The Amphitheatre

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Lots of sun!
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70 mins

A fine set of routes in a particularly wild setting including several classics from way back. The whole area tends to funnel westerly winds and so can be a blowy place to climb. Around the corner the steep cracks and walls facing the waterfall are home to some good traditional battles and the venerable Zigzag.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Domino Wall
16m. Start left of the crusty rock and climb a bulge before shuffling right to a ledge. Continue carefully up the wall to the...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
2
The Ledge Shufflers
14m. One of Kinder's more obvious 'last great problems'! Climb crusty rock to the bulges then head left though these, and on up...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6c
3
Raggald's Wall
18m. Start up the groove on the right edge of the wall to its apex then move left around the arete (rope work!) and climb the...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E1 5a
4
Great Chimney Left-hand
18m. Climb the groove as for Raggald's Wall but continue steeply in a direct line to a good ledge (possible stance). Finish up...
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
5
The Great Chimney
18m. The deep rift is approached via wide bridging to reach a scratched slab. From the small ledge above the left end of this...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
HS 4b
6
The Ensemble Exit
18m. From the small stance part way up Great Chimney climb the groove on the right then take a steep crack to an undercut ledge...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
HVS 5a
7
Professor' Chimney
14m. Weave up the wide shallow chimney starting on the right and finishing up the left-hand groove.
 
1 Stars
D
8
Professor's Chimney Direct
14m. Follow the right-hand branch direct by interesting moves.
 
1 Stars
VD
9
Pegasus Left-hand
14m. A short awkward crack splits a small overhang. Climb through this then continue up the crack above until forced left.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
10
Pegasus Right-hand
16m. A thin slanting crack and its continuation give a sustained pitch on clean rock.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
11
Left Fork Chimney
16m. Climb into the chimney the follow the left-branch,
 
1 Stars
D
12
Right Fork Chimney
16m. The right-hand branch is better and harder than its neighbour and is accessed across a short glacis from the previous...
 
1 Stars
S 4a
13
Embarkation Parade
22m. This one-time classic needs a spruce up. Climb right then left to gain the steep groove which gives sustained climbing....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
14
Crooked Overhang
18m. Climb rightwards and then up into a cave (possible stance). Pull through the juggy roof to reach a ledge and corner which...
 VS 4c
15
Crooked Arete
24m. From the toe of the buttress climb the arete then move left to reach the cave of the previous route. Pull back out right...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
16
Zigzag
18m. A fine climb in a dramatic setting. Trend left up up the face to a position on the tip of a flake. Step up and right...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
VD
17
Zigzag Crack
12m. The long narrowing-crack to the right of Zigzag leads via steepening-groove to a tough exit round a bulge.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVD
18
Spin-up
12m. Climb into the shallow left-facing groove in the steep wall then make fingery moves to easier ground and a crack.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
HVS 5b
19
Toss up
12m. Climb steeply into, and up, the right-hand groove. At its top, step left to join the Spin-up.
 HVS 5a
20
Chockstone Chimney
12m. The steep rift has a series of (well?) jammed blocks. A well-protected tussle with an awkward finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
21
The Last Fling
12m. Take the steep wall to the central roof then gain the ledge above this precariously. More balancy climbing gains the top.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 5b
22
Amphitheatre Crack
10m. Bridge the wide crack to where it narrows then try to get established above the overhang - hard work!
 
1 Stars
S 4b
23
Amphitheatre Face Climb
12m. Oddly named! Climb the groove to the roof then shuffle out left to a rest on the arete (thread). Finish awkwardly
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
24
Five Ten
10m. Wearing the right footwear climb the slotted face to a ledge then the tricky wall above.
 S 4a
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