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Cross Stone Walls

  • 1 - Stretcher Case

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1981
    Rating: 0

    The first, overhanging corner in the quarry.

  • 2 - Vulcan

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1981
    Rating: 0

    Five metres to the right is a groove on the right edge of a blunt arête. Gain the right side of a large ledge at four metres, then step left and climb the groove then slabs above.

  • 3 - Vulcan`s Variant

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1981
    Rating: 0

    From the right side of the ledge of Vulcan, climb the continuation groove, then finish as for Vulcan.

  • 4 - Endless Flight

    Grade: 5a | First Ascent: -1966
    Rating: 1

    The hanging flake on the wall to the right.

  • 5 - Bird Lime Corner

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: -1981
    Rating: 1

    Climb the corner on the right to a belay ledge, then cross the wall on the left to finish.

  • 6 - Broken Lance

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1980
    Rating: 2

    A committing route. Even though it avoids the challenge of the top arête, it is nevertheless interesting, with some testing moves. The sharp arête on the right is climbed until a scoop leads left to the belay. Finish as for Bird Lime Corner.