The Sanctuary

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Afternoon sun
12 mins
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The Sanctuary has a small collection of steep routes in an out-of-the-way setting. As with all quarried rock, care is required here; helmets are sensible, as is standing to the side of climbers in action. Guidebook page 128.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
By Caesarean
The left-hand line, left of the orange streak.
1 user comment
 5c
2
New Arrivals
Just to the right of the orange streak.
1 user comment
 6a+
3
Expecting
The better rock on the right-hand side of the wall.
1 user comment
 5a
4
Premature
Up the arete, left of a grotty groove that splits the face.
 
Loose
6a
5
Induction Program
The narrower buttress to the right of a grotty groove.
 
Loose
5a
6
Safe Haven
The first route on the main section of the face loops slightly left. Not the most solid pitch in the world.
 
Loose
5c
7
The Hollow Man
Climb direct, treating the rock with care.
 
Loose
5a
8
Christian Salvage Man
A steep wall passing the overlap early on, with a sneaky finger-jug at mid-height. Good moves.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a
9
Which Depp-Artment
Pull through the overlap, then climb up and rightwards.
 6a+
10
Ichabod
From the block, head straight up the wall, then left. Tricky.
 5c
11
Sleepy Hollow
The blunt rib gives pleasant and tricky moves.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
12
Bonny Helena
A squeezed-in line.
 5a
13
Gone for a Tim Burton
From broken flakes, climb left of the dirt streak.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
5a
14
The Height Below
Take the brown streak almost into the groove, then trend left.
 5a
15
The Sanctuarian
The steep wall with a double overlap is tough.
 
Technical
6c
16
For Haven's Sake
The right-hand side of the steep wall and overhang above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6b
17
Downtown
The shallow groove is nicely technical.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
18
What Lies Beneath
The next route has a tricky wall just below the lower-off.
1 user comment
 
Technical
6b
19
Haven or Hell
The final pillar gives a few steep moves.
 6a
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    The Seven Deadly Sins
    "The line and description has changed with the recent update but the actual lines..." 05/Sep

    Swain's World
    "Good climbing but rather sparsely bolted for comfort - deserves a flutter symbol..." 25/Jul

    A Trip on the Dark Side
    "The lower wall has very good climbing but moving left and leaving the 2nd bolt g..." 21/Jul

    Riding Shogun
    "Steady to steep pulls through bulge and tricky finale." 14/Jul

    Centreville
    "Goodness knows where this is supposed to go! The route to the immediate right of..." 11/Jul

    Apollo Creed
    "Great moves & rock. Starting up Rocky Variations for two bolts is worthwhile..." 28/Jul

    Mine Anarchy
    "Definitely 6a - tricky!" 28/Jun

    Slowly, Slowly Catch a Monkey
    "Barely worth a star in its current rather dirty state. Unfortunately that's the ..." 20/Jun

    People Will Talk
    "Much harder than 5, and dangerously bolted - the crux is reaching the third bolt..." 14/May

    Expecting
    "Easy, a soft touch at F5?" 01/Oct

    Senile Delinquents
    "Again very spaced gear. Would not like to be onsighting this at my limit." 21/Aug

    Sumo
    "Hard crux on quite sharp holds, bit loose and snappy for any stars." 05/May

    Saweno Gancho
    "Loose rock and contrived line." 25/Apr

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