April Crack

3 Stars
 HS 4b

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The steep crack in the open corner is awkward to start (easiest on the right) then gives fine sustained bridging and laybacking. Protection is good throughout.
FA. Herbert Hartley 1928


a beautiful climb, well worth having a go on whatever your grade. tricky start though
chris warner - 29/Jan/02

That start is quite tricky, you need to stretch yourself to the limit but a very good route. I loved it.
Stephen Barker - 24/Jun/02

Avoid crack for easier start.
David Jones - 11/Jul/03

The top is miles easier than it looks
Marrow of wrath - 22/Sep/03

tricky start. nice bridging and laybacking as you move up.
leon skeldon - 13/Apr/04

great route :) !!
Woker - 13/Apr/04

Awkward start on the left with plenty of rests before all the moves.Nearly one of the best here.
mart - 28/Apr/04

A deserted Stanage, a sunset and April Crack; a fantastic finish to the evening.
Paul Winder - 05/Jul/04

Agree wit hall, a very nice route. I bridged it all the way with one slight layback to stop me falling off near the top. Start is delicate, I came in from the right, starting right up the crack looked nails
Si - 22/Jul/04

Beatiful moves, good route, well worth the 3 stars. Awkward start, yes, but it wouldn't be HS without it... And on a dry September day, the friction was perfect!
Dominion - 24/Sep/05

First grit climb, tricky start but great climb with a nice manouver at the top
paul watson - 05/Jun/10

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