Solo In Soho Area

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Lots of sun!
14 mins
Uphill
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A great little wall with a host of neat pitches on mostly excellent rock. A good spot to clock up some mileage but take care not to knock scree off of the top of the crag onto those below. The crag is on the left at the top of the approach.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
G.M.B.H
12m. Start up E.C.V and move left onto the arete beneath a bolt, difficult moves past this gains a crack and groove that is...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
2
Eagle's Nest Crack
One for the masochist. Scrabble up the wide crack, battle past the tree, then pull and squirm up the awkward chimney.
2 user comments
 HS
3
Dead or Alive
Climb the wall between the two trees to reach a large ledge, then follow the pocketed wall rightwards to the top.
2 user comments
 VS
4
Alive Not Dead
Climb the groove beneath the large whitebeam tree to a ledge on the right. Continue up the wall above passing the stunted yew...
2 user comments
 VS
5
Neon Knights
The slim and technical groove has an awkward start.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Loose
E2
6
Phallic Tower
Climb the broken wall, moving right to a small pillar - the phallus. Carefully move left and up a short groove to the top.
2 user comments
 HVS
7
Marnie
The superb hanging V-groove is gained from the left. The groove itself feels bold but there is just enough protection where...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS
8
Life of Dubious Virtue
A surprisingly independent pitch following the technical thin crack in the arete.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
9
Too Many Women
An eliminate up the wall left of Vacances Verticales.
3 user comments
 
Technical
E2
10
Vacances Verticales
An excellent wall climb with a hard move by the peg.
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E2
11
Darling Rose
A fierce eliminate up a thin crack to a small overlap (bolt). Continue on tiny holds to reach good jugs and easier ground.
3 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
E3
12
Foot Loose and Fancy Free
A steep, strenuous pitch following the broken crack direct to the wide finishing groove of Marander.
2 user comments
 
Pumpy
E1
13
Marander
A good climb. Start at a red 'W' and arrow painted on the rock. Pull up to a ledge then follow a leftwards trending line of...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
14
Russian Roulette
A route of differing halves. Climb the problematic wall direct to a whitebeam tree, or make a start from Marander. Pull into...
2 user comments
 
Crimpy
E2
15
Solo in Soho
A stunning pitch which is the best E3 on the Pinfold escarpment. Delicately climb the shallow scoop (small wires and a good...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E3
16
Alchemy
The blunt arete feels less committing with a high side-runner in Devil's Alternative.
3 user comments
 
Technical
E3
17
Toccata Top 50
A fantastic pitch tackling the crack with testing moves to reach and pass a small protruding block.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
VS
18
Play to Kill
An eliminate direct finish to Banana Splits over the bulge.
2 user comments
 
Technical
E2
19
Banana Splits
A circuitous way up the wall with an airy finish. Climb Toccata to a small protruding block at 3m, then move right into a...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
20
Shoot to Thrill
A bold route requiring precise footwork and strong fingers. Boulder into a shallow scoop and continue rightwards to a good...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E7
21
Midnight Special
The broken wall has a difficult start. The upper section is easy, but take care with the rock.
2 user comments
 HVS
22
Y-Corner
The steep cracks are very good and harder than they look.Either branch is the same grade.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
23
Devil's Alternative
Enjoyable climbing up the shallow scoop. Use double ropes to take advantage of all the gear placements.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
  • Latest Comments

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    Through the Grapevine
    "Now has new lower off. R.McConnell" 16/Jun

    Killer Gorilla
    "Just for info, I did this free the same day as I did Planet Clare. I gave it 7b+..." 04/Feb

    Atmospheres
    "Generally ok for grade. Pegs/tat in a bad way! Would trust them with a barge pol..." 06/Sep

    Killer Gorilla
    "Hey I wonder what this would go free at..." 04/Sep

    I Feel Like a Wog
    "Had a right struggle on this at the weekend the 7b+ to the left felt easier, I'd..." 25/May

    Obelisks Fly High
    "Well worth doing" 16/May

    Toccata
    "I would agree with that" 28/Sep top50

    Marnie
    "totaly agree with above comment, there arnt loads of holds!! small gear only." 18/Sep

    Atlantic Traveller
    "Another great route, nice climbing and good gear" 30/Aug top50

    Mitsuki Groove
    "Felt more like VS 5a, bomber small wires and only one tricky move" 16/Aug

    Killer Gorilla
    "Start now done free making the route about 7c+" 29/May

    Alchemy
    "If you're good (and fast) with small wires you can get some decent gear in for t..." 21/May

    Baby Frogs with Dirty Little Lips
    "Big hold fell off the crux when I was on it (fat lummox). Still doable but harde..." 15/Feb

    Brain Box
    "Gary, sorry for misrepresenting your route I used the tree when I climbed the ..." 01/Sep

    Brain Box
    "I dont blame you for being disappointed,was a bit suprised when I found it could..." 14/Aug

    Brain Box
    "I did it free when I first did it and the sapling was tiny. The move off the und..." 14/Aug

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