Palace of the Brine Area

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Lots of sun!
40 mins
Up and Down
Abseil
Tidal

A massive cave that is home to some of the biggest and hardest overhangs around. Good conditions are hard to come by, although there is little seepage.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Impending Gleam
A tremendous climb up the huge, towering groove.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4 5c
2
Temple Redneck
A sensational and highly-rated route up the arete on the left-hand side of the cave. Climb the right-hand side of the arete and...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
3
Haka Peruperu
A major stamina pitch. Start up Temple Redneck to its break, and have a shake out. Pull up rightwards to a haven with a...
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8a
4
The Mind Cathedral
The big groove in the roof creates some well protected and outrageous climbing. A proper classic.1) 6b, 30m. Climb the...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
E6 6b
5
Lifeforce
One of the biggest free overhangs in the UK. The quality of the rock and creative movement is magnificent. The route takes the...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
8b
6
Palace of the Brine
A huge climb taking an amazing line through the roof of the cave. Start from a non-tidal ledge, and trend right up a blank...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
8a+
7
Drunken Butterfly
The hanging V-groove gives another big roof climb in an outrageous position. Quite intimidating.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
8
Paparazzi News
A sensational pitch. Climb a blank groove above the belay to undercuts, then blast out rightwards through the roofs into a...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
9
Cave Rave
A wild pump-out up the steep groove 4m left of a deep chimney. Start from a ledge at 6m. Climb the groove and roofs (thread)...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6a
10
The Beautiful and the Damned
Start as for Cave Rave, but ascend the serious slab on the right to a peg. Pull over the roof and up a short hard groove to a...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6a
11
D Sharp
A good line at a bargain grade for this area. Climb the groove right of the big chimney to a niche then move right to finish up...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
12
Test Department
Fine climbing up the left side of the wall. Lots of threads.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
E2 5b
13
Damage Case
The straight crack. Many threads are in place.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3 5c
14
Calcitron
The crack in the middle of the wall has 3 threads. A classy mid-grade route and much better that it looks.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
15
Stress Fracture
A sustained line (just off of the topo). Start by a thread and some slots. Move up to a finger jug and continue up and slightly...
 
Pumpy
E3 5c
  • Latest Comments

    For FISHERMAN'S LEDGE

    D Sharp
    "Possibly a large block has come away leaving a lot of calcite rock and a slightl..." 16/Aug

    Damage Case
    "it took me 3 trips to get to the right spot for the abseil in for the routes off..." 07/May

    Paternoster
    "Found this quite stiff." 29/Jan

    Damage Case
    "a nasty start, followed by a lovely top section; harder but not as good as Calci..." 22/Jul

    Calcitron
    "Possible new route up the wall to the right of Calcitron at about E3 5c. More in..." 25/Apr

    Gorillas in the Mist
    "Threads replaced (June 09) though would only really trust the one at the bottom ..." 29/Jun

    Palace of the Brine
    "rebolted with shiny new glue ins. there is also another bolt line in this cave t..." 13/Jun

    Sue's Route
    "Nice route. OK at the grade I thought." 19/Apr

    Rufty Tufty
    "The entire Rufty Tufty area has collapsed removing the big roof and all the rock..." 13/Apr

    Gorillas in the Mist
    "superb route, s stars for sure. The threads are a in a poor state at the moment..." 16/Mar

    Limited Edition
    "On a repeat ascent using the new start (well, up the crack between the original ..." 08/Mar

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