Surgical Strike Wall

(7 routes)

A prominent red wall, steep in the lower part and with a small overlap in the centre.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
SV Satanic Verses 21 15m
5bolts wire representing trad 3
Overhanging corner - steep at the top but with huge jugs. Three bolts in the top half. In the bottom half, place natural pro or clip a couple of bolts from either Hotter Than Hades or Surgical Strike. Finishes at DBB
Paul Tattersall, 1990
SS Surgical Strike 22 15m
5bolts 1
Overhanging arete with 5 bolts. Straight up on good holds, then a bouldery move at the top.
Paul Tattersall (solo 1990) bolted by Lindsay Main, 1996
MC Midnight's Children 21 15m
Corner left of overlap. Two bolts, plus natural pro low down. The original line by Pete Sykes follows the groove from bottom to top, what would have been the 3rd bolt (at the top of the groove) was added when Surgical Strike was bolted. It is also possible to finish out right and when Midnights Children was retro bolted in 2020 bolts were placed to facilitate this
Peter Sykes, 1990
PtI Passage To India 23 13m
Start beneath the first bolt, just left of the small cave. From the second bolt, move left. Above the overlap, move back right to the third bolt, then straight up to the anchor, with an optional small cam in the top crack. Alternatively, finish slightly right where La Vita E Bella now finishes.
Paul Tattersall, 1990
LVB La Vita E Bella 25 13m
4bolts 1
Start beneath B1 or further left as for Passage to India. Veer right past 2 bolts, then back left to the 3rd and straight up to finish as for Passage to India. Two-ring anchor shared with VC.
Andrew Buist, 2001
VC Violet Crumble 20 12m
4bolts wire representing trad 2
Big moves up a weakness on the right side of the wall, crux above the 2nd bolt. Shorter people will find the start moves off the block challenging. Originally had just one bolt with wires above - now sports 3 bolts. At the third bolt move up and right to finish on good holds, and onto DBB.
Bruce Dowrick, 1990
Whammo 19
start on the right up past the bolts, then traverse left to finish up the top of Violet Crumble (or scare yourself getting onto the grassy ledge). Shares DBB with Violet Crumble.
Marcus Thomas, 1999