Ping Pong Area

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Trad
Sun and Shade
25 mins
Level
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
E4
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
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
E5
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
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
HVS
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
E1
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
E2
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
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