Altar Crack Area

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Lots of sun!
15 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Rivelin finishes off with a fine buttress, Altar Crack and Nonsuch are fine crack climbs, very solid at their respective grades, whereas New Mediterranean and Moolah are a couple of excellent and hard face routes.

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 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5b
2
Reredos
Pump along the break from the previous route until a welcome escape is possible. Have a good look at the nonexistent holds on...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
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.
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5 6c
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...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
E5 6b
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...
21 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
6
Nonsuch
The thin crack has perfect protection and superb finger jams but still manages to be shockingly hard work considering its...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
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 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6c
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 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6b
9
Vestry Chimney
The tricky chimney with a worrying wobbling chockstone.
3 user comments
 
Graunchy
VD
10
Too Much
The thin crack in the slab has the small wires protecting the mid-height crux followed by a quick blast for the top. V3 6A+ as...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 6a
11
Altered
The wall right of Too Much is E1 6a if you carry a rack up it.
1 user comment
 
Technical
V3 6A+
  • Latest Comments

    For RIVELIN

    Acid Reign
    "Changed from V5 6C 6b * to V5 6C *, no votes" 06/Jan

    Jonad Rib
    "If you have microcams HS 4a, if not HVS 4a? No other proper gear till 3/4 way up..." 27/May

    April Fool
    "Line in the Fax guide seems too far left, ignore this? Protectable enough with s..." 09/Mar

    Altar Crack
    "What you see is what you get! A full on layback well beyond the easy gear. Eith..." 05/Mar

    Crack One
    "easy low down, felt hard at the top, the loose jug doesnt help. Harder than S4a" 03/Mar

    Croton Oil
    "Quite committing near the top, but some nice gear in the slightly smooth cracks...." 29/Jan top50

    Croton Oil
    "just wish it had scraped into K Wilsons hard rock because it is just as good as ..." 09/Jan top50

    Oversight
    "I agree: somewhere in between VS 4c & the Severe 4a it gets on the UKC datab..." 09/Jan

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