the larger flake-crack to gain the fault-line. Continue direct to meet and follow the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2
6
Nutcracker Exit II
A good pitch. Climb the large flake-crack past the fault-line to a ledge on the left. From the ledge move leftwards to flakes...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS
7
Warriors
A hard-won line that is high in the grade. Start from the boulders on the right side of the bay. From a small ledge at 1m,...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1
8
Intersection
An adventurous and well-positioned climb in a serious setting. Start from the boulders on the right-hand side of the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S
9
War
Fierce climbing on an intimidating line puts this route at the upper end of the grade. However, the protection is good.1)...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS
10
The Long Goodbye
Neat wall climbing with good but spaced gear. From the ledge climb to a smaller one at 3m and then on to the fault-line. Pull...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS
11
Seventh Wave
From a thread belay on the right-hand ledge, climb up leftwards to the fault-line. Pull over the overhang to below another...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS
12
Second Sight
Follow Seventh Wave to below its second roof and then step right and climb the flake-line to the top.
 
1 Stars
VS