April Crack

3 Stars
 HS 4b

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16m. The steep crack in the open corner is awkward to start (easiest on the right) then gives fine sustained bridging and laybacking. Protection is good throughout.
FA. Herbert Hartley 1928

USER COMMENTS

a beautiful climb, well worth having a go on whatever your grade. tricky start though
chris warner - 29/Jan/02

That start is quite tricky, you need to stretch yourself to the limit but a very good route. I loved it.
Stephen Barker - 24/Jun/02

Avoid crack for easier start.
David Jones - 11/Jul/03

The top is miles easier than it looks
Marrow of wrath - 22/Sep/03

tricky start. nice bridging and laybacking as you move up.
leon skeldon - 13/Apr/04

great route :) !!
Woker - 13/Apr/04

Awkward start on the left with plenty of rests before all the moves.Nearly one of the best here.
mart - 28/Apr/04

A deserted Stanage, a sunset and April Crack; a fantastic finish to the evening.
Paul Winder - 05/Jul/04

Agree wit hall, a very nice route. I bridged it all the way with one slight layback to stop me falling off near the top. Start is delicate, I came in from the right, starting right up the crack looked nails
Si - 22/Jul/04

Beatiful moves, good route, well worth the 3 stars. Awkward start, yes, but it wouldn't be HS without it... And on a dry September day, the friction was perfect!
Dominion - 24/Sep/05

First grit climb, tricky start but great climb with a nice manouver at the top
paul watson - 05/Jun/10

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