PULE HILL


A cliff with two contrasting sets of climbs. In the centre are the extensive and impressive old quarry workings, which offer some hard climbs on rock that is not always above suspicion. To left and right are the natural outcrops that offer more good routes, many in the friendlier lower grades. The cliff is not hugely popular, a sad accident of geography; if it was sat on the edge of the Burbage Valley it would see ten times the user visits. As it is, Pule Hill is a good choice (on the right day) for somewhere a little different.

Routes

77 trad routes (M...E4)
1 boulder problem (V2 5c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
The Sentinel
A fine steep buttress to the left of the quarried sections of the cliff. The routes are short but...
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

The Quarry
Much of the rock in the old quarries is poor but there are some worthwhile climbs scattered along...
10
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

The Great Scoop
The (second) most impressive rock feature at Pule Hill is the huge scooped face with a large roof...
6
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Triple Walls
The right-hand side of the quarry has three areas of rock that have been climbed on, known...
9
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

10 mins

The Natural Edge - Left
Running southwards from the quarry workings are a nice set of small buttresses with an interesting...
14
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

The Natural Edge - Right
The final scattering of buttresses have some short but worthwhile routes and they tend to be a...
30
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For PULE HILL

    Delilah
    "A classic of its kind, requiring interesting offwidth technique. If you're big ..." 01/Nov

    No Traverse
    "Fab, it may be short, it may be a one move wonder, but it's fab." 18/Aug

    Overhanging Arete
    "A bit on the bold side but nice." 04/Jul

    Kletterschuhe
    "I reckon you go to the right just before the block." 21/May

    Overhanging Arete
    "Either I missed something or there's not a lot of protection on this one! The ..." 12/May

    Sandy Hole
    "thought this route finnished up the blocks above the little cave....this is the ..." 23/Nov

    The Great Scoop
    "One of the best routes at Pule Hill" 01/Nov

    Square Buttress
    "Hi Colin, Remember this is Rockfax we are talking about, they cannot even get..." 24/Oct

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