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Afternoon sun
15 mins
Up and Down

The Lifts have become less fashionable of late and parts are slowly retreating behind the ivy. Although none of the routes are outstanding, many are worthwhile and are in a fantastic position; the closest we have to the Cheddar experience in the Peak. Guidebook page 185.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Fingerpops
A short and horribly technical climb using nasty pockets.
 
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
2
Crank it Up
The centre of the wall. Better than its neighbours.
 
Technical
6c+
3
An Uplifting Experience
Climb the wall using the crack. 7a if you avoid the crack.
 6b+
4
Access all Areas
The wall right of the crack is a bit artificial but has some good moves. No touching the crack at this grade.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a+
5
Elephant Talk
Hard climbing leads to a friable flake. Pass this and continue on some still-loose rock to the lower-off.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Loose
7a+
6
Hamish
A direct line past the right-hand side of the flake.
 
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a
7
Five Miles High
A reasonable route passing the short groove.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c+
8
All Fall Down
A wandering line with sustained moves. The 2nd clip is a gripper.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a+
9
High Scream Sunday
A well-positioned route up the arete. Slightly escapable at the bottom (6b+ if you go too far right) but good higher up.
 
1 Stars
6c
10
Succulent Corner
The wide thrutchy crack in the back of the corner is reached up the grassy wall - juicy.
 
Graunchy
Loose
S 4a
11
The Sting
Gain the tricky hanging groove from the left or direct.
 
Pumpy
HVS 5b
12
The Siberian Hamster
A hard start past an old bolt (slink left if you don't trust it) leads to a break. Pull over the roof and up the arete to...
 
Strong
7a
13
Ragged Arete
A great little route. Start on the right of the arete and climb a flake on the left moving back right towards the top -...
 
3 Stars
S 4a
14
Mississippi Burning
A technical wall leading to a small roof and crack.
 
Technical
7a
15
Tricky Dicky
A poor route with a glued jug and an artificial start. The crack to the left is Black Momma, VS.
 
Technical
6c+
16
The Black and White Minstrel Show
A narrow gap with some hard technical climbing.
 
Technical
Crimpy
7b
17
Rusty Lee
The best route on the crag following the attractive little grooves. Three hard moves, three long reaches.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7a
18
Daddy's Riding the Range
Hard moves up the unprotected and loose wall lead to a friable undercut and a long move to a chipped hold. Poor.
 
Strong
Loose
7a+
19
Close Control
A pleasant little route through the steep groove just left of the arete. The groove is less helpful than it looks and the third...
 
1 Stars
6b
20
White Riot
Good climbing up the right-hand side of the arete with some large holds.
 
1 Stars
6a
21
Iron Filings
The left-hand route of three taking the easiest line over the first roof via a big flake. The crack on the left is...
 
Technical
6c
22
Steel on Steel
Passing a bolt in the roof requires a huge reach. Climbing up left then traversing back right avoids this.
 
Reachy
Technical
7a
23
Mettle Fatigue
The roof is easy, the upper wall requires more tenacity.
 6c
24
Pop the Rivet
An awkward move past the first bolt. Can feel harder if you don't find the right holds. Not a good warm-up.
 
Technical
6a
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    Sirplum
    "First pitch very polished and overgrown deserves 5b. Second pitch monster jugs b..." 10/Jul top50

    Kakaho
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    No Hiding Plaice
    "Great climbing all the way" 21/Aug

    Lightweight
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    Black Max
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    Poor Dill
    "Borderline 7c - great crux sequence over the bulge though." 25/May

    Quality Control
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    Sirplum
    "Well one of the best climbs I ever done pumpy but keep going and you soon be at ..." 25/Jul top50

    Max-a-Million
    "I have a 5"10 span and can just reach the good crimp below the jug! You nee..." 11/Jul

    Kiss Me Hardy
    "I cleaned the holds on this and climbed it a couple of days ago. Well worth gett..." 04/Jun

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen
    "Did Mad Dogs yesterday - a totally brilliant adventure, didn't clip or see any b..." 05/May

    Sturgeon in the Cupboard
    "Good climb. Not that polished. No way is it 7c though." 05/Oct top50

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