The Embankment Left

Embankment Lefthand topo

1. The World According to Tommy Trout (6c+)
Best started up Hungry Eyes. Climb Hungry Eyes to a flake then move left around a bulge into a groove. At the top of the groove exit rightwards onto the headwall and follow this to the belay on Hungry Eyes.

2. Hungry Eyes (7a+)
A short wall, powerful flake and technical headwall. There is also a left-hand variant.

3. Beef It (7b)
A short sharp shock of moves past the BR with a sling.

4. Superbeef (7b+)
An alternative and harder finish to Beef It. From the undercut on Beef It head up left over an overlap to the belay on Hungry Eyes.

5. The Secret Gudgeon Society (7b)
Trend rightwards by series of undercuts and layaways.

6. Stone the Loach (7c)
Takes the buttresses central line. Hard, fingery and sustained.

7. Mind of a Turbot (7b)
The best route on this section. Intricate wall and shallow scoop.

8. The Man Who Fell to Earth (6c+)
A short wall then hard and fingery moves above break.

9. Arachnothera (6b+)
The open central groove with a short tricky finish.

10. Prawnography (6c)
Direct and pleasant wall climbing that’s low in the grade.

11. Bream in Black (7a)
Escalating difficulties to a difficult and polished rightwards exit.

12. Breamtime (7a+)
Also becoming polished. The centre of the wall via a high undercut flake.

13. The Barracuda Bass Sound (7a+)
The right-hand start to the same undercut. Not polished.

14. No Hiding Plaice (7a)
Traditional climbing via a thin crack. Now bolted.

15. Whiting on the Wall (7c)
Direct from the start of Sturgeon. Fingery.

16. Sturgeon in the Cupboard (7c+) ★★
The right-hand and best line on the wall. Sustained, fingery and harder since the loss of holds.