Downhill Spiral Area

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Sport
Afternoon sun
20 mins
Downhill

The Downhill Spiral Area routes start from a raised grass bank beneath heavily-stained black walls that are prone to seepage in the winter.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Fatal Fibre
Start from a bolt-belay. The wall is followed with a hard move at the start to a lower-off on the right.
 
1 Stars
6c+
2
Billy Bob's Way
Start from the bolt-belay of Fatal Fibre. Climb the prominent blackened-streak directly by pleasant, sustained moves.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
6b+
3
The Man Who Wasn't There
Climb steadily up the wall to reach the left-hand side of the arete. Continue up this until a swing up and right onto the face...
 
Loose
7b
4
Hate Crime
A fine, technical groove experience with one very hard move, but there are also a few rests to compensate.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a+
5
Lefty Hoot 'n' Annie
Good climbing up the yellow groove. It requires some wide bridging moves before the nifty finish.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c
6
And the Boat Sails By
Sustained moves up the fine open face.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
7a
7
Downhill Spiral
Run-out and pumpy but the best climb hereabouts.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
7b+
8
Everything's Eventual
A good pitch finishing up a shallow groove after a rather dusty start.
 
1 Stars
6c+
9
By Mistake
The thin left-hand finish to More Than a Legend.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b+
10
More Than a Legend
A desperate technical sequence up the thin wall leading to a faint crack and more hard moves to the belay. Friable low down.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b+
11
Under Crimson Skies
Surprisingly sustained climbing up the right-hand side of the flowstone. A friable lower wall.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
12
My Figure Head
Climb dirty ground to a ledge. Gain the groove above with difficulty, then pull over the roof to the lower-off.
 6c
13
The Shipping News
From the ledge of My Figure Head, step right and climb the technical wall past a deep break to the lower-off.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
14
Five Easy Pieces
A steep and intricate slab leads to a ramp and a steep, juggy headwall. Unfortunately loose low down and dirty higher up.
 
Technical
Loose
6c
15
Laid Black
Climb over cleaned ledges to below the black wall. Tricky moves through the bulge lead onto the wall. Climb this leftwards to...
 
1 Stars
6c+
16
Wonderful
Climb a thin wall via a faint crack, then move left to good holds at the top. Continue direct to a ledge and an awkward finish....
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
7a+
17
Wonder-Bra
Trend right from the start of Wonderful and climb the scooped wall past a ledge to a steep finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6b
  • Latest Comments

    For WALLSEND NORTH

    Poop Scoop
    "There is a large loose block just above and left of the first bolt, beware!!" 09/Sep

    The Right Mix
    "Probably climbed this more times than any other route in Wallsend, never get bor..." 27/Jun

    They Walked in Line
    "Quality climbing, fierce but fun. Best done on a thick skin day." 03/Jun

    Eight-Bar Blues
    "I'm not sure how it could possibly be easier for the short, though I didn't thin..." 31/Jul

    Cosa Nostra
    "Seems to have reverted back to its previous dirty condition. The upper flake/cra..." 05/Jul

    Sweet Smell of Success
    "paul you should also do 'Fun factory' on the back cliff at battleship! very good..." 19/Jun top50

    Sweet Smell of Success
    "You are right Andy, definitely a contender for best at grade :) Try 'Stone Cold..." 15/Jun top50

    Topsy Turvy Land
    "Now re-bolted." 20/Jun

    Sweet Smell of Success
    "amazing! second of the three on this wall, right of 'stay golden' similar in dif..." 25/Apr top50

    Acid Jazz Disco
    "The flash is there for the taking but does require some commitment as can feel a..." 09/Mar

    Acid Jazz Disco
    "i thought this was nails for 7a! but then again im not an arette man! really goo..." 05/Mar

    Wonderful
    "Wonderful moves through the crux!" 11/Aug

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