Blue Light's Crack

2 Stars
 E1 5b

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The wide corner is a titanic struggle for most, wedging-a-way up is the only option, though macho-men with strong arms and little imagination can layback - though they may well end up regretting it as the top approaches. Said by some to make Freddie's Finale look like a soft touch and another ancient HVS!<br/>Green Streak, HVS 5a - For those who haven't had enough make a hand-traverse right to reach the hanging crack - adds half a star.
FA. Don Whillans 1948. FA. (Green Streak) Steve Bancroft 1973


Certainly harder than The Trident or Freddie's Finale, a pumpy E1. Best laybacked - ignore any attempts to sandbag you into wedging your body into it!
Nick Smith - 13/Sep/03

the green streak finish is excellent...very well worth doing and possibly adds another 1/2 a star to the route!
martin k - 14/Jul/04


I suggest not wearing a helmet on this route. I did, got my head firmly wedged in the crack. Big panic. Head quickly extricated from helmet. I plummeted goundwards. Leaving the helmet in the crack above me.
mikedelderfield - 27/Oct/04

is the helmet still there?
paul hesketh - 28/Oct/04

I can just read the headlines - man gets helmet stuck in crack... fa-nah, fa-nah
Ben Stokes - 28/Oct/04

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