Yellow Groove

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Lots of sun!
Uphill
10 mins
Seepage
Windy

The right-hand side of the cliff is generally steeper and the rock can seem suspect in places. Don't let this put you off as the routes are quick-drying and offer fantastic climbing. There is often some abseil tat in-situ near the top of Yellow Groove and it is possible to reach the ground on double ropes. Otherwise the easiest and safest option is to walk down the hillside on the left (looking in) of the crag, past the Zig Zag area. Guidebook page 90.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Black Wall
A good route, although best left for drought conditions.1) 5a, 30m. Start at the base of the huge crack on the right-hand...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
2
Rib and Slab Top 50
A fine introduction to the crag and the only route on which you may have company.1) 30m. Start below the rightwards...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VD
3
Rift Wall
A super route with a stiff crux on every pitch.1) 4c, 35m. Start in a bay, below the black grooves, 8m right of a fence...
 
2 Stars
Strong
VS 5a
4
Orpheus
An exciting climb starting at two quartz bands.1) 5b, 24m. Move diagonally left to a ledge and climb the small groove and...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Fluttery
E2 5b
5
The Bog of Eternal Stench
A desperate and serious route up a leaning black wall that requires very dry conditions. Start at the top of Yellow Groove P1....
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6b
6
Yellow Groove
Superb and steep climbing through the imposing yellow wall.1) 16m. Scramble up the right-hand side of the huge grassy...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
VS 4b
7
Yellow Wall
A tough and sustained proposition with immaculate climbing and great moves. With careful ropework it can be climbed in one long...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E2 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    Zig Zag
    "Changed from VS 4b to VS 4b *, no votes" 10/Oct

    Rib and Slab
    "Rib is about Diff, easy moves but holds not always juggy, gear ok. Slab is about..." 12/Apr top50

    Rib and Slab
    "Takes less drainage than other routes here. P2 has 10m of wet grass on top befor..." 25/Feb top50

    Orpheus
    "I also enjoyed this route alot. Possible to abseil in one from the top of the ro..." 10/May

    Orpheus
    "I disagree. P1 is good enough for 1 star and is technically about right for the ..." 23/May

    Canol
    "Good route. Quite technical but not strenuous, despite the symbol" 04/May

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