Garden Face Crack

1 Stars
Technical
 VS 4b

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14m. The continuous crack just left of the arete is tricky to enter (jig to the left) and is good above. Large gear helps.
FA. Clifford Moyer 1931

USER COMMENTS

Surprised all the votes are for VS, ok one hard move going up the offwisth but the gear is bomber by your waste and once you commit its easy (perhaps unless youre particularly weak or cant step high at all).
Should note there is currently a birds next (avec several baby birds) in the back of the top crack.
Si dH - 16/May/05

Very green when I climbed it, and stank of 2 rotten birds nests, found this a real awkward struggle, pulled my way up the middle bit with one finger. The top bit was easier but was virtually moss.
munky - 05/Jun/06

A Friend 4 high in the offwidth makes the crux extremely safe - not really comitting enough for VS. I had trouble extracting my left knee from the crack - the jam is that good.
Mark Buxton - 11/Mar/07

Couple of decent moves, then settles into a Diff finish. Hard Severe, just.
DuzWalker - 19/Mar/07

A short well-protected crux - I'd have said HS 4c was a better description than VS 4b.
Simon Caldwell - 05/Oct/09

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 33
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