Flowstone Wall

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Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill
4 mins
Sheltered

The Flowstone Wall is named after the prominent flowstone sheets which are particularly attractive on the routes Go with the Flow and Flowstone Shuffle. Although not very long, the routes here give good fingery climbing with intricate moves and occasionally surprising holds. It is very sheltered and dries quickly after rain. Approach (see map on page 368) - The wall tends to be the first encountered by most on the approach since it is where the main path drops down to arrive at the crag. Guidebook page 372.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Richard II 1399
Move right under the initial bolt. Using the arete is easier.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
2
Big up the Lizard
Climb directly up the flowstone to the lower-off.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5+
3
Tan y Lan Kids
Interesting climbing on good flowstone and passing some stuck-on conglomerate towards the top.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5
4
The Burning Spinster
Start on a flat block. Make a tough sequence to pass the initial bolt to access easier but good climbing above.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
5
Dead Moggy Syndrome
A tight line, especially at the start. Make thin moves to gain some flowstone and conglomerate.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6b
6
Go With the Flow
The enticing drape of flowstone gives a good route.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a
7
The Double Helix
From a foot ledge, climb to a good hold by the second bolt (tricky clip) and continue to a leftward move to finish.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
8
Statement of Twilight Years
From a narrow ledge climb the rather bald wall to a lower-off out to the right.
 
1 Stars
6b
9
Fixe Inox City
An interesting pitch. Climb to a point where some difficult moves left and up reach a small corner and the lower-off just...
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
10
Aphelion
Climb to a huge perched flake and pull rightwards up onto the upper wall to finish. Top end of the grade.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a
11
Blitzy's Jug
Climb the wall and crack to the overhang. Pull over and nip up the final wall to finish. A good varied pitch. Shares the first...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
12
Flowstone Shuffle
The attractive wall of flowstone is a lovely climb with the main difficulties at mid-height.
 
2 Stars
6b+
13
Barney Rubble
Start just left of a vegetated corner. Climb the wall and finish over the strip roof and up the wall above. Care with the rock...
 6b+
14
Whilst You Were Away
Climb the left-trending line passing conglomerate and overlaps to a high lower-off.
 6b+