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Lots of sun!
15 mins
Uphill

A very popular wall with many good pitches. The rock is fairly reliable and has cleaned-up considerably since the routes were first put up but care is still required. The lower grassy ledges remain damp for some time after wet weather. The wall is very exposed to sun, wind and rain, but the rock itself dries very quickly.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Decline and Fall
The first line has a couple of hard moves.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
2
Like a Rolling Stone
A fine route straight up the wall.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
3
The Big Picture
A good route trending left in its upper section.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
4
T'Inglesportonia Wall
20m. A long and intricate route taking the blank wall of rock rightwards above the overlaps.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
5
The Norberians
18m. The broken lower wall to better rock above the overlap.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Loose
6c+
6
The Flying Horseman
Start up the lower section of The Norberians before moving right at the highest grass ledge.
1 user comment
 6a+
7
Drillers in the Mist
From the start of The Norberians, trend right to reach some good intricate wall climbing.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
8
Tricks and Treats
From the third bolt on Decline and Fall traverse rightwards above the overlap to finish up The Flying Horseman. Not on topo.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
9
Tradesman's Entrance
The left-hand variation on Knocking on Heaven's Door.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
10
Knocking on Heaven's Door
Climb carefully to, and then up, the slim left-facing corner.
 
1 Stars
6a+
11
The Inertia Syndrome (Revisited) Top 50
21m. A good climb once the start has been negotiated. The stout pull midway is quite pressing.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Loose
6a+
12
Fone Booth Connection
A fine pitch with a tricky crux - do not go left but head slightly right via a tiny pocket and good crimps above.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b+
13
Wheels on Fire Top 50
21m. Excellent climbing up the slim left-facing flakes leads to a thought-provoking move before easier ground. Take care at the...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Loose
6a+
14
The Shield
An intense exercise up the blank-looking wall. Move up and traverse left to a jug before making a difficult move up to the...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
15
Tombstone Blues
The line out right of The Shield and up the diagonal flake.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a
16
Subterranean Homesick Blues Top 50
A nice pitch with one tricky move just above the stepped flake.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6a+
17
The Modern Prometheus
A distinct crux at the low overlap is a touch reachy.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
6a
18
Dr Frank (enstien's) Nightmare
21m. The line passing the old tree root on the right, with a couple of stiff pulls below it.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Pumpy
Loose
6a
19
Living the Dream
21m. The cleaned wall just left of the break of Central Gully.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
5b
20
Interloper
A line just to the left of the trad line Central Gully. Shares the second bolt of Living the Dream and its lower-off.
 5c
21
Central Gully
The line of weakness that divides the left and right walls.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Loose
S 4a
22
Yellow Edge
The arete just right of Central Gully starting up the first section of Central Gully. The climbing is mostly to the left of the...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
23
Marshall Plan
A fine line that has some excellent sustained climbing. Start up Central Gully before moving out onto the right-trending line...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
24
The Man Who Fell To Earth
Very good wall climbing but on a tight line. Finish via a tough move from an undercut to the top.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c+
25
Forever Young
The blank wall beneath the diagonal traverse of Marshall Plan provides a thin and tenuous exercise. Finish up the corner as for...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
26
Central Buttress
The tall, slim buttress has sustained climbing all the way.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b
27
Tangled Up in Glue
A right-to-left line starting up Central Buttress and ending at the top of Yellow Edge. Worthwhile.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7a
28
Gone With The Wind
The crack/groove has loose rock to its right, but on the line it is fine. The hardest climbing is at the start.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5a
29
Storm Force
A deceptive pitch that is much better and harder than it looks.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6a+
30
Second Wind
The best of this quartet has good moves and a tricky top-out.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
31
Wind of Change
12m. The heavily-cleaned central area of the wall on some sloping edges.
1 user comment
 
Technical
6a+
32
S'portingle Wall
One big pull on a rattly block is the meat of this line.
6 user comments
 
Strong
6a
  • Latest Comments

    For ROBIN PROCTOR'S SCAR

    Lightning Crack
    "Changed from 4b to VS 4b, no votes" 18/Nov

    The Inertia Syndrome (Revisited)
    "The bolts really do wander ! Worth spending a bit of time extending some of the ..." 07/May top50

    The Shield
    "Not a great route - somewhat contrived but good moves." 09/Sep

    Decline and Fall
    "Very unbalanced. May have lost holds recently as the crux is super hard compared..." 19/Apr

    Wind of Change
    "Harder than the lines to the right and the left we thought and if Sportingle is ..." 27/Jun

    S'portingle Wall
    "Nice little route, packs alot in for a shorty." 22/Sep

    S'portingle Wall
    "Re-cleaned and re-bolted last summer with extra long glue-in bolts. In fact 2 bo..." 21/Apr

    S'portingle Wall
    "The flake with the second bolt in it is now rather hollow and shifts slightly - ..." 28/Jul

    Tombstone Blues
    "Removed a large flake from this recently and trundled it onto the scree. Two cli..." 23/Apr

    The Inertia Syndrome (Revisited)
    "Stepping onto the main wall, the climb becomes both sustained and committing. A ..." 01/Oct top50

    S'portingle Wall
    "The loose flake is now resting peacefully with its mates on the scree. The crux ..." 16/Jun

    The Shield
    "A two move wonder, good fun though." 26/Mar

    Second Wind
    "First half a bit crappy and loose but from the big ledge to the top it's very te..." 25/Mar

    The Inertia Syndrome (Revisited)
    "A jolly good climb despite the bit of rambling to start. The line is somewhat mo..." 02/Nov top50

    Tombstone Blues
    "I thought that this route was at least worthy of 1 star!" 02/Oct

    Tradesman's Entrance
    "Was more than three moves the way I went at least, and good moves too. Much bett..." 15/Jul

    Tradesman's Entrance
    "Clearly you have lower standards of quality :-)" 05/Nov

    Tradesman's Entrance
    "No one is saying they do, Bob. The description clearly states it's a variation. ..." 01/Nov

    The Flying Horseman
    "Easy climbing at top and bottom with a short difficult section. A very poor rout..." 18/Jul

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