Fourth Cloud

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The Fourth Cloud is not as good as its bigger neighbour number Three but still has a few short problems of interest. Guidebook page 59.

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1
Meander
8m. The centre of the slab, trending left once past the overlap.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
2
Meander Variation
10m. Climb the short layback flake, meander left then climb the steep sidewall.
 
Strong
E1 5b
3
Stranglehold
10m. Undercut up the right edge of the wall then go!
 E1 5b
4
Smun
8m. Smun indeed! Spring up the wall to a diagonal flake and follow this strenuously rightwards until the crack on the right can...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
5
Left-hand Block Crack
6m. Climb the roof and take the left-hand groove in the recess.
 S 4a
6
Right-hand Block Crack
6m. It's all in the name.
 S 4a
7
Winter in Combat
6m. The slab and arete on the side-wall are quite technical.
 
Technical
E1 5c
8
The Shining Path
10m. A hard pull over the roof leads to a horizontal break (cams) then smear up the centre of the impossibly bald slab.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E7 6c
9
Private Display
10m. Start from a boulder then climb the arete and thin crack. Pleasantly technical climbing with good small wire protection.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1 5b
10
Boysen's Delight
10m. A thin crack leads with difficulty (and good runners) into the easier twisting fissure above and often via some bird plop.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5c
11
Milky Buttons
The blank bubbly scoop as far as the break
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V8
12
Mirror, Mirror
10m. A little beauty. Climb the centre of the wall with difficult moves left and a crucial section past the curving overlap...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E5 6b
13
Mantelshelf Route
10m. Mantel up the ledges and finish up the groove.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
14
Chockstone Corner
6m. The groove with the expected jammed stone.
 D
15
Roman Candle
6m. From the block shoot hard left into the short crack.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
16
Roman Nose
6m. Start on the right and stride out onto the beak which is followed delicately via sketchy finger flakes and neat moves. Low...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E2 5b
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