West Window

Adjacent Areas
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Trad
Sun and Shade
15 mins
Level
Sheltered

The rest of the climbs are located around the impressive vertical gash of the West Window which is the tall slit that lets light into the back of the main cave.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Slanting Crack
Scramble out to a stance at the foot of the chimney in the left-hand side of the face. Follow this (wide and awkward) until it...
 
1 Stars
Loose
VS
2
Deep Freeze
From the stance on Slanting Crack, move back right then climb the fingery rib (threads) to enter a shallow groove. Up this to...
 
1 Stars
E2
3
Tower Direct
A great route up the centre of the white wall. From a stance in the base of the window, climb leftwards into a thin crack. Up...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
E3
4
Twilight of the Tired Gods
The hanging flake to the left of the window gives a butch pitch.1) 5c, 16m. Traverse out as for Tower Direct but follow...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3
5
West Window Groove
The other great classic of the cliff is easier for the supple and/or long legged.1) 5a, 16m. Climb cracks that split the...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
HVS
6
Starlight
Now unclimbable because of vegetation.1) 4b, 24m. Start at the right edge of the cave and climb a grassy groove to a small...
 VS 4b
7
Lightening
Now unclimbable because of vegetation.1) 5a, 28m. Follow Starlight but continue along the break to a left trending ramp. Up...
 HVS 5a