WHARNCLIFFE


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Routes

192 trad routes (M...D)
5 boulder problems (f6A+...f7A+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Prow Rock Area
Wharncliffe starts with the pointed Prow Rock just below where the approach path meets the cliff...
19
Trad
No sun
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0 mins

Scarlett's Wall
A fine square pillar home to one of Harry Scarlett's original bold (pumped in pumps!) offerings...
5
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Tensile Test
A short wall with a slightly quarried feel about it and a flattish base - a rarity at Wharncliffe....
11
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Mantelshelf Pillar
Next comes a squat square-cut pillar that is actually detached from the edge. It has a couple of...
3
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Photo Finish
A fine slab with a huge rocking block perched on top of the route that gives the area its name. All...
13
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

22 mins

Cheese Block Area
This isolated blocky buttress is split by a series of cracks and grooves. It is a great area for...
10
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

22 mins

Pete's Sake
The main challenge on this fine tall tower was unlocked by local legend Pete Crew before he move on...
19
Trad
No sun
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0 mins

Great Buttress
One of the best buttresses on the cliff with a good set of worthwhile routes on the main piece of...
15
Trad
No sun
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0 mins

Puttrell's Progress
A proud buttress that has lost bits and pieces over the years. Probably best to get the classic...
12
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

24 mins

Twin Pillars
These are more like a couple of squat blocks; 20m to the right of Puttrell's Progress, they are...
7
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

24 mins

The Blue Defile
A taller buttress with a wide central crack of the Blue Defile which was first climbed by Tom...
6
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

24 mins

Himmelswillen
An impressive tower and wall with a fine set of routes. Himmelswillen is a true classic, while...
9
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

25 mins

Hell Gate Area
The finest set of hard climbs on the cliff based around a trio of jutting aretes. Half a dozen...
19
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

25 mins

Long John's Stride
An isolated set of quiet buttresses with a good selection of climbs. It can be very green here in...
26
Trad
No sun
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0 mins

sheltered
Far South
Beyond Long John's Stride the edge continues as a scattered set of small buttresses, many of which...
23
Trad
No sun
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sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For WHARNCLIFFE

    Deep Chimney
    "Changed from D * to D *, no votes" 23/Mar

    Just a Minute
    "Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless'..." 10/May

    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
    "Only hard bit is getting into sentry box. Then a fun squirm. Hard Diff?" 02/Apr

    Desolation Angel
    "agree with all above. looks harder than it is. i would probably say E5, compared..." 13/Mar

    Scarlett's Wall Arete
    "Nice face climbing." 27/Oct

    Rook Chimney
    "A bit polished lower down and not a smooth climb i.e. bitty!" 26/Oct

    Banana Wall
    "agree with brown. E2 5c/6a depending on reach." 19/Oct

    Great Buttress Arete
    "It is possible with some care and attention to place adequate wire protection. ..." 14/Oct

    Easy Groove
    "More a chimney than a groove, though climbed by bridging rather than chimneying...." 07/Sep

    Renrock
    "Very straightforward 5a moves for a consolidated onsight E1 leader. Bouldering h..." 29/May

    Thrown Away
    "A corking route. Very pumpy and the three reachy moves got the heart racing. I'm..." 23/May

    Helping Hand
    "Totally disjointed and a two move wonder, but quite pleasant overall. The finish..." 04/Apr

    Renrock
    "Don't follow the "lack of gear" arguements, as there is gear in the fl..." 30/Oct

    Desolation Angel
    "Not even sure where the side runners would go - ones in the gulleys either side ..." 18/Oct

    Primal Void
    "Looked rather bold for VS 5a - are there hidden gear placements?" 08/Oct

    Himmelswillen
    "Great climbing, I missed the first bit of gear so getting onto the ledge was a b..." 27/Jul

    The Zig-zag Climb
    "Very pleasant after Crack of Doom!" 15/Jul

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