Climbs 98
Rocktype Slate

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Fresh Air.. © Tris

Crag features

A secluded area with some deeply worrying routes (VDiff leaders, this is not the place to start) but also some good stuff. Routes up to 30m (the E6 may be 60m) with gems like Kubla Khan (E4 6a), Short Stories (E4 6a) and Never Never Land (E5 6a).

Approach notes

From the dip in the path by Dali's Hole continue for 200m past a circular slate air vent on the L. Continue on (rather than L for Serengeti) past a ruined building. Walk round L to the bottom of a large slab with a stepped groove.

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Guidebooks

It looks as though there's been some recent rockfall in the Monkey Bar area. The chimney on Patellaectomy now contains a very precariously balanced block and is wider than before. Thought quite a few large blocks looked as though they've recently come down in this area...didn't want to hang around for too long!
Kevin Bowser - 09/Sep/15
Monkey bar area is easiest to access from near dali's hole. When dalis hole gate is reached at bottom of dip, hop over the gate on the opposite side, and follow level round to the left, where you should soon find the required area..
chrisdavies - 13/Feb/13
For those looking for Monkey Bar Area: the crag is level with the ruined building but is on the opposite side of the main footpath, and is situated below the level of the path. It can be accessed via an easy path which leads off to the right (runs parallel to the main path) when the main path dips by Dali's Hole.
Ragingpossum - 12/Feb/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Nuremburg
2 Macsen 6a * 79
3 Hawk Eye 5c ** 490
4 Fresh Air 6a ** 1024
5 Swiss Air 6c * 69
6 Breaking Wind HVS 5a 3
7 Hot Air Crack HVS 5b 7
8 State of the Heart 6c+ ** 65
9 Yossarian 6b+ * 21
10 Steps of Escher 6c * 21
11 Octogenarian 5b ** 5
  Never Never Land Slab
13 Tomb Raider 6a * 308
14 Back in the Saddle 6b+ * 50
15 Learning to Fly 5a ** 36
16 Octogenarian 5b ** 75
17 Road to Nowhere VD 2
18 Rodent to Nowhere E1 5a 3
19 362 6a * 451
20 Pipers at the Gates of Dawn E5 6b  
21 Scheherezade E4 6b ** 136
22 The Machine in the Ghost E5 6b ** 19
23 Never Never Land E5 6a *** 36
24 Kubla Khan E3 6b ** 136
25 Dark and Scary Stories E5 6b * 4
26 Short Stories E4 6a *** 131
27 Ghengis E6 6a 9
28 Andy Pandy E1 5a  
29 The Ascent of the Vikings E1 6a  
30 Dog and Bone 6a * 38
31 Operation Zig Zag 5c ** 21
32 Release the Kraken! 6b+ * 140
33 The Carbon Stage 6c+ ** 42
34 Zeus 6a+ * 296
35 Titan 4c * 279
Climb name Grade
36 Graze Anatomy 6a+ 42
37 Operation Bee Line * 6b *  
  Lower Tier
39 Snap E1 5a 17
40 Alpen E1 5b 17
41 Free Gift S 3
42 Crackle VS 4c 20
43 Pop HVS 5b 8
44 Never Fall f6B+ 2
  Shame and Embarrasment Wall
46 The Gargoyle 6a+ * 28
47 Obsession 6a+ ** 16
48 Stannah to Hell XS  
49 Stairlift to Heaven E1 5a 2
50 Shame and Embarrassment E5 6b  
51 Hollow Heart E2 5b  
52 Bar of Soap E1 5b  
53 Suspension of Disbelief E4 6a  
  Over There Land
55 Name Unknown E3 6a  
56 Cavity Wall 7c ** 9
57 Let Yourself Go! 7a * 8
58 Super Slinky 7a * 14
59 Easy for Caterpillars 7a 6
  Patellaectomy - Shock the Monkey Area
61 Cry Wolf M9 *** 2
62 One Hundred Words for No Snow M9 *** 5
63 Shock the Monkey HVS 5a 23
64 Rastamouse M7 ** 7
65 The Deerhunter M7 * 24
66 Monkey-Bar Kid M6 ** 49
67 Bambi M9 ** 2
68 Ibex M7 ** 34
69 Ibex Direct M8 6
70 Rest in Pete's Eats E1 5a  
Climb name Grade
  Patellaectomy
72 Home Run E2 6a * 9
73 Monkey see Monkey do E2 5b 1
74 Patellaectomy E1 5c ** 86
75 Beyond the Pail 7a * 3
76 Pail Rider 6c+ * 11
77 A Little Pail 6b+ ** 27
78 Donkey Rider E1 5a  
79 Sleazy Rider E1 5a 1
80 Dyke Rider E2 5b 10
81 Penblwydd Hapus(i fi) 6c 2
82 Offa's 6b * 6
  funky gibbon boulder area
84 Supergroovy f6A+ * 2
85 Brownstone Arete f5+ 2
86 Between The Lines f6A 2
87 Swingometer f6A * 2
88 Diamond Geezer f4 2
89 Do The Funky Gibbon f6B ** 1
90 Ripple Groove f6A+ * 2
91 The ripple mantle f6A 2
92 Shelf Life f6A 2
93 Dune Groove f6B+ * 1
94 Tippy Toe Traverse f5 2
  Unknown Bouldering
96 Tricky Trev's techy trav * f6A 1
97 Crack a goo goo * f4 * 1
98 Pinch an inch * f6A 1
99 The smiler * f4 1
100 High steppe * f6A 1
101 Thief * f6A+ 1
102 A little bit of both. * f6B 1
103 Zloty * f6B 1
104 Fruitcake handshake * f5+ 1
105 Smiler arete * f3+  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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