The John Peel Wall

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Sun and Shade
30 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

The tallest and best rock at Tissington Spires is the John Peel Wall. Most of the routes start in the awkward, narrow gully below the face, but soon reach majestic positions on the face above. George itself is a classic by anyone's reckoning, but the others are also worth a look while you are there.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Mandarin
On the left-hand side of the face is a right-trending overlap. Climb this to its end then pull up to reach a narrow ledge....
1 user comment
 HVS
2
Brutus
The thin crack that runs up to the grassy col gives a pleasant pitch. Climb the crack to its end at a small overlap then step...
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
E1
3
There Will Be Blood
Start up Caesar (wires) then move out onto the smooth wall and climb this with great difficulty on a series of razor edges.
 
1 Stars
Technical
8a
4
Caesar
The thin seam running up to the right-hand edge of the col gives a fierce pitch, with a short blank section passed by...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E4
5
George Top 50
One of the best routes in the Dale - a big pitch, steep sustained and in a superb situation. Several old pegs remain though...
10 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1
6
Destot's Gap
Bold, devious, desperate and seeing little attention. A direct version would be even harder - but at least it would be logical....
 
Technical
E5
7
Bye, George
Follow George to the base of the long crack then move out left to access a shallow groove. Climb this and grassy rock above to...
 
1 Stars
E3
8
John Peel
Another classic, taking a long diagonal line and giving strenuous but well-protected climbing with good rests.1) 5a, 25m....
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS
9
Black Flip
A hard route although the 1st pitch is good at HVS 5a.1) 5a, 22m. Start as for John Peel but follow the lower break out...
2 user comments
 
Technical
E4
10
Wild Bill
Climb John Peel for 4m then head up the wall to a break and traverse right to the solid tree runner. Step back left and climb...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
11
Crazy Horse
An eliminate, but a good direct line with some fine climbing. Start just left of Yew Tree Wall and climb to where Wild Bill...
 
1 Stars
E3
12
Yew Tree Wall
Tricky moves straight up the wall to a solid (non-yew) tree then continue in the same line to a fingery flake. Step right and...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
E1
13
Geronimo.
Up Yew Tree Wall to the tree then climb the wall to the right until forced back left to rejoin Y.T.W.
 
Technical
E3
14
Orange Peel
Long, arduous and rarely done. Not marked on the topo. Start left of Brutus, join and follow it to the ridge. Descend 5m then...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3