Beta Crack

2 Stars
 S 4a

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The long flake running up the right-hand side of the slab; a fine pitch with exciting moves rightwards over a small overhang. It is also possible to escape left as a worthwhile VD.
FA. J.W.Puttrell and friends about 1900


Two stars, but only with the S 4a direct finish. The traverse line from here (Trapeze~HS 4b) is also very good, and should have been included.
Steve - 18/Dec/01

Agree with Steve about everything! 2 stars with the direct finish - does anyone actually do it with the easy finish?
Simon C - 19/May/02

That flake is very rattly, it looks as though its about to slide off down the hillside, i got to the overhang solo and just didn't trust that the holds would stick, and traversed off left.
Jon Greengrass - 26/May/04

Scary sounding flake which makes nice booming noises! Good climbing though.
victim of mathematics - 11/Apr/05

Did both finishes and the S 4a felt like a natural contiunation of the route and did not feel like S 4a. Nicer than Alpha by a long way.
Iggy_B - 18/May/05

The Severe finish is superb. Looks a bit unnerving from the ground but when you're actually there it's such a nice move. This is one of the best routes I've done in ages. Didn't feel like Severe though...
TN - 03/Sep/05

Loving the Severe finish. Great exposure on a solo, certainly get you thinking!
Sarah Clough - 26/Jun/06

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