Chapel Stile Circuit

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Boulder
Lots of sun!
3 mins
Level
Sheltered

Most people just visit ‘Rough Wall’ but as you will discover there is a wealth of excellent bouldering here and plenty of scope for development on the easy walls and slabs strewn across the pleasant hillside. Guidebook page 46.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Wall 1
The middle of the slab on tiny holds avoiding the big hold on the break and letting sleeping dogs lie.
 
2 Stars
Technical
V1 5b
2
Wall 2
The smooth wall on sharp pockets to a thin diagonal crack. Move right and down-climb to get off.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
V0+ 5a
3
H&M Smith Traverse
Start at a sharp jug, swing into the corner and use a shot hole to reach into the hanging groove. Slap the arete to reach the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
V2 5c
4
H&M Smith Groove
The leaning groove to the top of the detached flake.
 
Fluttery
V1 5b
5
H&M Smith Sloper
Pull into the hanging groove using the sloper at it's base - no jumping - finish at the horizontal shot hole.
 V2 5c
6
H&M Smith Crack
Step off sharp flakes into an overhanging crack. Traverse right when it runs out.
 
Fluttery
V2 5c
7
Great White Slab
The rough slab on pockets to a ledge. Either traverse off left or finish up the continuation slab.
 V0- 4b
8
Frittner Start
The steep juggy groove to a pull-over on good holds.
 
1 Stars
V0 4c
9
The 'Frittner' Traverse
Local dialect for scary. Traverse the top of the wall left to right, using jugs below the top and not much in the way of...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
V2 5c
10
Billy Bucket Traverse
Traverse from left to right finishing up a blunt arete.
 V2 5c
11
Pocket Slab Far Right
Undercut an overlap and gain a pocket. Pull over onto a ledge.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
V1 5b
12
Pocket Slab Right Top 50
The groove using side-pulls and pockets.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
V0 4c
13
Pocket Slab Centre
The slab avoiding the crack on the left.
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
V0+ 5a
14
Pocket Slab Left Top 50
The crack up the middle of the slab.
 
2 Stars
V0- 4b
15
Pocket Slab Far Left
The pocketed face left of the crack.
 V0+ 5a
16
Overhanging Wall Right
The steep cracks in the right edge of the wall are technical, and the rock is not above suspicion.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
V2 5c
17
Overhanging Wall Left Top 50
The middle of the steep wall on good holds.
 
2 Stars
Strong
V0 4c
18
Pike Ridge
A fun arete climb on lovely glaciated rock.
 
3 Stars
VB 4a
19
The Diamond Right
The right edge of the leaning wall to finish past block.
 V1 5b
20
The Diamond Left
Climb the middle of the wall using side-pulls to gain the flat pinnacle and the top.
 
2 Stars
V3 6A
21
Norwegian Right
Use sharp edges to move left to the nose. Drop off the jugs.
 V1 5b
22
Norwegian Centre
The middle of the steep nose direct using very sharp pockets.
 
1 Stars
V2 5c
23
Norwegian Crack
Overhanging, mossy and often wet but strangely satisfyingÉ just like Romsdal!
 
1 Stars
Strong
V1 5b
24
Easy Slab Top 50
More superbly rough glaciated rock.
 
3 Stars
VB 4a
25
Snatching the Rough
The middle of the rough wall using thin slanting layaways to gain the finishing jug.
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
V7 7A+
26
Feeling Rough Top 50
Use the sloping ramp and pull left to finish.
 
2 Stars
Rounded
V5 6C
27
Rough Flake
Start at the bottom right of the flake and pull into the middle. Use a thin hold to gain the top edge of the flake.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
V4 6B
28
No Feet Wall
Lunge up the centre of the juggy wall without using your feet. V1 with feet.
 
3 Stars
Strong
V2 5c
29
Tea Break
Start behind the boulder and mantel onto the top of the flat boulder using a sharp incut.
 V0+ 5a
30
Coffee Break
Start off a loose jug and reach out to gain the nose of the boulder. Pull round gracefully!
 
2 Stars
V3 6A
31
Quarry Entrance
The middle of the blunt overhanging face.
 
1 Stars
V0 4c
32
Entrance Traverse
Start on the overhanging face and traverse right past 2 grooves to finish up a slab.
 
1 Stars
V0 4c
33
Ly'al Fella's Wall
Using an undercut on the left and on the right make desperate moves to gain a shot hole and the top. The rounded arete on the...
 V6 7A
34
The Slab of Death
The right-hand side of the slab.
 
1 Stars
V0- 4b
35
The Slab of Life
The left-hand side of the slab with the crux at the top.
 
1 Stars
V1 5b
36
The Arete of Life
The slabby arete has a tricky finish
 
Fluttery
V0 4c
37
The Backside of Death
Climb the underside of the slab and pull round at the top.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
V3 6A
38
Last Wall
The crack up the shallow scoop.
 V0- 4b