Embankment 1

2 Stars
 E2 5c

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1) VS 5a. The crack and flake lead awkwardly past an ancient chunk of angle-iron (hands off) to the ledge. Often done on its own, though Embankment 2 top pitch just to the right is worth a look as a way off the ledge.</br>2) 5c. Climb the thin fingery crack to a steep exit.
FFA. John Allen 1975


Thought the top pitch closer to 5c than 5b especially when compared to the other E1 5b routes on the Embankment slab.
Shane Ohly - 29/Mar/03

I agree, more like E2 5C, esp compared to other routes at that grade.
Adrian Paisey - 26/Apr/04

Definitely my favourite crack on embankment - great for running laps on. Crux at 2/3rd height on 1st pitch
Tom - 12/Aug/04

Definitely feels like 5c if you've got fat fingers
Cottie - 27/Sep/04

I've now failed on this route twice. The crux move is certainly 5c and I doubt very much it is E1 to onsight.
Mark Stevenson - 30/May/06

Having got my arse whupped by it as the last route of an otherwise excellent Saturday, I concur that it's bloody 'ard for anyone with man sized fingers. Top end 5c in my book.
Philip Taylor - 14/Aug/06

Is the first pitch of this *really* VS 4c?...!
cider nut - 18/Feb/07

Second pitch is very hard, felt tough for 5c. Onsighted this but only just. Found this harder than Boulevard.
Ropeboy - 27/Mar/07

vs 4b first pitch and nice ,didn't do the top pitch ,wet today
nick whelan - 05/Jul/07

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