The Pinnacle Area

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The left-hand side of the cliff has a good set of lower-grade climbs on quality rock. There is the occasional loose block and belaying at the top of the cliff requires care.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Double Crack
4m. The wide fissure becomes parallel cracks and has interesting moves passing the small beak.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Diff
2
The Nithin
12m. The right-hand crack in the recess (awkward) to a ledge and the wide crack on the left. The arete direct is HS 4a.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S
3
Flake Crack
12m. Climb a flaky crack in the gully wall to the ledge on the left and continue up the flake with care to a tricky exit.
2 user comments
 HS
4
The Arete
4m. The slabby arete is short and sweet. A side-runner may help the timid and a small cam is useful just below the top.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
5
Easy Corner
4m. The left-hand angle of the bay.
3 user comments
 Diff
6
Easy Crack
4m. The cluster of cracks to a niche and rightward exit.
3 user comments
 Diff
7
Right-hand Crack
5m. The narrowing right-hand crack and short groove above.
2 user comments
 VD
8
Pinnacle Crack
6m. Climb the left-hand wall and the wide crack (awkward to reach) then step left to the crack in the wall.
3 user comments
 VD
9
Pinnacle Arete
6m. The outside edge of the pinnacle has a bold-feeling start. Be warned, the top block moves. Step left or right to finish.
3 user comments
 VD
10
Sheltered Crack
6m. The crack tucked behind the pinnacle is not sheltered from the west wind, though it is steep and well-protected.
 
1 Stars
VD
11
Bow Crack
6m. Take the thin right-hand branch to gain a block and a steep finish. Avoiding the bridging start (and perhaps wearing...
2 user comments
 HVD
12
Slanting Crack
6m. Climb the crack to a groove, with tricky moves to get past the big triangular chockstone, and up the steep final corner.
4 user comments
 HVD
13
Overhanging Chockstone Crack
8m. Climb past the right-hand side of the huge chockstone using holds on the right to gain the upper crack. Easier than it...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
VD
14
The Fifth Horseman
8m. Teeter up the left edge of the wall with a bold move or two.
6 user comments
 
Rounded
Fluttery
HVS
15
V-Corner
8m. An awkward thrutch or left-facing layback leads to the ledge and a finish up the easier right-hand crack.
 S
16
Icebreaker
8m. The bold slab with a semi-crucial pebble. Hard for the short.
 
Reachy
Rounded
Fluttery
E2
17
Thin Cracks
8m. The thin crack to the ledge (hard until the footholds start to arrive) and then climb the left-hand crack to finish.
2 user comments
 
Technical
VS
18
Muscle Crack
8m. The wider central crack (HVD) to the right-hand finish.
4 user comments
 S
19
Bloody/Block Cracks
8m. Either fissure to the recess and the flake crack above.
1 user comment
 S
20
The Nose
12m. Climb leftwards out of the recess (wide bridging?) to a slot, then step back right onto the top of the overhang and climb...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HS
21
Nursery Arete
12m. The square arete and its broader continuation has its moments.
 HVS
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