Scoop Crack

1 Stars
 HS 4c

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14m. Climb the right-hand parallel crack in a shallow groove and then its continuation, passing the inverted V-shaped niche with difficulty. Finish more easily.

USER COMMENTS

from the halfway ledge if you go straight up the scoop it is vs 4c/5a.
however going left into the flue and moving back right above niche it is hs 4b.
a classic sandbag when graded vd for many years
ANDREW MACKINTOSH - 06/May/04

I'll second that... I was talked into soloing it and found it much harder than expected. The jams are awkward to place and very greasy after damp weather, not to mention the moves themselves being pretty hard for HS.
Andy Buckley - 20/Mar/05

Looks nice and easy from the ground, the crux in the middle is tough, I came off a couple of times, awkward jam and very rounded holds, so hot my hands were cooking.
munky - 15/Jul/06

Thirded. At HS 4b move around the bulge left, then rock back right. The jams to move directly up are more like an easy VS with a single hard 4c move.
Pythonist - 04/Mar/07

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