Main Wall

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Lots of 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
Pumpy
E2 5c
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 5a
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
Pumpy
VS 4c
4
Major Tom
A good link-up and one of the longest pitches on the face.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2 5c
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 5c
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
Pumpy
VS 4c
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
Pumpy
HVS 5a
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 5b
9
Heroes
Follow Warspite Direct until above the roof then move right and climb the arete and ensuing thin crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E3 5c
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
Fluttery
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

    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 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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