Black Wall

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Sport
No sun
Up and Down
10 mins
Seepage
Sheltered

On the central section of the long shady wall is another set of steep and mostly hard routes. The rock is a bit dusty and soft despite the traffic. Guidebook page 334.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Cows, The Cows
Good climbing starting up the right arete of the prominent groove. A technical start leads to easier ground above.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a+
2
Masson Accomplished
Another good route tackling the full height of the wall. The start is hard, the middle is reachy and the finish is pumpy.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
3
Unveiled
A fingery, reachy start leads to a reachy and sandy finale.
 
Reachy
Crimpy
7a
4
Seventh Time Lucky
A hard start reaches easier climbing which leads to a long reach to complete the initial difficulties. The extension is...
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
5
Never to Rise
A difficult start via a faint rib leads to fine technical face climbing and a tough finish; hard for the short. The excellent...
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a+
6
Long Black Veil
Start up a left-facing flake then continue up the centre of the fine face above via sustained and very fingery climbing....
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a+
7
Fuck Your Gods
The climbing is better than the name, featuring some sustained and fingery moves.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
7a
8
Cattle Mutilation Expedition
Good wall climbing with an awkward start and high crux. Sustained but pretty low in the grade.
 
1 Stars
6c+
9
Masson Impossible
The black face has the crux at half-height. Eliminate-ish.
1 user comment
 
Technical
6c
10
The Numbers Game
Balance up the shallow groove - a half-height crux again.
 
Technical
6b
11
Lifelong Learning
Another shallow groove with just a couple of tricky moves.
 5+
12
Closing Chapter
Awkward climbing with one hard move for good measure.
 
Technical
6b+
13
Opening Salvo
Trend right up the face to a steeper finale.
 
Pumpy
6b+
14
Last Offence
Start under the block that overhangs the top of the crag and climb the wall via some reachy moves.
 
Reachy
6b+
15
Better Luck Next Time Steve
The short and technical wall on the far right. The start is tricky and the finish is steep.
 
Technical
6b+