Mitre Crack

2 Stars
 VS 4c

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The zigzag cracks give a good little route. Sometimes has bats.
FA. G.R.Fiddles, A.T.Braddock 1959

USER COMMENTS

there is a bat nesting in one of higher cracks,may need to escape left onto the arete take care. very enjoyable route despite this.
kate beer - 10/Aug/03

A fair route at this grade with good gear and continuous climbing. Better than the arete so I guess there's two routes worth doing =/.
Fiend - 10/Sep/03

The bats are deep in the upper crack and can easily be avoided. Plus they don't bite, unlike the ants at the top.
Chris the Tall - 02/Aug/04

Such a wonderful line on this undistinguished crag. If it were unpolished I'd suggest 3 stars; 1 star is correct in its polished state.
Simon Brown - 10/Sep/06

Good route, I'd give it two stars, although perhaps that's because the rest of the routes around are mostly unpleasant. Much better than the arete.
Steve Grey - 21/Dec/06

Thought this was a really nice route and towards upper end of VS, though mostly due to the polish. And judging by the smell and squeaking coming from the crack higher up, the bats are still in situ.
JonC - 04/Jun/07

Bats still seemed to be there this week too! I enjoyed this although got pumped which I didn't expect. The top out was the scariest bit as the grass was so dry! Didn't find there to be much (any) polish at all after the first couple of moves, I even smeared quite happily (two things I normally avoid - polish and smearing).
cider nut - 14/Sep/07

Good gear, nice crux and nowhere near the polish of the popular Stoney routes. Appears to be harder for the short.
Paul Johnson - 18/Feb/08

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