Rake Wall

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Morning sun
2 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The most impressive section of the cliff has some good and strenuous left-leaning crack climbs that lead to The Rake. From here upward progress doesn't add a lot to the climbing experience - best to use the fixed belays. The orange scar of the rock fall on the right, and the small memorial under The Popple, point to the fact that care is required when climbing here.

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1
Noah's Crack
The leaning groove and tricky layback above leads to easy ground. Move right to the fixed belay.
 
Pumpy
VS
2
Sunset Crack
From a large block pull onto a ledge then climb the sharp-edged crack to a leftwards exit under the capping flake.
 
Pumpy
VS
3
Tony's Terror
Climb the steepening groove then exit right to a rest on a hanging slab. Continue up the steep crack to easy ground and the...
 VS
4
Midgebite Crack
Climb the deep groove, left then right, to its apex and pull out right to reach a rest with difficulty. Jam the good crack...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS
5
The Popple
From just right of the memorial, climb the steep jamming crack to a triangular niche then follow the thinner finger-crack (the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS
6
The Drooper
The main angle is bridged to the overhang then power past this (old peg) to reach a jug in the wider crack above. Get...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E2
7
The Wilter
The crack running up the left-hand side of the orange scar has some of the best climbing here though it is spoilt by the grubby...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E1
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    For DEN LANE QUARRY

    Palais Glide
    "crux is a nice layback move with a tricky move right to gain a stance. new bolts..." 17/Mar

    The Wilter
    "Perhaps that should be "select a way off carefully?". Or does it refer..." 22/Jun

    Irish Jig
    "The best finish (safest) is to move left to a small ledge above the first arete,..." 04/Mar

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