Cenotaph Corner

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Trad
Lots of sun!
20 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Windy

One of the best trad-crags in the UK presenting a huge open-book corner with 3 star routes all over it. Approach (see map on page 101) - From the boulder, follow the stream bed up to where you can follow a well-defined path back right to below Cenotaph Corner. A short scramble leads to a ledge below the routes. Fixed abseil stations are found on the top of Left Wall and Cenotaph Corner. Beware of climbers below when abseiling.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Left Wall Top 50
Quite simply one of the best pitches in Britain; good gear, great climbing and an amazing position. It is also one of the most...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
2
Resurrection Top 50
Some say it's harder than Right Wall, but at least it has gear! The final wall sees many wobbling leaders as arms start to fade...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E4 6a
3
Cenotaph Corner
One of the defining trad-lines of the country, and a milestone in every British climber's career. Follow the striking open-book...
 
3 Stars
Strong
E1 5c
4
Lord of the Flies
A stunning pitch for the rock athlete. Its first ascent was immortalised in an early climbing film with Ron Fawcett's, "Come on...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6a
5
Right Wall Top 50
A classic and bold wall-climb that weaves its way up the stunning face right of Cenotaph Corner. Climb up to the...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
6
Cemetery Gates Top 50
The easiest of the three E1s, but no push-over. The route can be split in two at the girdle ledge, but is best enjoyed as one...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
7
Ivy Sepulchre
A sometimes overlooked classic with good protection and nice moves. Considered easier than Cenotaph Corner. It can take...
 
2 Stars
Strong
E1 5b
8
Grond
The painfully-obvious overhanging corner-crack above and right of Cemetery Gates, best approached by one of the routes below,...
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
E2 5b
  • Latest Comments

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    Cemetery Gates
    "First proper E1 onsight. Very easy technically, but sustained and a bit goey jus..." 08/Aug top50

    Dives/Better Things
    "Changed from HS 4b *** to VS 4b ***, no votes" 10/Oct

    Right Wall
    "Brilliant route! Pumpy and full on but oh what a feeling when you reach that led..." 06/Jun top50

    Flying Buttress
    "P3 description is inadequate, if you climb straight up the shallow groove on the..." 12/Apr

    Left Wall
    "A real treat of a route, position, exposure, good climbing for the most part and..." 15/Dec top50

    Resurrection
    "An amazing route despite not actually getting the on-sight. Fingers pealed off t..." 05/Jul top50

    Left Wall
    "whoever voted E3 needs to get out more! even the direct finish is dubious at E3...." 07/May top50

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