Bella Lugosi Slab and Colossus Wall

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Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down
30 mins
Sheltered

The Colossus Wall is a steep, sustained and uncompromising nearly-vertical wall with several stunning lines. To the left of it is a friendlier slabby wall with four great routes around 6a+/E1. Approach (see photo on page 77) - From the buildings described on the main approach, walk about 20m further on to a path that leads down scree just over a fence on the right. Follow this path down to the grass. You are now stood on top off Colossus Wall. Turn right and follow a small path that drops down gradually to the level below and then walk back left to the base of the crag. Guidebook page 78.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Horse Latitudes
An excellent route up the arete which is now fully bolted. The lower arete is fine, the exposed upper arete is the crux.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6a+
2
Bella Lugosi is Dead
Another great route, this time trad - small wires and cams will help. The runners do run out below the wide crack, so it is...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1 5b
3
Alive and Kicking
Another good route, although it is a little run-out, and the bolts are very hard to clip if you are short. Virtually a 6a+...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E1 5b
4
Catrin
A great route that feels more trad than sporty as gear is usually placed to reach the first bolt. Climb up the flake to the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E2 5c
5
Jack of Shadows
Usually in the shadows, this route tackles a groove-system up the left-hand side of the Colossus Wall. 1) 6a, 23m. Start up...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E4 6a
6
Ride the Wild Surf
The best line on the wall, and a total pumpfest. Start near the centre of the wall at the large flake. Climb up to a bolt on...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6a
7
Great Balls of Fire
More sustained climbing on a counter line to Colossus seeking out a harder line. Start just left of Colossus below a slim...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6a
8
Colossus
A great route, although it often seeps on the crux, and is more like E5 when that is wet. A selection of trad gear and 15+...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c