Main Wall

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Lots of sun!
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5 mins
Sheltered

The Main Wall of Trowbarrow Quarry is a unique climbing feature. The wall is seamed with cracks that are the result of blasting on the wall in the 70s and its surface is covered with millions of prominent fossils which are often used to assist upward progress. The climbing is usually sustained, well-protected and not excessively technical. Guidebook page 375.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cracked Actor Top 50
27m. A superb pitch up the thin right-to-left slanting crack system that sprouts from low down on Aladdinsane. Well protected...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2 5c
2
Aladdinsane Top 50
25m. The widest crack on the main face gives a grim-but-great struggle with just enough protection.
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
E1 5a
3
Jean Jeanie Top 50
25m. The fine central line is now getting a bit worn but is still brilliant. The wider section of crack at two-thirds height is...
14 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
4
Major Tom Top 50
29m. An assortment of link-ups makes this one of the longest pitches on the face. Worthwhile.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2 5c
5
A Touch of Class Top 50
25m. A tough start through the lower roof, using an unhelpful crack, gives access to the fine easier crack system above.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
E2 5c
6
Harijan Top 50
26m. Fine climbing up the disjointed cracks. Sustained but not as hard, or as worn, as Jean Jeanie.
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
7
Hollow Earth Top 50
26m. After an undistingished start this tremendous route launches out across the upper face on a perfect diagional crack.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
8
Heroes
25m. The good upper wall of this route is barely worth the effort of the poor lower section.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E3 5c
9
Warspite Direct
24m. A reasonable pitch breaking out of Heroes.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2 5b
10
Warspite
24m. Not a particulary memorable route.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS 5a
  • Latest Comments

    For TROWBARROW QUARRY

    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 top50

    A Sense of Doubt
    "Good climbing, only E3 6a/F6b. Rediculous over grading." 30/Jun top50

    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 top50

    Jomo
    "My first climb outdoors - multi pitch x 3. Fantastic views from the top. Georgou..." 16/Jun top50

    Coral Sea
    "I didn't like this much, far too polished for my liking (though I'd just led Har..." 19/Oct top50

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