Cosmic Crack

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Afternoon sun
20 mins
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A steep overhang-peppered buttress with a good collection of routes. Although short, most of them manage to feel quite hard for the grade. To the right, Birthday Buttress has a couple of neglected outings. Guidebook page 114.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Pulse
6m. A short-lived crack on the far left.
2 user comments
 VS 4c
2
Beanpod
10m. The pod-shaped crack, then exit left or finish up the arete.
1 user comment
 S 4a
3
X-ray
10m. A thin technical crack splitting the centre of the wall.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
HS 4b
4
Electron
10m. Bridge the groove and crack just left of the central roofs.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
5
Quantum Crack
10m. Climb the central buttress, passing an overhang early on, to an awkward leftwards exit under the final roof.
12 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5a
6
Cosmic Crack
10m. The crack on the right gives good laybacking and is pleasantly low in the grade.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
7
Cosmos
10m. The right arete, started from the right.
 VS 4b
8
Birthday Buttress
10m. Hand traverse out to the arete, climb to the ledge, then sneak around the left-hand end of the capping roof.
1 user comment
 HS 4b
9
21 Today
10m. The right arete of the buttress has a tricky start and finish.
 
Technical
Rounded
HVS 5c
  • Latest Comments

    For STANAGE HIGH NEB

    Broken In
    "Could also not fin an 5a move, but the climbing is good." 07/Jun

    Seranata
    "A decent little route with a hard move to start. Quite sustained for its stature..." 21/Oct

    Countess Buttress
    "(soft) VS 4b**. As good as Elis' Eliminate, etc. It may be better with a belay p..." 17/Aug

    Graviton
    "VS 5b would seem about right for me. The first mantel felt the hardest and the s..." 11/Jun

    Cave Buttress Right-hand
    "Really nice route. Really solid protection for the first part of the climb, not ..." 10/Apr

    Headbanger
    "This makes a great, but pretty hard, V3 (E1 6a) if climbed on the not-terrifying..." 10/Oct

    Anniversary Arete
    "First moves are probably 5b, maybe the move on to the top slab too. Borderline ..." 23/Sep

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