B Crack

1 Stars
 HVD 4b

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10m. The deep right-angled corner that bounds the main bulk of Count's Buttress has a hard start; above it gets easier. The start can be avoided by sneaking in from the right.
FA. Henry Bishop and friends c1915


The start as described is much harder than the rest of the route; the logical line for the VD leader would be to walk round on the ledge to get to the start of the corner crack. Better to have an entertaining VD than a disappointing S; the bulgy start can be saved for Count's Crack.
Gareth Rees - 04/Sep/03

An awkward start by the described line, then Diff. I agree with the comment about a more logical/consistent start being by walking in from the right, I bet this is how it was originally done.
Either way, not a terribly good route, can't see how it gets 1 star, let alone the 2 that the BMC guide gives it!
Simon Caldwell - 12/Oct/09

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