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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 Although Google maps appears to show parking space at the bottom, these images are out of date, so don't count on being able to park there!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]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steve making the bold step out of the tree on Petr...

Petros 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Evening Wall
Some very interesting moves! Start near to the right of Lunchtime Ledge by climbing a large tree below a slab and next to an acute overhang. Attach a runner in the tree, then step out onto the slab next to a large bolt. It looks a lot steeper from here than it did from the bottom!Carefully climb up the slab to two fixed pins at the base of a large flake. From here, climb up and onto the flake before traversing right. Some delicate moves along the flake bring you to a larger ledge and a left-faci...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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