Northern Ballet

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Sun and Shade
30 mins
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Windy

A collection of smaller routes set above the attractive (and big) boulder of Northern Ballet. The whole area sees little attention though it might be worth a visit if you want to escape the crowds.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Cooking Crack
Enter the undercut crack awkwardly.
 
Graunchy
HS
2
Sloping Crack
Climb to the crescent-shaped crack and follow it to a steep and exposed finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
HVD
3
Piedra Verde
Step from a block onto the steep green wall and climb direct (tenuous) passing the arete and on up the pebbled slab. "Looks...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6
4
Wall and Bulge
Climb the east-facing wall to the block overhang (poor wires) then scuttle right and finish just left of the arete. Unlikely...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2
5
Dream of Blackpool Donkeys
Finger-traverse right to the arete and climb it with increasing trepidation on its exposed valley face. Nasty landing.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E3
6
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Climb directly up the face to the finish of Wall and Bulge.
 E2
7
Appointment Missed
Climb through the centre of the roof in between via a stiff pull and some technical moves to get established over the bulge....
 
Strong
Fluttery
E5
8
The Twilight Zone
Climb the right edge of the arete to a break and the flying rib above to a gripping exit.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E4
9
Cranberry Crack
Around to the right is this hidden and awkward crack in the upper part of the face. It is reached via an easy groove and proves...
 
Technical
Graunchy
VS
10
Curving Arete
The curved arete eases with height.
 VD
11
Fisher's Chimney
The widening rift.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HVD
12
Kvick Chimney
The chimney is entered by moves up its right arete.
 
Graunchy
HS
13
Village Green
The bulging right-hand arete of the buttress is desperate.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
14
Cloudberry Wall
The centre of the crinkly wall.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Crimpy
VS
15
Cloud Busting
Just right balance up the faint rib on small holds.
 
Technical
E1
16
Cave Groove
Bridge past the entrance to the cave then continue up the crack and corner above.
 
Pumpy
VS
17
Cave Rib
The outside face of the cave system is climbed up the right rib to a ledge (runners on the left) and a bizarre finale.
 
Fluttery
E2
18
A Walk with Whittaker
The undercut scoop on the left-hand side of the overhang was a "last great problem" and is described as "puzzling and...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
19
Northern Ballet
An easy slab leads to the right-hand edge of the overhang. Step onto it and pad gingerly all the way out to the (rounded) left...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3
20
Green but Sure
Follow Northern Ballet to the slab then climb it on a set of small rounded bumps. Low in the grade but delicate and...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1
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    Wimberry Overhang
    "Yesterday saw the probable first repeat since the removal in 2007 of the block &..." 10/Apr

    Northern Ballet
    "The whole route would benefit from a clean - very gritty at the moment making th..." 15/Aug

    Charm
    "1st E3, seems like a popular 1st E3.........soft for the grade. Too soon for me..." 12/Jul

    Thorn in the Side-wall
    "It is now brushed, but the green will return! Still hard with gear in the corner..." 05/Jun

    Appointment With Fear
    "Easy E7 and pretty safe at that - as long as you don't fall off the last bit of ..." 12/May

    Bertie's Bugbear
    "Very dirty at the moment. Jamming in a damp mossy crack and smearing on lichen. ..." 28/Sep

    Short Crack
    "Technical bridging gives way to even more technical jamming come offwidth more l..." 17/Jun

    Route II
    "its 4c always was, no need for 5a" 10/Nov

    Wimberry Overhang
    "I hope R. is recovering without any complications...sounds like it could have be..." 10/Aug

    Wimberry Overhang
    "referring to accident. block pulled when climber fell on 2/8/2007. peg was backe..." 07/Aug

    The Trident
    "Significantly harder than Peapod!" 06/Aug

    Charm
    "An excellent demonstration of the rewards of onsight committment. Rather scary d..." 16/Oct

    Squirmer's Chimney
    "How does anyone even fit into this crack?? Couldn't get in the crack to even sta..." 12/Jun

    The Trident
    "Agree totally with Fiend, being of this planet and species I couldn't even get t..." 04/Feb

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