North Wall

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Sport
Sun and Shade
Uphill
30 mins
Seepage
Sheltered

The North Wall is composed of some sections of excellent vertical limestone interspersed by areas of poorer rock and the odd patch of vegetation. Guidebook page 338.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Free Radical
8m. The first line of bolts is gained by moving in from the left.
 
Technical
6a
2
Radical Pyrotechnical
8m. The short 3 bolt line with a very hard start.
 
Technical
Crimpy
6b+
3
The Bitch Got It
12m. Another hard start which can be avoided by starting up either of the previous routes at 6c.
 
Strong
7a+
4
Eat the Onions or the Bitch Gets It
14m. A steep line with a crux at the top above the ledges.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
7b
5
Tower of Baubles
16m. Start at the short hanging corner.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
6
Extremes of Opulence
17m. A quality pitch with a snaking line through the bulges. A good variation is Opulence, 7b that finishes as for Tower of...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
7
Blue Green Algae
17m. The compact wall to an intense hanging groove high up.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
8
A Nice Polka-dot Demon Gets the Royal Shaft
18m. The next corner left of the top of Blue Green Algae.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
9
Still Waters
No description included yet.
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
10
Ash Tree Groove
20m. The steep groove has a hard finish. Belay on the top.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
11
Trowser Filler
16m. Between the two grooves finishing right at the overhang.
 
Pumpy
6b+
12
Black Groove
20m. Climb a groove then pull left from its top into another hanging groove. Follow this to the lower-off of Trowser Filler.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
13
Age Concern
17m. The wall right of Black Groove. Move right at the top.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a
14
Flying Zimmer Frame Finish
15m. The direct finish to Age Concern.
 
1 Stars
7b+
15
Senior Moments
16m. Direct to the finish of Age Concern.
2 user comments
 6c
16
Creaking Gait
15m. Start by the rock flake and tree stump at ground level.
 6c
17
The Chamber of Secrets
24m. A rising traverse starting up Free Radical. From the second bolt traverse across with difficulty to ledges on Eat the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
18
Basilisk
32m. An extension to The Chamber of Secrets. From the side-pull continue right to the base of Polka Dot Demon. Follow this to...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c
19
Boogie Wonderland
18m. Start up Popmaster and take the left-hand line of bolts up the groove system.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a
20
Disco Inferno
18m. Climb direct up the groove from where Boogie Wonderland heads left.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a
21
Popmaster
18m. A very good pitch taking in some steep ground up a shallow groove in the upper half of the wall.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
22
Sunday Best
20m. A good climb which is better than it looks.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
23
Get Smarter
20m. The counter-diagonal line to Sunday Best.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
24
Alick Top 50
20m. Superb and sustained wall climbing all the way.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
25
Distant Lands
20m. An eliminate up the wall between Alick and Far Country.
3 user comments
 
Technical
Pumpy
7a
26
Far Country
20m. Good climbing up the blunt arete just to the left of the corner of Clink. Start up Distant Lands and continue via a quick...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
27
Clink
20m. The corner is overcome in its middle section by a precarious layback. The final wall is not straightforward on first...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
28
Pimp with a Limp
22m. An extremely fine pitch. Tackle the blank-looking scoop and then up the steeper shallow corner to a flake. Continue to the...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
29
Bandwagon
22m. Superb rock and moves up the vertical grey wall left of the tree at 4m. The bolts on the lower wall are hard to spot.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+
30
Strumpet with a Trumpet
23m. Head left out of Bandwagon to finish direct through the overhang that Pimp With A Limp steps back left above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
7c
31
Freak Out Top 50
21m. A great bit of climbing up an impressive wall. Gain the flake-line above the horizontal break. As the flake peters out go...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
32
Surface Tension
No description included yet.
 E4 6a
33
Bootleg Bandits
20m. Climb Freak Out to the top of its flake and pull left to another flake from where difficult climbing leads to the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
34
Whores with Quick-draws
25m. A long link-up pitch taking in some excellent climbing. Follow Bootleg Bandits to a point where Bandwagon can be gained....
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c+
35
Bandicoot
20m. Start just left of the cave. Climb to a vegetated ledge and bridge out of the tree to get established on the upper wall....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
36
Hyper-Tension
20m. A good direct pitch. Climb up the pillar between the two caves and cross a band of poorer rock before tackling the tricky...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c+
37
Wandering Star
20m. Start up Hyper-Tension but move right after the low bulge and follow bolts all the way a lower-off high on the right.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b
38
Off the Wagon
20m. The first line starting off the raised pile of dirt and climbing over a ledge and up the wall directly to the lower-off of...
 
