Answer Crack Area

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Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Rubber-faced Arete
10m. Climb the crack left of the arete then step right and stretch.
 VS 4c
2
Rubber-faced Wall
12m. A wide crack leads to ledges and easier ground.
 VD
3
December Arete
12m. Climb the square arete with a strenuous start and precarious finish.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
4
Layback Crack
12m. The classic crack splitting the centre of the buttress eases with height. You can jam it if you want!
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
HS 4b
5
Friction Addiction
12m. Balance up the slab to less precarious ground and a short crack.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5c
6
Slipoff Slab
12m. Balance up the thin crack to the slab which is climbed leftwards.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
7
Double Time Crack
8m. The crack on the right-hand side of the slab is best climbed quickly.
 HVD
8
'Owd on Arete
12m. The arete on its left-hand side, just hang on in there.
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
9
Question Time
12m. The wall, slab and jutting arete to the left of Answer Crack.
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
10
Answer Crack Top 50
12m. The flake crack is Western Grit's answer to Stanage's Heaven Crack, and its a good effort.
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVD
11
Question Mark
12m. Climb the crack to to its end then move left to get the correct answer.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD
12
Full Stop
12m. The wall and right arete are as well protected as the grade suggests.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1 5a
13
Third Triplet
12m. The wide fissure.
 
1 Stars
D
14
Yellow Crack
12m. The wall and thin crack leads to easier territory.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
15
Second Triplet
12m. The narrow rift.
 D
16
Loose End
10m. The thin crack that was pegged in antiquity (tut tut) leads to the steep arete.
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
17
First Triplet
10m. Climb through an alcove with difficulty and o up the wall.
 
1 Stars
S 4a
18
Scarface
10m. The steep groove and curving crack can be dirty.
 VS 4c
19
Tower Ridge
26m. Start at a lower level and follow a crack and then the blocky ridge to the terrace. Finish up the juggy crack in the upper...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
20
The Jester
12m. The crack and scoop. FA. Steve Bancroft 1972
 
1 Stars
S 4a
21
Spurt of Spurts
20m. An oddity but worth doing if you enjoy being gripped! Follow The Jester for 8m then swing rightwards until just left of...
 
1 Stars
E2 5b
22
Hymen the Tactless
18m. Trend left to the edge of the overhang the monkey right and cross it with great difficulty to reach the easier final wall.
 
3 Stars
E5 6c
23
Hanging Crack
16m. One of the Peak's very best jamming cracks, the crag is worth a visit just to do this route. Climb the crack though a host...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
E2 5b
24
The Gibbet
16m. The steep wall is bold (big cams and big balls help) though thankfully things ease with height.
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
25
The Catwalk
16m. From the gully on the right shuffle left along the highest break to the arete and an easy finish. Not too difficult but...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 4a
26
Strappado
10m. The hanging flake is approached from the left and requires plenty of grunt.
 
1 Stars
E4 6b
27
Blank Crack
10m. The crack that runs up the buttress front, passing to the right of the overhang.
 S 4b
28
Long Ridge
24m. At a lower level climb a groove then a chimney before moving right to a crack in the upper tier.
 VD
29
Jam and Jug
12m. Jam the crescent shaped crack and follow jugs left to exit.
 S 4b
30
Toadstool Ridge
10m. Spooky flakes lead to a quick sprint up the arete.
 HVS 5a
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    Question Mark
    "Great climb that I though actually easier than Answer Crack. Maybe I jam better ..." 30/Sep

    Knobbly Wall
    "Yep I would also say this is Harder than HVD - that last moves are just plain aw..." 06/Oct

    Central Tower
    "A quality route that maybe a little trickier for those who are vertically challe..." 05/Oct

    Danegeld
    "Fiend sums it up nicely. A good route" 10/Aug

    Double Overhangs
    "Quite a ferocious start. Good banter" 28/Sep

    Route II
    "An attractive line but the rock is very rotten, and the top block is very bold. ..." 04/Jul

    Answer Crack
    "first proper layback climb i have done and proberbly the last because it is ..." 30/Nov top50

    Crack and Chimney
    "Where's this supposed to finish, up the crack on the left, straight up the back,..." 27/Oct

    Crack and Chimney
    "i did it when i was 5 realy easy i am 12 now, climbing at vs 4c now" 12/Jan

    Nasal Buttress
    "Brilliant route, you certainly get your money's worth. Sustained, absorbing with..." 22/Sep

    Knobbly Wall
    "Fully agree with previous comment. Enjoyed this route a lot, but definitely und..." 02/Sep

    Sea Route
    "Legs were wobbling on the crux, especially when your last bit of semi-good gear ..." 31/Jul

    Knobbly Wall
    "Nice climbing but quite a few loose holds and felt harder than HVD." 17/Jul

    Full Stop
    "Excellent route, more than well protected, one move wonder really, still nice cl..." 25/Jan

    Hanging Crack
    "Absolute Dynamite! great route, great jams." 10/Aug

    Maggie
    "I really enjoyed this route although the start is a bit of a let down. The arete..." 08/Aug

    The Catwalk
    "I dont thnk this route merits a 4a tech grade, its very easy all the way but ver..." 08/Aug

    Nasal Buttress
    "This is pretty challenging compared to other HS I have climbed and all the bette..." 06/May

    The Director's Route
    "Dirty and some of the flakes are clearly not long for this world." 03/May

    Answer Crack
    "Absolutley brilliant, best route of its grade on Dovvies and deserves the three ..." 13/Feb top50

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