Blue Grotto Promontory has two new sport routes

Andrew Warrington on Miss Pat and the SATU Warriors 6b+

Two new fully bolted sport routes have been established at Red Wall, adding to the already outstanding selection of climbs on this magnificent wall.

Rum Line 5c 35m is a new bolt route established by Andrew Warrington and Andy Hooper over the Christmas holidays 2010. It was marked, drilled and bolted on the 29th December, then led by Andy Hooper on 2 Jan 2011 – a great way to finish one year and start the next! The route takes the pocketed wall just left of “Earthquake Corner”, rises through the vegetated overhang then takes the grey slabs above, finishing at a snap-link LO (caution: this is 35m off the deck so you need a 70m rope to top-rope from below). The route has 11 bolts and is graded 5c, being of the same difficulty as the old bolt line of Earthquake Corner.

Miss Pat and the SATU Warriors 6b+ 30m. The same bolting activity resulted in another 3-star line on Red Wall! This route starts as for Blue Moon but takes the overhang direct in a power struggle over the orange bulge. From there it provides beautiful steep wall climbing on sharp but solid pin-cushions to a snap-link LO at 30m height. The line was also bolted on the 29th and led by Andrew Warrington on 2nd Jan. Miss Pat… weighs in at 6b+, has 12 bolts and is a must-do lead.

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