Sandy Crack*** E2 5c
[BobSmith on the classic Sandy Crack (E2 5c) Sandy Crag, Northumberland, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
22m. The stunning soaring crack is a mega-classic, as good as any route of its length in the UK. Pull through the tough roof-crack to reach the ledge then jam the narrowing crack with escalating difficulties (great cam protection) until the break arrives. Move right and back left to access the final short crack. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Ultimate E2 ticklist, WideBoyz Crack School.

Photo: BobSmith on the classic Sandy Crack (E2 5c) Sandy Crag, Northumberland © Andy Birtwistle
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Amazing. wanted to do this for ages
malx - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15

A very dirty and dusty climb that is worth cleaning before climbing. The crux for me was getting over the initial lip. Crack climbed turned laybacking / open the elevator doors. Climb at the start or end of season otherwise there is no permissible track.
LHumble - Lead dog - 30/Aug/15 with Shed

I learned that I cannot crack climb...
Shed - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/15 with Liam Humble

2nd go
stuart34 - Lead G/U - 09/Aug/15 with pollerd

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Frank the Husky - 2014

Northumberland shows who's boss at the end of an great weekend - what a route. Some more practice at cracks required!
robertmichaeladams - Lead dog - 01/Apr/12 with Sam

Awesome.... go and do it!! but beware this is a real E2
phil64 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11

Jammy-or-what?! Great fist jam right at the top gives for a nice rest, but then you're at the top anyway.
y2keable - 2nd O/S - 07/May/11 with John

petegunn - Lead - 07/Oct/10 with John, Davina

Peter Holder - Lead - 24/May/10 with Nick Valente

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/10

great moves to get establshed on the crack. tough and sustained climbing all the way to the top. need to improve my crack climbing to get this one clean.
oliwarlow - Lead - 30/Aug/09 with Dave W

Need to come back and lead this route! awesome!!!
KragKing - 2nd - 2009

chris sm - 2nd rpt - 10/May/08 with Pippa Froggatt

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 2nd - Jul/04 with Andy Hyslop

Roget - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with jon

Made the starting moves alright but was surprised at the sustained difficulties to come - very thin crack - finger tip wide in places and it killed my toes! To be honest I was disappointed - more with my performance than the route.
allmag - Lead - 15/Jul/89

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/87 with SimonGee

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 11/May/86 with Gordon McAllan

Hidden - 1980

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