2 New routes at hellfire.

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2 New routes at hellfire.

Post by SNORT » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:07 am

Both routes are situated at the last crag to the right at Hellfire. There is evidence of activity in the area but it seems that both these routes have not been climbed before as there was the obvious loose rock that would have been removed. Any info is welcome.

2 New routes at Hellfire

Sixty, sick and sad. ***** 21 Trad

15m 19/20. The route starts in the middle of the last major crag. Walk about 10 to 15 minutes from the pit of despair along the base of the Hellfire crages till near its end. The route starts below a very prominent left facing corner about 6m up topped by a huge overhang. Start on two flat topped boulders. (Cairn). Climb interesting moves to attain the corner. Climb the corner and exit right to a large stance.

30m 21. Above is a rectangular overhang at about 6m. Climb up to the overhang on excellent rock and good pro. A tricky move past the overhang on the right leads to easier climbing. Do not climb up into the overhang above as the rail is only sized for finger tips. Rather climb spectacularly up and out right on juggy rails to exit the overhang on it’s right side. Superb!...

Tony Dick and Charles Edelstein 22 Sep 2007.

Sticking it at sixty. *****21 Trad

The route starts 10m or so to the left of Sixty sick and sad and 2m to the left of the obvious corner below the large overhang where a pre-existing route starts as there is a cairn at the base.

40m 21. Climb up to a slippery corner at 6m or so. Do a commiting move into the corner and continue up and exit left. Pull onto the face above using a finger lock and climb excellent rock that eases higher up.

Tony Dick and Charles Edelstein 21 September 2007

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