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The best climbing at Pot Hole is on the tall wall which stretches right and left from the prominent arete. The routes on the centre of this wall are superb, especially The Dog and Ceba. Further right the routes are a bit short, but they provide plenty of interesting lines at easier grades.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Owl Wall
Start left of the tree at a finger-crack and climb the wall past a tiny sapling to the top.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
2
Mango
A good line following the vague rounded scoop and cracks to reach a ledge by a small sapling. Pull up past this and climb the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
3
Chutney
Nice climbing up the wall right of Mango with an awkward finish up the thin V-crack near the top.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
4
Droggo
A well-protected climb following thin cracks in the wall left of the arete.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
5
Epitaph
Boldly climb the thin crack in the wall beneath the arete to reach a good crack in the narrow face of the arete. Follow this to...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS
6
Horn Dog
The arete direct is surprisingly independent.
2 user comments
 HVS
7
Talking Legs
Move up to an off-balance position on a ledge then tackle the short blocky crack above.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1
8
Talking Fingers
An entertaining route up the crack that feels steeper and longer than it really is.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS
9
Roger Rabbit
This difficult eliminate squeezes up the cracked wall left of the right-angled corner.
3 user comments
 
Strong
E1
10
Right Angle
A classic struggle up the steep little corner.
2 user comments
 
Technical
HS
11
Silly Lilly
Nice climbing following the thin leftward-trending crack just right of the corner. Thin on gear high up.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E1
12
Id
A serious route up the fingery wall between the cracks.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E3
13
Right Wall
Good technical wall climbing that is quite bold in its lower half. The upper crack is well protected and sustained.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2
14
The Dog Top 50
A gem of a route and the line of the crag with well-protected and absorbing climbing following the finger-crack to the top of...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
HVS
15
Canine Meander
A worthwhile eliminate, with just enough protection, taking the
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2
16
Ceba Top 50
An excellent technical route up the crack system with a tricky move to reach the right-hand edge of the high overlap.
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E1
17
Ego
The blank wall between Ceba and Vetta is quite serious.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E3
18
Vetta Top 50
A good route with a committing middle section. Climb easily to a ledge in a square niche, then move up to good holds before...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E1
19
Vetta Variation
A technical alternative finish to Vetta climbing directly up the wall from the square niche.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E3
20
Major Top 50
The crack is well protected and a good introduction to the harder routes on the wall.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
HVS
21
Grizzly
A well-protected crack climb.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
22
Un-Aided
This crack runs the full length of the wall and is marked by a white splodge just above ground level.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
23
Tre-Fynnon
An eliminate up the wall between the cracks.
2 user comments
 VS
24
The Watzmann
The left-hand of three finger cracks has a tricky finish.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
25
Murren
The middle crack of the three.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
26
Cristallo
The right-hand crack has a fingery exit.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
VS
27
Selva
The wall and crack left of the arete.
2 user comments
 
Fluttery
VS
28
Sesto
The short arete is climbed on good flat holds.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD
29
Mestre
The short crack in the wall right of the arete.
2 user comments
 S
30
Diagonal Route
25m. A mini-girdle. Start up Un-Aided, traverse across to climb the crux of Vetta, move up to the overlap on Ceba, then scuttle...
1 user comment
 E1 5b
31
Main Wall Girdle
30m. Start up Mango (page 131) and traverse around the arete, taking a belay in the corner of Right Angle, before continuing...
 
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E2 5c
  • Latest Comments

    For POT HOLE QUARRY

    Vetta
    "Almost identical to the other 5b routes on here. Not particularly bold as very g..." 27/Apr top50

    Canine Meander
    "Great route! Ceba and The Dog seem to attract most attention but Canine Meander ..." 10/Jul

    Major
    "Did this climb for the first time last night and as a relative beginner I loved ..." 29/Jul top50

    Ceba
    "Great route that gradually gets harder as the gear gets more dubious. Pulling pa..." 12/Sep top50

    Once Is Never Enough
    "good fun climb" 26/Jul

    Grizzly
    "Could give everything hard V S 5a on this wall:" 29/May

    Once Is Never Enough
    "Very nice - Feels like quite a comitting traverse but easier after that" 25/Apr

    Ceba
    "A nice route that does exactly what it says on the tin - gently sustained wall c..." 08/Apr top50

    The Dog
    "amazing climb and great fun to solo" 16/Nov top50

    Grizzly
    "Pretty much the same difficulty as The Dog, Vetta, and Major, they're all a vari..." 19/Oct

    Grizzly
    "quite hard for the grade" 17/Oct

    Sesto
    "If the arete is followed directly from the start then the small hand holds and g..." 24/Aug

    Roger Rabbit
    "Interesting to see no comments yet. This is VERY hard to start & even harder..." 28/Jul

    Talking Legs
    "Well protected and 5b, as long as the high under cling jug stays! Not as sustain..." 29/Jun

    Right Wall
    "Well worth it's star. Good sharp crimps lower down and good gear higher up." 18/Jun

    Vetta Variation
    "Does not warrant any stars because the bottom half is much easier the the top ha..." 16/May

    Diagonal Route
    "One of the best at Pothole more like 5b and longer than 12m. Worth a couple of s..." 10/May

    Talking Fingers
    "Very nice little route but really much easier than its neighbours" 28/Apr

    Epitaph
    "Hard lower crack and good position high up. A good route." 12/Apr

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