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There is a loose flake on pitch 6 of Giant's Crawl near the belay - extreme care is needed.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrines have been known to nest on the upper section of B Buttress, above Giants Crawl as well as C Buttress. The last time the birds were known to nest was 2014, but if visiting the crag early in the season please be aware that they could return and report to the BMC if birds are seen nesting.

Rockfax Description
An audacious and fierce line that has a serious first pitch and strenuous main pitch. Start at the base of The Balrog's corner.
1) 5c, 15m. From the base of The Balrog's corner, move right for 3m. Climb to a slight depression and pull out of it past a bulge to a mossy slab. A dirty slab leads up and left to a stance. A very serious pitch that gathers moss.
2) 6a, 35m. Head out right below the slanting overhang, then break through it at a corner/groove. Move right to an easing and go left to a steep crack-line. The crack-line is pumpy and ends with a wild move right to easier territory at a corner. Take the corner then move right into Eliminate 'A'. Follow this to its stance at blocks.
3) 4c, 14m. Climb steeply from the left up a groove and wall to a bulge. Move over the bulge and up another groove to a belay.
4) 5b, 30m. Gain the thin groove above (left of a hanging arete). Climb the groove with difficulty before moving left to another groove that leads to easier ground and belays. © Rockfax


James' Summer Ticklist , Three star lakes E4s


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High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
Votes cast 12
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 12
Votes cast 12
Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Ground Up
Not Set
Route of Interest
Trouble Without a Cause

Grade: E4 6b ***
(Windmore End)

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