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Upper Grey Wall

  • 140 - Vampire

    Grade: 6a | First Ascent: -1977
    Rating: 1

    From the obvious step in Western Terrace, where Dracula ends, climb the crack above into a small niche. Leave this to gain the top by hard moves.

  • 141 - Spike

    Grade: 6a | First Ascent: -1979
    Rating: 3

    A technical climb with the crux at the top, so keep a bit in reserve! A good introduction to the routes on this wall. Start three metres right of Vampire, at a line leading up and right to two niches in the wall. Follow it to the first niche (peg) and pass a second peg by hard reaches to a second niche then finish up the crack above.

  • 142 - Run Wild, Run Free

    Grade: 6b | First Ascent: -1985
    Rating: 3

    The steep crack above the ramp of Western Terrace, which was originally pegged as Black Pitch. A serious start to the left of the crack, leads to the crack, then follow this with much difficulty; bold crux at six metres.

  • 143 - Ego Trip

    Grade: 6b | First Ascent: -1983
    Rating: 3

    The twin cracks above and slightly to the right of the initial ramp of Western Terrace give a fine route. Steep and strenuous climbing leads past a monstrous crux at half-height.