Hall of Mirrors Area

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Sport
Morning sun
Level
5 mins
Sheltered

The centrepiece of The Cuttings has the best climbing, with some great routes across the grades. The rock is clean, and the sheltered location makes this a prime venue for hot summer afternoons or cold winter mornings. With the harder routes, good conditions are usually crucial for a successful ascent, since the climbing is technical, and requires good finger friction. Guidebook page 238.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Blowing the Gimp
A difficult-to-read crux on hard-to-see holds in its mid-section.
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7a+
2
The Sears Tower
Sustained crimping and smearing up the bald, grey wall.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7b+
3
The Holy Hand Grenade
Fine, sustained climbing up an open groove. High in the grade.
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
7a
4
Brief Encounter
A great piece of climbing. The wide groove, mainly on its right-hand side. The start is a boulder problem at about V2.
19 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b
5
Infernal Din
A hard and technical route with three difficult sections.
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
6
European Flavour
An fantastic route that features a lot of varied and tough climbing. The start is a powerful boulder problem at V2.
16 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b
7
Europe Endless
Climb the steep wall with a hard move to gain the corner.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
6b+
8
The Breathing Method
A sequency power-problem through the mid-height overhang. Originally the second crux was done as a layback all the way up the...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
8a
9
Hall of Mirrors Top 50
An impressive route that needs crisp conditions and features some unusual moves to gain and climb the shallow groove.
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
10
Want Out
The overhang-dotted corner is an excellent route with both technical and strenuous climbing. High in the grade.
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
11
New Saladin
Wild moves up the crack and hanging corner above the start of Want Out. A fine pitch, but avoid the prickly bush on the right.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c
12
Hurricane on a Millpond
One of the most technical face-moves in the area, best accomplished on an ice-cold day.
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c+
13
Consommé Top 50
The long, thin layback flake is an outstanding line.
18 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6a+
14
Haute Cuisine
Technical face moves based around a very thin crack.
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
7a
15
The Mouth Waters
A pleasant, crimpy face climb with some good rests.
17 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a+
16
Two Fingers
Climb easily to a ledge. Make a difficult pull across a gap into the base of a corner and then follow it to a final fingery...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6a
17
Three Fingers
Climb easily to a ledge. From the right gain a smaller ledge on the left with difficulty and then move up the small groove...
28 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a
18
Bob Hunkhouse
45m. An excellent low-level boulder traverse. Stay low on crimps below the juggy break. Great stamina training.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
V7
19
Opus
The wide corner/groove right of Three Fingers. A long and interesting pitch that culminates in a spectacular pull over the...
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5
20
Rusty the Red Neck Takes one for the Team
Start up Opus and move right onto the wall and up the arete.
12 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a+
21
Perihelion
The overhanging flake-crack provides a stiff obstacle.
 
2 Stars
6b
22
Disobedience Contest
One for the old school who revel in jamming. Climb the crack, and at its top, swing out left and finish up the wall and...
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
6b
23
The Potting Shed
The corner right of Disobedience Contest.
 
1 Stars
6a
24
Rules is Rules
An eliminate up the short arete.
 6b+
  • Latest Comments

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    Rusty Chubblock Seeks Oil of Lubrication
    "Broke the crux crimp. Sorry. It only crumbled a tiny bit and for a hold on any o..." 28/May

    The Mouth Waters
    "Blind moves (as described above) in damp conditions last week - no onsight but s..." 29/Apr

    Infernal Din
    "The wording seems to have got lost in the latest edition but IMHO the last guide..." 29/Apr

    Under Duress
    "The first of the two crimps on the bulge, (the crystal one,) has broken off. It'..." 31/Dec

    Mindmeld
    "Lost a hold, making the moves past the first bolt slightly harder. Definitely wo..." 04/Jul

    Want Out
    "Agreed Iain, the sequence is hard to work out but there is one there but some wh..." 31/May

    Three Fingers
    "Good to read the other comments, thought route pretty tough n exposed for a 4" 04/May

    Want Out
    "Did this last year. Good route but a lot of faffing to find a workable sequence...." 11/Apr

    Subyouth
    "I was suprised when this got down graded from 7c :/" 03/Feb

    Subyouth
    "v7 into a v6?! how is that only 7b+? when plyometrically is a hard v7 into v1..." 25/Jan

    Streamline
    "I'm not sure that it was climbed sometime ago..." 02/Dec

    Streamline
    "sorry make that to the right of streamline...." 28/Nov

    Three Fingers
    "Chose to do this as a warm up before Two Fingers, and it threw me completely to ..." 24/Oct

    Fighting Torque
    "new route that starts up this but then goes straight up the blunt arete to the r..." 19/Sep

    Rusty Chubblock Seeks Oil of Lubrication
    "This is pretty much a four move boulder problem - a reachy rock-over into sharp,..." 17/Jun

    Live by the Sword
    "Now has a BMC-sponsored independent chain anchor." 10/Jun

    Haute Cuisine
    "Top end 7a for me. If you can do the move over the roof, go the extra mile and h..." 09/Jun

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