The Embankment

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A superb sheet of rock, originally named after a similar but inferior feature in London. Once the place to learn to aid climb, it is now home of the finest set of finger-cracks in The Peak. If you don't like finger-jamming keep heading left.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
Blind Bat
Bold climbing on the upper wall. A runner in Embankment 1 is normal. Climb the wall leftwards on flat holds passing an ancient...
6 user comments
2 Stars
E4 5c
Embankment 1
1) VS 5a. The crack and flake lead awkwardly past an ancient chunk of angle-iron (hands off) to the ledge. Often done on its...
9 user comments
2 Stars
E2 5c
Who Wants The World
The upper wall between the cracks is hard, serious and neglected.
 E5 6a
Embankment 2
Worthwhile, though the second pitch is a bit of a let-down.1) 4c. Climb the tough cracks, the left-hand one is tricky, the...
16 user comments
2 Stars
VS 4c
Scritto's Republic
A desperate vague seam between the proper cracks has both runners and holds in very short supply.
1 user comment
2 Stars
E7 6c
Embankment 3
1) 5b. An excellent finger-jamming pitch. Passing the tat (care, it is tied through an ancient peg/blob of rust) is the...
26 user comments
3 Stars
E1 5b
Time For Tea
Low in the grade but a bit bold. Follow the crack to a poor rest below the blank upper section. Build a safety net then balance...
6 user comments
3 Stars
E3 5c
Tea for Two
The direct finish to Time for Tea is bold, technical and poorly protected though at least there is a decent fall-out zone!
6 user comments
3 Stars
E4 6a
Time For Tea Original
From the poor rest below the blank upper section on Time for Tea traverse right to join and finish up Embankment 4. Only a...
3 user comments
3 Stars
E1 5b
Embankment 4 Top 50
The right-hand crack started from blocks has thin moves up the crack and a superb groove above to a shelving exit. Unlike the...
11 user comments
3 Stars
E1 5b
The deep angle is straightforward (4b ) to below the upper corner - belay. Above is good technical climbing when clean.
5 user comments
2 Stars
HVS 5b
Disjointed climbing though with some good moves. Easy ledges lead to an stance below a shallow groove (4b ). Climb the groove...
3 user comments
1 Stars
E1 5c
The Jasmine Corridor
Climb the E1 crack until a wild and hard step left allows the slabby wall to be balanced up. Crux at the top, protected by...
1 Stars
E6 6c
Lotto Direct
A decent variation which avoids the right side of the arete by staying with the shallow groove - bold.
2 user comments
1 Stars
E3 5c
  • Latest Comments


    "5a and hard VS if you follow the jamming crack without a deviation - might be 4c..." 13/Jun

    Coventry Street
    "I wonder if the votes for grading relate just to the bottom bit. The lead crux i..." 30/Mar

    Soho Sally
    "Really good varied climbing - but suffers a bit from lack of traffic - so get on..." 02/Sep

    "Did this today - well done to whoever cleaned it up - it must have been a messy ..." 17/Aug

    Blind Bat
    "Old peg is actually OK and can be backed up with a friend 1 ish. Good crimping" 04/May

    Regent Street
    "I found the top crack hardest, both feet slipped but bomb proof finger locks and..." 15/Dec top50

    Piccadilly Circus
    "Good varied route when done as a big pitch. The hard section is short lived with..." 26/Oct

    "E2 for me, but if you're happy hanging out on steep stuff with average holds it ..." 02/Oct

    Dextrous Hare
    "great route, good rp's protect" 15/Jul

    Lotto Direct
    "After the Lotto start (E1 5c), this is pretty easy at 5b max, but run out up the..." 10/Jul

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