The Block

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Sun and Shade
5 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Behind the right-hand edge of the cliff, and directly beyond the approach gully, is the retiring buttress of The Block. This is home to a bunch of hard routes and a couple of easier ones.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Diagonal
4m. The short slanting crack on the left is harder than it looks!
 
Technical
HS 5a
2
Shredded Feet
12m. The rounded break is hand traversed at the limit of friction all the way to a finish up Golden Days. It is more like 6c...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E3 6b
3
Small Things
8m. Make a big dynamic jump to the flake below the bulge then step left to a jam in the break (gear). Step up and left to an...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E6 6c
4
Golden Days
8m. The thin flake in the blunt nose has a huge reach (wire) and then a sprint for the rounded top. Short but sweet.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Rounded
E3 6a
5
Jumping on a Beetle
8m. Round in the shade. Mantel onto the gutter with some difficulty then step left and make one delicate step up to the arete....
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E7 6c
6
The Angel's Share
8m. A desperate route up the centre of the slab above the runnel which has some unusual moves and is easier for the tall. No...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E8 7a
7
Velvet Silence
8m. The original route on this slab is just within bouldering height. Make a very hard mantel onto the gutter and teeter right...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E6 6c
8
Tree Crack
8m. The cliff's last gasp is a struggle and much harder than previous guides would have had you believe!
 HVS 5b
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