Blue Light's Crack

2 Stars
 E1 5b

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16m. The wide corner is a titanic struggle for most, wedging-a-way up is the only option though those with strong arms and little imagination can layback, though hey may end up shitting blue lights as the top approaches. For those who haven't had enough Green Streak is a finish up the hanging crack in right wall reached by a gritty hand traverse
FA. Don Whillans 1948/Steve Bancroft 1973


Certainly harder than The Trident or Freddie's Finale, a pumpy E1. Best laybacked - ignore any attempts to sandbag you into wedging your body into it!
Nick Smith - 13/Sep/03

the green streak finish is excellent...very well worth doing and possibly adds another 1/2 a star to the route!
martin k - 14/Jul/04


I suggest not wearing a helmet on this route. I did, got my head firmly wedged in the crack. Big panic. Head quickly extricated from helmet. I plummeted goundwards. Leaving the helmet in the crack above me.
mikedelderfield - 27/Oct/04

is the helmet still there?
paul hesketh - 28/Oct/04

I can just read the headlines - man gets helmet stuck in crack... fa-nah, fa-nah
Ben Stokes - 28/Oct/04

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