Bella Lugosi Slab and Colossus Wall

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

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