Valkyrie Area

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Afternoon sun
5 mins
Uphill

A huge Easter Island statue of a buttress, perhaps the single most imposing bit of grit in the country, with routes to match. Valkyrie may just be the best VS on grit, the Direct is only marginally inferior and the sustained jamming on Matinee is glorious, especially for the uninitiated who usually get mauled!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Raven Rock Gully
20m. The deep and gloomy rift to a tight and scruffy exit through 'the manhole'.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
2
Valkyrie Direct
28m. A long and elegant pitch up the steep jamming cracks in the arete. Climb the crack and the bulges to a rest at the base of...
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
HVS 5b
3
Matinee
24m. The lower crack is almost always damp and usually smelly. Ignore this fact and jam up it to a (possible) stance on the...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HVS 5b
4
Valkyrie Top 50
A wandering climb of great quality - the archetypical 'must-do'!1) 4b, 15m. Climb the slabby groove to its top then...
54 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
5
Northern Comfort
14m. From the tip of the Valkyrie flake, climb the wall past some useful flakes to a finish up the left arete; bold and very...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E6 6c
6
Licence to Run
12m. The right-trending flakes in the wall above the Valkyrie stance are pumpy though good gear is available if you can stop!
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6a
7
Licence to Lust
12m. A counter-diagonal across the wall, utilising the same holds and runners in the central section at L2R.
 
1 Stars
E4 6a
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    Valkyrie
    "What hidden foothold? Damn spoilers in these comments had me gripped, but thinki..." 05/Aug top50

    Chalkstorm
    "Many many years ago (20) I led this, it was E3 at the time if I remember correct..." 31/Dec top50

    Sifta's Quid
    "Why oh why would you want to squirm under the boulder. enjoyed the crux though,..." 19/Aug

    Elegy
    "I'd suggest getting someone to brush the top break before going for an onsight. ..." 23/Sep top50

    Valkyrie
    "After years of climbing I finally got to do Valkyrie as there was no queue, thou..." 06/Sep top50

    Raven Rock Gully
    "Climbed right hand wall, possibly off-route, in pouring rain. Amusing in retrosp..." 13/Jun

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