Freda Area

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Sun and Shade
10 mins
Up and Down
Abseil

A popular and easily-accessed section of Subluminal that has some strong lines and sound rock.
Tides - The routes start from a non-tidal ledge. Keep away in rough seas.
Approach - On first acquaintance it is best to abseil down Grandma's Groove or First Corner. An alternative approach is to down-climb Pedestal Crack (Diff). Care is needed when crossing the two gaps in the ledge below the climbs.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Thompson's Chimney
Awkward and exposed moves up the steep chimney directly above the exposed step across a wide gap in the ledge.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
2
Straights of Hormuz
Boulder to the roof and climb over its centre before reaching right to a good hold on the arete. Finish up the arete.
 E3
3
Botany Bay
A fun little route - the crux is low. Charge through the burly bulge before settling into the easier but less-protectable...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS
4
Battleship Bow
A serious lead up the rib above a gap in the ledge. Nice positions but bold.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS
5
Double Chockstone
The deep gap in the ledge crossed by the awkward move is capped by a short hanging slab, start below this. Step up onto the...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVD
6
Skinhead
A worthwhile eliminate straight up steep ground, parallel to Double Chockstone.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Pumpy
HVS
7
Bird's Nest
A good climb that is fairly high in the grade. Take a diagonal line rightwards from the start of Skinhead, passing a big ledge,...
3 user comments
 
Pumpy
S
8
Puffin
An intense climb, direct to the ledge on Bird's Nest. Finish up the pleasant crack in the wall above.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS
9
The Indirect Route
Good climbing but poor gear. Assault the lower roof and the more delicate arete above. The start is now harder since the loss...
3 user comments
 
Fluttery
E1 5b?
10
First Corner Top 50
Excellent moves and good gear up the bottomless corner. Keep an eye out for a loose block near to the top of the pitch.
17 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
S
11
Philatus
A real cracker of a face climb. Use the diagonal crack to reach the first overlap, move straight through and pass a second...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E3
12
Poetry in Motion
A direct line parallel to Philatus, but on smaller holds. Staying directly on line maintains the grade. Starting slightly left...
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E3
13
Second Corner Top 50
A Subluminal classic with masses of atmosphere. Start by the bad step in the ledge. Classy, open climbing up the groove,...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
S
14
Freda Top 50
An all-time favourite of the area that pleases time after time. Start by the bad step in the ledge, and follow the thin crack...
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
VS
15
Grandma's Groove
Boldly climb the fingery lower wall to safe, but still hard, moves up the narrow groove.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E2
16
Grandpa's Grope
Start up Pedestal Crack then step left to a tricky groove.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
17
Pedestal Crack
This is the eastern descent or escape route taking the chimney corner at the right-hand end of the ledge to the top of The...
1 user comment
 D
18
Pedestal Face
Climb a crack, above The Anvil to the fault-line. Then move leftwards across the face of The Pedestal.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS
19
Pedestal Chimney
Start as for Pedestal Face then climb the nondescript corner on the right of The Pedestal.
1 user comment
 VD