Inertia Reel Area

Bouldering
Sun from mid-morning
10 mins
Uphill

The left-hand end of the Lower Tier, directly above the Lower Tier Boulders, offers some hard problems at the base of the crag including one of the Peak's most famous traverses - shame it is so hard!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Apache Dawn
8m. The pebbly wall on the left, starting at the small cigar-shaped pod and scratching a way to a rounded finish. The heather...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Rounded
Fluttery
f7A+
2
Catastrophe Internationale Top 50
8m. From the right-hand end of the long elongated slot, climb straight up the steep wall by hard pulls on pebbles and desperate...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
f7A
3
Bareback Rider
The arete on its right-hand side and the high slab above.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
f6B+
4
Traverse of Man
Start in the cave and traverse left. Keep going around the corner and all the way across to the holly bush. Easy bits connected...
 
1 Stars
f6A
5
Ascent of Man Start
Start low in the back of the cave and climb up to good round jugs below the flake proper.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f6A+
6
Ascent of Woman Start
Start low in the cave and reach the shallow pocket on the right. Link this to the flaky ramp and the break above.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f6B+
7
Inertia Reel Traverse Top 50
Moffatt's stunning traverse. From the start of the low shelf travel desperately rightwards all the way to the end of the wall.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
f8A+
8
Ant Lives
A celebration of obscure gritstone technique. From the shelf reach the next ledge above using a selection of body parts.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
f7A
9
Inertia Reel
Attain a small flake and the rounded ledges from a minute undercut in the low break. Escape off the upper ramp to the right, or...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
f7A+
10
Teck Crack Direct
Traverse the shelf rightwards and power up to the sloping top. The low start, with feet on the back wall is Thud, f7B.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Strong
f6C
11
Teck Crack Superdirect
Reach the same seam as for Teck Crack Direct from the poor crack and pebbles below. A hideous pull.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
f7B+
12
The Dignity of Labour
Although accepted as a route, this micro-gem is undoubtedly an extended boulder problem. From the boulder, reach the horizontal...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
f7A
13
A Modest Proposal
From the break, gain and finish up the steep prow. Alternatively jump from the boulder to gain the nose - Skydivin', f6C.
 f7A
14
Mushin
Use a glued undercut above the break to reach a cluster of shallow pockets. Use these to gain the base of a hanging groove....
 
3 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
f7C+
15
The Boozy Traverse
Traverse the low break below the bulging wall and grooves of Lightning Crack.
 
Strong
Pumpy
f6C+
16
Pindles Numb Start
A highball hand traverse to gain the groove that Mushin gets to from below.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
f6C
17
The Gutter
From the back of the cave follow the crack and arete to the ledge. The side-wall to the right, including the heel-hook, is out....
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
f7A+
  • Latest Comments

    For THE ROACHES BOULDERING

    Inertia Reel Traverse
    "Does training for this involve developing a elephant like skin on the palms of t..." 19/Sep top50

    Apache Dawn
    "good E56c, not as bad as catastro by a long way, agree, is a totally ind. line" 08/Apr

    Catastrophe Internationale
    "Did this way back in late 1990 and felt it to be E5 6b then. The new BMC guide h..." 11/Jan top50

    Inertia Reel
    "Since when has V6 (6c) been a route grade? ;o)" 13/Oct

    Apache Dawn
    "this route is totally independant of catastrophe,it has desperate start on pebbl..." 18/Sep

    The Dignity of Labour
    "Not to bad but the top holds will need a *really* good clean." 09/Sep

    Catastrophe Internationale
    "only 4 moves,but do you grab the heather or mantle?the choice is yours." 13/May top50

    Inertia Reel
    "Does this finish at the ledge? If so, then it's a boulder problem." 13/Feb

    Teck Crack Direct
    "can also be done low from an undercut and dish at b7" 26/Jan

    Apache Dawn
    "done this,its way harder than catas inter. Recon E6 6c as if u pop off u will c..." 17/Jun

    Ant Lives
    "Thought this one started via an awkward (but fun) mantle to the right of Sunday ..." 10/Apr

    Bareback Rider
    "getting up to the arete is the crux,you dont want to stuff the top up though" 27/Mar

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