Nine Lives Sector

The first section of crag, just beyond the access gully, gives perhaps the smallest section of crag. This can prove a useful area for easier grade routes. From here you can proceed onto bigger fair further along the Escarpment or indeed sample the delights of the Main Crag.

1. Viva Ramirez E3 6a Slim right wall of corner with a difficult lower bulge.

2. Private Life E3 6a the shallow corner gives tricky but worthwhile climbing.

3. Gonna Write a Classic HVS 5b ★ Excellent crack climbing, pity about the name.

4. Discharge (6b+) ★ Again worthwhile via awkward bulge and shallow groove. Rebolted

5 Nine Lives Gone E1 5a can you trust the flake in the obvious groove

6. Self Destruction E4 6a an innocuous groove with a difficult bulge, TR and wall finish leftwards

7. Self Preservation VS 4c easiest route on wall via a prominent thin groove

8. The Unpure (7a) Left side of the arete, I said the left side. Rebolted

9. The Chubby Brown Syndrome (5) Insignificant final groove. Recleaned

The Itch you Can Never Scratch (5+) the short steep wall further left.

10. Totally Manning HVS 5a Left arete of groove. Recleaned

Mandela Buttress Right-Hand

Two prominent, though short corners with a fin mark this section of crag. Short, mainly bolted routes with lower-offs.

11. Mondays never Rain E2 5c right arete of right-hand corner, TR.

12. Squelch VS Pleasant corner: too short for a star?

13. Trans-African Battle (6c) The fin on its left-hand side. Longer to say than to do! Rebolted

14. Doyouthinkhesaurus (6b) the corner. Harderthanitlooks. Rebolted

15. The Disillusioned Bronto Machine (6c+) technical wall. Rebolted

16. Slug Control (6b+) short sharp groove Rebolted

17. It’s a Fluke (7a) Desperate wall Rebolted