Brown's Crack

3 Stars
 HS 4b

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The straight fissure is a real cracker. Awkward moves gain the deepening crack/groove, protection is perfect throughout.
FA. Dick Brown 1951


maybe if you learnt to jam you could climb it easily
Adam - 19/May/02

Not awkward to enter, with all but the top 1/3 providing a relaxing S 4a. The top was damp when all else dry, & hence a little more thought-provoking.
sarah p - 12/Dec/02

The top 1/3 is much easier if you don't fill the jamming crack with gear!
Simon C - 06/Oct/03

An superb 'traditional' tussle. Those who can jam or layback with skill will cruise the harder crux section near the top, those who can't (like myself) will probably have to swim to the top inelegently. Probably the hardest HS I've done.
Keith - 19/Oct/03

The climb that Heather Wall (Froggatt) wishes it could be. Superb jamming and pro to match.
SteveM - 27/Oct/03

I can see the similarity of character to Heather Wall (Froggatt), mentioed by another contributor. But if you're a timid climber who's just done that one, save yourself my recent trauma, by realising that this is substantially harder. It is well-protected, though.
Pete C - 29/Mar/04

Tussle, jam, layback? The start is a bit of knarly (for the grade) finger jamming, and the rest is a romp. I dont know where people get "crux at the top from"? Must be mad.
Si dH - 04/Feb/06

The crux must be the top. I took a huge fall on this climb from near the top. Though in my defense it was damp, greasy, cold and the first climb of the day at 8am. The climbing is great and a very hrad HS. Need to get it complete
Phil Munt - 21/Mar/06

Felt harder than some VSs I've done but great route all the same. Loads of protection. Crux for me was a weird mantel on a break about halfway up. Lots of sand on top, enjoy.
James Cox - 23/May/08

Very tempting to absolutely lace the crack - excellent gear all the way and a very enjoyable tussle at that
SJW - 11/May/10

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