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18m.

Rockfax Description
A great climb up the long groove that is the main feature of the right-hand side of the cliff. A steep initial section leads to a block (the Pulpit) at the foot of the superb curving crack. This can be laybacked by Philistines, the rest of us revel in the quality of the finger and hand-jamming. Protection is bomber throughout. Possibly the best route of its grade in the Peak. © Rockfax

FA. L Kiernan 1937.

Ticklists

BMC On-Peak Rock: Jamming tests, ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Definitive *** Peak Grit, Proper Cracks UK, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List

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shaun walby 13 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Thoughly enjoyable, stress free climbing...perfect sunday climbing stuff the walk up might help the headache as well
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βeta: Thoughly enjoyable, stress free climbing...perfect sunday climbing stuff the walk up might help the headache as well
The old James turnbull 3 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: enjoyed it and was ok even when quite green.long walk when your hung over and dropping my belay brack down the crack at the top made this the only route we could do.good job the bouldering below was so good!
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βeta: enjoyed it and was ok even when quite green.long walk when your hung over and dropping my belay brack down the crack at the top made this the only route we could do.good job the bouldering below was so good!
Nick Smith - Climbers 13 Sep, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Simply superb. Where else could you find a 3-star route of this grade on grit that isn't polished?!
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βeta: Simply superb. Where else could you find a 3-star route of this grade on grit that isn't polished?!

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Route of Interest

Layback Crack

Grade: HS 4b ***
(Dovestones Edge)