London Wall

3 Stars
 E5 6a

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One of the finest finger-cracks in the country sees many attempts and many failures. The initial leaning fissure is as hard as anything on the route (feels like 6b ) although the leftwards traverse is also taxing. Above this steady climbing leads to a reasonable rest ledge before the breathtaking final crack where many attempts flounder. An essential E5 tick.
FAA. Trevor Peck 1956. FFA. John Allen 1975


I personally find the bottom crack very hard - it feels solid 6B to me, the rest is immaculate sustained 5c/6A climbing
Marc - 12/Feb/02

One of the finest routes in the country, well protected but probably 6b.
Geraldine Taylor - 27/Jul/03

The bottom is quite powerful, but not quite 6b. The top section is delicate and rather hard for people with fat fingers or tired arms! 1st 2 pegs are crap.
Tom - 12/Aug/04

The bottom peg is now missing. It was pulled of by a climber on Sat 31 May 08, who took a ground-fall.....he'll make a full recovery but is likely to in hospital for a while. If the second peg is in the same condition as this was I wouldn't even bother clipping it!
Kev Page - 02/Jun/08

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