Earl Crack

3 Stars
 VS 4c

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20m. The wide corner-crack is a must-do line, giving laybacking bridging and jamming, generally with good gear.
FA. Arthur Dolphin 1949


This is a top 50 route - few better grit VS's
Andrew Mackintosh - 17/Jan/07

Good route, I didn't enjoy it that much, but it's covered in slime at the minute (after the recent month long rain), so I doubt that helped. The moves are good and the gear is easy to find and place. The top-out is brilliant.
David Berry - 02/Aug/07

I might be missing something, but I couldn't get any good gear in until over half way where I got two solid slings round some boulders. All I got was a little friend in a hole on the left wall. The crack was much too big for any of my gear.
George Powell - 20/Apr/09

Big friends required lower down. Good old fashioned VS with some tidy runouts between great gear.
Dave Foster - 07/Jun/10

Big friends probably reassuring but certainly not essential, plenty of alternative (and good) gear available outside of the crack in the lower section. Brilliant climbing - up there with the best.
Andy Hobson - 21/Aug/11

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