Pool Area

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Bouldering
Afternoon sun
4 mins
Level
Sheltered

The first section that you arrive at on the approach is the second most popular part of the quarry. It has one pleasant slabby wall and a few, more vertical, walls which lead around over a dank little pool. Bring a towel for muddy boots.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Hernia
The tiny slab immediately to the right of the edge of the face. Avoiding the big jug on the arete is the norm.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
f4
2
Lobotomy
The slab leads into a short left-trending groove. A bit slippery.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
f4+
3
Slimer
Balance up the slippy slab just left of the prominent thin crack.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
f5
4
Brownstones Crack
The straight crack in the centre of the slab has a jam or two.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
5
Moss Wall
The grey wall has variants aplenty and can be as hard as V2 if you choose the wrong set of holds.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
f4
6
Verdi Ramp
The narrow ramp in the left wall of the main corner.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
f3+
7
Verdi Corner
The green corner to a heathery exit.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
f3
8
Verdinand
The wall just right of the corner is climbed via a shallow groove.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6A+
9
Verdigris
The right side of the wall has a useful hold though the arete is to be avoided otherwise the grade drops a notch or two!
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
f6A+
10
Verdi Wall
The letter-box and crack a short distance right of the corer
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
f4
11
Two Step Left-hand
Trend left up the centre of the short wall from the small ledges at foot of the next route.
3 user comments
 f5
12
Two Step
Trend right via a trio of useful ledges, with a little flick for the top. Variations are possible including no hands, no use of...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
f3+
13
Mantelstrug
The ledge and face immediately left of the bevels arete.
 Diff
14
Chockerblock Corner
Nip up the blocker-chocked coner.
 VD
15
The Mantelshelf
The ledge and face immediately left of the arete.
 Diff
16
Muddy Wall
The wall left of the arete starting over an undercut flake.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
f4
17
Muddy Arete
The blunt arete is nicely technical and not muddy at all.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
f5+
18
Wet Corner
Strangely, the angular groove is normally dry.
 VD
19
Slab Variant
Obvious from the name, and pleasant with a tricky sideways shuffle on polished footholds to gain the arete of the next climb.
1 user comment
 f3+
20
Watery Arete
The arete left of the tide-line on its left-hand side.
1 user comment
 f4
21
Wet Foot
Well named! The wall right of the arete is okay at low tide.
1 user comment
 f4+
22
Pond Traverse
The traverse of the pond is a classic pumpy problem. It is best done right to left if you have any doubts about your stamina...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
f6A
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  • Latest Comments

    For BROWNSTONES

    Hopper
    "not that polished actually." 05/Dec

    Nexus
    "yhe dyno is ace.but the v5 (lancashire pothot)up the nexus wall is even better" 14/Sep

    Moss Wall
    "think i did it the hard way! good fun" 23/Oct

    Parr's Crack
    "sitstart for a neoclassic V3" 12/Dec

    Nexus
    "Also good is the classic Nexus Dyno, which goes from the two obvious holds on th..." 01/Oct

    Hank's Wall
    "u do nt hav 2 use the pinch atall the problem will go without it" 30/Aug

    Pigswill
    "I finally got round to trying this today and got it on the 5th go, it's a great..." 04/Apr

    Digitation
    "lovely climbing!" 08/Jun

    Hank's Wall
    "you have to pinch the small edge just to the right of parr's crack. Also, one th..." 06/Jan

    Pigswill
    "never done the route? I just went there for a ponder with butch Tom and Jerry, D..." 17/Jun

    Pigswill
    "you've obviously never done pigswill then." 16/Jun

    Pigswill
    "are`nt all problems easier if you know the moves?" 16/Jun

    Pigswill
    "this problem is easy if you know the moves, no harder than v6 and certainly easi..." 15/Jun

    Brownstones Crack
    "Use it for jamming practice." 12/Jun

    Nexus
    "One of the more memorable routes - worth a star" 19/May

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