Red Wall

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Sun from mid-morning
3 mins
Level
Abseil
Restricted Access

This is a serious cliff that commands respect. The rock is soft, loose and difficult to read - you have been warned! The cliff is in the sun from late morning and the rock can remain damp after rain, especially the crux of Red Wall. There are some areas of seepage Approach (see map on page 296) - From the car park head towards Elin's Tower to a good viewing platform that is popular with tourists. From here you should be able to view your route, and locate the prominent block at the top of the crag from which an 85m abseil gains the base of the routes. For those with shorter ropes, abseil from further right (looking out) down to the central ridge and carry on to the end of your rope (remember to tie a knot in it). Make a retrievable abseil off the end of your abseil rope to reach the grass rake across the base of the wall. Then lead a pitch across the grassy terrace using puffin burrows for holds. aThere is a seasonal restriction due to nesting birds between the 1st Feb - 31st July.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Television Route
A tough proposition even with the easier and safer start. The extremely bold original start is up the line of weakness 3m right...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
Loose
E4 5c
2
Wendigo
A great route, and the most compelling line on this wall. Whilst there are no stopper moves, the climbing is sustained and...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
Loose
E2 5b
3
Blue Remembered Hills
The first pitch is long and sustained and the top pitch features a mind-blowing step up to a hanging flake. Start at the top of...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
Loose
E3 5c
4
Red Wall
A great route, with tricky route finding on the main pitch, and an appalling belay, which can be avoided by linking the second...
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
Loose
E2 5b
5
Fantasia
Excellent wall climbing, on solid rock once out of Red Wall. The route has reasonably good protection and is sustained at an...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
Loose
E3 5c