Alcove Crack

3 Stars
 HVS 5a

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20m. The dramatic fissure splitting the back wall of the shady recess of the Alcove is a steep and well-protected tussle.
FA. Dennis Carr 1977


For steep read overhanging by a good 2m. The gear is good but is not as easy to place as you might think from the ground.
Paul J - 12/Jun/03

Most excellent mon amis. Not really a tussle, only (!) overhanging a metre, and the gear is fine to place (may struggle sans jams). But just a really good strenous fun route.
Fiend - 17/Aug/03

enjoyed when i finished but good so pumped and knackered. that slight overhang is so pumpy.think would have been better if i had climbed it better, good gear just tiring to place. i dont trust all the rock here too as a huge block moved while climbing under the viaduct, scary!!
james turnbull - 29/Mar/04

It's not that pumpy: I suggest you should go to the wall more often! Technically, I don't think it's any more than 4C!
C.E. Moreton - 14/Nov/05

This is a really cool route, I really enjoyed it, lots of nice holds and gear.
Matt1000 - 12/May/07

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