3 Stars
 HVS 5b

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The superb finger- and hand-crack that splits the centre of the wall is an essential Peak tick! The knuckle-cracking start is well protected and leads to easier but excellent climbing above.
FA. Pete Brown 1971


There is the left hand variation as well that goes at 5a as opposed to 5b. I wonder how many others like me have fluffed the original start, though "hmm - I'll just pop up the easier start..." then had the battle of their lives as they hadn't stopped to rest enough after pumping out on the 5b start! Very well protected and fantastic climbing. The top few moves are typical quarry (easy but dirty and loose) so put some good gear in as it would be easy to slip off there.
Toby - 20/Nov/02

Great 5b start then sustained 5a with good gear and rests and not really pumpy.must be one of the best crack routes in the peak?
mark s davies - 11/Apr/03

Really dirty when I did it but still very good. Also the top holds look a little fragile.
DaveF - 11/Jun/03

Had to brush snow out of the crack which made the start "different". Excellent route throughout.
Jim W - 03/Mar/04

Fantastic climbing, start is not too bad for 5b.
Matt1000 - 25/Sep/11

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