Inverted V

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Afternoon sun
15 mins
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Bishop’s Route, Inverted V and Robin Hood’s Right-hand Buttress Direct are a trio of superb outings from the 1920s. The latter two are as popular as any routes on the cliff, whilst the first is a bit of a neglected gem. All the other routes hereabouts are well worth doing - glorious grit at its very best. Guidebook page 170.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Inverted V
22m. The beckoning V-shaped cleft. Follow the initial polished crack and deepening groove to the top overhang - it was...
34 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS 4b
2
Retroversion
22m. Climb Inverted V for 5m then traverse the right wall along the lowest break and make unlikely looking moves up the bulging...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Rounded
HVS 4c
3
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress Direct
22m. A great route up the wide crack splitting the centre of the face. Low in the grade but intimidating. Climb to the large...
18 user comments
 
3 Stars
Rounded
HS 4a
4
Thunder Road
20m. A fierce direct start to Cold Turkey through the wide roof.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Rounded
E6 6b
5
Cold Turkey
22m. Start up the flake in the left rib of Straight Crack then step left onto the fine face and climb it direct. Plenty of...
17 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
HVS 5a
6
Straight Crack
20m. The central line of the buttress is a fine line and not too taxing. Climb into the wide chimney and, either climb to the...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
7
Robin Hood Zig-zag
24m. A wandering outing with a lot of worthwhile climbing. Start up the wide chimney then traverse out right to a good ledge,...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
8
Spring into Action
22m. Bridge the wide chimney until it is possible to swing onto the right arete. Continue to the ledge (possible stance) then...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
HVS 5b
9
Bishop's Route
26m. An excellent expedition, long neglected, though now a popular trip. Start at the base of Zig-zag Flake-crack and climb the...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
S 4a
10
Zagrete
20m. A bit aimless but pleasant enough. Follow the previous climb to the upper ledge then step out right and climb the...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
11
Zigzag Flake-crack
20m. The tall and straight flake is awkward, slippery and not too well protected. Improvise up this to a ledge on top of the...
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4b
12
Coconut Ice
16m. A route with a good lower section but then it rather fizzles out. Climb the wall via couple of long reaches (big Friend to...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E2 5b
13
Ice Boat
14m. A popular little eliminate with a fingery and stretchy start. From a short crack climb the wall to the traverse of The...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
E1 5c
14
The Little Flake-crack
14m. Reach the small hanging flake from the chimney by a tricky traverse using very polished footholds then layback up it...
9 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
15
Flake Chimney
16m. The chimney in the right-hand side of the bay can be climbed inside or outside of the chockstones. The subterranean route...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD 4a
16
Hybrid
16m. Climb the rounded pillar between the two chimneys at the back of the bay to its top. Then tackle the capping overhang with...
1 user comment
 
Rounded
E1 5b
17
Pedestal Chimney
14m. Climb the slippery groove to the left of the pedestal then follow the deepening gully above to exit under the chockstone.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
18
Wright's Route
16m. The steep groove to the right of the pedestal is bridged and jammed to its top. Step up and make a short exposed hand...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
19
Wall of Sound
16m. A desperate route up the scooped wall. Climb the thin crack then move right and up via an enormous reach to a poor break....
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
20
Whillans' Pendulum and Black Magic
16m. A route of contrasts. Swing out right to jugs then a ledge on the front face. Move up awkwardly then step left onto the...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
HVS 5b
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