Kremlin Krack

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Lots of sun!
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The left-hand end of the main section of the cliff is a steep bay bounded on the right by some low-angled slabs. The routes here are well-sheltered, even staying dry in the rain, and are generally hard and fingery. The twin chimneys to the right are safe graunches whereas the slab to the right again is more open and airy.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Seville Flake
The flake on the side-wall is worth seeking out. Gain it from the left and finish out right. More direct variations are harder.
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
2
Ausfahrt
The arete of the wall is gained from the left via a bulge and leads to a bold finish up the rib. Poor wires can be placed over...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
3
Exit
Climb the crack through the bulge to a ledge on the left then and the delicate wall via a thin seam trending rightwards. Tiny...
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
4
Der Kommissar
The original route of the wall has been neglected but is worthwhile. Up the wall to the break, move right and use the flake to...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E4 6a
5
Jaded
Cut out the loop on Der Kommissar via some fierce moves through the bulge.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
E4 6b
6
Moontan
The right-hand side of the wall has a desperate start to the break. Finish direct for the full route tick. A popular V7 7A+...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E5 6c
7
Kremlin Krack
A fine and intimidating route that would not be out of place on Curbar. The upper section is hard to enter, although...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
Graunchy
HVS 5a
8
Scarlett's Chimney
The chimney on the right of the hanging rib is an easier affair than its neighbour though its still a struggle to get...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
VS 4b
9
Left Under
A groove to the left of Left Edge leads awkwardly to a position below the flake of Left Edge. Layback up and right to join and...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS 5a
10
Left Edge
The arete of the slab is fine climb, delicate with an interesting and bold-feeling detour out left onto a hanging flange. HVS...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
VS 4c
11
Better Late than Never
The slab direct on friction. It is delicate and protection is limited.
16 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5a
12
Angle Rib
Up the thin crack then access the awkward hanging arete above by a loop to the right. More like 5b if done direct.
 
Technical
Fluttery
HVS 5a
13
Angle Crack
The main groove improves once the vegetation is passed.
3 user comments
 D
14
Solitaire
The right-trending crack to a move right below the top passing a rickety flake on the way.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
HVD
15
Isolation
The wide crack is more pleasant than it looks. Tricky at the top.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
S 4a
16
Rodney's Dilemma
The arete give nice airy moves with fiddly runners in the breaks.
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
S 4a
  • Latest Comments

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    Acid Reign
    "Changed from V5 6C 6b * to V5 6C *, no votes" 06/Jan

    Jonad Rib
    "If you have microcams HS 4a, if not HVS 4a? No other proper gear till 3/4 way up..." 27/May

    April Fool
    "Line in the Fax guide seems too far left, ignore this? Protectable enough with s..." 09/Mar

    Altar Crack
    "What you see is what you get! A full on layback well beyond the easy gear. Eith..." 05/Mar

    Crack One
    "easy low down, felt hard at the top, the loose jug doesnt help. Harder than S4a" 03/Mar

    Croton Oil
    "Quite committing near the top, but some nice gear in the slightly smooth cracks...." 29/Jan top50

    Croton Oil
    "just wish it had scraped into K Wilsons hard rock because it is just as good as ..." 09/Jan top50

    Oversight
    "I agree: somewhere in between VS 4c & the Severe 4a it gets on the UKC datab..." 09/Jan

    Easy Picking
    "I think the start can be done at 6a (I did a more obvious but 6b method on the l..." 06/Nov

    Easy Picking
    "Great little route, full on E2!" 29/Oct

    Ausfahrt
    "Rather bold (the lovely moves on the upper wall are unprotected), but only 5b; s..." 19/Oct

    The Spiral Route
    "A good adventure. I regret trying to do it in one pitch. By the time I was at th..." 27/Jul

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