Fox House Flake

2 Stars
 VS 4b

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A pleasant diagonal crack leads, by a hand-traverse or tiptoeing, to a steeper finale up the ledgy wall. Mild but often a bit green.
FA. Frank Burgess 1934


The flake is much easier than the continuation crack and is very enjoyable. Try your best to arrange a decent belay at the top!
Brian - 30/Jul/02

Yes, the flake is easy but excellent fun. Then take a deep breath and head up the steeper crack which is rather less pleasant.
Jon Croxford - 31/Jan/03

A good grade easier than the drainpipe. how does a perfect hand jam crack up a slab get VS? should this route be HVD?
Jon Greengrass - 15/Sep/03

A really lovely route but v easy for the grade - much easier than The Drainpipe.
Jane - 16/Sep/03

very soft touch for the grade but lovely nevertheless. bomber belay at top with thread and block combo
Duz Walker - 31/Jul/04

Benchmark HS 4b - or should be. Very pleasent.
GrahamD - 31/Jul/06

All these people who think the Drainpipe is hard need to get some practice at good old-fashioned thrutching!
Simon Caldwell - 08/Aug/07

Pleasant and over graded at VS4b...HS4b and very well protected, loverly.
shaun walby - 28/May/10

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