Main Wall

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Early morning sun
5 mins
Level
Sheltered

The Main Wall of Trowbarrow Quarry is a unique climbing feature. The wall is seamed with cracks - the result of blasting on the wall in the 70s - and its surface is covered with small fossils. The climbing is usually sustained, well-protected and not excessively technical. The wall gets the sun from midday. It dries quickly and is well-sheltered making it an ideal location in the colder months.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cracked Actor Top 50
A superb pitch up the thin right-to-left slanting crack system that sprouts from low down on Aladdinsane. Well protected on the...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E2
2
Aladdinsane
The widest crack on the face gives a grim-but-great struggle with just enough protection. Slings and large cams protect.
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
E1
3
Jean Jeanie Top 50
The fine central line is now getting a bit worn but is still brilliant. The wider section of crack at two-thirds height is most...
14 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS
4
Major Tom
A line from Touch of Class to the top of Aladdinsane is a good link-up and gives the longest pitch on the face
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2
5
A Touch of Class
A tough but well-protected start through the lower roof, using an unhelpful crack, gains the fine easier crack system above.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
E2
6
Harijan Top 50
Fine climbing up the disjointed cracks. Sustained but not as hard, or as polished, as Jean Jeanie.
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS
7
Hollow Earth Top 50
After an undistinguished start this tremendous route launches out across the upper face on a perfect diagonal crack.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS
8
Warspite Direct
A reasonable pitch starting up Hollow Earth but at the roof move right and pull over with difficulty. Finish direct.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
9
Heroes
Follow Warspite Direct until above the roof then move right and climb the arete and ensuing thin crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
10
Warspite
Follow the big groove until 3m below the roof. Escape left round the arete and finish up Warspite Direct.
2 user comments
 
Strong
HVS
  • Latest Comments

    For TROWBARROW QUARRY

    Jomo
    "Changed from VD *** to ***, 0% of 14 votes for" 27/Mar

    Hollow Earth
    "Certainly packs a lot into the relatively short diagonal crack section. Well wo..." 19/Nov top50

    Javelin
    "First bit is the crux - just one move after that really - nice though" 25/Sep

    A Sense of Doubt
    "Good climbing, only E3 6a/F6b. Rediculous over grading." 30/Jun

    Harijan
    "I would agree that Harijan is slightly harder than JJ and, any many ways, more e..." 27/Jun top50

    Warspite
    "Dreadful route, wouldn't even bother to try and grade it! Fortunately my first v..." 26/Oct

    Aladdinsane
    "You couldn't fall off this if you tried. Get your thigh in the crack and get on..." 20/Aug

    Jomo
    "My first climb outdoors - multi pitch x 3. Fantastic views from the top. Georgou..." 16/Jun

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