UKH

26m.

Rockfax Description
Vintage Harding and well-worth the walk up. The superb straight crack gives classic jamming past a useful hole to reach easier but still-steep ground. A wider section of crack gains a ledge; climb the groove on the left then finish direct or move out right for a superb airy exit. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Harding 1947.

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ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50 , The 100 Best UK VS routes? , Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs , ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , The Peak: Past and Present , World Graded List , Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors) , Peak Rock/5/ Always a Little Steeper , The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet) , Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour , Definitive *** Peak Grit , Peak District Grit Graded List , Peak District Grit (2020) *** List , 100 Best Routes on Grit

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paulinepavlova 23 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Big blue Black Diamond C4/ DMM Dragons for initial straight crack above circular pod. Big silver cam and hexes may come in handy for the weird shapes higher up but you can use other stuff to protect There\'s a loose block that looks like a spike on the ledge, at foot level, think was just before you\'re about to start top left corner
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βeta: Big blue Black Diamond C4/ DMM Dragons for initial straight crack above circular pod. Big silver cam and hexes may come in handy for the weird shapes higher up but you can use other stuff to protect There's a loose block that looks like a spike on the ledge, at foot level, think was just before you're about to start top left corner
PaulJepson 21 May Show βeta
βeta: Loose block in the crack about half way up. There's also a loose spike on the final ledge, which is tempting to stand on.
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βeta: Loose block in the crack about half way up. There's also a loose spike on the final ledge, which is tempting to stand on.
Gwinn512 15 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Amazing jamming, though you can escape it easily on most sections if you prefer
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βeta: Amazing jamming, though you can escape it easily on most sections if you prefer
Matthew Cromack 1 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: protection in the lower straight crack is difficult - largest no. 4 cam was loose.
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βeta: protection in the lower straight crack is difficult - largest no. 4 cam was loose.
Paul Evans 3 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Yes, definitely one of the finest VSs on grit. Wonderful
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βeta: Yes, definitely one of the finest VSs on grit. Wonderful
Jon Greengrass 10 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic!! The hole is amazing , i've never seen anything quite like it. in the top half the rock is a little broken and of lower quality and the very top is a bit green and a let down , this sections only worth about VDiff.
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βeta: Fantastic!! The hole is amazing , i've never seen anything quite like it. in the top half the rock is a little broken and of lower quality and the very top is a bit green and a let down , this sections only worth about VDiff.
Simon Caldwell 11 Aug, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Must be a contender for the best VS on grit
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βeta: Must be a contender for the best VS on grit

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Hell Crack

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Stanage Popular)

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