Crow Chin

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Afternoon sun
25 mins
Uphill

A fine collection of lower grade climbs near the high point of the moor and with a superb outlook. This has always been a great place to escape the crowds though in recent years it has become a bit busier.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
So Many Classics, So Little Time
The hard wall on the left has poor holds and not much gear.
 E4 6b
2
Rabbit's Crack
A small roof and thin green cracks lead to an open grove.
 
Pumpy
VS 5a
3
Jim Crow
Start at a notch in the overhang. Pull through the roof - hard - then climb the face above, a good challenge at the grade.
17 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5a
4
Perforation
From a block, pull over the overlap and stand in the horizontal break awkwardly. The slab and wall above are easier.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5a
5
Feathered Friends
Start at a blunt rib just left of Kelly's Crack and trend left to climb the slab passing a loose perched flake at half-height....
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4b
6
Kelly's Crack
The well-protected cleft has tricky moves at mid-height. The loose chockstone was removed by some do-gooder around 2012 having...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
VD
7
Kelly's Eye
The left-hand side of the front face leads to a shallow groove. Gain the flake above with difficulty and finish direct.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS 4b
8
Kelly's Eliminate
Excellent climbing up the centre of the buttress. The start is steep and strenuous, although on good holds.âÄàThe upper section...
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
HS 4b
9
Spring Sunshine
A proper eliminate up the right edge of the buttress. Avoiding the arete altogether is artificial and 5a.
1 user comment
 
Crimpy
VS 4c
10
October Crack
The worthwhile and well protected wide crack that splits the centre of the face.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
D
11
May Crack
From the left edge of a triangular recess, follow the thin crack that splits the diagonal overlap above. Artificial and bold...
4 user comments
 
Fluttery
VS 4b
12
October Slab
From the triangular niche, follow the thin seam above (small wires) finishing through a stepped overlap.
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
HS 4b
13
Big Al
The fingery lower wall soon leads to wandering easier ground.
 
Technical
Crimpy
HVS 5a
14
Bent Crack
The left-facing groove. Climb the steep awkward initial corner to ledges then onto the capping roof above. Traverse left to...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
15
New Year's Eve
Start up the fingery, square arete right of Bent Crack, to reach a short angular groove. Finish up the crack, or better, the...
5 user comments
 
Crimpy
S 4c
16
The Marmoset
A one-pull-wonder. Power through the centre of the roof of the cave using the jammed blocks gently. Easy climbing remains.
18 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HS 5a
17
Autumn Gold
Take the flat face to the right of The Marmoset cave and then the easing crack above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HS 4a
18
Clare
From a recess, pull through the roof awkwardly then head up the heathery cracks above.
 S 4b
19
Bright Eyed
The pleasant slab at the right side of the buttress is climbed centrally and is rather lacking in gear though tiny cams help.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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    Broken In
    "Could also not fin an 5a move, but the climbing is good." 07/Jun

    Seranata
    "A decent little route with a hard move to start. Quite sustained for its stature..." 21/Oct

    Countess Buttress
    "(soft) VS 4b**. As good as Elis' Eliminate, etc. It may be better with a belay p..." 17/Aug

    Graviton
    "VS 5b would seem about right for me. The first mantel felt the hardest and the s..." 11/Jun

    Love Handles
    "Now that a rather stout chap has made Microbe V3, this is no longer a grade hard..." 06/May

    Cave Buttress Right-hand
    "Really nice route. Really solid protection for the first part of the climb, not ..." 10/Apr

    Headbanger
    "This makes a great, but pretty hard, V3 (E1 6a) if climbed on the not-terrifying..." 10/Oct

    Anniversary Arete
    "First moves are probably 5b, maybe the move on to the top slab too. Borderline ..." 23/Sep

    Impossible Slab
    "If you can put a side runner in for the lower crux can you use the crack for eit..." 02/Sep

    Orang-outang
    "Nice moves with a short crux." 25/Jul

    Impossible Slab
    "This route, if you start left of inaccessible crack, is 'Love of my knife'.It go..." 23/Jul

    Norse Corner Climb
    "Bit of a tricky start (fell on my back after a slip low down!) that leads into a..." 13/Jun

    Fate
    "I'm 5'8 and didn't find this reachy at all. I guess you could force a blinkered ..." 10/May

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