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Upper Wall (aka "The Ramp") Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 30'
Location: 51.4692, -2.635 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Russell on Mar 20, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: The parallel cracks are the cruxy "Mirage&quo...


At the left end of the Sea Walls is an enormous, leftwards-slanting ramp, created by rock stabilisation works some time in the 60s (*check this*). Above this is a slightly overhanging wall of compact, textured rock, and some of the most popular hard routes in the gorge. The character of the climbs here is very different to the rest of the gorge, owing to the steeper angle, abundant protection provided by cracks or solid fixed gear, and sound rock.

The crag is a real suntrap, and is climbable year-round. The best conditions can be found on a crisp, sunny winter's day, when friction is at it's best. In the summer, it can get sweltering so a day with a stiff breeze and maybe some cloud cover is probably best.

Newcomers often start with the popular crack climbs "Banshee" and "New Horizons 2" (both E2 5c or mid 5.10). From there progress to the classic and airy route "Them" and the well-protected, cruxy "Mirage" (both E3 6a or low 5.11), and on to even harder routes!

Getting There 

From the Sea Walls car park, walk to the left end of the crag and up a huge ramp. The climbs are on the wall above. An alternative approach can be made by abseil down from the North West corner of the Downs.

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Not too steep but still pumpy as hell!!

Arms Race 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Upper Wall (aka "The Ramp")
An much coveted Upper Wall classic, pumpy but protectable! This is one of those routes that is never too hard, in fact not even particularly steep, but somehow manages to raise an outrageous pump.Start up the right-hand of the two rightwards slanting cracks, heading for a small roof. Use of the concrete block and rock-anchor bolt used to be encouraged, but is now forbidden!Continue following the gently but relentlessly overhanging crack above the roof, making big moves between the good bits, unt...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Who Me? Banshee follows the crack just ...
BETA PHOTO: Climber on Who Me? Banshee follows the crack just ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the gorge from the ramp
Looking down the gorge from the ramp

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