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Welcome to CUMC ticklist

contributed by Lottie Green Apr/17

Many of us fresh Cardiff Uni Mountaineering Club members are bitten quickly by the outdoor climbing bug and want to get out with the club as much as possible. The CUMC ticklist provides many great climbs at all grades but it can be hard to know where to look for good-quality lower-grade climbs! For that reason, Camilla (@camulv) and I have been working on this list of CUMC beginner classics (with recommendations, naturally) for some easily accessible climbing entertainment.

Stipulations:
- sport up to 6a
- trad lead up to S
- trad second up to HVS (much wider range available on main CUMC ticklist, these are mostly especially popular classics that are aspirational 2nd/3rd year leads and nice to be aware of)
- boulder up to f5

These are all grades accessible by the end of your first year of climbing with CUMC! Within each section, climbs are ordered by grade; within grade, rough distance from Cardiff.
*Note that some are not in the UK but from the fresher-accessible Fontainebleau bouldering trip (Easter) and El Chorro sport climbing trip (Christmas)
**For further Valleys sport, see "South Wales by Train (from Cardiff)" ticklist by training sec 15/16 @Rob McGurk

PLEASE ask if you are at all unsure about a technique - do not endanger yourself or others. This ranges from safely leading, lead-belaying, and abseiling to correctly lowering off or removing your trad leader's gear.

Happy climbing!

User Percentage Latest Log
1 David Maddison 68% 3 Jul
2 myrddinmuse 59% 29 Apr, 2020
3 mikej 46% 24 Dec, 2018
4 BHuthers 43% 23 May
5 GHawksworth 42% 27 Jun
6 Lottie Green 41% 9 Aug, 2020
7 wnicholson 36% 13 Aug
8 Danhan 35% 21 Oct, 2018
9 rosatb 30% 6 Nov, 2018
10 edjenkins 28% 2 May, 2017

Map of routes in this ticklist

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Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
SPORT
Dissertation Distraction 4a 157 ? Taff's Well
Leopard Prints 4a * 103 15m Foxhole
Jagged Face 4a * 541 ? Bus Stop Quarry
Bulbus Tara 4b * 247 35m • 2 Taff's Well
The Trevena Fish Hotel 4b * 64 ? Rhossili Beach
Fistful of Tenners 4c *** 352 ? Rhossili Beach
Sector Canada Access 4a * 278 28m Frontales
Sorbet de Limón 4c ** 207 22m Escalera Arabe
Er Suzuki 4c * 243 10m Valle de Abdalajis
He Sawed 5a * 68 ? Mountain Ash
Coral Corner 5a * 3 12m Foxhole
Dawson's Corner 5a *** 127 ? Rhossili Beach
Vas Pisando Huevos 5a * 498 19m Frontales
Bano de Tierra 5c ** 189 15m Valle de Abdalajis
Weeping Stump 5b * 81 24m Mountain Ash
Final Relief of the Blue Ball Artist 5b * 23 15m Ton Pentre (Ystrad)
Holds May Spin 5b ** 93 ? Rhossili Beach
Angry Pirate 5c * 229 ? Taff's Well
Kiss the Gunner's Daughter 5c * 216 ? Taff's Well
Butt Out 5c 51 17m The Gap
Galena Puts Lead In Your Pencil 5c ** 37 ? Castle Upon Alun...
Rockover Beethoven 5c * 245 ? Navigation Quarry
Mental Mantles 5c * 931 16m Tirpentwys
Squash Match 6a * 132 ? Navigation Quarry
Rocky 6a ** 966 13m Tirpentwys
Groping for Jugs 6a *** 190 12m Bargoed
Lemon Soul 6a *** 309 ? Rhossili Beach
TRAD LEAD
Great Cleft D 193 ? Fall Bay to Mewslade
The Ordinary Route D ** 2975 140m • 4 Idwal Slabs (aka...
Spiral Stairs VD *** 1315 84m Dinas Cromlech
Overlapping Ridge Route (First Pinnacle Rib) D ** 1294 150m Tryfan
Mucky Gully D ** 1662 ? The Dewerstone
Staircase D ** 1444 18m Sennen
Pine Tree VD ** 215 ? Taff's Well
Snoozin' Suzie VD ** 1920 40m Symonds Yat
Central Rib Route III VD *** 410 ? Wintour's Leap
Bottle Buttress VD 4a ** 560 78m • 4 Wintour's Leap
Pinnacle Crack VD 595 24m Port Eynon
Classic HD * 678 19m Port Eynon
Amble VD 249 ? Fall Bay to Mewslade
Joggled Wall VD * 633 18m Three Cliffs Bay
Small Beginnings VD * 765 24m Saddle Head
Little Chamonix VD *** 6471 70m • 4 Shepherd’s Crag
The Crack VD ** 843 20m Porthclais Area
Flying Buttress VD *** 2644 87m Dinas Cromlech
Hollybush Crack VD *** 6007 14m Stanage Popular
Heaven Crack VD *** 4901 10m Stanage Popular
Colonel's Arete VD ** 1595 ? • 4 The Dewerstone
Bosigran Ridge a.k.a Commando Ridge VD *** 2899 161m • 8 Bosigran Ridge Area
Zig Zag VD ** 1619 15m Haytor
Bowfell Buttress HS 4b *** 942 110m • 4 Bowfell
Grooved Arête HVD 4a *** 3538 230m • 8 Tryfan
Helfenstein's Struggle HVD 4a ** 514 16m Stanage Plantation
Flying Buttress HVD 4a *** 7150 24m Stanage Popular
Central Rib Route I S 4a *** 1608 63m • 4 Wintour's Leap
Vertigo S * 1285 ? Symonds Yat
Gethsemane S 4a ** 700 ? Fall Bay to Mewslade
Column S 4a * 712 19m Port Eynon
Dulfer S 4a * 753 19m Port Eynon
Initiation Flake S * 787 12m Three Cliffs Bay
Sleepwalk S 4a ** 1268 61m • 4 Avon Gorge (Sea...
Giltar Slab Route S 4a *** 326 45m Penally East
Urchin S 4a * 749 24m Saddle Head
Infra Red S * 571 24m Saddle Head
Black Hawk Hell Crack S 4a *** 5459 14m Stanage Popular
TRAD SECOND
Christmas Curry S 4a *** 3123 75m • 4 Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Zelda HS 4b *** 1581 55m • 2 Wintour's Leap
Sea Mist HS 4a ** 2144 30m Saddle Head
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 6608 16m Stanage Popular
Tennis Shoe HS 4b *** 2931 137m • 5 Idwal Slabs (aka...
Whitt VS 4c *** 940 37m • 2 Symonds Yat
Questor VS 4c *** 986 34m Wynd Cliff
Under Milk Wood VS 4a * 269 21m Three Cliffs Bay
Scavenger VS 4c *** 968 26m Three Cliffs Bay
Valkyrie VS 5a 45 ? Fall Bay to Mewslade
Nemo VS 4c 318 18m Port Eynon
Osiris VS 4c *** 745 36m Fall Bay to Mewslade
Isis HVS 5a *** 461 ? Fall Bay to Mewslade
BOULDERING
Fissure Est du Piaf (Blue 21) f3 103 ? L'Elephant
Orange 9 f3 38 3m La Roche aux Sabots
La Plage f5+ 33 ? L'Elephant
Idwal Squeeze V1 *** 148 ? Idwal Cottage Crag
145 stars 96,270 2,374m 127
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