Smokey Hole

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Lots of sun!
30 mins
Up and Down
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Restricted Access

A huge leaning wall of good rock with routes to match those on the Lean Machine face. It is hidden from view except for a sideways glimpse from Cliff-Top Quarry. This little quarry is the gearing-up point.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Slow Dive
A complicated and serious pitch on good rock. High in the grade. Trend left via a groove to a small ledge (runners on left)....
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
2
Diving for Pearls
The central line is very sustained, with a fairly bold start. From the bolt-belay, climb direct up a slight groove (RPs and...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
3
Vapour Trail
The best route here. Start from a hanging belay, 5m right of the bolt-belay. Ascend the pillar (peg) past hard and serious...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E7 6b
4
Rocket USA
Not as serious as Vapour Trail but steeper. It follows the groove system overlooking the zawn on the right. Start at a...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E6 6b
5
Aquamarine
16m. This amazing bit of architecture is thoroughly absorbing. It is most usually climbed both ways, and often reversed to gain...
 
2 Stars
DWS
5a S2
6
Marvellous Maggs
15m. The full-length line on the buttress is a tasty one. From the easy way down, follow Zircon leftwards to the arete, and...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
6a+ S1
7
Zircon
14m. The buttress's left arete is startlingly good. Traverse the excellent break leftwards along the lip of the long overhang....
 
2 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
6a+ S1
8
Gemzone
11m. By way of contrast to the juggy passage of the last three routes, this one gives a fingery crux on the smooth face. Follow...
 
DWS
Crimpy
6b+ S0
9
Jargoniser
10m. From the left-hand end of the start ledge, climb up and head onto the technical slab above, moving gradually leftwards....
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
6a+ S1