The Cruise** E5 6b

Rockfax Description
Excellent protection ensures the popularity of this fine crack. It has been attempted more than once in mistake for its neighbour, Winking Crack.
1) 10m. Scramble up right from the path to a nut belay in a corner.
2) 6b, 38m. Climb the left arete to a small ledge beneath the crack. Follow the crack - 2 pegs - to a shake out just short of the chimney above. Climb the chimney.
3) 4c, 26m. Slabs and vegetated ledges lead to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Trad climbs for sport climbers, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's.

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Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/15 with Will

If you plan on doing this route I would highly recommend getting your second to bring a knife and a length of rope to sort the tat at the top. Lots of old useless rubbish that could do with cutting away, and the new stuff could do with extending over the lip to make pulling the ropes easier after abbing off. You'd be doing yourself and subsequent climbers a big favour. I unfortunately had nothing to hand. The thread is set about 1.5 ft back from the lip so bare that in mind. Oh, brilliant route too, pumpy but super safe with just enough rests, and and it isn't over until you're stood in balance on the top!
bensilvestre - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/15

Tired on this, so nearly dropped the top! Totally brilliant climbing.
NDD - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with tony stone

Not a cruise!
Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Tim Newton

Found it all hard and I arrived at the poor rest below the top pretty pumped, but the fight really started then. I just couldn't get in any jams, became incredibly pumped and my legs were shaking so much, I was almost falling off every move. Managed to get a hand on top, then both, then my elbows, then I was in that position for a couple of minutes before I got the strength to grovel out.
tim newton - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with rachel slater

JulesV - Lead dog - Jul/14 with Shauna

malx - Lead O/S - Sep/13

saved by the hand jams at the top, then an undignified bellyflop/roll finish!
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with alice thompson

Fell off at top.. hand jam was required... Awesome climb!
Alice Thompson - 2nd dog - 16/Jun/13 with Dan Gibson

Howard Lawledge - Lead O/S - 13/May/13 with luke

Awesome. Had been intimidated by this for a long time, expected a total battle but climbed it in the eponymous style. Suits me well this style. Top pod is nowhere near as bad as it's made out.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Callum Muskett

I remember giving my all to get the onsight, felt like 7b placing all the gear!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 2013 with Sam Underhill

soph - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Andy Reeve

Hidden - May/11

holy moly! was it earlier efforts on Run Fast, general tiredness, that i was seconding or just that this IS tough? who knows but i havent fought so hard / had to dig so deep on anything for a long time. what an awesome pitch though: sustained physical and technical (not loads of options for the feet) climbing gains a decent rest beneath the truly awkward finishing section; best brush up those jamming skills. not sure i'll be rushing back to lead this (barely made it on second)! think it may knock me out for a week...
ksjs - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/10 with jo

JM - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Steve Sylvester

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Tom Randall

Brown - 2nd O/S - 12/May/08 with Various International meet

Hidden - 2004

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - May/02

sadams - Lead O/S - 01/May/00 with Tom Briggs

switch - Lead O/S - May/00

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/97

Mike Owen - 29/Apr/89 with Elaine Owen

keefe - 1989

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