The Lower Tier

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Sun and Shade
40 mins
Uphill
Windy

Down the slope from the main cliff, and passed on the approach, is the band of slumped rock that forms the Lower Tier. There are a dozen short offerings here that are especially suitable for those who find the main cliff rather too steep and intimidating. None of the climbs are brilliant but the smattering of stars should point out the best of this particular bunch.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Shandy
The north-facing scoop on the far left.
 VD
2
Lager Lout
The left-hand arete of the face is followed on its right-hand side to a finish over a small protruding beak.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
3
Pint of Beer
The wide, kinked crack is a bit of a struggle - off-width or harrowing layback. Long rumoured to only have had two ascents!
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
Graunchy
VS
4
Omelette Crack
The chimney to the right is okay.
 Diff
5
The Egg Bowl
Climb the centre of the concave face to the right, following a thin crack, to a heathery exit.
2 user comments
 
Crimpy
S
6
The Vice
The steep crack in the left-hand side wall; get stuck into it. Above this, wander up easy ground.
 VD
7
Main Wall Climb
Climb to a cracked recess at 6m. Exit from this and finish up a groove containing a thin flake.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
8
Captain Zep
Follow a thin seam in the wall to the break below the roof and cross this on the left on a good jug.
 
1 Stars
HVS
9
Dirtier Groove
The incised groove on the right is partly filled with turf at the moment. The upper half is marginally better.
 Diff
10
The Rainbow
The sharp (and clean) arete is followed on good holds and is grades easier than the routes on the feature of the same name up...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Diff
11
Dirty Groove
The next groove can be a bit of a grubby affair though as the name suggests it is cleaner than its near neighbour.
 Diff
12
Left Route
The cracks just right of the arete provide a sustained and delicate pitch.
 S
13
Central Route
The centre of the wall isn't too well-endowed with either gear or holds. Sustained but quite low in the grade.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS
14
Right Route
The crack just before the boulder slope with a tricky move left at mid-height.
 VD
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  • Latest Comments

    For SHINING CLOUGH

    Some Product
    "^what hell your problem knobend?" 08/Feb

    Main Wall Climb
    "More fun than it looks, and surely the only polished foothold on the whole crag!..." 30/Sep

    East Rib
    "Classic,never gets as hard as you think, good gear." 20/Jul top50

    Gremlin Groove
    "Shame its not longer." 26/May

    Galileo
    "Agreed - its a toughy, and the cracks are a lot rougher inside than your average..." 26/Apr

    The Egg Bowl
    "This route is extremely hard, never a Vdiff" 21/Sep

    Galileo
    "Pretty tough at E1, especially for the skinny fingered folk. Way harder than any..." 25/Aug

    The Rainbow
    "A lovely route, smiles all the way up" 19/Mar

    Monkey Puzzle
    "From the ground the second crack didn't look as steep as the first... until I en..." 08/Aug

    Galileo
    "It would be churlish to argue with the calls of 5c, not least because it is toug..." 06/Aug

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