Haute Cuisine

2 Stars

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Technical face moves based around a very thin crack.
FA. Martin Crocker 16.4.1990


Why is this decribed as 'crack climbing'? There's a thin seam in places but it didn't seem useful for either hands or feet. Two bouldery sections of UK 6b preceded by good rests. (E4 6b)
stp - 19/Aug/02

I agree...CRACK??? nice climbing though with a hard move to get to the large layback flake, once there its all over with easy climbing to the LO.
Eddy - 05/Nov/02

It's all edges on either side of the crack, except for one good horizontal edge in the crack.

It's a good face climb.
steve taylor - 05/Nov/02

7B. I felt 3 english 6b moves which to me comes to about a good 7b.
I liked it, but at a grade of 7b.
Flashed on top rope.
Daimon Beail - 14/Jan/03

Narrowly missed an onsight of this a few weeks ago; have returned and repointed it and think its a hard 7a but no more. There's only one hard move and there's plenty of footholds to use whilst doing it. A really good sequency face climb that deserves 2 stars.
flapper - 10/Mar/03

If you get the sequence right there are no 6b moves. However, the easiest sequence was not the first I tried...
Ben Stokes - 04/Jan/05

My first 7a! I took me three goes and some top roping to work out a sequence that would work for me. No idea whether this is hard or easy 7a, how would I know? I just feel happy I did it (on a rainy day). It is described as a hard start but the start is a lot easier than 'consomme' or 'brief encounter'.
david sant-noell - 13/Dec/07

Nice climb - tricky 7a but no harder
Lee Proctor - 06/May/08

this route is no where near being fr7b, although given 7a+ in the new guide i think this is potentially generous, maybe it is but i would opt for a hard 7a! very good climbing, like one of the earlier comments suggested around the 'seam' no real crack climbing. powerfuly but ace start and just a bit tricky, the crux is like one move no more
andy schof - 23/Mar/09

Top end 7a for me. If you can do the move over the roof, go the extra mile and have a go at The Mouth Waters, which has a better and more technical upper half and IMO isn't much harder if you get it wired.
Nick - 09/Jun/10

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