Pothole Wall Area

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Trad
Sun and Shade
5 mins
Level
Sheltered
Restricted Access

The central section of the cliff has a fine set of powerful groove-lines, and some open faces. Once these were regarded as equal to the best routes in Wales - well they may not be quite that good - but most are still worth doing. Several routes manage to find their way through unlikely terrain at reasonable grades, without getting involved with anything too dramatic.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Last Testament
The leaning groove left of a large Y-trunked tree is steep and sustained. Pass the bulge (crux - old peg) for more of the same...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3
2
Wind of Change
The long leaning crack in the sidewall gives a beefy pitch. As the crack runs into Guts Ache keep left up the arete until the...
 
1 Stars
E2
3
Guts Ache Groove
The slanting groove behind the tree is climbed in its entirety. It gives a fine sustained pitch which is a little easier than...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
4
Guillotine
Climb the steep slanting crack in the left wall of the slabby groove - knobbly. Where it ends, step left into the continuation...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVS
5
Chopping Block
Climb the steep slanting crack in the left wall of the slabby groove. Where it ends, climb direct past a block into the red...
 
1 Stars
E2
6
Garroter
One of the original classics of the crag is now very polished but, if you can handle that, the climbing is superbly...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
7
Halo Left-hand
A sadly neglected line through the left edge of the bulges that cross the wall. Follow the groove trending right to the bulges...
2 user comments
 
Loose
HVS
8
Halo Right-hand
Follow Halo Left-hand to the bulges then traverse 6m right as for Bagatelle before pulling steeply leftwards to enter the upper...
 HVS
9
Bagatelle
An interesting diagonal expedition.1) 5a, 40m. Follow Halo Left-hand to the bulges then traverse right under the roofs...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
10
Tramp
Climb up into the hanging groove and exit steeply from this to reach the traverse on Bagatelle. Reach the short diagonal crack...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
11
Pleasure Dome
1) 5c, 24m. Climb the crack steeply through the bulges then follow the right-trending groove to the small but comfortable...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
E2
12
Excavator
Not as loose as the name suggests, though it once was.Start up the steep pocketed slab and trend right to enter the black...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Loose
HVS
13
Pothole Wall Top 50
A fine and popular route with just a couple of hard moves which are well protected by fixed gear. The 1st pitch feels quite...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
VS
14
Gangue Grooves Top 50
Excellent; sustained and varied despite its ugly appearance. Start right of the corner of Pothole Wall and trend right then...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
HVS
15
Euromess
1) 5a, 18m. Climb straight up the pocketed wall to the hanging lump and pull right past this before sprinting up a short groove...
 E1
16
Overhanging Wall
1) 5a, 20m. Climb to a small hanging lump from the right and turn this and the next bulge continuing left. Head back rightwards...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS