The Unconquerables

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Home to a trio of classic cracks including the peerless pitch of The Right Unconquerable, one of the most famous of all gritstone outings. Doing all three of the Unconquerable cracks in under an hour is a way of spicing up ascents when you have them wired. Guidebook page 151.

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1
The Little Unconquerable
10m. The left-hand crack is a mild test of fist-jamming. Thought by some to be the hardest of the three, though it isn't!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVS 5a
2
The Left Unconquerable Top 50
16m. The leaning crack is jammed to a poor rest at the break. Build a bomb-shelter then make the crucial precarious layback...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
3
Vanquished
14m. The upper wall between the two cracks has a stopper move using a really poor pocket.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Rounded
E4 6b
4
The Right Unconquerable Top 50
16m. One of gritstone's greatest classics, and sadly showing its age. Start up the polished central crack before shuffling...
14 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS 5a
5
Monday Blue
16m. The right arete of the wall has runners just below the crux, but that is a fair way off the ground. Finish as for The...
13 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E2 5b
6
Curving Chimney
16m. A good example of its type. Upward progress is awkward, slipping back down is a doddle. The upper section is easier.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
VD
7
Curving Buttress
14m. From the left-hand end of a ledge climb the blunt rib (micro wires to the left) and make hard moves up and right to a...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E2 5b
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