Whittaker's Area

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Morning sun
2 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

Either side of the descent route into the quarry are two clean walls split by cracks. Unfortunately the easy access of these faces means they have been used by the 'top rope' brigade and are now severely battered - the crisp quarried edges have been worn away and the erosion of the cliff top vegetation means that sand and gravel are forever washing down the faces.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Side-step
The left-hand crack to a bulge, side-step this leftwards.
 HS
2
Alldred's Original
The second crack has tricky initial moves then eases.
 VD
3
After the Blitz
Climb the short wall, then up the right-slanting groove.
 VS
4
Whittaker's Original
The third crack is the pick of the bunch.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HS
5
Meanwhile
The right-hand crack in the face is unspectacular.
 S
6
Because
6m.... it's there. The right arete reached by the short wall below.
 HS
7
Minor
The short wall just right of the arete.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
f5+
8
Nightmare
The inverted Y cracks are pleasant if somewhat polished.
 
1 Stars
VS
9
Elaine
A problematical wall which eases with height. Side-runners can be placed on lead to protect.
 
Technical
Crimpy
HVS
10
Wedge
The steep and well-protected jamming crack is popular.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS
11
Mark
The final fissure in the wall continues the theme.
 VS
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