David and Goliath

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Evening sun
12 mins
Uphill

A fine buttress of magnificent solid rock spilt by two of gritís better known cracks and bounded by two excellent though arduous arete climbs. The slab of Saul is there for those who like their sport of a more delicate nature.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Above and Beyond the Kinaesthetic Barrier
6m. A highly technical route up the arete. Use the ancient bullet-marks to reach the first jugs, runners and then swing right...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6b
2
Samson
12m. From large cams in Goliath swing out left to a big pocket then make a desperate move upwards to an easier finish. A big...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E6 7a
3
Goliath
10m. An unrelenting struggle up the wide crack. At least it is protectable nowadays by the biggest cams and a tatty old thread...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Graunchy
E4 6a
4
David
10m. The parallel-sided crack is best sprinted, passing a big threadable chockstone runner. A short and sweet route that is...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
HVS 4c
5
Sling Shot
14m. Make a rising traverse up the ramp to reach David then climb the wide crack until a swinging hand traverse leads around...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
6
Messiah
10m. The stunning clean-cut arete which still sees little attention. It is climbed by technical laybacking to reach holds and...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E7 6c
7
Messiah Traverse
The wall rightwards from the arete.
 
Technical
V6 7A
8
Rollerwall
A thin left-hand start to Saul which utilises some old chipped holds. They were filled in some years ago but the cement has...
 
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
V9 7C
9
Saul
10m. The steep quarried slab has a pleasing technical start trending right to a ledge and a mantelshelf. Step back left to an...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
VS 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    Goliath
    "The top crack can be fisted. Tried to climb it as an offwidth for the full exper..." 02/Jun

    Pebble Mill
    "Soft - easier than The Knock or White Wand - Im only 5 10' aswell." 29/Oct

    Movie Star
    "An update - the older BMC guides describes moving in from the R (Surprise)and gi..." 13/Jul

    Zeus
    "Hard work but very worthwhile. Safe as houses - didn't detect any movement in th..." 28/Jun

    Roof Route
    "Looks pretty tame at first sight put its definately harder than it looks, lay aw..." 28/May

    Boggart Left-hand
    "I'm 5'9" and found the reach/dyno quite tricky. The repeated swings to the ..." 03/Dec

    The Knock
    "Did this onsight and thought E4 5c would be fair. pads or no pads, won't make m..." 20/Oct top50

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