The Embankment

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A superb sheet of rock, originally named after a similar but inferior feature in London. Once the place to learn to aid climb, it is now home of the finest set of finger-cracks in The Peak. If you don't like finger-jamming keep heading left.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Blind Bat
Bold climbing on the upper wall. A runner in Embankment 1 is normal. Climb the wall leftwards on flat holds passing an ancient...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
E4 5c
2
Embankment 1
1) VS 5a. The crack and flake lead awkwardly past an ancient chunk of angle-iron (hands off) to the ledge. Often done on its...
9 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
3
Who Wants The World
The upper wall between the cracks is hard, serious and neglected.
 E5 6a
4
Embankment 2
Worthwhile, though the second pitch is a bit of a let-down.1) 4c. Climb the tough cracks, the left-hand one is tricky, the...
16 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
Loose
VS 4c
5
Scritto's Republic
A desperate vague seam between the proper cracks has both runners and holds in very short supply.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E7 6c
6
Embankment 3
1) 5b. An excellent finger-jamming pitch. Passing the tat (care, it is tied through an ancient peg/blob of rust) is the...
26 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1 5b
7
Time For Tea
Low in the grade but a bit bold. Follow the crack to a poor rest below the blank upper section. Build a safety net then balance...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
8
Tea for Two
The direct finish to Time for Tea is bold, technical and poorly protected though at least there is a decent fall-out zone!
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E4 6a
9
Time For Tea Original
From the poor rest below the blank upper section on Time for Tea traverse right to join and finish up Embankment 4. Only a...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1 5b
10
Embankment 4 Top 50
The right-hand crack started from blocks has thin moves up the crack and a superb groove above to a shelving exit. Unlike the...
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1 5b
11
Whitehall
The deep angle is straightforward (4b ) to below the upper corner - belay. Above is good technical climbing when clean.
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
12
Lotto
Disjointed climbing though with some good moves. Easy ledges lead to an stance below a shallow groove (4b ). Climb the groove...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5c
13
The Jasmine Corridor
Climb the E1 crack until a wild and hard step left allows the slabby wall to be balanced up. Crux at the top, protected by...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6c
14
Lotto Direct
A decent variation which avoids the right side of the arete by staying with the shallow groove - bold.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
  • 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

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