Foord's Folly

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Morning sun
8 mins
Uphill

The final few buttresses appear to offer little more than steep bouldering until you stand underneath them. The Crippler gives an excellent steep HVS while Foord's Folly is a classic thin finger-jamming exercise, and there are other quality outings.
Approach - Use the crag-top path and keep walking to just beyond the highest point of the ridge to where the crags appear on the right.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Big Richard
10m. Climb onto the rhino's horn (sling runner) then continue up a wide crack and the juggy wall on the right.
 S
2
The Proboscid
10m. Join Big Richard to the ledge then move right and boldly layback the flying nose on rounded holds.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E1
3
The Crippler
12m. Excellent juggy climbing. Follow the diagonal overlap leftward strenuously then pull over and sprint up a short flake.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS
4
Escape
10m. Swing onto the wall and climb it with increasing difficulty.
 E1
5
Mantrap
8m. The awkward chimney is hard and often dirty work.
 
Graunchy
HVD
6
Great Scene Baby
10m. Traverse left or right to reach the crack (or do it direct at V0+ (5b)) which leads to a good steep finish over the nose.
1 user comment
 S
7
Groovy Baby
10m. The next groove is technical (for that read awkward) to access but much easier and more pleasant above.
 
Technical
HS
8
Pile Driver
16m. Start as for Groovy Baby but move right to climb a groove then move right again and scale the left-hand side of the prow...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS
9
The Press
16m. An exciting expedition. Climb Pile Driver but stay low until it is possible to gain the steep crack running up the...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
E1
10
Night of Lust
14m. Climb the bulge (great boulder problem - V5) then continue up the bulging scoops to eventually join The Press.A left-hand...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
E4
11
Curfew
12m. The leaning groove is best entered by a swift barn-door layback. Once established, it eases with height.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
12
Foord's Folly
10m. The superb crack and groove are usually soloed as stopping to place gear is such hard work. Worth scary V4 above a mat.
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E2
13
The Swinger
12m. Swing up and left using the diagonal breaks to a good rest before finishing up the steep and exposed arete.
 
2 Stars
VS
14
Slow Hand Clap
8m. The centre of the wall up and left from the overhang.
 E2 5c
15
Modesty Crack
8m. Climb the crack left of the overhang trending right to finish.
 Diff
16
The Brag
8m. The slab just left of the overhang is harder than it looks. Follow the crack leftwards to finish.
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
17
Shark's Fin
6m. Back on the crag top, about 40m right of the last routes, is a leaning roof. The flake that crosses the overhang is great...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
?? 5a
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    Never, Never Land
    "In fact, Master's Edge, a middle of the road E7 is far, far harder. NNL should b..." 05/Feb

    Creep, Leap, Creep, Creep
    "This is the arete left (not right) of The Wriggler." 10/Aug

    Loaf and Cheese
    "Please tell me something has broken off the initial groove - its desperate !" 09/Aug

    Gumshoe
    "Did this on the 13th April. A Large cam (Camelot 4) goes nicely in the pocket an..." 14/Apr

    Gumshoe
    "Backed off this April 2010 as gear slots at the ledge are now sandy holes - very..." 12/Apr

    Imposition
    "Some burly fist-jamming to get round the slight bulge at the start. Felt 5c to m..." 15/Aug

    Electric Savage
    "Two very good and contrasting pitches. The first is more like 6a and the second ..." 26/Jun

    Juan Cur
    "Was originally protected by a large piece of wood 1 x 2 x 2 foot found in someon..." 12/May

    Rubber Crack
    "I don't think this gets done very often. Hard at start and at finish." 21/Apr

    Louie Groove
    "Did this a couple year ago. Agree that its easy for the grade. Hardest moves pro..." 29/Sep

    Magic Roundabout
    "Brialliant route, bomber cams, though too short to get 3 stars." 09/Aug

    Alcatraz
    "More balancy than bold. The final crag is a but wide but easy enough." 23/Jun

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