Macho Wall and Rippled Slab

Adjacent Areas
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Trad and Sport
Afternoon sun
1 min
Level
Sheltered

Two great little buttresses with a variety of run-out bolted slab climbs and a steep sport route. Geordie War Cry and Massambula suffer from seepage for a few days after rain but can offer shade for much of the day in hot weather. From the stile, follow the fence up to below the Equinox Wall, then make your way up one of several indistinct tracks through scree to the base of the routes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Geordie War Cry
Steep, pumpy and awesome. This route takes on the steeper side of slate, and it is obligatory to shout 'Whey aye man' from the...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
2
Scarlet Runner
A scary route. A bold and nerve-wracking start leads to the first bolt at about 10m - it is only 5b though. Above, sustained...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E4 5c
3
Massambula
Climb up the well-worn slab to the groove and first gear. Move up to reach the break, where more gear can be arranged - a...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E2 5b
4
Meltdown
Follow Gnat Attack to the ledge and move left along the break to reach the first of two bolts. Climb past these direct to join...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E4 6a
5
Gnat Attack
A great introduction to the type of climbing you find on the run-out slabs in the quarries. Solo up to the first bolt at 12m!...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E1 5c