UKC

20m.

Rockfax Description
The superb finger- and hand-crack that splits the centre of the wall is an essential Peak tick! The knuckle-cracking start is well protected and leads to easier but excellent climbing above. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Brown 1971.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Top 50 Peak Cracks, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Rab 'Pocket a Prize' Competition: Randall's Routes, Lesser Known Grit Classics, Proper Cracks UK, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, Eastern Grit Crack School - Part 1, To do, Peak District Gritstone: Graham Hoey's Best Routes for Moving on to E1

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Monk 11 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Really dirty when I did it but still very good. Also the top holds look a little fragile.
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βeta: Really dirty when I did it but still very good. Also the top holds look a little fragile.
Inane Negativity 11 Apr, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Great 5b start then sustained 5a with good gear and rests and not really pumpy.must be one of the best crack routes in the peak?
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βeta: Great 5b start then sustained 5a with good gear and rests and not really pumpy.must be one of the best crack routes in the peak?
TobyA 20 Nov, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: There is the left hand variation as well that goes at 5a as opposed to 5b. I wonder how many others like me have fluffed the original start, though "hmm - I'll just pop up the easier start..." then had the battle of their lives as they hadn't stopped to rest enough after pumping out on the 5b start! Very well protected and fantastic climbing. The top few moves are typical quarry (easy but dirty and loose) so put some good gear in as it would be easy to slip off there.
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βeta: There is the left hand variation as well that goes at 5a as opposed to 5b. I wonder how many others like me have fluffed the original start, though "hmm - I'll just pop up the easier start..." then had the battle of their lives as they hadn't stopped to rest enough after pumping out on the 5b start! Very well protected and fantastic climbing. The top few moves are typical quarry (easy but dirty and loose) so put some good gear in as it would be easy to slip off there.

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Route of Interest

Girdle Traverse

Grade: HVS ***
(Dovedale)
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