Cake Walk

2 Stars

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A well-travelled and very good route. Climb the lower wall via a wide crack before moving up and left to below a big pillar of flowstone. Climb the pillar and finish leftwards through the final overhangs in a great position.
FA. Steve Taylor 11.10.1992


Loose rock low down is now cleaning up with traffic - brilliant top tufa earns 2 stars
Steve - 25/Jul/00

Tough at the top, would be three star but for the poor start.
Al Evans - 01/May/01

Scrappy start, better (and harder) at the top. The ramp benefits from a few longish Q.D's
Ewan - 03/Jun/01

2 star fun. Quite goey at the top. Loose rock no longer a problem.
John Alcock - 19/Aug/02

Nice bold step at the top, exposure and some level headed climbing,top route
Alex - 12/Oct/04

At the moment quite dusty lower down, but a very nice climb nevertheless.
Jez - 08/May/05

There is a no hands rest just under the final roof where you step left. Its like sitting on a pedestall.Cool hey!
Theo Elmer - 29/Jun/05

Felt this route was a bit contrived with the crack at the start and the long traverse. The only descent climbing is at the top up the tufa. That said, the moves are lovely at the top with plenty of holds.
daithi - 04/Sep/05

Obviously meant decent climbing not descent climbing! Not too sure what descent climbing would look like! :-)
daithi - 07/Sep/05

another good bit of flowstone pulling
nick w - 03/Mar/06

cool sequence on the phallus. top move over roof is committing and hard at the grade but good rest beforehand means just about top-end 6a and not 6a+.
Wilbur - 21/Mar/06

very nice route, getting better with height. the crux is definitely getting up the tufa. the step round the roof defo feels commiting but big holds aplenty appear and quite easy really.
Iain Cattanach - 31/Jul/06

I reclimbed the rock-fall affected route to the right (Californian Hot Licks?)to the last runner and Frank Thompson climbed it the belay. With a little bit of traffic it will make a nice tufa climb, perhaps 6a plus. If someone has a bolt gun it needs either another bolt for a lower off at the last runner or an extra runner, where you now step right to the original belay.
John Alcock - 28/Jul/08

Dave Foster - 22/Aug/08

Tufa phallus is technical crux, final moves out from under the roof are the scariest bit. Excellent.
John Parker - 05/Jul/09

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