The Overhanging Crack

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Sun from mid-morning
Level
5 mins

The section of rock to the left of the Main Wall is less extensive and less impressive. Despite this, Russet Groove is an excellent and popular VDiff whereas the imposing fissure of The Overhanging Crack sees fewer attempts and even fewer successes. Guidebook page 321.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Death Knell
10m. The steep wall left of Overhanging Crack gives a serious and sustained piece of climbing
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6b
2
The Overhanging Crack Top 50
10m. A classic test-piece, the wide awkward exit stops many attempts dead in their tracks.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Graunchy
E2 5c
3
Russet Groove Top 50
10m. A lovely little route on bounteous holds. Climb the groove rightwards to ledges out near the arete then traverse left for...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
VD
4
Red Nose
8m. Climb the black groove then the juggy rib. Artificial but nice.
 VS 4c
5
Exhibition Crack
8m. Gaining the crack which doesn't quite reach the ground proves to be tricky.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS 4c
6
Guard's Exit
7m. Follow the crack into the hanging recess, then select a way out of it, the right-hand crack is the most often used.
 VD
7
The Corner
7m. The blank angle, short lived but quite taxing.
 
Technical
HVS 5a
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