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Mattia - on 04 Apr 2018

Hey there, 

did my first trad route at Symonds Yat over the weekend and curious to find out what route it was. So if anyone on here has a guidebook and a moment to spare, pls let me know and I'll send you more details/ photo for some detective work. 

Cheers. M

james.slater - on 04 Apr 2018
In reply to Mattia:

I know the crag pretty well, and have a guide, but if you post a link to a pic, and more details on here maybe the UKC collective can put their minds to it!

Greasy Prusiks on 04 Apr 2018
In reply to Mattia:

Post a photo/description and I'll give it a go. Sounds like a good game! 

Mattia - on 04 Apr 2018

Hey there, 

thanks for the replies. Let me figure out where to post the photo and I'll give it a go. Thanks guys. 

Mattia - on 04 Apr 2018

Sooo, 

here are 2 pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ocKE2ZthSKDtPN222

The route, if it was a route, is most likely on the (Far) South Buttress, to the right of a cave and pretty much on the right edge of the wall. The right edge of the route is bordering ivy and trees etc. The tree with the funny roots at the top of the wall was a few metres to my left (see photo). That's enough clues for any self-respecting specialist ;-)

Cheers

luke glaister - on 04 Apr 2018
In reply to Mattia:

Cornergrot (D)

Where do i collect my winnings. Hahah

d_b on 04 Apr 2018
In reply to luke glaister:

That looks £$%ing horrific!

I have to climb it.

luke glaister - on 04 Apr 2018
In reply to davidbeynon:

That's exactly what I thought haha. I've been the yat loads but never looked up there. The route name says it all. 

Mattia - on 04 Apr 2018
In reply to luke glaister:

We'll done sir. You have won a a sample of the route's characteristics: a spoonful of mud, some loose rocks and a dry root. Congratulations!

Please collect your prize at the front desk.

Cheers again and a good reminder I shall not go back there without a guidebook.

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springfall2008 - on 05 Apr 2018
In reply to Mattia:

Oh dear, this is Symond's Yat at it's worst, there are many bad routes there but this one seems truly awful!

Try something like Plantation Chimney (D) instead

 

Mattia - on 05 Apr 2018
In reply to springfall2008:

Haha, it truly wasn't a great route. We just played around placing nuts in the wall at the bottom of the route and at that point I decided to give it a go. Halfway up I was scooping mud out of the wall to make space for a nut, showering my belayer with muddy pellets :-/ Needless to say the gear placement was pretty useless. 

Not sure I'll be heading to Symonds Yat in a hurry, but if I do so I'll definitely check out Plantation Chimney (D)

 

 

aceagles - on 06 Apr 2018
In reply to Mattia:

It's not a day at the Yat without a bit of gardening

LastBoyScout on 06 Apr 2018
In reply to aceagles:

> It's not a day at the Yat without a bit of gardening

And an ascent of the long stone and scaring yourself looking at The Russian

LastBoyScout on 06 Apr 2018
In reply to Mattia:

> Not sure I'll be heading to Symonds Yat in a hurry

No, do - there's lots of good stuff and I've had many happy days there.

 

Climbthatpitch - on 06 Apr 2018
In reply to LastBoyScout:

You can do that in the house just polish the mirror and try climbing that. Just like climbing the longstone  

teh_mark on 06 Apr 2018
In reply to Climbthatpitch:

Put BBC News on the telly before you start and you can have the full experience.

springfall2008 - on 09 Apr 2018
In reply to Climbthatpitch:

Whitt (VS 4c) is a fantastic route and not really polished?

Climbthatpitch - on 17 Apr 2018
In reply to springfall2008:

No you are right but I don't think it deserved the hype but my original post was in jest  


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