Kestrel Crack** E1 5b
8m. The thin roof crack, splitting 'Hawk Buttress' is climbed direct from a small cave, which may or may not contain an Owl. Passing the roof is the crux (isn't it always?) and may prove to be both delightfully technical and awkwardly thuggy, or perhaps leave you puzzled.

Ticklists: NYMoors Classics.

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This climb is in 4 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Felt quite hard! and really good moves! Took me a few attempts to get up into the top crack, going back un der the roof to rest each time. Gradewise its a hard one and there was much debate among the group! Its stenous but well protected, and the important use of a heel would suggest certainly very hard 5b! I would probably suggest E1 5b/c?? But a superb route all the same!
Sam Marks - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Dave Warburton, Franco Cookson

Excellent little route. Great warm up for Warrior and it's trickier than it looks, seem to use a heel on everything i do these days... Cleaned the useable parts of the crack, the top out and removed the small sapling. Agree with Sam, it's probably E1 due to the hard 5b move, but it's very well protected. Started to rain so couldn't do Hanging or Proj... :-(
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Karl Marks, Franco Cookson

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Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - Jun/97 with KM

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