The Trident

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30 mins
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The smooth wall capped by impressive overhangs is home to some superb hard routes including the mega-classic Wristcutter's Lullaby. As ever the cracks between the blank sections providing easier challenges with the The Trident and Bertie's Bugbear being the pick. Further right is the fine crack of Blasphemy and its excellent left-hand finish - Piety. Blue Light's Crack may not appeal to all but it is a striking line.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Berlin Wall
From the recess on Coffin Crack teeter right onto the wall to a pocket. Traverse right again and continue direct in an...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6
2
Sectioned
The direct line through the bulge and up the pebbled centre of the wall to the twin pockets common with all the wall's routes....
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E8
3
Neptune's Tool
From the foot of The Trident gain and follow the curving flake leftwards out into the middle of the wall (good gear - very hard...
13 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E6
4
Wristcutter's Lullaby
Magnificent and high in the grade. Follow Neptune's Tool to the centre of the wall then climb straight up the face on pebbles...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E6
5
Desecration
An exciting crossing of the face. From the block on The Trident climb down and left to a small ledge then follow poor holds...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4
6
The Trident
Western Grit's tough answer to The Peapod; a classic struggle but a classic nonetheless. The narrow central section is an...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
E1
7
MaDMAn
The bald blunt and imposing arete to the right of The Trident is hard, harrowing and unprotected as far as a shelf. If you get...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E8
8
Cheltenham Gold Cup
The left wall of Bertie's Bugbear is fiercely technical, especially getting into the shallow groove in the centre of the face....
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5
9
Bertie's Bugbear
The best lower-grade route on the cliff climbs the huge central groove. The crucial bulge is climbed using a highly suspicious...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
S
10
Sickbay Shuffle
A terrifying crab-wise expedition across the right-hand wall of the big groove. Protection in the gully becomes increasingly...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3
11
Thorn in the Side-wall
The right-hand wall of Bertie's leads to the traverse of Sickbay Shuffle, then finishing direct. Somehow side-runners will need...
4 user comments
 
Technical
E5
12
Piety
Bold, delicate and superb. Climb the crack of Blasphemy until a delicate scoop leads out left to the arete. Step round the...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2
13
Blasphemy
A superb outing with quality finger-jamming. Gain the sinuous crack from the large block in the corner. Where the crack ends,...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E2
14
Blue Light's Crack
The wide corner is a titanic struggle for most, wedging-a-way up is the only option, though macho-men with strong arms and...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
E1
15
The Possessed
A desperate direct on Sacrilege. Start up a hairline crack (RPs) and gain a broad scoop. Crimp the faint rib on the right to...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E7
16
Sacrilege
Climb the chimney for 8m to access the imposing crack in the left wall. Plug in a sustained series of solid jams (except when...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2
17
Starvation Chimney
A (not very) subtle blend of climbing and caving. The compelling narrow rift to a tight exit through the cliff. Speaking as one...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
S
18
Left Leg Finish
18m. The crack in the left wall of the upper section of the chimney gives good strenuous climbing.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
19
Right Leg Finish
18m. The tough crack to the right of the blocking overhang is also entertaining.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
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