Ramshaw Crack Area

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This is real Ranshaw territory; short routes but savagely steep walls and cracks which will repel all but the most determined of attempts. The classic Ramshaw Crack is a real ‘old-style’ E4. Guidebook page 96.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Creep, Leap, Creep, Creep
6m. The blunt arete is climbed on its right-hand side and has runners at two-thirds height. The final section can be leapt up...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Rounded
E4 6b
2
The Wriggler
6m. The twisting crack in the left-hand side of the buttress is as awkward as it looks - and the name tells a tale. A very...
 HS 4b
3
Arete and Crack
12m. From the left edge of a recess, climb the arete above and the crack left again, to a leftward exit up the chimney.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
4
Handrail
14m. Follow the previous route until the break on the right can be reached. Swing wildly along this below the overhang to a...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
5
Handrail Direct
12m. A precarious and unprotected scoop leads to the start of the handrail. Scary stuff. Rumoured to be only E1 with a...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E4 6a
6
Cedez le Passage
12m. Climb the steepening slab to the right until forced left into the previous route. Apparently the much-needed direct finish...
 
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
7
Assegai
12m. The groove gives awkward climbing especially at the overhang. Best enjoyed on the sharp end!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
8
Bowrosin
16m. Reach the crack via the slab. The bulge just above is tricky and the crack beyond that, more pleasant.
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
9
English Towns
16m. A route that makes the most of the rock to the right of Bowrosin. For the harassed, side-runners can be placed from the...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
10
Boomerang Top 50
16m. The elegant slanting groove is a classic with a steep start then a fine flake forming a mild uphill hand-traverse. The...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
VD
11
Wick Slip
14m. The aesthetic curving arete above the start of Boomerang is precarious and bold. Side-runners in the crack on the left...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6b
12
Monty
14m. Climb the slab on good pebbles to a crack. Traverse this to its end and finish up the arete. Could do with a direct...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 6b
13
Watercourse
14m. The long groove is just about worthwhile when dry. Follow it past a grass field then take its leftward continuation before...
1 user comment
 HS 4a
14
Dan's Dare
10m. Climb a groove to ledges and then the arete on the right.
 VS 4c
15
Gully Wall
10m. Climb the side-wall of the gully and the prow above.
 HVS 5a
16
Little Nasty
10m. Pull into the nasty little crack and continue to a ledge. Finish up the wall to the left via a shallow groove (crux).
1 user comment
 E1 5b
17
Electric Savage
12m. A short but impressive outing up the left edge of the giant roof. From above the initial bulge on Little Nasty, move right...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3 5c
18
Ramshaw Crack Top 50
12m. Climb a crack on the right then, from a lying-down position on the shelf, attack the awesome roof crack which widens from...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E4 6a
19
Never, Never Land
12m. The north-facing wall is arduous and bold. From the top of the crack leap out right to a crappy, creaking flake. Stuff...
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E7 6b
20
Green Corner
6m. The bounding groove gives pleasant climbing when it isn't too green, though sadly it often is.
1 user comment
 S 4a
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  • Latest Comments

    For RAMSHAW

    Never, Never Land
    "In fact, Master's Edge, a middle of the road E7 is far, far harder. NNL should b..." 05/Feb

    Creep, Leap, Creep, Creep
    "This is the arete left (not right) of The Wriggler." 10/Aug

    Loaf and Cheese
    "Please tell me something has broken off the initial groove - its desperate !" 09/Aug

    Gumshoe
    "Did this on the 13th April. A Large cam (Camelot 4) goes nicely in the pocket an..." 14/Apr

    Gumshoe
    "Backed off this April 2010 as gear slots at the ledge are now sandy holes - very..." 12/Apr

    Imposition
    "Some burly fist-jamming to get round the slight bulge at the start. Felt 5c to m..." 15/Aug

    Electric Savage
    "Two very good and contrasting pitches. The first is more like 6a and the second ..." 26/Jun

    Juan Cur
    "Was originally protected by a large piece of wood 1 x 2 x 2 foot found in someon..." 12/May

    Rubber Crack
    "I don't think this gets done very often. Hard at start and at finish." 21/Apr

    Louie Groove
    "Did this a couple year ago. Agree that its easy for the grade. Hardest moves pro..." 29/Sep

    Magic Roundabout
    "Brialliant route, bomber cams, though too short to get 3 stars." 09/Aug

    Alcatraz
    "More balancy than bold. The final crag is a but wide but easy enough." 23/Jun

    Gumshoe
    "Visited last night and the crux protection is looking extremely worn - no nut pr..." 16/May

    Electric Savage
    "Has anyone done this, the top pitch that is?" 02/Jan

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