Flake Crack Area

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Evening sun
10 mins

The conspicuous fissure of Flake Crack is probably Cheshire’s most famous route and with good reason, great rock, a cracking line and a long history - just do it!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
Fragile Wall
12m. Climb up into the right-facing curving groove and balance carefully up it using the small flakes that are referred to in...
2 user comments
2 Stars
E3 5c
Wood's Climb
12m. The long shallow groove is a fine route. Climb it to the block overhang and exit leftwards under this.
6 user comments
3 Stars
HVS 5a
The Unknown Arete
12m. The stretchy and rounded arete bounding the groove.
2 user comments
1 Stars
?? 6a
Party Blues
12m. Climb straight up to the overlap and pass it with difficulty making vigorous use of the short diagonal crack
1 Stars
E4 6b
12m. Tussle with the tiny crack in the overlap.
1 Stars
?? 6b
The Runnel
14m. Make desperate but short-lived moves up the runnels. Finish over the roof above.
2 user comments
2 Stars
?? 6c
Green Teeth Gully
14m. Obvious from the name, it provides one of the easiest outings on the cliff and a suitable way down for the expert.
1 Stars
Green Teeth Crack
14m. Squirm up the undercut hanging slot with gusto!
2 user comments
 HS 4b
Dinnerplate Crack
14m. The left-hand flake on the front face is approached steeply and gives thrilling juggy climbing. Sadly the 'dinnerplate'...
2 user comments
2 Stars
S 4b
Twin Caves Crack
14m. Climb up the pillar between the two caves then make a steep pull into the groove. This gives great juggy climbing to the...
2 user comments
2 Stars
S 4b
Flake Innominate
14m. The small buttress on the left of the final section of Flake Crack has a couple of pleasant moves and good positions,...
1 user comment
1 Stars
E2 5c
Flake Crack
14m. The finest route on the cliff, if you are passing at least call in and tick this one! The upper section is a classic...
10 user comments
3 Stars
VS 4c
Licentious Jug
16m. Climb Flake Crack to the base of the layback then balance across the right wall and climb the harrowing left-hand side of...
1 user comment
1 Stars
E5 6a
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    For HELSBY

    "Yeah if you used a mono you were on morgue slab, E2 5b. The moves on necrophilia..." 14/Jun

    "My Bad, Beatnik was first top roped by Jim in the 60's and was soloed by Rouse i..." 19/Jul

    The Unknown Arete
    "Despo. Crux consists of rocking into the pocket off two average crimps and then ..." 13/Sep

    Green Teeth Crack
    "Know someone who's a hotshot at the local wall or on bolted limestone? Point th..." 01/Sep

    Mossy Slab
    "Lower sloping section dirty and thus some apprehension in standing on the indist..." 02/May

    "No jamming, no laybacking but painfully wide bridging to pass the overhang - att..." 16/Apr

    Mogadon's Good for You
    "Sounds like you did the second half of CFK (E4 6a), an Andy Popp route which cro..." 25/Sep

    The Wendigo
    "This route is awesome! I cleaned the top holds before getting on it as they were..." 19/May

    Flake Crack
    "I have found Flake Crack's big brother! It's got an uninspiring name - "Un..." 30/Oct

    Morgue Slab
    "So where exactly does this go? I climbed up to a small diagonal crack/undercut ..." 04/Oct

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