OS reference: 660 294
These are the tiers rising up the hillside to the south of the Roman Steps and are easily approached from the east. Once through the forest and onto the moorland track the tiers can be seen on the left. Many are well documented in the 2002 guide but there have been some more recent additions.
The lowest tier:
As it says this is the first slabby wall approached easily across the moorland from the Roman Steps path after leaving the forest.
Although no higher than 15 meters the two routes here take lines on good rock and provide a challenge in balancing.
1. Insanity has its own Rewards, 10m, E2 5c, 28.4.2007
Start at the base of the slab by the boulders just below a good ledge . Delicate moves form here gain the next ledge . A thin vertical crack is followed with increasing directly to the top. T.Taylor
2. Lifeline, 15 m, E2 5b, 28.4.2007
A rock ballet up the right edge of the dark slab. Start at the right toe of the face , step up to a ledge and use good layaways to go directly up . Careful balancing brings a short cam slot within reach. Pass this to the start of the left trending ramp. Pirouette up this to the top. T.Taylor
The upper tier sits directly above and has a red wall to its left and a dog leg crack on its right.
3.Red Shadow, 8m, E1 5a, 5.5.2007
Pull up the ledge above the very low overlap and finish up and leftwards. T.Taylor
4.*Scoop Fallout, 12m, E3 6a, 5.5.2007
Start 2 meters right and pull up to the right end of the ledge . Head for the scoop up and left and some gear. Then span up rightwards somehow to the ledge.Finish up the open groove. T.Taylor
5. *Dog’s Dinner, 8m, E1 5b, 5.5.2007
Go directly up to the crack and follow it to its end. T.Taylor
The prow to the right has two short and easy routes.