Avernus Area

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Sun and Shade
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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.
Tides - The access to all of the lines is tidal and requires calm sea conditions.

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
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
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
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
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
7
Crepitus
Start from the higher ledge east of the zawn. Climb the lower bulge and corner - loose.
 
Loose
HVS
8
Rainy Day, Dream Away
A double roof stack above the first part of the ledge.
2 user comments
 
Loose
E2
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...
 
Strong
E4
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
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
12
Tangerine Dream
In the left wall of the bay, climb a crack, overhang and steep groove to the top.
 
1 Stars
E1
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
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