Cave is so called because of, you guessed it, a cave. Not the cave on the crag, but the cave under the crag which is accessed via an iron gate and a ladder and is well worth exploring, it is huge. The cave on the crag is also pretty big and offers a few hard tufa climbs. Either side of this are some pleasant easier slab and wall climbs, all very enjoyable. The cave under the ground never gets the sun, the cave on the crag gets it after 2pm and the rest of the cliff after 1pm.
Sport and bolted routes
|Topo Ref||Route||Sport Grade||Length||Quality||Description||Tick|
UPPER CAVE. Reached by scrambling up to the left from the main cliff
A grey wall 50m to the left of the upper cave
Climbs to the same lower off as Playground
Loose and not worthwhile
Technical climbing at the left hand side of the upper cave wall
|05||Olympics 776 BC||6b||20m||
Nice climbing up the pocketed wall left of Olympics 2004
Sustained and technical wall climbing
Climbs the steep part of the upper cave via polished pockets then large holds
Climbs the slab that traverses above the right hand side of the upper cave
CAVE MAIN CLIFF
Huecos and a long reach
|31||Sascha on the road||7b||20m||**||
Make committing moves onto the tufa and then climb it powerfully to a tricky exit move before the final easier wall. A slippy route.
Short, sustained and very well bolted climbing up through the bulge. There is an extension but probably not worthwhile.
Tricky last move
Technical and reachy moves up the groove
One awkward step right