The Lower Tier

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Morning sun
4 mins
Uphill

This section has a trio of memorable roof cracks and some more modern desperates up the walls in between. It also features some excellent bouldering above soft grassy landings. Seldom too busy, in a lovely situation, the verdant base can be very pleasant on a sunny morning, which is more than can be said for the roof cracks, any time of the day or night.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Crab Walk Direct
10m. Pull powerfully over the roof at the crack and saunter up the grassy groove above to the top.
 
Strong
VS
2
Sketching Wildly
14m. Tackle the tiered roofs head on. Undercut past the first overhang, to where poor cams just about protect hard moves...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
E6
3
Crab Walk
16m. Pull over the centre of the roof at a scoop then traverse crabwise leftwards (choice of levels) between the overlaps to...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
4
Abdomen
18m. A bizarre route. Start as for Crab Walk but climb to the roof then hand-traverse and/or crawl rightwards along the break...
 S
5
Brown's Crack
14m. The central crack leads awkwardly to the capping overhang which provides the main meat of the route. An accursed struggle...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E2
6
Prostration
14m. Climb rightwards to the central roof-crack, have a snooze in the slot, then pull smartly onto the wall to finish.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
HVS
7
Colly Wobble
12m. The pink hanging wall is gained via a pull over the overhang past four ancient drilled holes. A tri-cam or inverted wire...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E4
8
Don's Crack
10m. Not unexpectedly, the right-hand crack is thuggish. Fortunately it is well-protected and the difficulties are soon over -...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS
9
Tierdrop Top 50
8m. A classic micro-route which is short on length but big on impact. Just a bit too big to be considered a boulder problem,...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5
10
Tier's End
8m. Pull over the right-hand end of the overlap (feels like 5b!) to enter and climb the hanging groove which is over all too...
 
Technical
VS
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