The Lower Tier

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Sport
Early morning sun
8 mins
Uphill

An extensive wall of rather scrappy rock. There are plenty of routes to go at here, and as long as you don't expect too much, you won't be badly disappointed.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Thank-you Grooves
The orange, scarred grooves right of the scree.
1 user comment
 
Loose
5a
2
Wallaclism
Trend left up the wall passing the crack/groove.
 
Pumpy
Loose
6b
3
Arteaclism
Teeter up the short, shattered arete.
 
Loose
6a+
4
Overbored
Climb the slabby rock right of a groove, leftwards.
 
1 Stars
5a
5
Gatting the Groove
The groove with a steep start.
2 user comments
 5c
6
Mine Anarchy
The left-hand line on the right-hand slab.
2 user comments
 5c
7
Only Ken's Anarchy Will Do
The second line on the slab. Tricky at the third bolt.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
6b
8
Always Break the Rules
Intricate moves right of a diagonal borehole.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
5c
9
Snap Decision
The final line on the slab.
 5c
10
The Candyman
The left-hand line is quite sustained.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
11
Flossy's Slab
A good little pitch.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a+
12
Toy Story
Head past the edge of the flake and on to a rightward exit.
 6a
13
Suck on This
From the hanging flake, loop left then right up the wall.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a+
14
Jelly Beans
 6a+
15
Smartie People are Happy People
The left-hand line on a grey slab. Avoid the route to the right.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a
16
Candy Store
The right-hand arete of the slab.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
6a
17
Tempting Children
Climb onto a pedestal right of the central crack, then power through two overlaps. Escape out right.
 6c+
18
Would you like a Sweety?
Good steep climbing through the double overlaps.
 
1 Stars
6c
19
Bolts 'R' Us
A rib leads to an open, shallow groove, then a roof.
 
1 Stars
Strong
6b
20
Sing for Your Dinner
The right-hand line is steep and quite hard work.
 
1 Stars
6b+
21
Do Little

2 user comments
 6a
22
Playground Bully
Muscle up the face right of the grotty red crack.
 6b+
23
A Bit of Totty
The rib on the left and the steeper wall above.
5 user comments
 
Pumpy
Loose
6a+
24
The Sweat Shop
Up the narrow pillar.
2 user comments
 6a
25
Top Totty
The cracked rib right of the groove, and the face beyond.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
5a
26
Totti for England
The solitary line on a slab.
1 user comment
 4a
27
Jelly Tots
The thin crack and groove are not the best around.
1 user comment
 5a
28
Tiny Tots
Better. The centre of the smoother wall to easier rock.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a
29
Teeny Tots
The right-hand side of the wall eases with height.
 6a
30
The Jap's Eyes are on You
The grey wall on the left, avoiding the groove.
 6b+
31
Outside Tokyo
The flaky groove and hard overhang lead to easy ground.
 6b
32
Nagasaki Grooves II
Climb the leaning groove until an escape left can be made.
 
Loose
6b
33
Sumo
Heavyweight action up the pillar and smooth wall.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
34
A Nip in the Air
Climb through a notch in the roof then up the thin crack.
 6b
35
Geisha Grooves
The main groove, keeping left at the difficulties. Tricky.
4 user comments
 6a
36
Saweno Gancho
The right wall of the groove is sustained and steep.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
37
Setting Sons
The groove in the arete, starting by some blocks.
3 user comments
 6a
38
The Golden Goose
The poor slab on the left improves a little with height.
1 user comment
 5a
39
Hong Hong Fewy
The balancy left-hand edge of the buttress.
3 user comments
 6a+
40
The Rising Sun
The central line is high in the grade.
4 user comments
 5a
41
Kamikaze Clone
The right-hand edge of the short, clean central buttress.
2 user comments
 6a
42
Shang-Hai
Climb the slab and roofs directly above.
 6b
43
Riding Shogun
Break right and weave through the bulges.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
6a+
44
Fuji Fantastic
The steep wall just right of a large, jutting flake.
 6a
45
Picture This
The upper part of the pillar is on better rock than the start.
 6a
46
Jokoharma
The deep groove is an oddity - a surviving trad route.
 VS
47
The Bullet
Tough climbing up the wall just right of the arete.
 
Technical
Pumpy
7a