Straight Crack

2 Stars
 VS 4b

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The central line. Climb the wide chimney to the roof and shuffle left. Easier climbing leads past the overhang to the final chimney. A few slings may be useful.


A great route, with some interesting and varied climbing. Watch out for the hollybush that lurks above the overhang!
Nick Smith - 23/Mar/03

Cracking route. Interesting traverse beneath the overhang. Quality crux move. Very easy climbing after the crux though......
James McN - 21/Jun/03

I thought this was brutal, and I led it after Hell Crack and Ellis's Eliminate (cracks that others often think are brutal but I thought were fine). Jolly good VS, spoilt only slightly by the Severe finish.
David Jones - 11/Jul/03

for maximum enjoymnet, climb all the way to the top of the chimney then shuffle back to the lip bridging wide on overhead fist jams. Pull throught the lip and arm bar your way to glory.
Jon Greengrass - 08/Oct/03

the left hand variation start up the flake on the arete is better as its cleaner. get some small nuts in. awkward to place but good and a steep pull and its all over. still save a huge cam(bigger than a 4) for the last steep bit. official stanage book says this is high in the grade. i still think middle 4c.
Andrew mackintosh - 21/Mar/05

Quite a friendly VS if you don't mind the first exposed bit if you take the route out from the cave. Good gear and good clean fun.
fast eddie - 10/Oct/05

really enjoyed this route, did the harder start and it made me smile lots :)
Ali* - 18/Jun/09

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