The Fourth Cloud

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
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The Fourth Cloud is not as good as its bigger neighbour number Three but still has a few short problems of interest that are worth calling in for.
Access - Birds have nested on the ledge above Boysen's Delight and access has been restricted in the past. If the birds return, signs will be posted.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Meander
8m. The centre of the slab, trending left once past the overlap.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
2
Meander Variation
10m. Climb the short layback flake, meander left then climb the steep sidewall.
 
Strong
E1
3
Stranglehold
10m. Undercut up the right edge of the wall then go!
 E1
4
Smun
8m. Smun indeed! Spring up the wall to a diagonal flake and follow this strenuously rightwards until the crack on the right can...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS
5
Left-hand Block Crack
6m. Climb the roof and take the left-hand groove in the recess.
 S
6
Right-hand Block Crack
6m. It's all in the name.
 S
7
Winter in Combat
6m. The slab and arete on the side-wall are quite technical.
 
Technical
E1
8
The Shining Path
10m. A hard pull over the roof leads to a horizontal break (cams) then smear up the centre of the impossibly bald slab.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E7
9
Private Display
10m. Start from a boulder then climb the arete and thin crack. Pleasantly technical climbing with good small wire protection.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
10
Boysen's Delight
10m. A thin crack leads with difficulty (and good runners) into the easier twisting fissure above and often via some bird plop.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
11
Milky Buttons
The blank bubbly scoop as far as the break
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
??
12
Mirror, Mirror
10m. A little beauty. Climb the centre of the wall with difficult moves left and a crucial section past the curving overlap...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E5
13
Mantelshelf Route
10m. Mantel up the ledges and finish up the groove.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Diff
14
Chockstone Corner
6m. The groove with the expected jammed stone.
 Diff
15
Roman Candle
6m. From the block shoot hard left into the short crack.
 
1 Stars
HVS
16
Roman Nose
6m. Start on the right and stride out onto the beak which is followed delicately via sketchy finger flakes and neat moves. Low...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
E2
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    For THE FIVE CLOUDS

    Laguna Sunrise
    "One 6c move which you would/do deck out from at around fifteen feet and only E5?..." 18/Dec

    Cloudbusting
    ""Is this do-able if you're less than 6 feet tall"? Well I'm less than ..." 15/Nov

    Laguna Sunrise
    "only one 6c move but very insecure.i decked after ripping the gear.hard e5 botto..." 14/Nov

    Icarus Allsorts
    "I followed the WG line, which seemed fine - lovely route. Good pro tricky but av..." 27/Apr

    Laguna Sunrise
    "Climbed without the side runner in Apaloosa now. Some wobbly nuts in the flakes ..." 02/Jan

    Mirror, Mirror
    "Ambsolutely stunning route, one of the best routes I've done on grit. E5 6b+ wit..." 11/Nov

    Communist Crack
    "VS my arse. 'specially when soloing! ;)" 01/Oct

    Cloudbusting
    "Brilliant moves, but is this do-able if you're less than 6 feet tall - it's a hu..." 02/Jul

    Rubberneck
    "Good route. Takes some working out. Sustained and harder than some E1s I've don..." 24/Mar

    Stalin
    "Not at VD it isn't! Good severe, much harder than Lenin or Jimmy Carter." 19/Mar

    The Outdoor Pursuits Cooperative
    "Step in from the boulder on the left at this grade, direct is much harder." 28/Jan

    Crabbies Left-hand
    "A worthwhile variant. Straightforward VS 4c once you've left Crabbie's." 25/Sep

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