Heaven Crack Area

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18 mins
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The fine fissures of Heaven Crack and Hell Crack are the ever-popular showpiece of this sector although there is plenty of other stuff to keep people busy including the frequently-frustrating Fading Star. Interestingly Hell Crack was once described as having the roughest rock on the cliff, and it is certainly pretty abrasive.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Phlegethoa
12m. From under the nose, swing right onto the arete and make a tricky move to get established, then continue to the horizontal...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1 5c
2
Fading Star
12m. Approach the roof by Phlegethoa or Saliva, move right and make a fierce move to reach the next break - the tall will be...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E3 6b
3
Saliva
16m. Climb the thin crack on the right then make a committing traverse leftwards until it is possible to climb up and left to...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
4
Ashes
12m. From the thin crack of Saliva, continue boldly to a large horizontal break, and the first useful runners. Finish up the...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
Loose
E3 5c
5
Devil's Chimney
12m. The dark rift that separates the walls is tackled in traditional style to an awkward narrowing exit.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
D
6
Stay in the Light
14m. It is possible to bridge up the outer edge of the Devil's Chimney - exposed climbing but with good protection.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HS 4a
7
Step-ladder Crack
14m. From a short distance up Devil's Chimney, pull awkwardly right to access the crack. Climb this, via one hard move, then...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS 5a
8
Step-ladder Crack Direct
12m. Climb directly into the base of the crack with difficulty, then finish up the short wall, where the regular route scoots...
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5c
9
Hell Crack
14m. The bulging jamming crack is taken direct and is superb. The initial overhang is the crux and although well protected, it...
16 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
VS 4b
10
Still in Limbo
10m. The groove, overhang and wall between Heaven and Hell. Beware the rocking block in the first big break.
2 user comments
 E1 5b
11
Heaven Crack Top 50
10m. The flake-crack in the left-hand wall of the descent gully is an evergreen micro-classic. Layback the flakes to a tricky...
24 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
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