The Quadrinacle

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50 mins
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Windy

The first section of rock passed on the Snake Pass approach is the gloomy Dead Chimney Buttress. Just across the gully is the cleaner towers of the Quadrinacle. Its right-hand face is the sunniest bit of rock on this side of the moor, though it sees little action.
Approach - The shortest approach is from roadside parking at the Snake Summit. The flagged path loops right to Mill Hill, drops down to Ashop Head before climbing steeply to the plateau. Hang a left here and continue horizontally for 1km to the start of the climbing.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Act of Faith
The rounded left arete of the buttress is technical - don't fall, you might roll for the rest of your life!
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
Fluttery
E4
2
Pan Crack
Approach the hanging crack from the chimney on the right then sprint up it to wider exit. An old VS!
 
Pumpy
Rounded
E1
3
The Corinthians
Do battle with the chimney/flake.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HS
4
Eve
The hair-line crack is tricky, the groove above, much easier.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
HVS
5
Adam's Apple
The right-facing flake-crack has some good moves.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S
6
Pulpit Chimney
The slanting groove/chimney leads to a bridging finish.
 
Graunchy
Diff
7
Noah's Pair
A choice of starts leads to the easier upper chimney.
 Diff
8
Apostles' Wall
Zip up the slabby lower wall then use the solitary pocket to solve the upper section. Sidling off into the chimney (the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
HVS
9
Mark's Slab
The slabby arete leads to the ledge. Finish up the crack or wall above (both HVS) or escape left into the chimney.
 
Rounded
VS
10
Matthew
The desperate (5b?) corner crack to the ledge then the superb but short-lived crack in the upper wall. Varied!
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Graunchy
HVS
11
Zebra
The arete is climbed with difficulty and a quick trip into the previous route for runners before embarking on the gripping...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E5
12
Mark
The first chimney crack is more awkward and steeper than it looks from below - a classic graunch.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HS
13
Luke
Climb the dog-legged crack with hard and bold moves to enter the upper section.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Graunchy
E1
14
Seven Deadly Skins
The runnel above the start of Luke has excellent protection.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
15
John
The right-hand fissure is another tricky one.
 
Graunchy
VS
16
Deborah
Across the gully the short slanting crack in the arete leads strenuously to a harrowing exit on rounded holds. Hard work...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E4
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  • Latest Comments

    For KINDER NORTH

    Ashop Crack
    "It's HVS 5b in Over the Moors, so presumably they didn't find an easier way afte..." 08/Jun

    Dunisnane
    "Spelt 'Dunsinane' isnt it." 20/Jan

    Ashop Crack
    "I believe it is E2 5b in the new Western Grit (not got it with me) - the Moorlan..." 12/Jul

    Ashop Crack
    "Something must have changed on this route, because the move through the overhang..." 11/Jul

    Jelly Baby Slab
    "Climbed it this year" 11/Jun

    Razor Crack
    "I concur. Surprisingly juggy and more independent of the chimney than it looks. ..." 25/Jul

    Twisted Smile
    "Intimidating start, gradually easing but pretty sustained. If it was on Stange t..." 03/Sep

    Ashop Crack
    "Indeed I did and again after. My old guide had no comments on the grade - so eit..." 13/Aug

    Ashop Climb
    "Much better than it looks" 12/Aug

    Intestate
    "Starting from Big Brother and traversing the break left makes a better start wit..." 12/Aug

    Wind Wall
    "I Dont believe this route exists, unless you traverse right much higher." 11/Jun

    Downbyne
    "The finish is excellent" 19/Mar

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