Flake Crack

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
Level
Sheltered

This lozenge-shaped wall is riven by myriad flakes of all sizes. The routes here are generally excellent though the gloomy setting means it is slow to dry after rain. Guidebook page 345.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Pincer
8m. Trend right up the wall to the undercuts then head direct.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
HVS 5b
2
Flake Crack Top 50
12m. The left-trending crack splitting the centre of the wall gives a classic piece of climbing - follow the crack.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
S 4b
3
Wasted Time
12m. The wall between the two cracks gives a good pitch.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E1 5b
4
Tacitation Top 50
12m. Pull through the roof (hard) to gain the crack and then follow it a lot more pleasantly. A start from the left is...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
VS 5a
5
Prime Time
12m. The leaning side wall is climbed with great difficulty to access the scary and precarious face above.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E4 6b
6
Australia Crack
12m. The leaning crack/groove gives a desperate piece of upside- down work to eventually reach the easy rib above.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E3 6b
7
Oversight
10m. A gloomy groove on the right gives a short struggle.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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    Back to the Egg
    "Awesome route, varied and pumpy." 16/May

    Wasted Time
    "a good climb but as i didn't have a guide book i was unsure where to go. Did the..." 19/Oct

    Wilfred Prickles
    "Giving this the same grade as Devil's Edge (Quarry), makes the HVS grade bracket..." 01/Jul top50

    Wilfred Prickles
    "don't mind this being graded HVS 5a, but when you get on some other HVS 5a's whi..." 11/Jun top50

    Trinity
    "A bit of a sandbag, especially when sandy. Good gear but several awkward moves. ..." 21/Apr

    Chris's Arete
    "Lovely airy stuff. A good line up an obvious feature. At least 2 stars surely." 11/Dec

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