Great Crack

2 Stars
Strong
 VS 5a

Adjacent Routes
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14m. Climb the deep corner behind the holly to the overhang then shuffle right and battle awkwardly past the lip to enter the easier upper crack - hard. 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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