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.

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1
Little Unconquerable
The left-hand crack is a mild and short 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
2
The Left Unconquerable Top 50
The leaning crack is jammed to a poor rest at the break. Build a bomb-shelter then make the crucial precarious layback moves up...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1
3
Vanquished
The upper wall between the diverging cracks has a stopper move using a really poor pocket, though the tall can reach past it.
2 user comments
 
Technical
E4
4
The Right Unconquerable Top 50
One of gritstone's greatest classics which is sadly showing its age. Start up the polished central crack before shuffling right...
14 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS
5
Monday Blue
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 Right...
13 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2
6
The Vogon
The inevitable girdle. Climb Monday Blue to the break then swing along this past Right and Left to finish up Little.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
7
Curving Chimney Left Arete
It is possible, with considerable self-discipline and snug blinkers, to climb the narrow arete to the left of the chimney.
1 user comment
 HVS
8
Curving Chimney
A good example of its type. Upward progress is a grind, slipping back down is a doddle. The upper section is easier.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
VD
9
Curving Buttress Direct
From the left end of a ledge start up the blunt rib (poor micro wires to the left), then continue boldly and precariously...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
10
Curving Buttress
Start as for the last route but make hard moves up and right to a ledge in the middle of the wall. Continue through a bulge to...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2
11
Curving Buttress Corner
The long shrubby corner is very mild. Suitable for the timid.
1 user comment
 M
12
Chockstone Crack
The short crack is a bit of thrash unless you layback it.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HVD
13
Pinch
The delicate arete then the small bulge up and right.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S
14
Greg's Retreat
Spiral up the side-wall of the buttress.
 
Technical
HVS
15
Pillar Arete
The pleasant undercut arete.
 
1 Stars
VD
16
Jammy
The central crack then the face on the right at the top.
1 user comment
 D
17
Marmalade's Lost Start
The perplexing centre of the small wall to a bold finale.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E1