Obscurities

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
Okay, so you've ticked all the routes at Castle Rock, here's some bizzare antics to keep you amused on those winter afternoons when you can't climb anywhere else : /Keep Girdle Traverse/ there's a good traverse all the way from the top of Escalade right to the ledge beneath Hangman. /Merlon/Peregrinus/ start up Merlon, then follow a direct line for the off-width at the top of Peregrinus. Good runners all the way, and only about grade 17 all the way. Crux is probably moving from the pedestal at the base of Executioner across to Hangman. /Bouldering/ some good bouldering (some tall and steep enough to warrant a belay) is available down by the old toilet, beneath the Barbican Wall 'apron'. Also some very easy bouldering (ideal for beginners) on the slabs left of Corkscrew. Various eliminates and solos exist on the slabs between Orgasm and Belfry, the hardest being the leftmost groove and the right most groove. Don't forget the boulder (direct) start to Mihrab, a true classic, and if you've got fingers of steel you can try the really hard super-direct start on the left wall. Then there's the infamous ground level traverse from Inquisition to the Cave.  
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UUID: 
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