Crithmum

1 Stars
Loose
 VS 5a

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32m. Once an enjoyable and popular classic but it has suffered from rockfalls over the years. The route has now stabilised but is still a bit dirty and is also a popular nesting zone. Start beneath the corner and climb the right-hand groove and some cracks above it, to a ledge. Follow the corner above to its top.
FA. Colin Mortlock 20.8.69

USER COMMENTS

The flake fell down a number of years ago. It was not there in May 2001.
Nick Eaton - 16/Mar/05

Not correct, the wall just left of the flake fell down. the flake and route are still there, but it is loose and nasty, not reccommended.
Reserve - 28/Mar/05

Climbed it August 2004. Although the grade remains (roughly) the same, the upper section of the route is still loose, dirty and serious. We had to exit rightwards from the top of the groove via muddy cracks as the left-hand exit consisted of stacked loose blocks.
James Rowe - 07/Apr/05

Seconded this on Sat 21st May 2005. Split it into 2 pitches at the ledges. 1st Pitch good, as are the moves out right to continue on the 2nd, after that it has become a pile of muddy, loose rubbish! Wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Serious possibility of large rockfall from 3/4 of way up.
Mark
Mark Morris - 23/May/05

The best thing about this route is that I ended up leading my first E2 when I escaped from it's pile of tottering choss by following Sunsmoke. Such a pity it's no more but ce la vie!
Pat Wilson - 06/Jun/05

We enjoyed it! Finished left at the top. Good VS, top of grade we thought!
Tony Deacon - 22/May/09

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