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Also known as 'Layback' slabs, this boulder is the obvious stand-alone boulder on the left of the path

© (Atrax)


Right opposite 'Four Cracks Wall' and obvious as you walk in. 'Problems' described anticlockwise round the boulder from the descent route (problem #1)

© (Atrax)

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V1 1 Boulder

Hands-free up the trackside staircase, doubles as descent route

V0 2 Boulder

Up the narrow face. No sides

V2 3 Boulder

Layback the right arete of the boulder face.

V2 4 Boulder

Smearing up the overlaps left of the arete

Take care not to use the chip for your foot. or deduct a grade.

V1 * 5 Boulder

There's a trick to this one. Up the next set of overlaps.

Again, avoid the chipped foothold.

V4 * 6 Boulder

Start as for #5, but go straight up avoiding the large holds on the right

V6 *** 7 Boulder

Layback and undercling the long overlap to the finish of #5

V2 * 8 Boulder

Up the overlaps using a flexy flake at the top

V2 ** 9 Boulder

Up using the vertical overlap above the white polished slab. Slopey edge near top.

V3 * 10 Boulder

Layback the next overlap along, diagonally right.

V3 * 11 Boulder

Start on low broken undercling, then deviously attain the face and the good holds therein

V5 ** 12 Boulder

From broken undercling, reach/slap the sloping lip, then over and up using the right arete

V7 ** 13 Boulder

Again from the broken undercling, traverse left below slopey lip and get established round on the left side of the block

V3 *** The Nose Boulder

Start standing on the left side of the block. Drop down and traverse the slopey nose to end up on the right side.


Anti-clockwise traverse of the boulder (stays below top). Hard traverse on the back end of the boulder.


Traverse The Nose then right and down through overlaps to link up with problem 7.


Traverses the block (Hermit's Cave) right-to-left staying just below the top

V6 Sit-start to 7 Boulder