Looning the Tube

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Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
18 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Looning the Tube area has a good mix of sport climbs, trad climbs and run-out bolted and mixed climbs. Areas of sun and shade can be found throughout the day.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Puddy Kat
Climb the flake/groove, with a tricky move up the cleaned slab above. 2 Bolts to a lower off.
 5a
2
Just for Fun
Bridge up the corner, reaching out to clip the bolt, and make hard moves up the slab on the right to reach the ledge and bolt....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E2
3
The Burning
The sustained and pumpy groove past a number of bolts.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
6b+
4
The Deceptive Dyke
The pleasant dolerite pillar. Make bold moves up to gain the ledge and first bolt, then follow the pillar and bolts to the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
5c
5
1066
A rather contrived line up the bolted wall right of Deceptive Dyke. Avoid following the groove!
 
Pumpy
Crimpy
6b
6
Loony Toons
The technical wall past three bolts has some long reaches, and is quite scary.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Fluttery
E3
7
Brief Encounter
A mix of trad and bolts. Climb up to a ledge below a groove. A long reach and hard pull to the first bolt gains the wall above....
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVS
8
Donald Duck
A trick start leads to easier climbing higher up. The spaced bolts makes it feel exciting and might be better viewed as an E3.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
6c
9
Gadaffi Duck
The groove has a hard start, but eases shortly after the second bolt, to give nice sustained climbing.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
10
Sad Man Who's Sane
The slab with two bolts. A wire can be placed to protect the move onto the central ledge.
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
11
U.B.L.
Similar to its left-hand neighbour but slightly easier. There is a long reach to gain the lower-off.
 
Reachy
VS
12
Hyperfly
Bridge up the groove to the left of the square-cut corner of Turn of the Century.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
13
Turn of the Century
The square-cut corner gives some technical climbing past two bolts and some trad gear to a lower-off.
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2
14
Maximum Tariff
Technical and sustained climbing leads up the wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b
15
Buffalo Smashed in Head Jump
A harrowing lead and best avoided. Move up to gain the groove capped by an overlap. Difficult and poorly protected moves lead...
 
Fluttery
E4
16
Dreid Mouth Sesame Seed
Climb the groove passing a bolt and a bolt stud.
 
Fluttery
5c
17
Dried Mouth frog
The groove that marks the left edge of the Looning the Tube slab is short and reasonably straight forward. Protection is from...
 HS
18
Swan Hunter
A bold route. Head up the arete to the break and make a detour to clip the bolt on Goose Creature. Move back out to the arete...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4
19
Goose Creature
A great route with a hard rock-over. Climb up to a small ledge, then foot traverse the break until you can climb up past a bolt...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E3
20
Menai Vice
A direct start up to the first bolt on Goose Creature, then break out slightly right to clip a second bolt. Passing this is...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E4
21
Looning the Tube
The original line of this wall, which used to start up the tube until it fell down! Traverse out across the slab past a bolt...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E1
22
Hysterectomy
Follow Looning the Tube to the bolt and then head straight up the slab following the line of weakness, past a good skyhook...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5
23
Zzzooming the Tube
Follow Looning the Tube to the metal spike. Move right and then make something of a desperate heart in your mouth pull to clip...
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E3
24
Pruning the Tube
Follow Looning the Tube to the rusty spike, and continue along the break until you reach a bolt by your ankles. Clip this and...
 
1 Stars
E2
25
Exhuming the Tube
This route follows the original line, when the tube extended all the way to the next level. Follow Pruning the Tube to the bolt...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
26
Mad on the Metro
A nice route, run-out but steady. Start below a bolt and a ring above a small blocky pinnacle. Climb up to the first bolt, and...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4
27
Geboa Racer
The slab is thin, run out and friable. Care needed throughout and not to be mistaken for Fcuk Les Clotures.
 
Loose
E4
28
Fcuk Les Clotures
Just to the left of the unstable looking pillar is a well cleaned slab with five bolts leading to a shared lower off with Geboa...
 
1 Stars
5a
29
Sport 4 All
Climb the groove on the left of the wall.
3 user comments
 5a
30
Kinder Surprise
Climb the slanting line to the right of Sport 4 All.
3 user comments
 5a
31
Surprise Surprise
A tricky start leads to delicate and balancy climbing above.
 
1 Stars
6a
32
Shorty's Dyno
A great dyno for the short (probably worth 6c+)...a straightforward reach for the tall.
 
1 Stars
Dyno
6a
33
Orangutang Overhang
A technical groove followed by an entertaining roof.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
34
Cyber World Sl@te Heads
Climb the groove up to the right-hand side of the large roof and continue to a lower-off on the large flake.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6a+
35
Steps of Glory
Climb the slabby wall to the right of Cyber World Sl@te Heads. Some nice stepped edges lead the way to a lower-off.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
5a