Manhattan Skyline Area

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Sport
Sun and Shade
15 mins
Up and Down
Tidal

This excellent area is easy to reach and has some great rock. Sadly the central section fell down in the winter of 2000/01. It contained several routes including the classic Grip '89. The continuation wall running right from the rock scar has a number of strong lines on good rock. The area has suffered the loss of one route due to rockfall.
Tides - The base of the routes are covered at high tide. Keep away in rough seas.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Seat of Learning
Super technical and powerful climbing up a surprisingly difficult scoop on small layaways. Follow Font of Knowledge for the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7c
2
The Font of Knowledge
A big line direct up the impending face with some tough moves at the top.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c
3
Biscuits for Smut
An attractive hanging groove which requires some thought and is difficult to flash.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7b
4
Reactor Meltdown
Start up Biscuits for Smut, via its conglomerate, then move right to a hidden flake. Follow the arete above on its left-hand...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
7b+
5
Guardian Angel
Superb face work with a complex blind crack in the headwall. Pass the third bolt directly for the 7b+ grade.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
6
Brooklyn Bimbo
The lower half packs it in on amazing flowstone while the upper arete is exhilarating. It is slightly spoilt by a mid-height...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
7
From a Buick Eight
Immaculate rock and climbing, taking the undercut arete and then the right-hand side of the sharp upper arete.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
8
New York Dolls
Exciting, clean and open climbing up the lovely grey groove which gets harder towards the top. High in the grade.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
9
The Devil's Work
The recessed flake-line in the corner is dirty.
2 user comments
 6b+
10
Marshalling Amps
An impressive pitch up the finger-crack and wall. Split at half-height by a resting ledge, but still high in the grade.
 
1 Stars
7b
11
Broadway
25m. The big crack gives an unpopular trad route. Three threads mark the line.
 
Pumpy
E3 5c
12
Manhattan Skyline
25m. The fine undercut arete. Start up the wall and thin crack right of the arete then move onto the arete.
 
2 Stars
6c
13
Skyscraper
A sustained route following the crisp grey wall.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7a
14
H'electric Boogaloo
Start in a cave and climb out along the left wall. Pull around into a crack and follow this into a scoop. The groove above...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
15
The Bronx
Climb up leftwards to a good ledge. The arete above gives the main interest of the route.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c+
16
California Dreams
A low and reachy crux. The first bolt is at 4m on the right.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
6b+
17
American Beauty
25m. The big full-height arete is a fantastic line. Climb it mainly on its right-hand side. Great moves and still a touch...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
6c