Ping Pong Area

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Trad
Afternoon sun
25 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

This area has two isolated buttresses with a few quality routes between them. Mandrake Buttress is worth a visit if you are looking for some stern trad routes. Ping Buttress has two great mid-grade routes which will not disappoint.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Going Bush
10m. A serious lead which was first done with pre-placed wires and Friends. It follows the thin wall left of the corner of...
1 user comment
 
Technical
E5 6c
2
Jungle Jim
18m. A poor route with a dangerous finish. Climb the corner to a roof, step right and follow the wall above to the trees.
 
Loose
E2 5b
3
Tree Dweller's Crack
5m of tree, 14m of rock. Climb the huge tree then step onto the wall to a crack. Climb this and a load of crap rock to the top.
 
Loose
E3 6a
4
Deception
A fine route with unlikely-looking climbing for the grade. Climb the steep wall to the break, pull up right into a thin crack...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E4 6a
5
Confidence Trick
Climb a tiny groove in the arete then trend left up the wall passing spaced bolts (small wires needed) at the start. Finish at...
 7b+
6
Rio Verde
Hard climbing up the capped groove right of Deception. Pull left from the top of the groove and climb the tricky upper arete....
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 6b
7
Matto Grosso Chimney
18m. The huge chimney is best left to the history books.
 VS 4c
8
Mandrake
An excellent headwall is the main attraction on this reclusive test-piece. Climb the loose wall to a ledge, the thin crack...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E5 6a
9
Chistiliano Wall
18m. The wall to the right of Mandrake, after the same start.
 
Loose
E4 6b
10
Marsh Dweller's Rib
16m. Climb the Yew tree down and right of Mandrake. Step onto the wall and climb the crack.
 
Loose
E3 6a
11
The Ponger
Start up Ping, or further up left, and climb the left edge of the buttress, finishing up a left-facing corner. Poor.
 VS 4b
12
Ping
A fine crack climb which provides one of the (few) real gems of the Upper Circle, pumpy and quite awkward to protect. It starts...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
13
Ping Pong
The superb flake is a great companion to its left-hand sister offering another pumpy number. Start on the centre of the...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
14
Desmond Douglas
The combi-route had to be climbed but, unlike in most cases, this one has a worthwhile (and reachy) move, past a thread. High...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E2 5c
15
Pong
The other table-tennis route avoids the decent rock on the buttress. This one starts up PP but then makes the mistake of...
 
Loose
E1 5b
16
The Creative Urge
15m. Up and right of the main buttress is a small tower. This route gains a couple of cracks from below and right.
1 user comment
 HVS 5b
17
Virgin's Crack
15m. The crack on the right-hand end of the buttress.
1 user comment
 VS 4b
18
Summons
10m. The wall above a clump of trees.
 
Loose
E4 5c
19
Nappy Squad
10m. The wall and roof right of the trees. 2 pegs.
 
Loose
E5 6b
20
Dreams of Leaving
10m. Some leftward leaning flakes.
 
Loose
E2 5c
21
Love is the Drug
10m. A poor sport route on the wall left of Still Small Voice. The grade is an approximation since the holds keep changing. 2...
 
Technical
Loose
6c+
22
The Still Small Voice
12m. The most hidden of all hidden gems which is often dusty and forgotten but is always worth climbing. Just dig those finger...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
23
Strip Search
12m. Overgrown wall to the right of Still Small Voice.
 
Loose
E2 5c
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    Rhyme Crime
    "Changed from E4 6a to 7a+, no votes" 17/Sep

    Coot
    "Looks like a lot of the routes on this wall could do with some TLC and maybe so..." 04/Sep

    Desmond Douglas
    "Good little route, nice safe fall from crux if you fail first go !" 02/Aug

    Ping
    "Maybe it was because we had just done Ping Pong and Erithaca (both hard E1), but..." 12/Apr

    Sheerwater
    "On the first ascent Al Evans led the (crux) second pitch." 18/Dec

    Zeke the Freak
    "The original line must be the harder of the two. 8b either way as you've done th..." 22/Sep

    St. Paul
    "Peg was utterly rubbish, more hazard than protection, removed Aug 09." 23/Aug

    Knuckle Knocker
    "nicely put Jez! Distinctly wobbly and quite tricky and dirty, but sort of satisf..." 22/Aug

    Ping Pong
    "Used the tree to start, having consulted the definitive guide. Didn't feel soft ..." 14/Aug

    Deception
    "fairly solid E4 without the peg, which it doesn't really need. There are enough ..." 09/May

    A Miller's Tale
    "replace pegs?" 09/Mar

    Zeke the Freak
    "New bolts and lower off, including an extra dogging bolt making it much easier t..." 03/Nov

    Salar
    "Actually I changed my mind, hard 7c+ I reckon having climbed some stuff abroad r..." 02/Sep

    Fledgling Flakes
    "Not a bad route for limestone. Decent line and some good moves up the flakes, to..." 25/Aug

    Salar
    "Soft 8a I thought. Try getting LH pocket as a sidepull/ undercut. Deep dropknee ..." 07/Aug

    Hot Fun Closing
    "Re-equipped recently." 03/Jul

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