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Approach

From 'Silk Degrees' a large egg-shapped boulder is clearly visible across an open gully. Walk across the gully to this boulder. From here:

  • go uphill to get to 'Shaolin' boulder
  • walk below the boulder to 'Overkill'

To get to 'Skin Flick' and routes beyond, walk past 'Overkill' then down a short gully.

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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."

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Routes

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1
19 Overkill Trad 10m

Beckons as a finger crack but is really an off-width.

FA: Humzoo, Ray Lassman, John Smart, 1978

2
21 Skin Flick Trad 10m

The thin crack just left of 'Lay Lady Lay'. A hard start and it doesn't let up. Now very overgrown.

FA: John Smart, 1978

3
15 * Lay Lady Lay Trad 10m

The beautiful layback flake at the right-hand end of the wall.

FA: Humzoo, John Smart, Ray Lassman, 1978

4
21 Green Dragon Trad 20m

A hand traverse along a crack under a roof, using all sorts of old-school tricks. Start: 20m right of Lay Lady Lay, past an impressive mossy slab and round the corner is a wall capped by a large overhang. Scramble up to the right end of the wall at the entrance to a cave. Take camalots 1-6, with doubles in the large sizes.

FA: Oliver Story, Daniel Gordon, 2013

5
20 * Shaolin Mixed 20m, 2

Good. On the valley side of the huge boulder above the 'Afterthought Area'. Up the tenuous flake to a steepish slab with two bolts.

FA: Adam Blizzard, Neil Montgomery, 1990

6
17 Summertime Mixed 25m, 1

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