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Rockfax Description
An unprotected trip up the buttress left of Fern Crack. Starting left of the crack and swarm onto the bulge where slick friction moves lead left to rounded breaks. Some poor pockets enable a swift exit to be made. The start is a popular f7A+ which can be extended into the whole route above snowdrifts. The sit-down start is f7C. © Rockfax

FA. Johnny Dawes 1984.


Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, BMC highballs, Dawes’ finest grit routes


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βeta: Snowball font 6c? A classic of the genre!
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βeta: Snowball font 6c? A classic of the genre!

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High E5
Mid E5
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High E4
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High 7a
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High 6c
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High 6b
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Knitting Needle Arête

Grade: E5 6b ***
(Upper Matlock Quarries)