Mandela Sector

The central meeting point here is usually under Nelson himself (Winnie won’t complain anymore).

Mandela Sector topo

Day Break (4)
Obvious chimney line

1. Morning Winpenny (5)
At last a pleasant warm up just left of a prominent crack.

2. Duhka (6c)
A faint groove, overlap and technical move.

3. Blabba Mouth (7a)
Slightly squeezed onto vague arête.

4. East of Sweden (6c) ★★
Pleasant wall and shallow scoop with a little air between the BRs.

5. Nelson Mandela (7b) ★★
Classic. Powerful but innocuous start followed by awkward moves on the upper arête. Has lost crucial undercut hold since first ascent.

6. Sperm Wales (6c+)
Desperate start to humpbacked Overlap. Gain it from left at 6b.

7. Spunk Trumpets (6c)
Pleasant via vague white tower.

8. Join the Union Jack (6b+)
Awkward bulge with beak and easy wall.

9. Ninety Nine Rabid feminists (6c+)
Fine climbing. Awkward start airy above with new finish.

10. Just Yvonne More (6c)
Difficult starting moves on arête lead to easier bulge and fine finale of 99 Rabid Feminists.

11. Stars and Stripes (6c)★★*
Difficult overlap and pleasant upper groove.

12. Bad Man from Bodie (7a)★*
Technical and dynamic into and up the tiny groove.

13. Flat Baps (7b)
Short, sharp and nasty overlap

14. Lotus Wing (6b) ★★
Smashing climbing via shallow groove system.

15. Dry Day (6c)
Technical start and awkward groove. High in grade .

There are a handful of routes around to the left.

Laughability (6a) climbs a short wall and slab;
You’re Having a Laugh (6a) is the testing little slab just left:
Amuse Bouche (4+) is the scoop rightwards:
I’ve got a Bad, Bad Bottom (5) Climbs the groove above the start of AB and finishes up the headwall and
Double the Fun (4) climbs the gully and face above just left.