Flake Crack

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Evening sun
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

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! There is other stuff of interest in the area, across the grades.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Lipalongago
Climb straight up to the overlap and pass it with difficulty making vigorous use of the short diagonal crack
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4
2
Liverpool Lady Boyz
Make desperate but short-lived moves up the runnels. Finish over the roof above.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5
3
Greenteeth Gully
Obvious from the name, it provides one of the easiest outings on the cliff and a suitable way down for the proficient.
 
1 Stars
M
4
Greenteeth Crack
Squirm up the undercut hanging slot with gusto. There is gear in the back but only if you are thin enough to reach it!
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS
5
Dinnerplate Crack
The left-hand flake on the front face is approached by a bold and tricky start, then gives thrilling juggy climbing. Sadly the...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
6
Ho Ho Ho
The face between the two cracks.
 E3
7
Twin Caves Crack
Climb up the pillar between the two caves then make a steep and contorted 3D pull into the groove. This gives great juggy...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
HS
8
Pathfinder
Climb direct over the big bulges and up the blunt flake to join the top section of Flake Innominate.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3
9
Flake Crack
The finest route on the cliff! If you are passing at least call in and tick this one! The upper section is a classic layback...
10 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS
10
Flake Innominate
The small buttress on the left of the final section of Flake Crack has a couple of pleasant moves and good positions, although...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2
11
Foolish Finish
Take Flake Crack to a point halfway up the layback then crimp along the bubbly break to join Licentious Jug.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4
12
Flake Wall
A cracking hard route but with some crumbly holds. Climb the curving flake under the roof (or the wall to its left) until...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5
13
Licentious Jug
Climb Flake Crack to the base of the crack then balance across the right wall and climb the harrowing left-hand side of the...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5
14
Black Hole Arete
Use jugs to reach the lip of the roof then traverse left out to the exposed arete. Make hard moves to an easier finish.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E5
15
Calcutta Wall
Start up the pillar of Eliminate 1 but trend left across the bulging wall using the black hole of the route's name.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E4
16
Eliminate 1
The other great classic of the crag. Climb the pillar and a short pocket-wall to the break and some rounded spike runners....
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1
17
Pratabout
Climb the centre of the wall left of the gully. Pull onto the wall and continue in a direct line to a rounded exit.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E5
18
Easy Chimney
The deep rift behind the jutting proboscis.
 M
19
The Wendigo
From halfway up Easy Chimney make a committing but excellent traverse along the bubbly break all the way out to the spikes on...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3
20
End Crack
The short crack in the bulge is accessed up scoops and leads to a tricky exit.
 S
21
The Umbrella
Climb the pumpy leaning wall to the left of the cave rapidly to reach easy ground.
 
1 Stars
Strong
E2
22
Parapluie
The blocky roof crack out of the cave is hard work. A parachute might be more use than a poncy French umbrella!
 
1 Stars
Strong
Loose
E1
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  • Latest Comments

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    Liverpool Lady Boyz
    "I lead this route over three years ago and gave it the grade of E5 6b this was c..." 13/Oct

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

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

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

    Greenteeth 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

    Agag
    "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

    The Wendigo
    "A great piece of climbing, probably, just about, warranting the fluttery symbol,..." 21/Aug

    Wood's Climb
    "The 5a move at the overlap was always unprotected in the old days (Given VS in A..." 19/Jul

    Wild Oat Wall
    "Likely to need a clean" 05/Jul

    The Unknown Quantity
    "Maybe 6a if you use holds at full stretch out left, else solid 6b" 25/May

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