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Rockfax Description
The imposing narrowing fissure is one of gritstone's great crack ticks. A brambly, blocky crack leads to the sentry-box. Runners can be placed deep in the crack (although not when wearing a helmet) but a large cam is a simpler modern method. Shin up the outside of the crack to a jug on the left arete then get established in the upper crack with difficulty. The wide upper crack is a little easier - just keep laybacking. Brilliant! © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1950. Given VS - must have been more holds on it then..

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, Hard Rock, Wide Cracks, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, World Graded List, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, 50 of the Best, Thrutch and Clutch, WideBoyz Crack School, Top 50 Peak Cracks, Joe Browns Shops 50th Anniversary Celebration Routes List, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), James' Winter Grit ticklist, UK road to wide crack mastery, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Rockfax Peak Gritstone East (2001) Top 50, On Peak Rock, Froggat and Curbar Big Cracks, Definitive Eastern Grit top 50- 2001, 2006 and 2015 editions, Hard Rock 2020, Crackageddon, Proper Cracks UK, Joe Brown Curbar Routes, Hard Rock, An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District, Post-lockdown Peak jamming hoedown, Jem's Time in the Peaks, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, Sheff, Wide

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Nick Smith - Climbers 11 Nov, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Completely desperate! Never been so knackered by a route in my life - my whole body was shaking and I wanted to throw up by the time I dragged myself to the top. I didn't find the 'easy' laybacking on the upper half easy at all. Classic :)
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βeta: Completely desperate! Never been so knackered by a route in my life - my whole body was shaking and I wanted to throw up by the time I dragged myself to the top. I didn't find the 'easy' laybacking on the upper half easy at all. Classic :)
nate 26 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great, glad to get onsite good inverted foot jam practice
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βeta: Great, glad to get onsite good inverted foot jam practice
Iggy_B 22 Feb, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I hated this at the time, but with hindsight it is a fantastic route and I can't wait to get back on it!
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βeta: I hated this at the time, but with hindsight it is a fantastic route and I can't wait to get back on it!

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Orang-outang

Grade: E2 5c ***
(Stanage North)