Altar Crack

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Early morning sun
15 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Rivelin winds up with this fine little buttress. Altar Crack and Nonsuch are great crack climbs, short but action packed and solid at their respective grades, whereas New Mediterranean and Moolah are a couple of excellent and hard face routes.
Approach (see map on page 83) - The area is the last significant buttress 250m right of the Needle and approach path.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Altercation
The left arete of the face is accessed from the flakes on the gloomy side-wall and leads to a bit of a tussle at the finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
2
Reredos
Pump along the break from the previous route until a welcome escape is possible. Have a good look at the non-existent holds on...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1
3
New Mediterranean
The left-hand line on the smooth wall is technical, fingery and reachy. Runners are normally placed in the next route first.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5
4
Moolah
The right-hand line on the wall is another arduous outing. If all else fails, try a right-facing egyptian to avoid the huge...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5
5
Altar Crack
The clean-cut corner crack is a VS with attitude. With gear placed as high as possible, layback and jam with conviction and try...
22 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS
6
Nonsuch
The thin crack has perfect protection and superb finger-jams but still manages to be shockingly hard work considering its...
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
E1
7
Grimace
Head up the narrow wall by super-sketchy moves, trending right to a hanging flake. Finish up the arete. Side-runners used.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
8
Gettin' Kinda Squirrelly
The left arete of Vestry Chimney, climbed on its left-hand side, finishing via the flake on the left wall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E6
9
Vestry Chimney
The tricky chimney with a worrying wobbling chockstone.
4 user comments
 
Graunchy
VD
10
Too Much
The thin crack in the slab has small wires protecting the mid-height crux followed by a quick blast for the top. f6A+ as a...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2
11
Altered
The wall right of Too Much is E1 6a if you carry a rack up it.
2 user comments
 
Technical
f6A+