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10m.

Rockfax Description
Loop along the curving crack then swing right on jams past the arete to finish up Sandy Crack, which some find to be the crux! © Rockfax

FA. Al Austin 1958.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Revenge List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Northern Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ULMC Classics, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Bamford Edge, The Gritlist, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit TOP 500: S and VS

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Cragstrong 20 Sep Show βeta
βeta: I got my cam stuck in the Curving Crack on the far left on 19/09/20. It is a DMM dragon Cam size 6 (big silver one). If someone manages to remove it and sees this feedback, please return it to me - I would be super grateful! Contact me via cragstrong@googlemail.com. Also note that both chock stones at the end of the route are loose and potentially dangerous if they come free.
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βeta: I got my cam stuck in the Curving Crack on the far left on 19/09/20. It is a DMM dragon Cam size 6 (big silver one). If someone manages to remove it and sees this feedback, please return it to me - I would be super grateful! Contact me via cragstrong@googlemail.com. Also note that both chock stones at the end of the route are loose and potentially dangerous if they come free.
George Frisby 2 Dec, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Top chockstone in crack has broken in two and is very loose, belayers should stand well out the way and they should probably be removed if possible.
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βeta: Top chockstone in crack has broken in two and is very loose, belayers should stand well out the way and they should probably be removed if possible.
wilkie14c 4 Mar, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Can be scary for your second, use double ropes, but just clip one, then when the second climbs, the rope you never clipped will be above the second at all times to prevent a big swing! should br 2* but the groty finish spoils it!
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βeta: Can be scary for your second, use double ropes, but just clip one, then when the second climbs, the rope you never clipped will be above the second at all times to prevent a big swing! should br 2* but the groty finish spoils it!
Nick Smith - Climbers 29 Mar, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: A great little route, which might be just as commiting to second as it is to lead. Fine hand and fist-jamming opportunties abound!
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βeta: A great little route, which might be just as commiting to second as it is to lead. Fine hand and fist-jamming opportunties abound!

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Route of Interest

Birch Tree Wall Direct

Grade: VS 5a ***
(Black Rocks)