|Little Subtleties (LH Start)||4c|
|15m. Glue in bolts were added to this part of the rock face in the Rock Centre era. A line of staples starts up what appears to have been originally unclimbed rock. The staple line then joins the original Little Subtleties trad. route higher up. The result is a good sport climb, which is better than it looks, although the rock does feel oddly slippery... |
Start from a rising ramp of soil, just before the end of the climbable rock. Climb an awkward groove (below and just to the right of the first staple) and reach high for a shothole fingerhold at the base of a bulge. Move to the left and make a long reach to a good hold above. Move back right, and continue more easily over ledges to the base of a steep, leftwards trending groove. Climb the groove to reach a lower-off on the wall to the right. (The 4th bolt is a bit poor, there are small wire placements in the vicinity as a back-up).
FA details below are for the original Little Subtleties, the first pitch of which starts a few metres to the right and is now wholly overgrown.
(The 1971 guide book talks mentions a 'severe' pitch which was climbed to the left of the upper part of Little Subtleties. There is enough room to squeeze another line up this part of the crag if the bolting were to be reassessed - any proposals to be agreed with John Boulton).
S Dawson, L Elton 10/Oct/1965
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