Carl's Wark Crack

2 Stars
 E2 5c

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Start in the pit. After the slippery start, this gives great, sustained crack-climbing on knobbly jams. Not too polished, not too desperate and entertaining for spectators.
Historical note: under the base of the crack is a cave that was once used to park carriages in. After a body was found there it became used as a rubbish dump. Eventually the ground reached its current level.


Although the first ten feet or so can be a bit damp and slippery, it's and excellent exercise in crack climbing. Not too polished, not too desperate, not too bad for spectators.
martin kocsis - 20/Feb/01

wait until the cave system floods and then strat from a moored boat - misses out the polished section and is a damned good laugh
John Kirk - 12/Apr/04

Did 4 Stoney E2s today and this was the hardest. The start is stiff and you don't get a proper rest for quite a way ... still a good route though.
Chris Parson - 24/Jul/11

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