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Sport
Sun and Shade
Uphill
8 mins
Sheltered

The first area described is in the top section of the quarry, home to a few minor routes. Many of these are polished, a reflection of their grade rather than their quality. There is some loose rock (and wobbly bolts!) Guidebook page 70.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
A Tracky Little Problem
 4
2
A Tracky Little Bleeder
 5
3
Gargle Blaster
Short and high in the grade. Using the crack on the right drops it to a steady 5.
4 user comments
 5+
4
Uranus
The crack-line on the left of the wall. A popular first lead.
1 user comment
 3+
5
Luke Skywalker
The next crack has a tricky finish. Same bolts as Uranus.
 
1 Stars
4
6
Klingon
An awkward move to gain a ledge and a steep finish.
 4
7
Saturn's Rings
The right-trending crack to a steep finish.
2 user comments
 4+
8
Vogon
A tricky wall with a couple of long reaches.
4 user comments
 
Reachy
6a
9
Dr. Who?
Climb the wall past a pale scar. Quite hard.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a
10
Torchwood
The short line just right. Two bolts to a single-bolt lower-off.
 
Technical
5+
11
Beam me Across Scotty!
This is a high-level girdle, but just climbing to the lower-off on Dr. Who? is enough for most.
 5
12
The Libertines
The short left-hand bolt-line.
 6b
13
Taking Liberties
The right-hand bolt-line to a hard finishing move.
 6c+
14
Statuesque
The wall and crack.
 6a
15
Mucker's Wall
Climb the wall on the left-hand side of the arete, but without the crack on the left. Using the crack is A Fit of Peak, 6a.
 6a+
16
Citzen's Arete
The uninspiring blocky arete.
2 user comments
 
Loose
5
17
A Fit of Peak
8m. Climb the wall on the left-hand side of the arete. Mucker's Wall follows the same line but without the crack on the left.
3 user comments
 6a+
18
Freedonia
Head up the wall right of the arete. Care with the rock needed.
 
Loose
6b
19
The Whinger
This follows the arete with some decent moves.
 6a+
20
Off Limits
The wall to the right of the arete. Follow the bolts.
 6a+
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