The Pool Wall

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Afternoon sun
5 mins
Downhill
Sheltered

The most imposing face in the quarry is the fine steep wall behind the pool. Once an aid practice ground it now has a fine collection of hard free routes. Arguments about the relative grades of Boulevard, Billy Whizz and High Street continue! The ledge can be reached from the right over blocks though at high tide this can be tricky. A belay here is no bad idea - splash-downs are more common than you might expect! Guidebook page 257.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Lawrencefield Ordinary
24m. A wandering trip with good views. From the left end of the ledge behind the Pool, climb a groove then head left up ledges...
1 user comment
 VD
2
Austin's Variation
10m. The flake and corner above the start of the Ordinary (possible belay below it) give a short and strenuous pitch.
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS 4c
3
High Plains Drifter
20m. A wandering trip up the left-hand side of the wall. Climb a shallow groove to steeper rock then pull right and back left...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
E4 6a
4
Boulevard
18m. The left-hand continuous crack system is hard work. Start as for H.P.D. but move right to the crack. Protection is good...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E3 5c
5
Von Ryan's Express
8m. A serious gap-filler. Start direct (or up Billy Whizz), arrange side-runners then gain a small ledge. Leave this with some...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
6
Billy Whizz Top 50
18m. The central line on the wall is often well-chalked. High in the grade; short climbers with fat fingers can justly claim an...
19 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E2 5c
7
High Street
20m. Amble up the slab then attack the right-hand crack system via a taxing start to the breather. Step right and follow the...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E4 6a
8
Holy Grail
8m. The least attractive of the routes on the back wall. Start up Excalibur and step left at the steepening. Climb the blocky...
 
Technical
Pumpy
E4 5c
9
Excalibur
20m. The long groove at the right-hand side of the pool (rising from the lake) steepens towards the top. It can be greasy after...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
10
J.J.2
8m. The short-lived crack right of the layback of Excalibur.
 
Crimpy
E1 5b
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    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

    Delectable Direct
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