Tinker's Crack

1 Stars
 VS 4c

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A narrow wall split vertically in its upper part by a thin crack. Pull over a bulge to gain the crack and follow it to a stinker of a move where it disappears.
FA. Don Morrison and friends, early 1960s


tricky moves where it dissapears? bloody desperate move more like! thank god the gears good.
Jon Greengrass - 08/Oct/03

This felt a bit too much like a silly eliminate to me, although the holds do feel good. Trying to avoid the VDiff to the right I managed to engineer a hard mantleshelf to get onto the face. But it's just a bit too squeezed in between other routes. I think it would be much better with an escape right near the top and be re-graded Severe
RobD - 21/May/04

I thought it was cracking, really nice moves if you just use the flake and not just a one move wonder at the grade.
smithaldo - 11/May/05

Agree that it is tricky to avoid other routes either side, but some nice stuff and much cleaner than Beggar's Crack.
Rampikino - 20/Sep/05

Quite a hard mantleshelf to get established on the central wall. A bit eliminate but v nice moves and well protected.
JonC - 02/Jan/06

Really enjoyed this route. Grade good and protection is very easy. Stay off the left hand side and this is a good challenge.
Pip - 13/Nov/06

Lovely moves up the finger flake
Iain Thow - 17/Mar/07

Don't understand most of these comments. Lovely route, felt easier than Manchester Buttress, so I thought HS. As for the "stinker of a move" - one word: undercut. Job done!
Tim Waterhouse - 24/May/10

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