Tango Crack

1 Stars

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The straight crack; an awkward initial section but it eases above.
FA. F.C.Aldous, early 1910s


Pleasant climbing (after a tricky start). Can be laced with gear, and makes a good first lead.
Nick Smith - 08/Apr/02

Don't be seduced into starting on the left by the big step.It is much easier to start on the right.
a largish friend will help protect the start.
Brian Mead - 27/Aug/02

Awkward is not the way to describe the start unless you have big boots and massive hands place a big friend high in the crack from the block on the left and then layback the right handside of the crack, to gain mortal sized jams.
Jon Greengrass - 20/Mar/03

A fun climb. All you've got to do on the start is smear. The friction's pretty good, and there are a couple of pebbles.
James McN - 24/May/04

The start isnt that tricky, it was easy to use the slopy foothold on the left (around knee-height) and fist-jam the crack. Although my second couldnt jam with her small hands and had to do some osrt of dyno I think. Nice climb.
Si - 09/Jun/04

Solotastic. V0 for the first two yards, simple climbering thereafter. Leave your rack in the bag.
Nick Murphy - 27/May/05

Mate had his leg in a pot for this, said it helped cos he got a leg jam using the thickness of the cast to make it doable :p
fenclimb - 28/May/05

Easiest to layback the start.
Richard - 19/Sep/05

I found it easy to jam and twist my left foot and smear my right foot whilst doing a mild layback. A shame the crux isnt higher up for a bit more fun
Lardbucket - 08/Oct/05

Nice climb not to technical. Good for beginners to leading.
simon preston - 11/Oct/06

My first lead, so earns a certain affection....
CarolineBBL - 03/Jan/08

Brilliant route. Better than the polished 3* VDs at the popular end.
mark20 - 27/Aug/08

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