UKC

20m.

Rockfax Description
Neat. Follow West's Wallaby to the middle of its traverse then climb steeply to an improving crack and easier ground. © Rockfax

FA. Mike Simpkins 1960.

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ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , Roaches HVS Challenge , Roaches Cracks

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joeramsay 1 Aug, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Brilliant route, deserves more than a measly footnote in the bmc book
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βeta: Brilliant route, deserves more than a measly footnote in the bmc book
drcorbasisgod 7 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: The first half of this route is a bit of an ordeal. After that, going straight up the wall feels great but I wasn't happy with just a cam in the break below.
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βeta: The first half of this route is a bit of an ordeal. After that, going straight up the wall feels great but I wasn't happy with just a cam in the break below.
GrahamD 22 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: This is a superb route - far better than its 'parent' - why only a footnote in the BMC guide ? I found it pretty sustained for the last route of the day but faultless gear.
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βeta: This is a superb route - far better than its 'parent' - why only a footnote in the BMC guide ? I found it pretty sustained for the last route of the day but faultless gear.
daveagriff 14 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Totally agree. One of my fave routes.
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βeta: Totally agree. One of my fave routes.

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Route of Interest
Crabbie's Crack

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(The Five Clouds)

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