HEN CLOUD


The superb castellated buttresses of Hen Cloud offer some of gritís finest crack climbs and some excellent bold buttress routes as an added extra. Perched above a steep bank the positions are superb as is the outlook. Despite facing south the crag is inclined to be green and lichenous and as such is not a good destination after damp weather.

Routes

99 trad routes (M...E7)
1 boulder problem (V2 5c)
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
Far Left
The left-hand side of the cliff is dominated by three tall and impressive towers. To the right is a...
32
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Delstree Area
Three towering grooves in the orange part of the spectrum make this section of the cliff...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Central Climb Area
The tallest part of the cliff, home to some great multi-pitch routes and the site of the only...
15
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Modern Area
The next routes are arranged around the gully between Central Climb Area and Hen Cloud Eliminate...
7
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Hen Cloud Eliminate Area
The long tapering wall that forms the right-hand side of Hen Cloud has many superb routes across a...
22
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Far Right
The last section of wall, just around the corner from the tall Batchelor's Area, has the classics...
12
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

12 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For HEN CLOUD

    Chicken
    "Absolute classic! Not that bold, but I thought 5b all the way, and so hard for ..." 14/Sep

    Solid Geometry
    "Lovely sequency climbing up the 'petrified vine'. Protection is just about adequ..." 23/Sep

    Delstree
    "I was having a bad day. I got onto the main crack and really struggled to place ..." 06/Sep top50

    Delstree
    "That's strange - I did all 3 in the same day as well and thought that delstree w..." 30/Jul top50

    Problem 1
    "An excellent, scary problem up the right hand vein at V2. I reckon the line jus..." 24/Apr

    The Arete
    "My first ever trad climb :) Its quite exposed so was thrilling for a 1st traditi..." 01/Aug

    Bachelor's Left-hand
    "Good but a bit disjointed. Thought HCE was the better route" 05/Jul top50

    Thompson's Buttress Route 2
    "this is a Good route offering little protection for the first few meters" 22/Apr

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