Fallen Block Crack/Black Gates
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A good, wide, traditional crack, for good, wide, traditional climbers! Start at the fallen block.</br>1) 4a, 10m. Follow the short crack to belay at a chockstone.</br>2) 4c, 25m. Follow the steep crack above to gain a rest at 10m. Continue straight up the slightly relenting fissure to reach The Black Gates.</br>3) 10m. Move to the left edge of the ledge and climb the chimney for 6m. Head right and up for 10m over easy ground to reach another chimney.</br>4) 20m. Climb the traditional chimney, complete with chockstone, to gain a ledge on the right. Finish up the slab via the corner-crack at the left end.
FA. (Fallen Block Crack) I.Waller 1908. FA. (Black Gates) G.Mallory 1915