25m.

Rockfax Description
22m. The elegant hanging groove in the impressive hanging arete right of Sandy Crack gives a serious piece of climbing. Climb the roof of Sandy Crack then move right and make difficult moves up to the dubious security of the groove. Continue warily up the groove to the big break and an easy finish up the fluted arete. The Direct Start up the overhanging arete is steep, sustained and unprotected, it weighs in at E8 6b. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A tremendous route up the grooved arete right of Sandy Crack. Follow Sandy Crack to the slab, place some gear and traverse right to a thin series of moves to enter the groove(crux). Continue up the groove to easier climbing (and gear)and finish up the short arete above.
Another brilliant Northumberland E5 that would be a classic anywhere else and which still has probably seen only a handful of ascents

Tommy Smith 1980

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Selected county classics- mainly E4/5

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Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 25 Jun, 2017 Lead β Much like the other routes I did this weekend, I inspected the line on abseil first(although apparently not well enough) then decided to place a high side runner up Sandy Crack (why not, treat yourself...). I was pretty chuffed to get this first go, as the moves were way harder than I'd anticipated - plus it still felt bold (even with the high runner)! Incredible route though, with beautiful rock, climbing, and features.
with Phil Gwyther
Much like the other routes I did this weekend, I inspected the line on abseil first(although apparently not well enough) then decided to place a high side runner up Sandy Crack (why not, treat yourself...). I was pretty chuffed to get this first go, as the moves were way harder than I'd anticipated - plus it still felt bold (even with the high runner)! Incredible route though, with beautiful rock, climbing, and features.
with Phil Gwyther
Steve Crowe 19 Jul, 2003 Lead RP I intended to solo it after top rope practice but decided to lead it in the end. Nearly fell off on the big runout!
with karin
I intended to solo it after top rope practice but decided to lead it in the end. Nearly fell off on the big runout!
with karin
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