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The Gap – Left-Hand Walls

This fine wall, often gaining more sunshine than the rest of the quarry offers a series of worthwhile pitches in the lower end of the sports grades. The right-hand section of the wall can be slightly hollow but the abundance of in-situ gear renders this problem surmountable. A good place to learn 'sports climbing'.

1. As it Was VS 4c short wall on left. Describes the pre-bolt ethic, hence the name and gear: hinges, scrap metal, this one has the lot including an impressive scaffolding pole.

2. Mitsubisho E1 5c short wall with 2PRs.

3. Yikes (6b+) short hard wall. Problematic and snatchy on small holds.

4. So Uncool (6c) ** the best route on the wall. Fingery start, spotters advised, with sustained moves above.

5. Just Hanging Around E1 5b * excellent traditional crackline with BB on left. Standard rack.

6. Fluster (6a+) * first line on the wall to the right of the crack. Slightly hollow but pleasant enough.

7. Bluster (6b) * similar to Fluster, though not as technical on one move.

8. Marlin on the Wall (6b) * fingery and technical. The 'marlin' adds a new dimension to the word protection. Safer than a house.

9. Unnamed (6b) New line direct up wall.

10. Sumo no Shiro (6b+) another popular route up the green streak. Sometimes a little dusty and therefore not as good as the rest.