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The Pasture

  • 27 - Do the Aqua Melba

    Grade: 6b | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 2

    Serious climbing in a sensationally exposed position, starting from a bolt belay at the right end of The Pasture. Climb delicately right along the lip of the roof to the good hold below the small overhang on Golden Delicious, then follow this to finish.

  • 28 - Void

    Grade: 6b | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 0

    A slightly less sustained version of Aqua Melba, but nevertheless, it can feel very serious. From the start of Aqua Melba, climb up past a small sloping ledge on the right at three metres, to a peg. Step left to a large hold and finish straight up.

  • 29 - La Lune Dans La Carniveau

    Grade: 6b | First Ascent: -1983
    Rating: 1

    From the bolt climb direct to a peg, move right and finish straight up.

  • 30 - Keep it Coolin`

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1977
    Rating: 2

    The name says it all. Start at the large block behind the tree. Climb straight up for three metres to a small ledge, then make a rising traverse right into the centre of the wall, and up to a peg. Continue direct to the top.

  • 31 - Mind Games

    Grade: 6a | First Ascent: -1984
    Rating: 0

    Start as for Keep it Coolin` but climb direct up the wall.

  • 32 - Disowned

    Grade: 5a | First Ascent: (1979-83)
    Rating: 0

    A poor route. Start just right of Partnership and take a direct line up the corner.

  • 33 - Partnership

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1963
    Rating: 0

    A line of mantelshelves in the corner above The Pasture, starting and finishing on the left.

  • 34 - Claymore

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1977
    Rating: 0

    From the start of Partnership, continue straight up to a large ledge, and then finish up the left-slanting ramp.

  • 35 - Hope Not

    Grade: 5a | First Ascent: -1967
    Rating: 1

    The steep crack four metres left. Strenuous at 12 metres. Exit to easier ground past a sloping ledge on the right.

  • 36 - Spazzm

    Grade: 5c | First Ascent: -1983
    Rating: 0

    A direct finish to Hope Not.

  • 37 - Silverside

    Grade: 6c | First Ascent: (1969/1987)
    Rating: 2

    Free-climbs the bolt route in the wall left of Hope Not in an impressive situation. A desperate sequence of moves leads past some ancient bolts and a bolt runner (new) to a short peg-scarred crack which slants leftwards to a large ledge. Easier climbing leads to the top.