Pumpy
6a+
39
Trowmatic
20m. Take the overlap at its widest point and move on up to a steep finish slightly left of the direct line.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
6a+
40
The Silver Fox
21m. A direct line through the bulge and on up the high smooth wall above.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
6b
41
The Great Big Onion
21m. Climb up via a small left-facing corner at the overlap. Continue to the large corner above and on to a lower-off.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a
42
Blackout in the Big Apple
21m. Head up the bolt line that cuts through the overlap just right of a small left-facing corner.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a
43
Bad Day on Black Rock
20m. Climb the lower grassy wall onto cleaner ground where the overlap is virtually absent. Despite the poor start the upper...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
44
Clapham in Irons
20m. The final line on the wall. Move up to the overlap and continue on improving rock to a lower-off close to the arete high...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
  • Latest Comments

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    The Great Big Onion
    "Use the belay on the left (hidden from sight)" 15/Oct

    Open for Business
    "This wall is pretty easy to clean from above. Lots of big trees on top to ab fro..." 15/Jun

    Open for Business
    "Cheers both, the move did seem ok in the end but it took a bit of working out an..." 14/Jun

    Open for Business
    "The start once you've got it sussed was fingery but stable last year. I looked a..." 09/Jun

    Open for Business
    "It always did have a bouldery start, Andy. If you are disappointed its short liv..." 06/Jun

    Open for Business
    "Has something come off the start of this? The first few moves felt very fingery ..." 04/Jun

    Bad Day on Black Rock
    "The top is starting to get a bit over grown if you go right. Really needs someon..." 28/Jul

    Clapham in Irons
    "I found this very steep, also a bit run out in places. The move under the roof o..." 12/Jun

    Hardcore Ecstasy
    "One harsh move, followed by crumbly filth. Even with a good brushing I couldn't ..." 29/Apr

    Max
    "harder and more sustained than jump start 8a+. Jump start is fairly easy after ..." 23/Mar

    Black Groove
    "Again - good to clean it but why the bolts?" 12/Aug

    Bandwagon
    "It gets 7c now in the new YMC guide." 20/Sep

    Bandwagon
    "Holds seem to have fallen off making this much harder. Also very dirty." 19/Sep

    Alick
    "good climbing tricky section at 3rd bold once through this jughauling best easie..." 04/Sep top50

    Clink
    "Thought this was a really good route with an excellent finish. Better that Far ..." 08/Aug

    Bad Day on Black Rock
    "The lower part of this route is utter choss: your belayer should wear a helmet a..." 30/Jun

    The Great Big Onion
    "Easy except for the offwidth crack at the top." 31/May

    Wetterstein Wyrd
    "Much better and more direct than Trowgebirge. Tough to on-sight the crux of Trow..." 14/Aug

    Freak Out
    "Good climbing on a very good line. Sustained interest all the way. Must be a con..." 09/Aug top50

    Sunday Best
    "Crux move hard if you are short" 02/Aug

    Clapham in Irons
    "Nice. Seemed a bit more solid than others in this area." 02/Aug

    A Nice Polka-dot Demon Gets the Royal Shaft
    "Good climbing, although a little manufactured in places." 02/Aug

    The Great Big Onion
    "a one move wonder" 26/Jul

    Ash Tree Groove
    "Reasonably relieved to find it gets 6b+ in Dave musgrove's summer report!! Not g..." 14/Jul

    Disco Inferno
    "This description is totally wrong. The route heads right, up and across the whit..." 01/Jul

    Blue Green Algae
    "To the left of BGA the wall and bulge leading to the final groove of Polka Dot i..." 18/Jun

    Black Groove
    "now bolted." 14/Jun

    Jump Start
    "Ther is now a route between this and Max - A Leap of Faith F7c? **" 04/Jun

    Freak Out
    "excellent route, good line, one of the best I've done, tough start, nice middle,..." 24/May top50

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