The Bridge

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No sun
5 mins
Downhill
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The right-hand side of the cliff has a fair collection of steep routes on reasonable rock. The arch of the road bridge far above makes this the Peak's best wet-weather grit venue, and the angle of the routes ensures a good work-out session. The easier routes here suffer from a lack of traffic.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Poise
18m. The steep face above the right-hand bit of walling is climbed left then back right, finishing though a grotty grotto.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2
2
The Flake
14m. Climb the flake then move right to a crack to finish.
 
Loose
VS
3
The Overlooked Groove
14m. From the strange reddish-brown orifice, climb the stepped right-facing groove throughout. The entry into the upper groove...
 HS
4
The Inbetweenie
14m. The clue is in the name!
 
Loose
VS
5
Original Route
16m. Follow the giant's staircase up and left to a mighty tree, by awkward moves between good resting ledges. Never quite as...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
6
Cracked Corner
14m. Start up Original Route but continue directly up the steep crack to the continuation groove above. Leaving the good ledge...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
7
Viaduct Crack
14m. Start at a ledge (or more easily from the left) and climb the steep vague crack-line until it is possible to trend right...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
HVS
8
Haze
14m. A direct start to the previous climb up the blunt rib.Microchasm, V7 is an eliminate between Haze and Viaduct Wall...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E1
9
Viaduct Wall
14m. The ever-dry wall under the arches gives a steep and pumpy pitch (aren't they all) with a couple of reachy moves (5b for...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2
10
Honcho
14m. Begin left of Deception's cracks and gain a peg runner with difficulty - V4. Use the improving side-pull to continue...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4
11
Deception
14m. The twin bending cracks are a bit crusty and are good practice for South Stack at Gogarth!
 
Loose
HVS
12
The Redemption of a Grit Pegging Antichrist
18m. Climb to the tip of the Ramp then head directly up the wall by sustained strenuous moves to a finish up a shallow corner.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3
13
Bionic's Wall
18m. Sustained and strenuous but good honest fun and low in the grade! From the middle of the Ramp blast straight up the wall...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E4
14
Hallelujah Chorus
18m. From the tip of the Ramp, attack the wall to reach a juggy break, then take the continuation leftwards to a hard...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
E5
15
Heavy Duty
18m. Climb into the hanging groove (peg). At its top swing up and right before trending back left by sustained climbing.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2
16
King of the Swingers
26m. A pumpy traverse that is the easiest way up the wall but keeps on coming! Climb Heavy Duty to the peg then follow the...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1
17
Un-natural Act
18m. The half-natural, half-man made block-filled rift is included for its novelty value. Go on, you know you are tempted, and...
 
Graunchy
Loose
??
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    The Redemption of a Grit Pegging Antichrist
    "Has a hold come off this? This is the 2nd time I've tried but not done this rout..." 15/Oct

    Heavy Duty
    "Aye, good route. Needs to be climbed quick unless you're a stamina monster. Hold..." 21/Jul

    King of the Swingers
    "A rather below average photo of this part of the crag in W Grit (2003) makes it ..." 09/May

    Original Route
    "There's a few loose flakes, but the holds are good thoughout. My first abseil d..." 03/May

    The Grim Reaper
    "Yes. I watched someone who now works at AW Stockport do it with the direct V9ish..." 26/Apr

    The Steeple
    "This sounds the same route as Clotted Cream?" 03/May

    Viaduct Wall
    "MAT not MAP whoops." 26/Jul

    Viaduct Crack
    "pouring down with rain ,dry as a bone on a wacky route" 14/Jun

    Alcove Crack
    "This is a really cool route, I really enjoyed it, lots of nice holds and gear." 12/May

    King of the Swingers
    "Forgot to mention she ended up hanging in the tree about 5ft out from the rock :..." 09/Mar

    Mather Crack
    "A pumpy test of stamina but too well protected to be E2. Also, is it 5b? (It's g..." 23/Oct

    Electric Circus
    "An excellent route, interesting all the way and includes a bit of everything: ja..." 23/Jun

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