UKC

20m.

Rockfax Description
Often regarded as THE Lancashire classic. Start up the crack in the left side of the buttress (awkward 5a) then tackle the fine finger-crack splitting the centre of the upper tower. It is best done in a single pitch. © Rockfax

FA. Les Ainsworth 1968.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Very good routes in the UK, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Chris H's 100 Mega Classic Trad, Definitive *** Lancs Grit, McCoys Homestyle trad

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George Frisby 24 Mar Show βeta
βeta: Block that pie_eater_pete refers to below came off today. Maybe a little harder now to transition out of the hand crack but a lot safer.
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βeta: Block that pie_eater_pete refers to below came off today. Maybe a little harder now to transition out of the hand crack but a lot safer.
pie_eater_pete 3 Oct, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: WARNING a very loose block at start, just after hand crack. I suspect this will break off soon.
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βeta: WARNING a very loose block at start, just after hand crack. I suspect this will break off soon.
Iggy_B 22 Feb, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I found the horrible initial crack harder than the finish but all in all a fantastic outing.
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βeta: I found the horrible initial crack harder than the finish but all in all a fantastic outing.

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Grade: E2 5c ***
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