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Location: 51.4635, -2.6303 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Russell on Sep 2, 2011
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The Main Area is a wide section of quarried limestone cliffs to the right of the Main Wall, with multipitch routes about 250 foot in height at parts. The left side of the area is a large slab known as the Morning Slab, with an enormous overhang above the far left end (some unusual aid routes exist on this!). Above the slab is the Evening Wall, and to it's right, the Central Buttress.

Overall this area contains a good mixture of difficulties, from easy-moderate, low-angled routes on the Morning Slab to more difficult climbs on the Central Buttress. Petros, on the Evening Wall is well worth doing, if only for the unusual move off the tree!

Getting There 

Climbers trails descend from the top of the cliff on both sides. Although Google maps appears to show parking space at the bottom, these images are out of date, so don't count on being able to park there!

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Main Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Reveille/Aftermath

Reveille/Aftermath 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Morning Slab
Technical, then airy climbing on Reveille leads up the open left-hand side of the Morning Slab. A winding line of balancey step-overs takes you past the right edge of the massive roof, then a final pitch of varied face climbing pops you out on the Downs. An undeservedly less popular route for the area, but it gets you away from the crowds. Note that this climb bypasses Lunch-time Ledge and tops out the Evening Wall. P1) Climb up to an overlap on the left-hand side of a hanging nose feature. Make...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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