South Face

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Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down
20 mins
Sheltered

The South Face of Winspit is a steep and sunny section of cliff that has a number of good lines. Most of the better routes are steep and powerful, crossing low-level roof stacks before finishing up a vertical headwall. A few of the starts utilise cairns to reach the first holds, and these often need rebuilding. Guidebook page 283.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Agonies of a Dying Mind
A powerful start and a friable finish. The start gives a good V4 boulder problem in isolation.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a
2
Dick Dastardly
A tricky route that is difficult to on-sight. There are only two or three hard moves, but they are tough.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7a+
3
Korean South Face Route
Good climbing with a tough finish. The bolts are placed in poor locations.
 
1 Stars
6c+
4
Lips of a Stranger
Surprisingly good moves over the shattered roof and up the groove.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
Loose
6c+
5
Fragile Mind
The steep left-hand line up the impressive crack. Take care with a couple of holds at the start.
 
1 Stars
Strong
6c+
6
Card of Hearts
More strenuous stuff taking the right-hand bolt-line after starting up Fragile Mind, with a technical bridging finale.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7a+
7
Chrissy
A good thuggy start off a wobbly jug leads to a testing mid-section and some very fine bridging in the groove. Excellent and...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c
8
Chick Power
An eliminate that has a fierce boulder-problem crux midway.
 
2 Stars
Technical
7c
9
Revhead's Hi-roller
A steep start leads to the exposed arete to finish.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
10
First Dazes of Summer
The steep groove and bulges above the roof right of Revhead's Hi-roller.
 
1 Stars
6c
11
Mackerel
The groove and flowstone with the main difficulties at the start and finish.
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
5
12
Stargazy
The thin crack to the right of Mackeral is tricky towards the top.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
13
Knickerless Crutches
The thin crack, with one tricky move that is very run out.
7 user comments
 
Fluttery
6b+
14
Premenstrual Princess
Takes the short open corner that is gained from the left. Finish up the wall right of the bolts.
 
Loose
6b+
15
Damnation Game
A classy and sustained pitch to the left of the big cave.
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
16
Frightened of the Sun
A difficult start leads to steep moves around the lip of the large roof. Good wall climbing finishes this spectacular line.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
7b+
17
Disbelief Suspended
Climb the same difficult start as Frightened of the Sun to a very spectacular roof. Finish up the wall above, joining...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
18
Disbelief Reinvented
Start up Souls of Mischief to the roof then climb left through the crux roof of Disbelief Suspended to finish.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c
19
Souls of Mischief
The old project from the left-hand ground level cairn has now been completed. From atop the cairn, climb the bouldery crack to...
 
2 Stars
Technical
7c+
20
The Pizza Express
Follow Souls of Mischief to its 4th bolt, then, with hands on the lip of the roof, break right to the knee-bar on Lunacy Booth....
 
2 Stars
Technical
7c+
21
Lunacy Booth Top 50
An entertaining, big and burly roof climb starting from the right-hand pile of boulders in the centre of the cave. A good...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
22
Nosey
A short pitch with a bold finish.
 
Fluttery
6a+
  • Latest Comments

    For WINSPIT

    Plaice a Bolt
    "Consider extending (or unclipping) the second bolt since the arete between the s..." 05/Jan

    Flash Heart Direct
    "Another good climb. Be careful of the rail used for the second clip - can be sli..." 20/Aug

    Insect Graveyard
    "i've done plenty of easier routes at this grade!" 02/Jul

    Think About It
    "The 'dubious'holds by the third bolt are now just dangerous, steer clear of the ..." 31/May

    Gorilla Tactics
    "At least two and possibly three stars. All seemed solid to me although there is ..." 14/Nov

    The Vixen Bitch from Hell
    "New bolts now. Top isn't dynamic unless your very very short. Just need some pow..." 05/Nov

    Gorilla Tactics
    "Now an all 'staple' route." 22/Jul

    Exuberance
    "I'm not sure why this gets a pumpy symbol. It is 6b climbing to quite a good hol..." 04/Jul

    Knickerless Crutches
    "I wonder if this has changed in character since the earlier comments - really en..." 15/Mar

    Stone Mason
    "Steep and pumpy but all there. Brilliant route." 08/Oct top50

    Flash Heart Direct
    "New route just to the right of Flasheart. "Hot Beef Injection" First a..." 28/Aug

    Know What I Mean Pal
    "more quality, steep climbing on solid rock - what more do you need for at least ..." 27/Jul

    Damnation Game
    "Very enjoyable route, interesting all of the way up." 19/Apr

    Red Rain
    "A great route, with good moves all the way, pumped at the top but great finger l..." 09/Feb

    Lunacy Booth
    "for those who have done everything else: "The Pizza Express" 7c+ FA ..." 23/Jan top50

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