The Crank

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 VS 4c

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8m. Crank on those classic jams up the handle-shaped crack to a trickier finish. Short but oh so sweet, and 5a for wall-rats!
FA. Joe Brown 1950s


Truly excellent hand jamming -- a good place to take wall rats for their first grit outing :)
Stefan Kruger - 08/Feb/02

One of the best short cracks in the Peak!
sherlock - 08/Feb/02

Archetypal grit crack, small but PERFECTLY formed.
Simon Wilson - 11/Mar/02

Peeled out of this crack on a warm summer evening of bouldering in 1980 ... resulting in a smashed heel! Took up fell running after that.
Lovely evening though.
Count von Nurdlestrop - 20/Apr/05

Possible to lay it back but so much easier to sink those jams! Excellent!
adam - 01/Sep/05

did sauls crack on the same day and found it easier than this, great route though, leaves you with some knarly jamming wounds
wig - 21/Oct/06

Not hard unless you're about as adept at jamming aas myamte (who had done a 6b+ boulder problem earlier on that I couldnt get near so it was nice to get my own back).

I've no idea where the "5a" move was supposed to be, probably 4c at the start and the rest 4b-ish but sustained? Placing gear inthe break was more effort than it was worth too.
Si dH - 26/Nov/06

Quite an amusing tussle! Layback-ed the first two meters, or so, then swung 'round into great jams, before a much-needed no-hands rest in the horizontal.

Definitely should be on the tick-list for all those who count themselves crack-fiends!
Pythonist - 04/Feb/07

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