BAW's Crawl

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Trad
Early morning sun
14 mins
Uphill
Windy

Although only short, the quality routes on here make the area worth a visit. The contrast between the two pieces of rock is extreme; a smooth slab and a huge jutting nose - choose your poison. The slabs are usually soloed or bouldered though we have stuck with Trad Grades. There is no gear on most of them until you reach the easy upper sections anyway.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bouldering Matt
The little arete starting on the right.
1 user comment
 
Technical
S
2
Blue December Sky
Up the right wall - short but quite pumpy.
1 user comment
 HS
3
The Nays
A short arete with some breaks and ledges.
1 user comment
 D
4
Jon's Route
The pleasant centre of the face.
1 user comment
 S
5
Eyes
Balance up the arete with a delicate move or two.
1 user comment
 
Technical
HS
6
Little Pete
This is right side of the same arete.
1 user comment
 
Technical
VS
7
Obviously Done Before
The hanging groove just right again. Deeper in the chimney is Probably Done Before, S 4a, if you can avoid the opposite wall.
 VD
8
The Punk
The hanging crack in the north face is gained by a hand-traverse from the deep in the gully. Care with the rope-work is needed.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
9
Cemetery Waits
The hanging left arete is climbed on its left side if you can reach it. Taxing in the extreme and popular when the drifts are...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E7
10
Shine On
Climb over the main overhang to reach the crack of The Punk. Cross the roof via a thin flake (small wires), then make difficult...
 
3 Stars
Technical
E7
11
BAW's Crawl Top 50
From the boulder below the overhang, swing your feet into the break (honest) then shuffle round to the front face. A couple of...
15 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
HVS
12
The Golden Path
The hanging arete gives a great problem.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
f7C
13
Punklet
Make a hard pull on tiny holds to reach the break and a hard finish on poor holds. f6A+ if you sneak off right.
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1
14
Public Face
Up the groove in the arete.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Strong
VS
15
Public Image
Traverse the top break leftwards all the way to The Punk.
1 user comment
 VS
16
Private Chimney
The kinked left-hand rift in the open recess.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
D
17
Green Chimney
The awkward narrow rift is best avoided when green.
 
Graunchy
VD
18
Pedlar's Rib
The neat blunt rib is climbed on fingery layaways (easier if you keep left) to a break and jams, swing right to easier ground....
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E1
19
Non-stop Pedalling
For more excitement, head left up the prow via strenuous pulls.
 
Strong
E2
20
Pedlar's Arete
Climb the blunt arete using flakes (poor worn runners) to a spooky stretch right to finish up Pedlar's Slab.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
21
Keep Pedalling
The blunt rib left of Pedlar's Slab on its right side directly to the ledge on the arete. Finish direct on more slopers.
 
1 Stars
E2
22
Pedlar's Slab
The centre of the slab has a tough start - hard unless you hop-it! Continue with care up pockets to easy ground.
12 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
HVS
23
Top Block Rock
Up the angular rib to a rocky top block.
 VD
24
Elastic
The very narrow pillar just right is stretching the point a bit.
1 user comment
 VS
25
Corner Crack
The grassy corner steepens towards the top.
1 user comment
 D
26
Recess Rib
The narrow rib forming the left edge of the gloomy recess.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
27
Viridescent Corner
This is the luminous green corner in the left side of the recess.
 HVD
28
Pisa Pillar
A leaning pillar is reached via a small bulge and is soon over.
 S
29
Hidden Crack
An odd trip behind the pillar, through a skylight and up the green corner beyond. Often very dirty.
 
Graunchy
VD
30
Pisa Crack
The leaning groove in the right-hand side of the recess leads to a tough exit round the roof at the top.
1 user comment
 
Technical
HS