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''Mr Pembroke'' pulling shapes on a desert granite splitter crack.
© Dave Williams, Nov 2018
Route: Supercrack of Tafraout (E1 5b)
Climbers: Paul Donnithorne and Liz Fowler
Camera used: Panasonic Lumix DMC/TZ8
Date taken: 19th November 2018
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Supercrack? Hmm.....
Probably both over-graded and over-egged considering it's only a 15m long pitch. Given E1 5b and 3 stars in the new guide, but it's hard to see why. It's steep - and slightly impending at one point - but the hand and fist jams are mainly secure and there are also a few helpful little crimps on either side of the crack; the gear is all good too. Cracks are notoriously hard to grade but realistically it's probably only HVS 5b and worth a couple of stars at most. It'd only be VS if it was on grit!
Dave Williams - 30/Nov/18
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