Grinshill - Middle Rocks Overhang
With steep climbing on great rock in an amazing setting, it's easy to see why this is one of the most popular areas at Grinshill.
From the Corbett Woods parking, walk back out of the car park and take a left down the access road.
Follow the road, down to just before the school house, then turn back on yourself on to the main track heading up hill to the beacon trig point.
At the second telegraph pole take a small path right down through the trees arriving at the west end of Middle Rocks (overhang wall).
|1||Long Traverse||5||L-R staying low a great warm up across the whole buttress finishing at the right end of the Brutus Wall.|
|2||Low Riders||5||R-L Two mean alternatives High traverse rips your skin the Low is all burning forearm slopers in a crouch.|
|3||One Rule Only - Slopers||5+||Right hand following slopers on the right side of the vein, then transfer at the break (without using it) to a 2 finger back pull in the lefthand vein above the break, finishing at a sharp flake or easily over the sloping top.|
|4||Black Bulge||5||The black bulge via break holds to a spike jug in the large middle break.|
|5||Attack Of The Picaros||6A+||Crouch start finger rail crack pulling into a small cave with a heel hook to gain an obvious 2 fingerpocket on the bulge, up left to a red square bucket, up the white pocket wall to the large middle break and jugs. Cool climbing.|
|6||Tin Tin||6A||Follow a sharp fragile vein of flakes to a high finish at the middle break, step right to finish on top.|
|7||Thompson Twins||6A||Massive reach to start, follow the vein over the roof pull out left then right to flat holds and a rockover onto the top, popular and polished.|
|8||Scary Landing||4+||Follow a crack through the right side of the roof heading for dusty big jugs on the lip of the roof.|
|9||Cig Arete||4+||Easy breaks lead to a commiting arete with long reaches and a scary pull to easier ground.Serious landings.|