Back Wall

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Lots of sun!
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Sheltered

An excellent wall but not very popular. It might be because the routes are hard and there is little of quality below E4. The Back Wall Traverse sees lots of attention but once you put your head above this chalk-line, you are on your own!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Eastern Touch
Climb past a hanging crack to a niche then head left via a hidden crack to a ledge. Climb up past two good pockets and finish...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E4
2
Apres Midi
Use a pocket to reach the horizontal, step right then climb leftwards to a groove and finish up this, or its left arete -...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
Loose
E2
3
Wanna Buy a Bolt Kit?
The old peg crack is followed until it fades, step left and power up the wall, following the pale streak, to finish through the...
1 user comment
 
Crimpy
E4
4
Heatwave
Climb into the open groove and follow it (peg) past the overhang to an awkward exit. Pumpy and with a wild finish.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2
5
Hanging Slab
Take the flake to its end then finish direct. The route is low in the grade and has good gear most of the way but the finish...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2
6
Crock's Climb
Climb steeply to ledges which are followed diagonally rightwards to finish up the groove.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1
7
The Heat is On
Follow Fingertip Control but head up and left to a ledge on Crock's Climb. Follow the twin cracks above and finish over a small...
 
1 Stars
E4
8
Fingertip Control
Climb the steep wall from left to right by sustained and fingery moves. 3 peg runners protect one of the better routes in the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E5
9
Gable End
The left-hand of the parallel cracks gives fierce finger-jamming to an easy final groove.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E5
10
Hobson's Choice
The right-hand parallel crack is more technical and more sustained than its near neighbour.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E5
11
Great Expectations
Climb the leaning groove to the break. Continue up and right then scale the crucial final wall (peg runner). Good honest hard...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E3
12
Monsoon
Climb the flake to the large dubious-looking block just above the break, and finish direct up crusty rock.
3 user comments
 
Fluttery
Loose
E1
13
Wotawall
18m. The right-facing groove leads to the block and another direct finish
 E2 5b
14
Raindrop
The rib/groove and crack lead to the break. A hard move gains a flake (peg) then move right to finish up a groove.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E4
15
The Scythe
Climb Raindrop to the ledge then follow the flake as it runs out right to a hard (and grotty) exit.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
Loose
E2
16
Sunshine Super Glue
Climb the middle of the wall past a glued side-pull to a peg runner. Join the right-trending flake on The Scythe and pull over...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
17
Bring Me Sunshine
Climb the wall left of the big groove up flakes to ledges. Step right and climb the exposed arete. Low in the grade but both...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
E1
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  • Latest Comments

    For HOBSON MOOR QUARRY

    Evening Ridge
    "No way VDiff, it's severe at least, a steep start and exposed finish." 16/Jun

    The Harp
    "Very pleasant but considerably easier than VS 4c: it's even soft for the HS4b it..." 21/Feb

    Great Expectations
    "the upper peg has snapped now" 20/Oct

    Bring Me Sunshine
    "According to Western Grit "rock and gear leave a bit to be desired" bu..." 26/Jul

    Hanging Slab
    "Hard E1 and a very good route. Took a while to work out the sequence at the top ..." 01/Jun

    Monsoon
    "This was also seconded by A(Andy)Evans on the first ascent" 04/Apr

    Gideon
    "Spot on VS 5a - a couple of tricky moves, but you almost always have gear above ..." 24/Feb

    Gideon
    "Definitely harder and bolder than Parker's. IMHO this is HVS 5a, Parker's is VS ..." 02/Aug

    Crew's Route
    "Very well protected, great route for VS leaders who need some finger crack climb..." 28/Jun

    Dragon's Route
    "Adjudicator Wall is nails though...;)" 12/Jun

    Dragon's Route
    "This route is pretty easy for the grade, the steep wall is only short. I did a l..." 11/Jun

    Gideonite
    "Have to say that I found it a little more than vaguely awkward and insecure. Eit..." 21/Apr

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