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12m.

Rockfax Description
Start at the right edge of the slab and follow the arete throughout by lovely balancy (and slightly reachy) climbing. © Rockfax

FA. Andy Parkin 1976.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), The Gritlist, Stanage Routes - Epic Crackathon

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dave frost 11 Aug, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: quite a tricky crux, nice climb though
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βeta: quite a tricky crux, nice climb though
Dale Berry 21 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Any one who has done Paradise Wall and wants to know what a real VS feels like should try this. A quality route with a thought provoking crux.
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βeta: Any one who has done Paradise Wall and wants to know what a real VS feels like should try this. A quality route with a thought provoking crux.
Simon Caldwell 8 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Let down only by its ill-defined line. I stayed as far right as I could, most others I saw do it went further left.
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βeta: Let down only by its ill-defined line. I stayed as far right as I could, most others I saw do it went further left.

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Route of Interest

Fern Crack

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Stanage Plantation)