UKC

10m.

Rockfax Description
The crack that splits the overhang above the cave starts off on perfect jams but gradually widens to fist size and then widens a bit more. The moss adds a touch of spice. Walk off leftwards. © Rockfax

FA. Vin Ridgeway, Peter Harding 1951.

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Peak Rock/5/ Always a Little Steeper , Cratcliffe HVS , Hardest HVSs in the Peak

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Graeme Hammond 3 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Upper end HVS, talk of E2/E3 is ludicrous. Cleaned the top out ledge of alot of vegetation/moss etc and lots of mud out of the crack in November 2020. Perhaps this spoils some sort of vegetation bashing horror top out that a few might have preferred but will make for a better enjoyable experience for most. A excellent little roof climb, which could be worth 2 stars in its current clean condition.
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βeta: Upper end HVS, talk of E2/E3 is ludicrous. Cleaned the top out ledge of alot of vegetation/moss etc and lots of mud out of the crack in November 2020. Perhaps this spoils some sort of vegetation bashing horror top out that a few might have preferred but will make for a better enjoyable experience for most. A excellent little roof climb, which could be worth 2 stars in its current clean condition.
paul mitchell 29 May, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Way easier than Unprintable. Soloed Unprintable only 3 times. Nemesis Exit soloed about 30 times.
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βeta: Way easier than Unprintable. Soloed Unprintable only 3 times. Nemesis Exit soloed about 30 times.
Chris Craggs 14 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Its HVS if you have meaty gritstoner's fists and don't mind getting then scratched. For weedy sports climbers it may indeed be E3! Chris
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βeta: Its HVS if you have meaty gritstoner's fists and don't mind getting then scratched. For weedy sports climbers it may indeed be E3! Chris
Alan James - UKC and UKH 15 May, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Having soloed up to the roof on this, and contemplated the next move, I strongly suspect that this route is nearer E2 or even E3 than HVS. It looks to be considerably harder than The Unprintable at Stanage.
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βeta: Having soloed up to the roof on this, and contemplated the next move, I strongly suspect that this route is nearer E2 or even E3 than HVS. It looks to be considerably harder than The Unprintable at Stanage.

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Route of Interest
Pisa Super Direct

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Shining Clough)

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