Gimcrack

1 Stars
Loose
 VS 4c

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22m. A good jamming crack leads up the wall left of the right-hand cave to enter a shallow right-facing groove. The exit from this requires care as a hugely unstable slope lurks above.
FA. Barry Ingle 1962

USER COMMENTS

Your belayer definitely needs a helmet for this one!
David Jones - 22/Jan/02

lovely cimbing untill you get to the top, then a chossy Millstone exit awaits!
mark thrush - 05/Apr/02

the first half of this is great but the difficulties die at halftway when everything suddenly becomes easy but very crumbly :(
leon skeldon - 08/Apr/04

Led2 days ago. The route is very safe gear wise, but currently quite dirty, leaders be aware.
Jon Leighton - 17/Aug/04

Agree with Leon. First half is safe as houses as well as great fun, some cool edging needed. Top half is not nice though... no gear and no holds, just dirty scrambling up sand piles.
Matrixboy - 13/Oct/04

Bloody hard start.
But certainly good climbing to halfway. The mudbank top half ruins the climb - no star should be given for such a mess.
Albie - 31/May/05

Surprisingly awkward.
GrahamD - 12/Sep/05

Very good start and mid section very bad at the top. Paul Tomo
Paul Tomo - 04/Aug/07

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  • Route Grade Votings

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