The Embankment

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Afternoon sun
8 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

A superb sheet of rock, originally named after a similar but inferior feature in London. Once the place to learn to aid climb, this is now the home of the finest set of finger cracks in The Peak and possibly the whole of the UK. If you don't like finger jamming best walk on by!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Technical Master
The arete is a classic boulder problem. The left-hand side is also 6b but worth V5. May just be the shortest three star route...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
V4 6B
2
Blind Bat
14m. Bold climbing on the upper wall. A runner in Embankment 1 is normal, then climb the wall leftwards on flat holds passing...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E4 5c
3
Embankment 1
1) VS 4c, 12m. The first crack and flake lead past an ancient chunk of iron to the ledge. Often done as a route in its own...
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
4
Elm Street
12m. The desperately thin peg scars give a fierce pitch.NOTE: this route is incorrectly graded E7 in the Eastern Grit...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E8 6c
5
Who Wants The World
12m. The upper wall between the cracks is hard and serious.
 
Reachy
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
6
Embankment 2
Worthwhile, though the second pitch is a bit of a disappointment.1) 4c, 12m. Climb the twin cracks. A big boot on your left...
16 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
VS 4c
7
Scritto's Republic
16m. Another desperate vague seam between the proper cracks having both runners and holds in short supply.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E7 6c
8
Embankment 3
1) 5b, 14m. An excellent and popular finger jamming pitch. Passing the tat (tied through an ancient peg) is the tricky...
26 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
9
Time For Tea
20m. Low in the grade but scary. Follow the crack to a poor rest below the blank upper section. Place 'enough' runners then a...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
10
Tea for Two
20m. The direct finish to Time for Tea is bold, technical and poorly protected, though at least there is a decent fall-out...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6a
11
Time For Tea Original
22m. From the poor rest below the blank upper section on Time for Tea, traverse right to join and finish up Embankment 4. Only...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
12
Embankment 4 Top 50
22m. The right-hand crack has thin moves up the crack and a superb groove above to a shelving exit. Unlike the rest of the...
10 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
13
Whitehall
26m. The deep angle is straightforward (4b) to below the upper smooth section which gives good technical climbing.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
14
Little Lotto Arete
The little arete past a letter box. Eliminate the letterbox at V3, climb it on its right-hand side at V5.
1 user comment
 
Technical
V2 5c
15
Lotto
24m. Disjointed climbing though with some good moves. Easy ledges lead to a stance below a shallow groove (4b). Climb the...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5c
16
Lotto Direct
Avoid the right side of the arete by staying with the shallow groove.
1 user comment
 E3 5c
17
Seventies Style Wall
Thin crimps on the short wall.
 
Technical
V3 6A
  • Latest Comments

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    Gimcrack
    "5a and hard VS if you follow the jamming crack without a deviation - might be 4c..." 13/Jun

    Coventry Street
    "I wonder if the votes for grading relate just to the bottom bit. The lead crux i..." 30/Mar

    Soho Sally
    "Really good varied climbing - but suffers a bit from lack of traffic - so get on..." 02/Sep

    Whitehall
    "Did this today - well done to whoever cleaned it up - it must have been a messy ..." 17/Aug

    Blind Bat
    "Old peg is actually OK and can be backed up with a friend 1 ish. Good crimping" 04/May

    Regent Street
    "I found the top crack hardest, both feet slipped but bomb proof finger locks and..." 15/Dec top50

    Piccadilly Circus
    "Good varied route when done as a big pitch. The hard section is short lived with..." 26/Oct

    Brimstone
    "E2 for me, but if you're happy hanging out on steep stuff with average holds it ..." 02/Oct

    Dextrous Hare
    "great route, good rp's protect" 15/Jul

    Lotto Direct
    "After the Lotto start (E1 5c), this is pretty easy at 5b max, but run out up the..." 10/Jul

    Oxford Street
    "Did the first pitch combined with Piccadilly Circus, which seemed the most logic..." 01/Jun

    Lambeth Chimney
    "Piece of rock at bottom of crag from recent rockfall in first part of chimney, t..." 12/Mar

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