Chimes Area

Chimes area at Raven Tor

1. Evolution (8c+) ★★★
The small roof a few metres right of Mecca is hard (font 8A) but the redpoint crux is found in the last few metres of this finger ripping classic.
F.A. Jerry Moffatt 1995

2. Mutation (9a+) ★★★
Where Evolution goes left this desperate direct finish (font 8A) leads to the sanctuary of good holds at the top of Chimes of Freedom. It was unrepeated for 23 years!
F.A. Steve McClure 1998

3. Devolution (8b+) ★★★
From the thin break above the initial bulge of Evolution pull up and right into Chimes and finish up this.
F.A. Rupert Davis 2005

4. Chimes of Freedom (8a+) ★★★
The roof right of Evolution is climbed by any one of a variety of methods to a thin break (Baby Chimes 8a finishes here). A couple of tricky moves lead to jugs and a good shakeout. From here some hard moves lead to an escape right into undercut flakes. Follow these left to jugs and a belay. (The original finish avoided the escape right by moving left and climbing direct to the belay. Now much harder, 8b).
F.A. Andy Pollit 1986. Reclimbed after rockfall by Ben Moon in 1990