Rugosity Crack

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Afternoon sun
10 mins

With the exception of the excellent Rugosity Crack, this section has little in the way of real classics. Despite this, most of the routes are worth a few minutes of your time and given its location at this end of the crag the popularity of the area should be assured. Guidebook page 185.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
Little Ernie
8m. Start on the left and trend right across the buttress via ledges to reach easy ground.
1 user comment
 S 4a
Big Chris
8m. The centre of the face starting down and right is followed via a thin crack to a tricky finale using the bottom-like...
1 user comment
 HVS 5a
In Earnest
10m. The pleasant arete of the bay by laybacking.
3 user comments
1 Stars
HVS 5a
Recess Wall
10m. The left slanting groove in the recess using glossy holds and side-stepping a bevy of bulges to a tricky last move.
1 user comment
1 Stars
Right Wall Route
10m. Start as for Recess Wall but follow the right-trending flakes to a crack that splits the right-hand edge of the capping...
4 user comments
1 Stars
Randolf Cheerleader
10m. Climb a blunt rib then make thin fingery moves up and left to a short crack which is much easier.
E3 6a
Gullible's Travels
10m. From the centre of the wall, trend right delicately with hard moves to reach a shallow crack and then easier ground....
10 user comments
1 Stars
E1 5b
10m. From the prickly ledge, climb the vague scoop then the fingery wall trending to the right. Usually dirty and rarely done.
E4 5c
The 3-D Wall
8m. The wall to the left of the black chimney has good moves (long reaches) though the option of rightward escape rather spoils...
1 user comment
E2 6a
Black Chimney
8m. The dark rift behind the tower is a good introduction to that kind of thing as long as you arenít too claustrophobic.
2 user comments
South Sea Charmer
10m. Start up Rugosity Crack but step out on to the hanging left arete at the earliest opportunity and finish up this.
2 user comments
 HVS 5b
Rugosity Crack
10m. The prominent thin seam which splits the slender tower is a little cracker. Climb to a ledge then finger jam the central...
7 user comments
2 Stars
HVS 5b
Niche Wall Direct
10m. Pleasant and well protected. Climb the awkward chimney crack to the niche then take the steep continuation finger crack...
1 user comment
1 Stars
HS 4b
Cristiana Swing
10m. Climb the wide central crack to the ledge then move right to finish up the next route. Also known as Niche Wall.
 S 4a
Nicheless Climb
10m. Mantelshelf onto a flat ledge then climb the awkward wide crack above. Laybacking is probably the easiest way into it.
3 user comments
 HS 4b
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