The Pool Wall

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The most imposing face in the quarry is the tall wall behind the pool. Once an aid practice ground, it now has a fine collection of hard free routes. Several climbers have ended up in the weak mutton stew in the pool along with the dead sheep - not a pleasant thought; a belay on the starting ledge is a sensible idea.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
Great Wall Traverse
The shelving ledges crossing the face give a bold trip to an escape up Jughandle. Not one for busy weekends or nervous types.
1 Stars
HS 4a
High Plains Drifter
Wanders up the left-hand side of the wall. Climb a groove to steeper rock then pull right and back left (ancient peg) making...
1 user comment
2 Stars
E4 6a
The left-hand continuous crack system is tough. Start as for H.P.D. but move right to the crack. Protection is good and the...
7 user comments
2 Stars
E3 5c
Von Ryan's Express
The gap had to be filled but the result never gets done. Start direct (or up Billy Whizz), arrange side-runners then gain a...
1 user comment
1 Stars
E6 6b
Billy Whizz Top 50
The central line on the wall is often well-chalked and high in the grade; short climbers with fat fingers may want to claim an...
19 user comments
3 Stars
E2 5c
High Street
Amble up the slab then attack the right-hand crack system via a taxing start to a breather. Step right and follow the thin...
7 user comments
2 Stars
E4 6a
Holy Grail
Neglected. Start up Excalibur and step left at the steepening and climb the blocky cracks. These may need cleaning beforehand.
E4 5c
The long groove above the right side of the pool 'rising from the lake', can be greasy after damp weather. The start is...
7 user comments
2 Stars
VS 4c
The short-lived and dirty crack right of the layback of Excalibur.
 E1 5b
Wander up the grassy giant's steps right of Excalibur then move out right to a sandy ledge and possible stance. The best finish...
 S 4a
Another overgrown one - the cracked arete would benefit from a bit of traffic. Originally the route was further right on the...
 S 4a
  • Latest Comments


    Three Tree Climb
    "No trees left now - only stumps. Some nice moves between big rests but probably..." 13/Dec

    "I've led this a few times and its a great climb. No matter how many times i've d..." 01/Nov

    High Street
    "Probably a little soft, but deffo E4 6a compared to boulevard. First couple of m..." 20/Oct

    Pool Wall
    "Had fair bit of soil and vegetation on it affecting holds and gear, but now clea..." 24/Sep

    Three Tree Climb
    "Jugs a plenty, but the start is tricky. Did impressive commando roll on 1 ft dro..." 05/Jun

    "Fell on lead! Decent climbing that didn't feel too hard until choosing which cra..." 16/May

    Red Wall
    "Climbed the crack. If Millstone grades are anything to go by it's E1 5b(traditio..." 03/May

    Delectable Direct
    "Thought the last bit was the crux and worth 5c. Best route on the wall." 02/May

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