Soft Centre

1 Stars

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A tiny groove and thin crack lead to the roof. Less good above, and beware the loose block. Used to feel bold but it has been rebolted.
FA. Jim Burton, Gary Gibson, Nadim Siddiqui 1995


Alan, Small Dale is crap!! I went there early this year and did a couple of routes, particularly noteworthy being Soft Centre. I managed to pull three holds off, the first one nearly resulting in a ground fall and the last one did result in a huge pisser off the last move. Whilst you may believe that this will cloud my judgement, I do not think that the quarry deserves any stars. There, I've said it.

Nic Kidd - 07/Sep/00

Nic, i think your comments about Smalldale are crap! It sounds like you had a bad day and couldnt get off the ground. Perhaps some easier routes to get started in future.

Smalldale is ace, loads of stared routes!!
Mark@rutland - 22/Aug/02

Rebolted with substantial new gear where hangers previously existed. New belays added.

This route is now 7a with moreapproriately placed gear with agreement from the first ascensionist.

Gary Gibson
Themeninblack - 20/Jul/07

Well bolted now, so no heart flutter symbols. Definately worth stars and probably just Fr7a+. Has one of the more unlikely no hands rests on limestone just below the crux.
Goi Ashmore - 25/Jul/07

A great little route - worth a couple of stars for the line and the climbing. There are some friable holds, but don't think this detracts from the quality of the routes - despite the view.
Adrian Berry - 05/Aug/07

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