Shadow Wall

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The right side of Carreg Wastad has some steep and strenuous routes that will test both bicep and brain, Shadow Wall and Old Holborn being two of the best. Approach (see map on page 100) - A small path traverses up and left to the crag from just below Jerry's Roof, a steep chalked-up boulder 100m down from the main Cromlech boulders. The crag is descended on either side by grassy slopes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Erosion Groove Direct
A tricky crux pitch on which good technique and a bit of arm power are needed.1) 15m. Scramble up past a holly tree, then...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2 5c
2
Twisted Sister
A good eliminate on Erosion Groove offering two challenging pitches. Start as for Shadow Wall.1) 5c, 30m. Follow Shadow...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E3 5c
3
Shadow Wall
Don't be put off by the scrappy start, the traverse under the roof is not to be missed.1) 4a, 27m. Scramble up to the base...
 
3 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
4
Yellow Crack
A big tough crack for big tough climbers!1) 12m. Climb the lower groove of Shadow Wall to the first large tree,...
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS 5b
5
Zangorilla
A rather scary route that breaches the roof that every other route avoids. Start three metres right of Shadow Wall at a big...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4 6a
6
Trilon
A poor bushwhacking starts leads to a fantastic pillar. Start below a big yew tree about 15m up the cliff in a groove. 1)...
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
7
Old Holborn
A superbly-exposed finale makes this a tremendous outing, although it is high in the grade.1) 4c, 27m. Start at a small rib...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
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    Skylon
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