Minus Ten Wall

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Early morning sun
10 mins
Uphill
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The Minus Ten Area is another long-time training venue for the hard-core. However, these days most don't get much beyond s the first three metres of quality, polished bouldering. The eponymous route gives good jamming, and then there is Traffic Jam for those after hard and fingery face-climbing. The wall stays dry in the rain and doesn't seep.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Minus Wall
The thin crack and wall; neglected. The upper part is loose.
 
Loose
E1
2
Minus Ten
Beef a way up the steep crack at the left end of the wall, it gives a smart bit of jamming which manages to be slippery and...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
3
Great Escape
From the top of Minus Ten pump right along the dusty break (where are the footholds?) to finish up Cointreau. Pointless maybe,...
 E1
4
Jam Sandwich
The wall left of Traffic Jam has a thin crack, desperate climbing and two peg runners of dubious worth. Towards the top swing...
 
Technical
E5
5
Traffic Jam
A popular training exercise. Straightforward climbing leads to half-height. Either traverse left (skinny fingers help) and...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
E5
6
Double Scotch
The crack and big pockets on the right lead to an overlap (thread and weird rest) and a pumpy finale up the short wall....
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2
7
Cointreau
The jamming-crack on the right-hand side of the wall. Nearly always dry because of the angle and tree canopy.
 
1 Stars
HVS
8
Thrutch
The main angle of the bay is a worthwhile pitch and a good line with a taxing mantelshelf out right providing the crux. There...
 
Technical
HVS
9
Pygmies Walk Tall
Climb Thrutch to the large ledge then step left and climb the wall to reach the roofs. Move up and right to the groove that...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1