Valerie's Rib Area

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Lots of sun!
4 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The popular rib and steep grooves on its right-hand side give contrasting routes. Further right is the fearsome overhang of The Neb Direct. Approach (see map on page 239) Valerie's Rib - From the parking, cross the road and walk to the last building. Head across the concrete hard standing towards the buttress. A short, steep scramble leads up the left-hand side of the buttress to a flattening level with the overhanging nose. Grasper - Walk along the base of the crag past two manhole covers and into the woods below Christmas Curry. Take the track immediately on the left. Where this forks, take the left-hand fork and begin scrambling blindly upwards to the base of the route. Walk off right (looking out) down the steep descent path that pops out behind the building back on the road. Guidebook page 240.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Valerie's Rib
A popular route which makes the most of the broad rib at the left end of the crag. Start on the left-hand side of the...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
HS 4b
2
The Grasper
The approach is a little awkward, but the final groove is well worth it. Scramble up a steep vegetated path through the...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
3
Zukator
Grasper's bigger and harder brother gives desperately cramped bridging in a position of tremendous exposure. Start below a...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E4 6b
4
Clapton's Crack
A reasonable route that has an energy-sapping first pitch. Start below the corner.1) 4c, 22m. Ascend the corner,...
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
5
The Neb Direct
A great route with a fine, open first pitch and a sensational and brutal final roof-crack. Start at the base of a gully, right...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Graunchy
E4 6a
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