True Grit

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The right-hand side of the main cliff is composed of two impressive buttresses, divided by a steep grassy gully. On the left are the stacked overhangs of the tall True Grit Buttress and to the right is the free-standing tower of The Trinnacle whose spectacular and photogenic summit can be reached by a short scramble from behind.
Almost all the routes here are worth doing. The rock is clean and quick drying and the setting is remote and spectacular - a classic moorland grit experience.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Stranger than Friction
Access the undercut slab with difficulty and teeter carefully up it and the blunt arete above. Finish up the exposed hanging...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E3
2
Wedgewood Crack
From the gully, on the right traverse left along the diagonal break to the arete and balance up this (hard for the short) to a...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
VS
3
Wedgewood Crack Direct
The thin and awkward left-leaning crack gives an interesting struggle until the ledge below the Wedgewood Crack can be reached....
 
1 Stars
VS
4
Wall of China
Take the previous climb to the large ledges then head right passing an awkward scoop to reach the exposed arete and climb this...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
5
True Grit
A great outing up the impressive leaning gully wall, low in the grade but exciting and spectacular. Climb the scoop then trend...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E3
6
Sniffer Dog
Climb the centre of the left-hand wall of the gully, starting on the right and passing a useful crack. The start is steep!
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1
7
Trinnacle East
Climb out onto the north-facing wall to a groove and climb this passing a wobbly flake. .
 
2 Stars
HVS
8
The Left Monolith
The front face of the monolith is a classic little pitch, well marked and well-travelled. A short-lived but excellent outing. .
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
HS
9
Trinnacle Chimney
The widening rift that splits the towers is a good easy offering and bags a summit or two along the way.
 
1 Stars
M
10
The Right Monolith
The centre of the right-hand tower is best climbed without deviation, though it is tempting to trend left and use the arete, in...
 
1 Stars
HVS
11
Trinnacle West
The leaning south face is climbed via a prominent crack, passing the overhang with difficulty.
 
1 Stars
E1
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  • Latest Comments

    For RAVENSTONES

    Wall and Crack Climb
    "Felt very hard for the grade. Dirty, grassy and bold." 28/Jul

    Gray's Wall
    "I have no idea what grade this is as I only got 2 foot off the ground. But it's..." 28/Jul

    Green Wall
    "Tricky start and finish! Bold for the grade." 13/Jun

    The Derivatives
    "The top slab is rathy necky for a VDiff!" 11/Jun

    The Drainpipe
    "Filty, even after 2 weeks of hot sunny weather! As the BMC guide says, "it..." 11/Jun

    Strenuosity
    "I could be wrong but the line shown does not seem to correspond with the line in..." 16/Sep

    Nil Desperandum
    "Beware of the midges" 20/Jun

    True Grit
    "a stunner. one of the best routes i've done on grit. two large Friends are worth..." 08/Dec

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