10m.

Rockfax Description
The rib between the chimneys is climbed on rounded holds and is poorly protected where it matters. © Rockfax

FA. Glyn Owen 1955.

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, The V.S.+ Ticklist

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Tony Kartawick 26 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Serious.
 
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βeta: Serious.
Iain Thow 21 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Escapable all over the place & good pro in the breaks. A friend seconded this as his 2nd ever route & found it easy.
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βeta: Escapable all over the place & good pro in the breaks. A friend seconded this as his 2nd ever route & found it easy.
alj 1 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: This was my first HVS - and I didn't find it too hair-raising. The bottom 15 / 20 ft are a bit fluttery - as the landing would be evil if you fell - which I reckon is why it deserves HVS. Above that there's good gear and I'm a real shorty (5'2") and found the top technical but definitely no need to lassoo or use the tree!
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βeta: This was my first HVS - and I didn't find it too hair-raising. The bottom 15 / 20 ft are a bit fluttery - as the landing would be evil if you fell - which I reckon is why it deserves HVS. Above that there's good gear and I'm a real shorty (5'2") and found the top technical but definitely no need to lassoo or use the tree!
leon 14 Mar, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: don't let all the talk about this being a serious route put you off. every break after the second slab has good gear placements, that only leaves about 15 feet of unprotected climbing at the bottom. it's a nice route that's even easier than it looks.
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βeta: don't let all the talk about this being a serious route put you off. every break after the second slab has good gear placements, that only leaves about 15 feet of unprotected climbing at the bottom. it's a nice route that's even easier than it looks.
shaun walby 20 Feb, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: The rock has much more friction than the more popular edges, so the delicate move at the top (i couldn't reach the top hold)is easy doable without lassoing the tree. i think HVS4c is about right
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βeta: The rock has much more friction than the more popular edges, so the delicate move at the top (i couldn't reach the top hold)is easy doable without lassoing the tree. i think HVS4c is about right
Offwidth 28 Nov, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The bottom is a delightfully delicate solo but only 4b, the top is artificial and for short climbers very much the crux (if you cant reach the break there is a technical rockover on a small foothold but you can always take a long sling and lasso the tree for protection!).
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βeta: The bottom is a delightfully delicate solo but only 4b, the top is artificial and for short climbers very much the crux (if you cant reach the break there is a technical rockover on a small foothold but you can always take a long sling and lasso the tree for protection!).
Gripped 17 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Lovely bottom moves but too easily escapable; soft. My back/fleece brushed gently against the tree (it's tricky avoiding it!)
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βeta: Lovely bottom moves but too easily escapable; soft. My back/fleece brushed gently against the tree (it's tricky avoiding it!)

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Altar Crack

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Rivelin Edge)
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