North Wall

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Sport
Sun and Shade
30 mins
Uphill
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.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Free Radical
The first line of bolts is gained by moving in from the left.
 
Technical
6a
2
Radical Pyrotechnical
The short three-bolt line with a very hard start.
 
Technical
Crimpy
6b+
3
The Cheating Dog
An eliminate that avoids the hard start of The Bitch Got It by coming in rightwards from Free Radical and finishing as for The...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6c
4
The Bitch Got It
A hard start.
 
Strong
7a+
5
Eat the Onions or the Bitch Gets It
A steep line with a crux at the top, above the ledges.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
7b
6
It's a Thug's Life
Start up Tower of Baubles and move leftwards through bulges to finish up a steep groove.
 
2 Stars
7b
7
Tower of Baubles
A steep first half. Start at the short hanging corner.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
8
Extremes of Opulence
A quality line through the bulges. A good easier variation is Opulence, 7b, which finishes as for Tower of Baubles.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
9
Alchemy
Climb to the roof then pull rightwards through it to good holds on The Dark Arts and finish up it.
 7b+
10
The Dark Arts
Climb the wall and large overhang to finish up the final groove of Polka Dot Demon....
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b
11
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
12
Blue Green Algae
A right-hand finish up the intense hanging groove high up.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
13
Still Waters
Continue direct from the start of Polka Dot Demon...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6c
14
Ash Tree Groove
The steep groove has a hard finish. A fine line.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
15
Trowser Filler
Between the two grooves finishing right at the overhang.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
16
Black Groove
Climb the corner with a tricky move just below the overhang and then pull left from its top into a hanging groove to finish.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
17
Age Concern
The wall right of Black Groove. Move right at the overhang.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a
18
Flying Zimmer Frame Finish
The direct finish to Age Concern.
 
1 Stars
7b+
19
Senior Moments
A direct line up the wall to the finish of Age Concern.
2 user comments
 6c
20
Creaking Gait
Start by the rock flake and tree stump at ground level.
 6c
21
The Chamber of Secrets
A rising traverse starting up Free Radical. From the second bolt traverse across with difficulty to ledges on Eat the Onions or...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
22
Basilisk
An extension to The Chamber of Secrets. From the side-pull, continue right to the base of Polka Dot Demon. Follow this to its...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c
23
The Wastelands
Ascend the yellow face to a large grassy ledge and finish up the steepening wall above.
 6b
24
Joss Stone
Take the right-facing flake-crack to a grassy ledge just right of a tree. Move left and finish up the groove behind the tree.
 6a
25
Bop 'Till You Drop
Climb the wall right of the Joss Stone flake crossing Boogie Wonderland.
 
1 Stars
6b
26
Boogie Wonderland Top 50
Pull up past the low horizontal break and climb to the base of the largest groove (tackled by Rock and Roll). Move up leftwards...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a
27
Rock and Roll
Climb direct up the largest groove from where Boogie Wonderland heads left. An eye-catching line.
 
