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Animal House

Type
Part of

Named for the inclination of goats to shelter under the overhangs in bad weather. This is a high-quality wall with several top routes, though the grey rock at the start of those on the left is very flaky. All the routes end at or near abseil rings. If you can tolerate the smell, the overhangs give shelter from rain and shade from sun. There are four sets of bolt anchors.

Aspect
North East
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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 Golden Streak, 22 22 4
0

  • P1
  • 22
  • 4

Start on grey rock at the left end of the ledge and pull onto the rib with a protruding hold. Move left and pull through a bulge (hard clip) to the upper wall (crux). Exit right of a large loose block. Four bolts.


 Gold Power, 23 23 5
1.02

  • P1
  • 23
  • 5
  • Trad

Hard start, then through the highest part of the roof on large spaced holds. Five bolts, including the first and last of Golden Streak. A large cam can be placed above the first bolt.


 31 Degrees, 21 21 4
1.02

  • P1
  • 21
  • 4

Start at the small rib. Climb the wall with hard moves on small holds and pull through the roof on huge jugs. Shares the last bolt of Goats' Shit Soup. Four bolts. Anchors are to the right.


 Goats' Shit Soup, 22 22 4
1.02

  • P1
  • 22
  • 4

More appetising than the name suggests. Start on flaky grey rock in a right-facing corner and balance on to the wall, then pull through the roof on small positive holds, and up the wall. Move left at the fourth bolt to finish up the groove. Anchors are to the right.


 Prisoners Of The Sun, 22 22 5
1.02

  • P1
  • 22
  • 5

Hard start to pull rightward past the first bolt, then sustained climbing with balancy moves directly up the wall to a steep finish. Five bolts.


 Solar Power, 22 22 3
0

  • P1
  • 22
  • 3
  • Trad

Powerful moves through the roof, then on up the wall to the last of three bolts. Follow the ramp rightward (wire placement) to the anchor bolts. Great rock.


 Heatstroke, 21 21 3
3

  • P1
  • 21
  • 3
  • Trad

Hard pulling on big holds directly over the roof to a high first bolt; then up and right to a large hold with excellent technical moves to the upper slab. Three bolts and a large wire near the top.


 New Horizons, 19 19
0

  • P1
  • 19
  • Trad

Start in the corner at the right end of the wall and pull round leftward to the crack (awkward); follow this to the top. Step left to the anchor chains. Entirely natural protection.


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