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Goliath's Area

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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Aug 1, 2009
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Description 

Lying at the center of the edge is this find example peak gritstone. The gems of the area can be found towards the north section in and around Goliath's Groove. Endless cracks and imposing aretes can keep you occupied for days, weeks and years.

Areas from North to South

  • Mercury Crack Area
  • Hathersage Trip Buttress
  • The Pinnacle


Getting There 

From the plantation parking area walk up towards the edge, passing the bouldering.


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',8],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Goliath's Area:
Goliath's Groove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 65'   Goliath's Groove Area
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Featured Route For Goliath's Area
Tower Face

Tower Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Fina Area
A delicate, seemingly endless climb up the broad, tall Tower Face. The two main sections are incredibly varied and make this a rewarding HVS. Start up easy ground to gain a thin, curving crack. Balance up this to a good undercling and a poor right-facing flake. Move up the flake and make a strenuous crux move to a left-facing flake out right. (The E2 5b Direct variation moves straight from the undercling to the upper flake past two hard moves.) Follow this better flake to a horizontal, which is ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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