Lost Valley Routes

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Sport
Sun and Shade
3 mins
Downhill
Sheltered

A hidden ravine with a good selection of sheltered sport routes that are worth a look in windy weather. The rock is good, and the routes, although short, offer some intense sequences.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Tug on this Jody
A bouldery start gains some monos on the top wall to finish.
 
Technical
7a
2
Look West & Find Salvation
A hard start gains an easing prior to a reachy finishing move.
 
Reachy
7a+
3
Quite Nice Actually
Climb the flake to a grunt through the upper overhang.
1 user comment
 6b+
4
Little Pinky
Ascend some flowstone to a hard move using a mono undercut.
 
Technical
6b+
5
Drilling in the Name
Climb the blunt buttress left of Robin Crack directly.
 
1 Stars
6b+
6
Robin Crack
Climb the crack via a loose, but well keyed-in hold.
 
1 Stars
5a
7
Clamped Aggression
A good route. Powerful climbing on slopers and finger pockets.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
8
Back Door to Heaven
Start up Clamped Aggression. Traverse right from the high jug into the groove of Heaven Sent. Finish as for this.
 V4 6B
9
Return to Sender
Do the sit-down-start to Clamped Aggression. Traverse low and to the right into the start of Heaven Sent.
 V5 6C
10
Heaven Sent
Gain a groove via holds on the wall to the left. Continue to the breaks (or to the lower-off of Clamped Aggression for a full...
1 user comment
 
Technical
V6 7A
11
Straight to Heaven
Climb the groove direct.
 
Technical
V7 7A+
12
Garden Force
The flake. This can be done as a route by continuing to the lower off of Clamped Aggression - HVS 5c. There is a direct variant...
2 user comments
 V1 5b
13
Bastard Crack
The name says it all. The thin crack in the arete.
1 user comment
 7a
14
Plystalker
A hard boulder problem past the first bolt.
1 user comment
 
Technical
7c
15
No Chutney on His Ferret
An awkward crack - one for those with some crack technique.
 5c
16
LR Traverse
The left-to-right traverse.
 V3 6A
17
Chapter and Verse
The very short groove has gained a grade or two.
5 user comments
 6a
18
Oatsheaf, Chief
A slight rib has also had a serious upgrade.
3 user comments
 5c
19
Training for Hubble
Good rock. Care needed clipping the second bolt.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6a+
20
The Stoning of St.Stephen
Tendon-stretching pocket-pulling with a bouldery start.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
7b+
21
Mono y Mono
A bouldery route just right of The Stoning of St.Stephen.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a+
22
Cadwallader
A strong line up the thin crack-line.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
6b+
23
Redundancy Crack
6m. The right-hand crack.
1 user comment
 E1 5b
24
The Martyr
A good test-piece, but the old bolts are now rusting.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
7a+
25
The Secret Garden
The steep wall and groove to the break, then easier ground.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
26
The Beauty of Decay
The thin twin cracks.
1 user comment
 
Technical
6b+
27
Flake Away
The flake-line up the left-hand side of the pinnacle.
 4a
28
Portrait of a Lady
Take the centre of the pillar between Flake Away and Flaked Out.
 
Technical
6c+
29
Flaked Out
A tricky crack leads to the right-hand side of the flake pinnacle.
 4c
30
Echoes of Trad
The offwidth crack yields to some pleasant ledge shuffling.
 4c
31
Test Pilot
A technical delight up the corner groove.
 
1 Stars
6a
32
Primordial
The wall to the right of Test Pilot.
 
1 Stars
6a+
33
Touch the Earth
The miniscule crack requires disproportionate effort.
 7a
34
Constant Companion
The arete to the right of Touch the Earth.
 5a
35
Sweet Dreams are Made of This
The first route on the small opposing wall.
 3+
36
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42
A tricky start leads to good holds in the breaks.
 4c
37
Rhys Gets Another Monkey Bite
The central line has a hard move to pass the upper break.
 5a
38
Not the Same Mistake Again Kath
A hard-to-read sequence to reach the lower-off.
 5c
39
Plastic Tractor
Another tricky start leads to good holds in the breaks.
 3+
40
The Lost Domain
The arete passed on the approach above the awkward step.
 6a
41
Enjoy My Experience
On the front face of the ravine is a short route with rusting bolts.
 6c+
  • Latest Comments

    For LOST VALLEY

    Redundancy Crack
    "Tricky climbing in the bottom third, by the time you're half way the hard stuff ..." 24/Jan

    Clamped Aggression
    "At least 6c+ now I think. Maybe holds have been pulled off." 29/Nov

    The Secret Garden
    "I did a press move, but not a mono! The route is very cruxy but the climbing bef..." 26/Jul

    The Martyr
    "Very pleasant little climb with intricate climbing through the crux." 25/Jul

    Training for Hubble
    "Pretty poor. Crux was clipping the 2nd bolt I seem to remember." 20/Jul

    Oatsheaf, Chief
    "way harder than a 4! Could barely get off the ground!" 31/May

    Quite Nice Actually
    "Can anybody advise as to where I can find out what the boulder problems to the l..." 10/Nov

    Chapter and Verse
    "Incredible location! Incredibly hard start (for a beginner....)" 21/Apr

    Chapter and Verse
    "the start of this is far harder than a 4. the rest of it is though" 13/May

    Oatsheaf, Chief
    "found the first layback a little tricky but still a good route." 09/Mar

    Bastard Crack
    "I visited the crag during last summer and it was very overgrown and didn't look ..." 23/Dec

    The Stoning of St.Stephen
    "I went for a walk on a rest day to have a look at this and on feeling out the fi..." 21/May

    Chapter and Verse
    "A tricky start and a gutsy move required to finish. Great location though." 19/Apr

    The Secret Garden
    "Brad Pitt here I come...." 06/Aug

    The Secret Garden
    "Thats not how I did it...sounds hard your way :)" 06/Jun

    Plystalker
    "Very eliminate but worth while moves, a superb power problem" 27/Mar

    Garden Force
    "Wicked! Easy for everyone, unless you're tall!" 19/Mar

    Heaven Sent
    "An awesome find with nice holds, it's a highball problem with a tricky move righ..." 10/Mar

    Garden Force
    "Nice and easy warm up route." 08/Mar

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