Emerald Crack

3 Stars
 E3 6a

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The superb leaning crack is quite steady up to two-thirds height, and then it starts to turn mean. Long reaches, thin jams and a tricky exit all add up to make an arduous but high-quality outing.
FA. Joe Brown (1pt) 1957. FFA. Jim Campbell 1967


Total horrorshow! The top is much harder than it looks!
Goi Ashmore - 18/Sep/06

The top crack can take a lot of drainage and it can be wetter in the crack than it appears from below. A three star route even in this condition -as to whoever voted no stars - your opinion deserves no respect.
Simon Lee - 07/Nov/06

Hard for E3 when wet! It's definitely not reachy though (unless you have very poor technique). You just have to use some lovely flared jams and it's all good. Pumpy topout as well.
Tom - 28/Mar/07

What an absolute belter of a route!! a wide struggle to start leads to a fantastic no hands rest off a knee bar. Brilliant moves on pinches and a long reach into flared jams. Once properly established in the top crack it eases. This route should be in the eastern grit top 50 list.
craig devonshire - 29/Aug/09

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