Cream Team Special

2 Stars
 E5 6b

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A well-positioned traverse across the main break which gives some wild pumpy climbing and is very scary to second, but rarely gets done.
1) 7b, 22m. Warm up by climbing Tin Of (or Sardine) to the belay.
2) 6b, 35m. Traverse the break to Mecca.
3) 6a, 45m. Keep going until you get bored, usually by Indecent.
FA. Ron Fawcett, Geoff Birtles, Al Evans 1976


the easiest bit of this route is doing sardine!!!!!!!Jeez its scary to second and very pumpy, real old skool E5....dont fall off above Chimes or youll have to climb thats top crux section!!!!
Lucian - 02/Nov/02

One of the best days out ever on Peak limestone! Did this way back in 1988 as a team of 3 and was completely and uttely cabbaged by the end. Swinging leads on this route was a major feat. Do it - you know you want to.
philthy - 21/Jan/04

Absolutely gripped up on this one. Did it one night in the pouring rain and abbed off after two pitches. In the old days would have been described as character building!!!!
Philip Smith - 31/May/05

I often wonder if I am still the only person who has done this both when it was an aid route as well as a free route. Both were bloody hard, but I fell off the aid route more than I did off the free route, was following the last pitch and missed nearly all of it out when a peg I was on came out and I saw the bank approaching fast as the old pegs and wedges came clattering down the rope to me. Only took very small falls on the free climb as Ron got much better pro in than the old pegs.
Al Evans - 15/Sep/06

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