Looning the Tube

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Trad and Sport
Morning sun
18 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Looning the Tube area has a good mix of sport climbs, trad climbs and run-out bolted and mixed climbs. Areas of sun and shade can be found throughout the day.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Just for Fun
Bridge up the corner, reaching out to clip the bolt, and make hard moves up the slab on the right to reach the ledge and bolt....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2
2
The Burning
The sustained and pumpy groove past a number of bolts.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6b+
3
The Deceptive Dyke
The pleasant dolerite pillar. Make bold moves up to gain the ledge and first bolt, then follow the pillar and bolts to the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
5c
4
1066
A rather contrived line up the bolted wall right of Deceptive Dyke. Avoid following the groove!
 6b
5
Loony Toons
The technical wall past three bolts has some long reaches, and is quite scary.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
6
Brief Encounter
A mix of trad and bolts. Climb up to a ledge below a groove. A long reach and hard pull to the first bolt gains the wall above....
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
7
Gadaffi Duck
The groove has a hard start, but eases shortly after the second bolt, to give nice sustained climbing.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
8
Sad Man Who's Sane
The slab with two bolts. A wire can be placed to protect the move onto the central ledge.
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
9
U.B.L.
Similar to its left-hand neighbour but slightly easier. There is a long reach to gain the lower-off.
 VS
10
Hyperfly
Bridge up the groove to the left of the square-cut corner of Turn of the Century.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
11
Turn of the Century
The square-cut corner gives some technical climbing past two bolts and some trad gear to a lower-off.
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2
12
Maximum Tariff
Technical and sustained climbing leads up the wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
13
Goose Creature
A great route with a hard rock-over. Climb up to a small ledge, then foot traverse the break until you can climb up past a bolt...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E3
14
Looning the Tube
The original line of this wall, which used to start up the tube until it fell down! Traverse out across the slab past a bolt...
 
3 Stars
Technical
E1
15
Pruning the Tube
Follow Looning the Tube to the rusty spike, and continue along the break until you reach a bolt by your ankles. Clip this and...
 
1 Stars
E2
16
Exhuming the Tube
This route follows the original line, when the tube extended all the way to the next level. Follow Pruning the Tube to the bolt...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E3
17
Mad on the Metro
A nice route, run-out but steady. Start below a bolt and a ring above a small blocky pinnacle, reached by a short abseil. Climb...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
18
Sport 4 All
Climb the groove on the left of the wall.
3 user comments
 5a
19
Kinder Surprise
Climb the slanting line to the right of Sport 4 All.
3 user comments
 5a
20
Surprise Surprise
A tricky start leads to delicate and balancy climbing above.
 
1 Stars
6a
21
Shorty's Dyno
A great dyno for the short (probably worth 6c+)...a straightforward reach for the tall.
 
1 Stars
Dyno
6a
22
Orangutang Overhang
A technical groove followed by an entertaining roof.
 
2 Stars
6a+
23
Cyber World Sl@te Heads
Climb the groove up to the right-hand side of the large roof and continue to a lower-off on the large flake.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
24
Steps of Glory
Climb the slabby wall to the right of Cyber World Sl@te Heads. Some nice stepped edges lead the way to a lower-off.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
5a