Grim Wall

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Lots of sun!
5 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

A popular wall with some good mid-grade routes. The lines are intricate with interesting climbing especially in their upper sections. The view of people struggling on Vector Buttress routes is excellent from the top. Approach (see map on page 239) - From the carpark walk along the road to a lay-by on the left just before a ditch. From here head directly into the trees and up a rocky path past Vector Buttress. Grim Wall Direct is found where the path turns right past a flattening. Continue over a short rocky step to reach the routes by Shadrach. An abseil is possible from above Grim Wall or Shadrach. If people are climbing either route then the descent gully isn't far away.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Grim Wall Direct
Direct but not very grim, unless someone abseils on your head, which does happen! Start right of the vegetated gully, at the...
 
2 Stars
E1 5b
2
Leg Break/Blinkers
A great combination that takes in the delights of this wall which can be done in one long 55m pitch if you have 60m ropes....
 
3 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
3
Grim Wall Top 50
A good diagonal line leading to a fine finish. Start below the chimney of Shadrach.1) 4b, 30m. Climb up left over ledges to...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
4
Meshach Top 50
A popular climb with a great second pitch. Start below the chimney of Shadrach.1) 4c, 32m. Climb up left over ledges to a...
 
3 Stars
HVS 5a
5
Daddy Cool
The vegetated bay has one decent route on its left-hand side. Start below the open groove in the centre of the bay.1) 4c,...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
6
Shadrach
A thrutchy chimney leading to more open climbing above. Start below the chimney.1) 4c, 35m. Climb the chimney - harder...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
VS 4c
7
The Brothers
A worthy alternative to Meshach and Shadrach. Start as for Shadrach.1) 4b, 30m. Follow Shadrach for a few metres then move...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

    For TREMADOG (BWLCH Y MOCH)

    Valerie's Rib
    "Changed from HS ** to HS 4b **, no votes" 11/Oct

    The Neb Direct
    "Your description of pitch 1 is hopelessly out of date. see the current CC guide ..." 06/Jun

    Shadrach
    "The exit from the chimney as at the opposite side from where you enter. On pitc..." 05/Jun

    The Plum
    "2nd 1993. Superb!" 20/Feb top50

    Daddy Cool
    "Dissapointing" 15/Dec

    The Weaver
    "Not the only mistake in this guide: see also Spectre (Clogwyn y Grochan) & N..." 03/Aug

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