L'Horla

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Three action-packed classic cracks, Maupassant, L’Horla and Insanity; all short and high in the grade, are the perfect introduction to Curbar. How you perform on these will be a good pointer to how you are going to cope with the rest of the cliff; welcome to Curbar, the "Cloggy of the Peak". Guidebook page 304.

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1
Slab Route
10m. Start below the centre of the slab and take the right-trending line of polished holds that steepen as they rise. Escape...
3 user comments
 
Rounded
Loose
S 4a
2
Bel Ami
16m. The flake and narrowing crack (laybacking or jamming - whichever is your forte) leads to the crusty arete of the squat...
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4b
3
Green Crack
10m. Stride across the smelly 'toilet-pit' then follow the curving flake out right to a poor rest and tricky moves to grasp the...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
4
Usurper
12m. The crack just right of the arete leads to a non-rest at the overhang. Progress from here requires some sustained and...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6a
5
Moonshine
12m. The thin bulging cracks on the right-hand side of the wall are gained from the right and are especially taxing where the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5 6b
6
Eclipse
12m. Start up Moonshine, pull over the roof and then continue up the slappy arete above and right. Well-positioned.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E6 6b
7
Maupassant
10m. Classic grit HVS. A jamming crack leads to a bridged rest, take a big breath and layback to glory. A big chunky chockstone...
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
HVS 5a
8
L'Horla
10m. Classic grit E1. The leaning groove is awkward and insecure. At the bulge (high wire and/or Friend 3.5 in the notch) leap...
14 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E1 5b
9
Insanity
8m. Classic grit E2. Put 2 Friend 1.5s on your rack and scuttle up the thin leaning crack by a tottering teetering layback,...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
10
Committed
6m. Well-named and wild. From part way up the bank cross the side wall leftwards to a hard finish. Very small holds provide a...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
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