Fern Crack

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Trad
Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill

To the left of the slumped slab of Wall End is a fine tall buttress tucked away in the back of a recess. There are several worthwhile climbs here with the Fern Crack/Groove twins the highlight of the area, several of the shorter climbs are worth seeking out too.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Silk
An unprotected trip up the buttress left of Fern Crack. Starting left of the crack swarm onto the bulge to where slick friction...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E5 6c
2
Fern Crack
The long crack; the major feature of the buttress proves to be an awkward customer and quite high in the grade. A slippery...
14 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Graunchy
VS 4c
3
Polished Bump
The bulge just right of the crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Dyno
V7 7A+
4
Help the Aged
The direct start to Fern Groove is very condition dependent.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Rounded
V7 7A+
5
Help Right-hand
A thinner start on the right.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Dyno
V8 7B
6
Fern Groove
Climb the right-hand edge of the slab then reach the hanging groove by a traverse from the right. Enter it by a puzzling...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E2 5c
7
Smash Your Glasses
Follow Fern Groove to the first grassy ledge then tackle the taxing right arete of the buttress keeping on its left-hand side...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
8
Toothcomb
The shrubby buttress to the right is tackled by one of John Allen's lesser known classics. Included for completeness.
 VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

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    Crescent Groovelet
    "Changed from V1 5b * to V2 5c *, no votes" 21/Jan

    Surprise
    "Astonishingly difficult." 09/Mar

    Tower Face
    "This route is getting harder as the left hand flake gets smaller. A good 18inch ..." 02/Aug

    The Watch-Tower
    ".....next!" 31/May

    The Watch-Tower
    "Total sandbag. If you keep to the left of the arete it is at least 5C with no pr..." 31/May

    Goliath's Groove
    "My first grit HVS insight lead on my first trad day of 2013. It felt like it was..." 06/May

    Shirley's Shining Temple
    "Correction to first ascent detail. John Allen did the route by the direct start ..." 05/Jul

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