The Riffler

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The low wall left of the Leaning Block has a set of steep routes which have a similar reputation to those on 'big brother' to the right. Most of the routes follow cracks and proficiency in jamming is near-essential. Once your technique is suitably honed, its time to head right! Guidebook page 215.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Hathersage Climb
6m. The left arete of the wall starting over the roof.
 
Strong
VS 5a
2
Tossing a Wobbler
6m. The groove and wall to the right to a grasping exit.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
VS 5a
3
The Warding
6m. The short shallow groove near the left-hand edge of the wall. The tricky start is avoidable on the left.
 VD
4
Aceldama
8m. The wall is short on length but big on impact, unprotected and with a harrowing exit.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E4 6a
5
Mighty Atom
8m. Thin cracks lead to good runners in the second break. The gripping (and often sandy) exit is too far above them for...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E2 5c
6
Brillo
8m. The left arete of the central recess and the thin cracks above. The cracks are often gritty after rain.
1 user comment
 
Crimpy
E1 5c
7
The Riffler
8m. Climb the roof of the cave (passing the jammed blocks with care) and finish up the crack above.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS 5a
8
The Cotter
8m. Take the right arete of the central blocky recess and the thin crack directly above it on holds that are generally...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
9
The Rat's Tail
8m. The hand-crack in a shallow groove gives good jamming. The least brutal pitch on this part of the cliff but still a battle.
12 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
10
The Reamer
8m. Climb the left edge of the deep gully via ledges to a thin crack which gives a couple of good moves.
2 user comments
 VS 4c
11
Leaning Block Gully
10m. Classic ‘back and foot’ practice near the front, passing outside of the jammed block. The grubby gritty base of the gully...
 HVD
  • Latest Comments

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    The Rasp
    "Is this meant to be bottom of the Top50 E2s? Harder than Five Finger Exercise an..." 06/Sep top50

    The File
    "i'd give it hvs 4c cos it's steep and sustained. i led it onsight and am an aver..." 17/Aug top50

    The Rasp
    "To onsight this 'stonking chunderpump' you just need a decent set of cams and pl..." 07/Jul top50

    The Rat's Tail
    "Yeah, its def tough for VS. I led the Rasp cleanly then fell off this seconding..." 18/Jun

    Surform
    "still hvs , load of bomber gear" 10/Jun

    Doddle
    "yer, right. never S i've climb VS that are a lot easier. It steep and there very..." 29/Aug

    Splint
    "A one move wonder but a spooky move. I thought it was a worth while route." 05/May

    The File
    "could do with being ten times longer. nuff said" 23/Apr top50

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