2 Stars
Technical
7a
28
Popmaster
A very good pitch taking in some steep ground up a shallow groove in the upper half of the wall. Start as for Boogie Wonderland...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
29
Disco Inferno
Start as for Boogie Wonderland and, at the base of the large groove, move right past a rock-scarred area and follow the tricky...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
30
Sunday Best
A good climb that traces a rightward-leaning line through more tricky terrain. Climb up and right to a ledge and vegetated...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
31
Smart
A worthwhile link follows Sunday Best to the ledge at two-thirds height and then finishes as for Get Smarter up its final...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b
32
Get Smarter
The counter-diagonal line to Sunday Best has some difficult climbing on its lower wall. Climb direct with difficulty to a ledge...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
33
Alick
Superb and sustained wall climbing all the way. Climb to a hole and the low horizontal break. The wall above gives some...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
34
Far Country
The slim line between Alick and Distant Lands is a fine wall climb with difficult climbing in its mid section.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
35
Distant Lands
Good climbing up the blunt arete. Start up Far Country and continue via a quick deviation right at mid height.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
36
Clink
A rewarding climb up the well-defined corner and wall to the left of the mid-height tree. The corner is overcome in its middle...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
37
Pimp with a Limp
A fine pitch. Tackle the blank-looking scoop and then the steeper shallow corner to a flake. Continue to the overhang at the...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
38
White Knuckle Ride
A good direct line up the blankest section of the wall. Start just to the right of the scoop of Pimp with a Limp and climb the...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
39
Strumpet on 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
40
Bandwagon
Superb rock with fingery moves up the vertical grey wall left of the mid-height tree. The bolts on the lower wall are hard to...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7c
41
Bootleg Bandits
Climb Freak Out to the top of its flake and pull left to another flake from where difficult climbing leads to the lower-off.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
42
Freak Out Top 50
A great bit of climbing up an impressive section of wall. Gain the flake-line above the horizontal break. As the flake peters...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
43
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+
44
Hyper-Tension
A good direct pitch. Climb up the pillar between the two caves and cross a band of poorer rock before tackling the tricky wall...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c+
45
Whores with Quick-draws
A long link-up pitch taking in some excellent climbing. Start up Hyper-Tension and move into the flake of Freak Out. Climb this...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
46
Wandering Star
Start up Hyper-Tension at the central pillar below the mid-height tree. Move right after the low bulge and follow bolts past...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b
47
Wandering Wagon
The easiest line on the wall. Climb Off the Wagon to the horizontal break. Move left and follow the upper section of Wandering...
 
1 Stars
5c
48
Off the Wagon
Start off the raised pile of dirt and continue over a ledge and up the wall above the horizontal break. Continue direct to the...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
49
Trowmatic
Climb the broken lower wall and pull over the overlap at its widest point. Continue up the wall to a steep finish slightly...
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
6a+
50
The Silver Fox
A direct line through the bulge and up the tall smooth wall. Two difficult sections: the first passing the wall above the...
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
6b
51
The Great Big Onion
A pleasant pitch. Climb up to the horizontal break and the wall above via a small left-facing corner. Continue to the large...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a
52
Blackout in the Big Apple
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
53
Bad Day on Black Rock
Climb the lower grassy wall onto cleaner ground where the overlap is virtually absent. Make fingery moves up the vertical wall...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6b+
54
No Picnic on Hanging Rock
A good climb that runs parallel to Bad Day on Black Rock.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
55
Clapham in Irons
Move up to the overlap and continue on improving rock to a lower-off close to the arete high on the face.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
56
Tex's Midnight Runners
Climb the wall to the horizontal break and traverse left before climbing the wall left of the tree.
 
1 Stars
5c
57
Starter for Ten
The short wall, via double overlaps, 6m right of Tex's Midnight Runners.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
58
Easy Ride-err!
Start up Wandering Star and climb to the horizontal break. Follow the break right and pull through the overhang as for The...
 6b
  • Latest Comments

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    The Wizard's Wynd
    "Changed from 7b+ ** to 7b **, no votes" 18/Nov

    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

    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

    The Great Big Onion
    "A nice climb, with the novelty of being able to jam in the akward top crack." 17/May

    Senior Moments
    "The route is not that bad, but it should have been called the 'Frail Trail'" 21/Apr

    Pursuit of Excellence
    "Similar in grade to Hardcore and an excellent, varied route." 15/Mar

    The Wizard's Wynd
    "I agree with Paul. I think I'm the only other person to have led it so far and i..." 08/Mar

    Whores with Quick-draws
    "Has it's own start and might be found tough at 6c+" 08/Mar

    Senior Moments
    "Actually the rock is much better than it appears. It looks awful! Dave" 08/Mar

    Pimp with a Limp
    "Not sure it is the best 7a+ but certainly worth the walk" 08/Mar

    Trowgerbirge Wall
    "An intimidating route up an improbable piece of rock,a vertcal chess game!" 12/Feb

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