1st Quarry

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The first quarry reached from the car is tucked away on the right. It has some worthwhile and strenuous crack climbs. The classic pumpy Calamity Crack is especially worthwhile, if somewhat arduous in execution.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Spider Crack
The thin crack just right of the left arete of the quarry to a finish up the proper jamming-crack on the right.
 
Technical
HVS
2
Nora Batty
Attack the thinner, finger-shredding crack leading right out to the arete then back left to the solid jams of Spider Crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
3
Acarpous
Climb into the recess, pull out right for a breather on the grassy ledge then finish back leftwards up the slanting crack.
 
Pumpy
E2
4
Maquis
Take the steep and pumpy jamming-crack to the niche where it joins and finishes more easily as for Acarpous.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1
5
Flush Pipe
Climb the tricky arete than make a swift mantel to reach the rest on Maquis. Finish direct up the short-lived crusty crack.
 E1
6
Gull-wing
Start up the wider left-hand crack then swing left on a line of flat holds to access a steep groove. Climb this past the roof...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2
7
Mimosa
Climb the main right-trending crack strenuously passing a useful hole a short distance from the top. Use the thinner right-hand...
 
Pumpy
E2
8
Calamity Crack
Short but action packed. The thin leaning crack is an uphill struggle on thin-hand-jams and fat finger-locks though protection...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4
9
Gargantua
Bridge the leaning groove to a niche, pull out of this into another niche and then escape rightwards. Steep, strenuous and high...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E1
10
Godzilla
Start up the groove then layback the right-hand side of the arete until a bit of a pop is need to reach the slab. Exit left.
 E3
11
Kaptain Klepton
Climb a flake to reach the horizontal jams then tackle the blank wall, trending right to finish.
 
1 Stars
E1
12
Mickey Thin
Climb to a hanging flake then follow it leftwards to a slim-tips crack. Up this to a mantel and easier finish. Sustained.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E1
13
It Only Takes Two to Tango
Climb out of the left side of the grotty recess to reach a narrow ramp then finish direct via thin cracks. Often wet. The loss...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
14
Tin Man
The right-hand side of the undercut wall passing a peg.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
E4
15
Flue Pipe
The hanging crack on the far right is okay, though sadly, escape is too easy an option.
 E1
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