Silent Walls

Situated about 100m further on than Black Wall right, this bay of rock is easily reached by the obvious fisherman’s path: it lies about 300m before the building atop the cliffs. It has a handful of good little routes. (NB. The nearby Silent Fright Buttress is not covered here as there are only trad routes there.)

Silent Walls topo

1.Nick’s Corner HVS 5a
The obvious corner

2. OK Squire(6a+)
Excellent slab just right

3.Freeloader’s arête (6a+)
The right-hand side of the slab

4.It’s oh so Quiet (6b)
The arête gained from the left with a tricky start move. Add a plus for the short

5.Noisiness (6b)
The unusual open groove line.

6.Bedlam (6b)
A leftwards line via a technical slab and crimpy finishing wall

7. White Noise (6c+) ★★
The arête taken on its left-hand side with some smart ‘fridge hugging’ above the overlap. Excellent and tough for the grade.