The Magic Crack*** VII 7
[The Magic Crack (HVS), 2 kb]100m, 4 pitches. The crack is strenuous and it is even more strenuous to place the excellent protection that it provides! Finish up the summer line adding another hard pitch of climbing. Harder than White Magic.

Ticklists: Cairngorm Winter Climbs.

Photo: The Magic Crack (HVS) © Jack Frost
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This climb is in 18 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Did lead the easy pitch at the bottom.
petralina - AltLd - 04/Aug/15 with Shane, Ben Watson

Excellent sustained route and eats up gear. More bulldogs would help in the crack. Led 2, 3 & 4. Bit of faffing on the last pitch trying to find the "easy left trending crack" to exit.
Brian Pollock - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Craig

Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15

KKilroy - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with McCune

Hidden - 2014

Stuart the postie - AltLd - 07/Dec/13 with Andy Clark

Harry Holmes - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/13 with Pete Holder

Peter Holder - AltLd - 07/Dec/13 with harry holmes

Surprisingly tricky top pitch! Fair for VII,7 but very thin for feet and required some excavation to find the decent hooks & torques
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Andy Inglis

Good fun route, tricky footwork.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Neil Adams

Brilliant route, super safe. I did it in two long pitches joining 1-2 and 3-4, continuing then to the top of Aladdin's buttress and down Aladdin's couloir.
el cholo - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Andy Laing

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10

MouseHunter - 2010

akhughes - AltLd - 2010

Best winter day yet! Top pitch by far the hardest pitch. The crack was amazing, and easier than expected! And to add to the excitement took my first winter whipper, choking myself with my bandolier!!
dj_brigham05 - AltLd - 07/Dec/09 with Rich Clarke, Thom Simmons

rclarke - AltLd - 07/Dec/09 with THOM SIMMONS, Dave Brigham

Hidden - AltLd dog - 07/Dec/09

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Smith42, GaryK, Dream-Ice, Mr Wild, el cholo, michael83, pete87abs
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