Embankment 4 Top 50

3 Stars
 E1 5b

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The right-hand crack started from blocks has thin moves up the crack and a superb groove above to a shelving exit. Unlike the rest of the cracks here, this one isn't a toe and ankle wrecker!
FFA. Chris Addy 1975


A much more enjoyable route than Embankment 3 - real holds on the slab so you don't have to wreck your toes as well as fingers.
Steve - 15/Feb/02

A great route, a good introduction to the Millstone Cracks.
Al Evans - 07/Jul/03

I found this much harder than Embankment 3! Excellent, with some sustained hard climbing in the middle section of the route.
Nick Smith - 14/Jul/03

Well protected and never desperate, but very sustained throughout, 5a and 5b moves all the way.
Great route and a pleasant lack of painful foot-jamming.
Chris the Tall - 14/May/04

I found the route very pumpy - my forearms were knackered well before the top. Perhaps it was because it is a comparatively long route of much the same sort of climbing. Still good.
stevie d - 26/Feb/05

agree with al. this is a route where one dont have to be jam master. good but fairly straight forward climbing. found bond street harder!
paulr - 09/Oct/06

The best of all the embankment routes imo.
luke - 06/Nov/08

Correct, and it always has been.
Fiend - 08/Nov/08

Great route. The 'frisky scuffle near the base of the vague groove' felt exciting as I only had a naff 0 friend in with 20ft lob potential if it popped. Bomber wires below so felt happy going for it. Much better than Embankment 3.
Dave Foster - 17/Nov/08

Pretty straightforward for the grade, felt more like HVS. Never strenuous. Embankment 4 is much more of an enjoyable challenge.
Frithwood - 20/Aug/10

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