The Pool Wall

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The most imposing face in the quarry is the tall wall behind the pool. Once an aid practice ground, it now has a fine collection of hard free routes. Several climbers have ended up in the weak mutton stew in the pool along with the dead sheep - not a pleasant thought; a belay on the starting ledge is a sensible idea.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Great Wall Traverse
The shelving ledges crossing the face give a bold trip to an escape up Jughandle. Not one for busy weekends or nervous types.
 
1 Stars
HS 4a
2
High Plains Drifter
Wanders up the left-hand side of the wall. Climb a groove to steeper rock then pull right and back left (ancient peg) making...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E4 6a
3
Boulevard
The left-hand continuous crack system is tough. Start as for H.P.D. but move right to the crack. Protection is good and the...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E3 5c
4
Von Ryan's Express
The gap had to be filled but the result never gets done. Start direct (or up Billy Whizz), arrange side-runners then gain a...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6b
5
Billy Whizz Top 50
The central line on the wall is often well-chalked and high in the grade; short climbers with fat fingers may want to claim an...
19 user comments
 
3 Stars
E2 5c
6
High Street
Amble up the slab then attack the right-hand crack system via a taxing start to a breather. Step right and follow the thin...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E4 6a
7
Holy Grail
Neglected. Start up Excalibur and step left at the steepening and climb the blocky cracks. These may need cleaning beforehand.
 
Technical
E4 5c
8
Excalibur
The long groove above the right side of the pool 'rising from the lake', can be greasy after damp weather. The start is...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
9
J.J.2
The short-lived and dirty crack right of the layback of Excalibur.
 E1 5b
10
Jughandle/Pimpernel
Wander up the grassy giant's steps right of Excalibur then move out right to a sandy ledge and possible stance. The best finish...
 S 4a
11
Louisette
Another overgrown one - the cracked arete would benefit from a bit of traffic. Originally the route was further right on the...
 S 4a
  • Latest Comments

    For LAWRENCEFIELD

    Redbits
    "Changed from E2 5c to E2 5c *, 100% of 2 votes for *" 23/Mar

    Three Tree Climb
    "No trees left now - only stumps. Some nice moves between big rests but probably..." 13/Dec

    Tyrone
    "I've led this a few times and its a great climb. No matter how many times i've d..." 01/Nov

    High Street
    "Probably a little soft, but deffo E4 6a compared to boulevard. First couple of m..." 20/Oct

    Pool Wall
    "Had fair bit of soil and vegetation on it affecting holds and gear, but now clea..." 24/Sep

    Three Tree Climb
    "Jugs a plenty, but the start is tricky. Did impressive commando roll on 1 ft dro..." 05/Jun

    Tyrone
    "Fell on lead! Decent climbing that didn't feel too hard until choosing which cra..." 16/May

    Red Wall
    "Climbed the crack. If Millstone grades are anything to go by it's E1 5b(traditio..." 03/May

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