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The Cracks - 5.9

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Trad)
small to medium
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


P1 A great route up the left side of the nose. Use the common start to all the left hand routes. Could be a queue. Move left and up a shallow groove to a big ledge under a roof. Traverse right below the roof and up a chimney. At the top of the chimney move left to a perfect crack. Up this to a big ledge. From the ledge go right until you are stood on a small pinnacle, step of this round the front of the crag the climb the cracks to another large ledge. From here go slightly right until standing on a block below an awkward mantle. This is the crux and protection is poor. Then easily to the top. The mantle can be avoided by a traverse into eastern gully.

Descent Options:

Rappel down either eastern or western gullies, fixed rap points usually in place.

Submitted by: JohnCook on 2007-10-10
Views: 635
Route ID: 89547

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JohnCook on 2005-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars led

After queueing for the first pitch the climb flowed smoothly. All the protection was good except for the final mantle where a medium nuts is used in a shallow worn crack.

Added: 2007-10-10