The Afterthought Area All trad climbing6 routes in sector
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A motley collection of routes for the Cloisters aficionado.©
From 'Silk Degrees' a large egg-shapped boulder is clearly visible across an open gully. Walk across the gully to this boulder. From here:©
Ethic inherited from The Cloisters
Although these days there are a number of excellent sport climbs, the original ascentionists were staunchly traditional, having this to say:
"We, as discoverers and first ascensionists, have not and will not tolerate the use of bolts, pegs, shady aid or chalk. Attempt to use any of these and be prepared to answer to us. We have respected the natural state of the area and expect that you will also."©
Good. On the valley side of the boulder above the egg-shapped approach marker boulder. Up the tenuous flake to a steepish slab with two bolts.
FA: Adam Blizzard & Neil Montgomery, 1990
Starts at the large flake 10 metres right of 'Shaolin'. Up this and onto the slab past a bolt.
FA: Adam Blizzard & Neil Montgomery, 1993
Beckons as a finger crack but is really an off-width.
FA: Humzoo, Ray Lassman & John Smart, 1978