Hall of Mirrors Area

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Sport
Sun and Shade
5 mins
Level
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.
Approach - Follow Church Ope Road under an arch and down to a flat area with some benches. From here, take the coast path (not the path to Church Ope Cove) to a wide track which leads to The Cuttings in a couple of minutes. This is the central section of the main Cuttings area.

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.
9 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.
10 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
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
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
f7A+
19
Opus
The wide corner/groove right of Three Fingers. A long and interesting pitch that culminates in a spectacular pull over the...
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5a
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
Strong
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+