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Topic - Monster Crack - Beachy Head

sparkass - on 25 Feb 2013
Can anyone give a levelled report on what this climb involves?

I have found a few accounts basically describing it as the living end and most certainly a death route. I am inclined to think these are slight exagerations but am not daft enough to disregard this entirely. HXS 5C but how hard is this? e1?e5?e8?. Is there any gear available? Is it safe?body weight only?terrible? What are the belays like? Will an ascent of this feel like a solo or just an exciting but safe trad route?

Ben Bransby's account seems to suggest Monster Crack was OK, although the following route they attempted does seem to offer more than I can handle. A damn good read: http://www.climbers-club.co.uk/journal/original/1998%20Journal-p125-128.pdf

This route looks great but could be too much for me? Any advice or info would be great. Thanks in advance.

Duncan
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