The Amphitheatre

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Afternoon sun
5 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

This section of the crag is on the far right where the trees are clear of the face. However, the rest of the routes are usually dirty and become overgrown at times.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Blue Chrome
A seriously unappealing line starting 1m right of the corner and tackling the blocky cracked wall direct.
2 user comments
 
Loose
HVS
2
Das Bolt
The alternative slightly less worrying start to Blue Chrome goes up the thin crack in the bulging green wall.
2 user comments
 
Strong
E1
3
The Rasp
Start at the lowest point of the wall and climb steeply to a good hold. Pull awkwardly into the crack above and follow this...
2 user comments
 
Strong
Pumpy
E3
4
Itsu
Steep, loose and unpleasant. Start up Vulcer then move left to climb the deep loose V-groove to a spiky exit.
2 user comments
 
Loose
E3
5
Vulcer
Although it looks like a good line, the crack running the length of the wall is loose and not recommended.
2 user comments
 
Loose
HVS
6
Ram Jam
Climb easily up Elephant Crack to the overhang then move left beneath this to a roof-crack. This proves to be short and hard.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Strong
E2
7
Elephant Crack
Climb the vegetated groove leading to, and finishing up, the body-width chimney.
2 user comments
 S
8
Dandy Lion
Follow the right-trending flake-crack to finish up the V-shaped groove with a hawthorn tree above.
2 user comments
 HS
9
Sling
The flake-crack in the short wall is popular and well protected.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS
10
Little Finger Jam
A frustratingly difficult start through the low overhang gains easier climbing above.
6 user comments
 
Technical
HVS
11
The Bulger
A nice technical pitch following the thin crack in the bulging wall left of the groove.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
HVS
12
Shattered Crack Top 50
A popular route up the steep broken crack and groove until it is possible to escape left onto the grass terrace.
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HS
13
The Arete
The wall right of the groove is tricky low down.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS
14
Wanderer
A wandering line starting just right of The Arete at a short corner. Climb the corner to a ledge system, then traverse along...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HS
15
Hiding in There
Start 1m right of the cave and climb directly up the greasy wall and past the overhang using a drill hole.
 E4
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    Calculus
    "Fantastic route, delicate start up the arete followed by a hard move past the ov..." 10/Jul

    Flying Block
    "a couple of large loose bits after first couple of meters" 13/Jun

    Shattered Crack
    "Feels a bit artificial not to bridge out to the right wall - which makes it much..." 24/Jul top50

    Rambler
    "agreed i used this as descent route only worth v diff max" 22/Feb

    The Minstrel
    "Very good route, but be careful with the high crux as the key hold is loose! oth..." 29/Nov top50

    The Minstrel
    "Very nice route - tiring low down with technical finish" 08/Jun top50

    The Minstrel
    "Excellent route. Nothing too technical but the grade's probably right." 02/Apr top50

    Laxix
    "Really nice route... bomber wire above the first tiny overlap protects the route..." 17/Aug

    Wanderer
    "There's no way this is VS 4c. The ledge system is about 4a, the traverse is eas..." 12/Aug

    Little Finger Jam
    "The crux is pretty well protected with small wires, then no more meaningful prot..." 22/Jul

    Mathematical Workout
    "Excellent route on great rock! Good pro for the bouldery crux with distinctly w..." 07/Jun top50

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