Old Fogey Area

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10 mins
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The final small buttresses are 20m from Shark’s Fin and 60m from The Swinger. There is one more buttress at Ramshaw but it is on private land and rather undistinguished; hence it is not described here.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Early Retirement
6m. The scrawny groove and crack on the left is over-rated.
 D
2
Rash Challenge
8m. The leaning front of the buttress is climbed right then left.
 E1 5a
3
Honking Bank Worker
8m. The arete and wall above have one of the strangest names!
 E2 5c
4
Extended Credit
8m. The right-hand side of the buttress using the diagonal breaks to a finish up a scoop that 'leads you along'.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
5
Caramta
12m. The pleasant jamming-crack to a finish over the bulges.
 S 4a
6
The Prism
10m. Bridge the central crack system to a choice of finishes.
 VD
7
Approaching Dark
8m. The bulges lead rapidly (or not at all) to easy ground.
 
Technical
Strong
E1 6a
8
Lechery
8m. The right arete is pleasantly varied; strenuous, and then delicate, and finally strenuous again.
 
Pumpy
HS 4a
9
Ceiling Zero
6m. Climb through the centre of the bulges via a 'jug-fest'.
 
1 Stars
HVS 4c
10
Pocket Wall
6m. Climb the steep pocketed wall behind the lower buttress.
 HS 4a
11
Curver
8m. The curving line below the bulges, just down the slope, finishing up a flake crack on the right-hand wall.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
HVD
12
Old Fogey
12m. From the gully on the left cross a ramp to the arete, move round this and follow the steep, flaky crack. Good sport,...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
13
Old Fogey Direct
16m. The steep wall used to have some pebbles on its left-hand side. These have fallen off but you can still climb the slab on...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6b
14
King Harold
10m. The wide rift on the right-hand side of the buttress.
 
1 Stars
S 4a
15
Little Giraffe Man
16m. Climb the rib until it is possible to cross the chimney and climb the thin crack that splits the roof. Shouldn't really...
 
1 Stars
HS
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    For RAMSHAW

    Never, Never Land
    "In fact, Master's Edge, a middle of the road E7 is far, far harder. NNL should b..." 05/Feb

    Creep, Leap, Creep, Creep
    "This is the arete left (not right) of The Wriggler." 10/Aug

    Loaf and Cheese
    "Please tell me something has broken off the initial groove - its desperate !" 09/Aug

    Gumshoe
    "Did this on the 13th April. A Large cam (Camelot 4) goes nicely in the pocket an..." 14/Apr

    Gumshoe
    "Backed off this April 2010 as gear slots at the ledge are now sandy holes - very..." 12/Apr

    Imposition
    "Some burly fist-jamming to get round the slight bulge at the start. Felt 5c to m..." 15/Aug

    Electric Savage
    "Two very good and contrasting pitches. The first is more like 6a and the second ..." 26/Jun

    Juan Cur
    "Was originally protected by a large piece of wood 1 x 2 x 2 foot found in someon..." 12/May

    Rubber Crack
    "I don't think this gets done very often. Hard at start and at finish." 21/Apr

    Louie Groove
    "Did this a couple year ago. Agree that its easy for the grade. Hardest moves pro..." 29/Sep

    Magic Roundabout
    "Brialliant route, bomber cams, though too short to get 3 stars." 09/Aug

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