Avernus Area

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Lots of sun!
Up and Down
10 mins
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A more serious section of cliff than those to its west with a collection of hard, steep pitches that are not always on reliable rock. The unusual line of Avernus is by far and away the most popular climb hereabouts. Guidebook page 410.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Styx
Climb the corner to the fault-line and then its continuation above to reach the top of The Pedestal.
 S
2
Cerberus
Climb the wall to the fault-line and continue up the corner above to a loose finish.
 
Loose
S 4a
3
Strenuosity
Climb the crack to the overhung niche. Move left along the fault-line until a short and loose corner and wall can be climbed to...
 
Loose
HVS 4c
4
Graduation Day
A good climb up the left-hand wall of the zawn that requires some bizarre contortions. Start at a corner and ascend flakes to...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
5
Avernus Top 50
A hugely entertaining and fun outing exiting through the same blow-hole as Graduation Day, but at a significantly easier grade....
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
S 4a
6
The Ferryman Waits
The non-line opposite Graduation Day. Gain the scoop by a rightward hand-traverse from the left-hand crack. A hard, blind...
 E3 6a
7
Crepitus
Start from the higher ledge east of the zawn. Climb the lower bulge and corner - loose.
 
Loose
HVS 4c
8
Rainy Day, Dream Away
A double roof stack above the first part of the ledge.
2 user comments
 
Loose
E2 5c
9
Chance Encounter
Start as for All the Shakespearoes. Climb to the lower overhang. Just below the corner, move left via powerful moves into a...
 E4 6a
10
All the Shakespearoes
Start above the next rift in the ledge and follow the steep corner, finishing rightwards to skirt the roofs.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
11
The Great Rock 'n' Dole Swindle
The leaning buttress right of the last route has a hard pull over a roof in to a V-groove.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3 6a
12
Tangerine Dream
In the left wall of the bay, climb a crack, overhang and steep groove to the top.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
13
A Subtle Shade of Emptiness
The hardest route in this area traces a line through the overhung bay, with awkward gear and plenty of arm work. From the back...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E5 6b
14
Close to the Sun
More steep stuff through multiple roofs in the right-hand side of the bay. There are four threads on the route.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6b
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    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

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