Parallel Cracks

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Afternoon sun
50 mins
Uphill

The far left-hand wall is short but is composed of excellent hard sandstone and gets the sun earlier than much of the cliff. Its crest is a great sunbathing/picnic spot which catches enough breeze to keep the insects away on hot summer days. Although only short, these are quite a taxing set of climbs, and this includes the easy ones. Guidebook page 286.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Rubberneck
6m. The centre of the left-hand wall.
 
Technical
Crimpy
HVS 5b
2
Dark Passage
16m. A low-level traverse of the wall to beyond Big Daddy.
 
Crimpy
V2 5c
3
Left Parallel Crack
6m. The left-hand of the near parallel cracks. Awkward.
 
Graunchy
VD
4
Central Parallel Crack
6m. The central and right-trending fissure. Very awkward.
 
Graunchy
VD
5
Limbo
6m. The centre of the wall has taxing moves to get stood on the good flake hold. Finish direct.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V2 5c
6
Arete-shun
6m. Layback the arete to a hard final pull.
 
Rounded
E1 5b
7
Right Parallel Crack
6m. The right-hand of the trio of wide cracks is awkward; no surprises there then.
 
Graunchy
VD
8
Little Idi
6m. Trend left up the wall using the 'expando-flake' carefully.
 
Rounded
Loose
V1 5b
9
Big Daddy
Spring up the wall to the right, using a thin flake for the take-off.
 
Technical
Crimpy
V5 6C
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    "The Direct is called Lupino Lane E2 7a!" 28/Jul

    Pendulum Direct
    "Definately HVS - the lower crack is hard work. Pendulum is a lot easier." 28/Jul

    Candle in the Wind
    "The original finish is up the superb arete, not the scoop." 15/Aug

    Pink Lane
    "Abseiled to clean - no gear until the ledge on the arete, slopey crux with possi..." 09/Sep

    T.C.
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