Great Crack

2 Stars
Strong
 VS 5a

Adjacent Routes
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Climb the deep corner right of the holly to the overhang then shuffle right and make brutal moves past the lip to enter the easier upper crack. Jammed ropes are commonplace.
FA. Harry Dover 1932

USER COMMENTS

Wear long sleeves and strong trousers. The 'rest' after the crux is unbalanced and can make putting gear in a little tricky. Failing to do so will result in an impressive, but safe, fall backwards into the hollybush; hence the safety clothing recommendation.
Toby Thurlow - 04/Apr/02

Bonus marks for getting your rope(s) stuck in the crack!
Timmy P - 29/May/03

The tree has been pruned somewhat and the bottom section is now quite pleasent. Its frustratingly hard to put your first runner in the upper crack without either blocking a jam or foot hold !
GrahamD - 02/Mar/09

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