Tensile Groove Test Area

Sport
Lots of sun!
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. Guidebook page 357.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
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 6a
2
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+
3
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 6a
4
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+
5
Shock to the System
The heinous blank roof is very powerful.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
7c+
6
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
7
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+
8
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
9
Mr. Gymnasia
Fun moves following the slight crack.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a
10
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+
11
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
12
Load it for Me Direct
A direct start is also possible.
 
2 Stars
7b+
13
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
14
Deep Puddle Dynamics
The tough roof and wall above.
 
1 Stars
Strong
7c+
15
The Garage Mechanic
A powerful problem starting just left of a small pool.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c
16
The Undertow Traverse
18m. Start beneath Volts Discharge and traverse powerfully right around the roofed bay to a slab at the start of Chasm Groove....
 
2 Stars
Strong
V6 7A
  • Latest Comments

    For THE PROMENADE

    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 top50

    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 top50

    Liquid Steel
    "Fantastic moves; a touch harder (and nicer) than Rise of the Robots, although a ..." 28/Jul top50

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