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12m.

Rockfax Description
A glorious fissure in the shallow corner which is quite superb and far too short. One of grit's better short 'n' sweet cracks. © Rockfax

FA. Jack Macleod 1932.

Ticklists

Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS, Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, WideBoyz Crack School, Top 50 Peak Cracks, Peak district Road To Ruins Diff-VS, CUMC Ticklist, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond in 3 stars, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Memorable Climbs, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Rab 'Pocket a Prize' Competition: Randall's Routes, Lesser Known Grit Classics, DUMC Grit Gathering 2019, The Gritlist, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit TOP 500: S and VS, Proper Cracks UK, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, Eastern Grit Trip: The Best Of The Proposed Crags.

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Iggy_B 29 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic route!
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βeta: Fantastic route!
Paul Tomo 24 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I Found it a very good route, Good gear placments & easy jams, VS4b?
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βeta: I Found it a very good route, Good gear placments & easy jams, VS4b?
The Mountain Goat 26 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: If you can jam it's HS if you can't its VS. Still a great route though.
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βeta: If you can jam it's HS if you can't its VS. Still a great route though.
Duz Walker 6 Mar, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: VS? Well at -3 celsius, numb beyond the elbows, in horizontal hail and my only large cam 10ft off the deck and 12 below my feet it just about felt that way. Crux at 1/3, find the crockery in the crack and its over.
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βeta: VS? Well at -3 celsius, numb beyond the elbows, in horizontal hail and my only large cam 10ft off the deck and 12 below my feet it just about felt that way. Crux at 1/3, find the crockery in the crack and its over.
shaun walby 31 Oct, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Enjoyable route... bomber gear, easy for a VS4b.
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βeta: Enjoyable route... bomber gear, easy for a VS4b.
GrahamD 25 Oct, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Its a pleasent route but whoever thinks its VS and therefore a bigger undertaking than Central Groove or Main Wall is having a Larf. HS if you must, but probably better off as a stiff S 4a.
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βeta: Its a pleasent route but whoever thinks its VS and therefore a bigger undertaking than Central Groove or Main Wall is having a Larf. HS if you must, but probably better off as a stiff S 4a.
jamiemoss 12 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Superb but very very easy for VS.
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βeta: Superb but very very easy for VS.
Simon Caldwell 13 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Well protected, plenty of rests. HS 4b.
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βeta: Well protected, plenty of rests. HS 4b.
helix 17 Feb, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: i thought it was excellent. HS 4b wouldnt be unfair, but i think could be easy VS too.
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βeta: i thought it was excellent. HS 4b wouldnt be unfair, but i think could be easy VS too.
gav p 19 Dec, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Cracking little route. Probably HS though. Made easier by using holds out right on the arete.
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βeta: Cracking little route. Probably HS though. Made easier by using holds out right on the arete.
Nick Smith - Climbers 9 Apr, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Nice climbing, but not 3 stars, and doesn't really deserve "one of grits best short cracks" IMO. Perhaps HS 4b?
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βeta: Nice climbing, but not 3 stars, and doesn't really deserve "one of grits best short cracks" IMO. Perhaps HS 4b?

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Tower Face

Grade: HS 4b ***
(Wharncliffe Crags)