Freda Area

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Abseil

A popular and easily-accessed section of Subluminal that has some strong lines and sound rock.

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 4b
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 6a
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 4c
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 4c
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 5a
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 4a
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 5a
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...
2 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 4b
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 5c
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 6a
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 4a
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 5a
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 5c
16
Grandpa's Grope
Start up Pedestal Crack then step left to a tricky groove.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
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...
 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 4b
19
Pedestal Chimney
Start as for Pedestal Face then climb the nondescript corner on the right of The Pedestal.
1 user comment
 VD
  • Latest Comments

    For SUBLUMINAL

    The Indirect Route
    "Solo top roped a number of routes including Paralysis, Stroof and Philatus. This..." 02/Apr

    Slip Road
    "I love this climb (been off it more times than on - both lead and second). This ..." 08/Jul

    All the Shakespearoes
    "Climbed a variation of my own invention. Climb through the lower overhang and a ..." 08/Jul

    Spreadeagle
    "Really easy for grade! Anyone who thinks this is 5a is high. Go climb the first ..." 01/Apr

    Magic Mushroom
    "Good gear until you move leftwards round the bulge, then a stiff and bold-feelin..." 15/Oct

    Slip Road
    "Couldn't believe I took a 10-12ft lead fall off of the crux of this after having..." 29/Sep

    Baboon
    "Baboon was always a fight; however there was a critical reach round to the top o..." 14/Jun

    The Grobbler
    "Decent climbing leads to a hard section requiring some odd moves..." 31/May

    Double Chockstone
    "An entertaining route, completely different in character from the open face clim..." 03/May

    Pedestal Chimney
    "Only just makes it as a route. Very short and scrappy." 18/Apr

    Bypass
    "Gear a bit sparse at the start but good moves after you gain the ledge. Cam stuc..." 11/Sep

    Poetry in Motion
    "each time i do this it leads me right towards second corner near the top. is th..." 05/Oct

    Astrid
    "The abseil is about 20m. Don't forget a prussik. There's a couple of old slings ..." 11/May

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