Embankment 1

2 Stars
Technical
 E2 5c

Adjacent Routes
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1) VS 4c, 12m. The first crack and flake lead past an ancient chunk of iron to the ledge. Often done as a route in its own right.
2) 5c, 12m. Climb the thin fingery crack to a steep exit.
FFA. John Allen 1975

USER COMMENTS

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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