Tensile Groove Test Area

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Sport
Sun and Shade
30 mins
Up and Down
Abseil
Dry in the Rain

A popular section of the cliff that has a trio of good trad lines, along with some powerful roof climbs that are often accessed by technical faces. The caves can be damp and greasy.
Tides - Non-tidal but keep away in rough seas.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Flail Trail
One of the few easier routes at The Promenade.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6a
2
My New Top
A short direct line below Flail Trail is not bolted.
1 user comment
 
Technical
6b+
3
Violent Breed
A good hard power problem. Photogenic and not to be missed. Start up the wall and then swing left and up over the bulges.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
7b+
4
Down in the Sewer
A striking line up a leaning groove that features sustained and powerful climbing on great rock. Climb the hanging groove line,...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b
5
Elements of Abstraction
An extension to Down in the Sewer. Head right under the top roof across Tensile. Then swing along the lip of the roof with hard...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c
6
Tensile Groove Test
A big overhanging trad line starting at the back of the cave. Good steep moves that are well protected. Can be damp.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E4
7
Crest of a Wave
An audacious line that swaggers leftwards through the roofs to finish next to Tensile Groove Test. The start is very technical.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b
8
Crystal Voyager 2
Reclimbed after the crux roof collapsed. Start via an awkward crack to jugs, then, using huge undercuts, initiate hard moves...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4
9
Star of Africa
Reclimbed since rockfall. Start easily up the slab and cross the roof before heading diagonally rightwards up the blank...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
7b+
10
Len's Rule of the Sea
Another worthy trad line that tackles the staggered flake-line above a break in the ledge. The start is bold and at times wet.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3
11
Yorkshire Talk
The photogenic arete right of Len's Rule of the Sea. A quality route, with a campus-style crux.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
12
Shock to the System
The heinous blank roof is very powerful.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c+
13
The Resistor
Great moves over the big bulging overhang just left of Electric Circus. Start up Electric Circus and share its belay.
 
1 Stars
Strong
7c
14
Electric Circus
A fine route with an intense sequence on small holds. Pass a short, left-facing corner low down. Very technical.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+
15
Volts Discharge
Bulging rock and hidden pockets 2m right of Electric Circus. Easier when you know where the holds are.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a
16
Mr. Gymnasia
Fun moves following the slight crack.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a
17
Gym'n'Tonic
A bouldery link-up from the first holds on Load it for Me leftward over the big roof to join Mr. Gymnasia. Good climbing, but...
 
Strong
Crimpy
7b+
18
Load it for Me
After a hard start, move rightwards into a shallow groove with a seepage streak.
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b
19
Load it for Me Direct
A direct start is also possible.
 
2 Stars
Strong
7b+
20
Crystal Voyager
25m. A brilliant climb with a very exposed crux but with good gear. Follow an awkward crack to a niche, then swing right on the...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
21
Deep Puddle Dynamics
The tough roof and wall above.
 
1 Stars
Strong
7c+
22
The Garage Mechanic
A powerful problem starting just left of a small pool.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c
23
Coming in a Rush
A hard roof to start before trending rightwards across Chasm Groove to climb the wall.
 
Strong
Crimpy
7b+
24
Chasm Groove
The break in the crag angle above the pool on the ledge. Start to the right and traverse left above the overhang until the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1
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    Benny
    "Changed from VS *** to A1 ***, no votes" 07/Jul

    Atonement
    "The large loose and dangerous resting jug/block has been removed from the top s..." 14/May

    The Calling
    "The bolt under the roof looks rusty from the ground but it's a solid stainless j..." 18/Apr

    Rise of the Robots
    "I think it's 7b+ but when I tryed it recently It felt hard again. So maybe it wa..." 26/Jan

    Titter Ye Not Mrs!
    "joel 'the route destroyer' perry pulled a rather large finishin pinch off just b..." 19/Aug

    The Futurist 2002
    "the hanger has fallen off one of expansion bolts higher up. but there is an easy..." 18/Aug

    Grossville
    "done! Amazing!" 17/Aug

    Grossville
    "rebolted with with glue ins. shares the same first bolt as spacewalk. a very goo..." 22/Jun

    Boiling Point
    "The second bolt needs replacing- it can be partially removed by hand." 14/Jun

    Howling Stone
    "Have done a new route/old project about 60m to the right of "The Incredible..." 05/Jun

    Titter Ye Not Mrs!
    "proper good! man i love promenade!" 01/Jun

    Benny
    "some of the fixed slings are getting worn and at least one broke, take narrow ta..." 19/Apr

    Liquid Steel
    "Fantastic moves; a touch harder (and nicer) than Rise of the Robots, although a ..." 28/Jul

    Event Horizon
    "I don't want to sound non-committal but it really does depend. Last year the Pr..." 17/Jun

    Event Horizon
    "Is late summer/early autumn the best season for this route/crag? I went there a ..." 16/Jun

    Event Horizon
    "The roofs will dry if it doesn't rain. The far eastern end of the prom does tend..." 12/Jun

    Event Horizon
    "Can I ask what are the chances of this route being dry before the autumn. I went..." 09/Jun

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