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Rockfax Description
Excellent stuff. Starting from left or right, climb the parallel cracks until they become one, then take the continuation to the top. A well protected and a popular climb for pushing the grade and honing the jamming. © Rockfax

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Top 23 UKC Climbed Climbs, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Eastern Grit Jamming, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Top 50 Peak Cracks, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Stan, Consolidation and developmental path to VS, The Gritlist, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit TOP 500: S and VS, York University Students path to greatness, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List, Eastern Grit Trip: The Best Of The Proposed Crags.

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JohnHutch 26 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Beautiful! (but 4c is a bit OTT)
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βeta: Beautiful! (but 4c is a bit OTT)
sheffieldchris 30 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: do this route if you are just starting on vs or it's a sunny sunday and you just want to cruise up and use ever bit of gear you own soft at vs but 3 star all the way
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βeta: do this route if you are just starting on vs or it's a sunny sunday and you just want to cruise up and use ever bit of gear you own soft at vs but 3 star all the way
Lizard 27 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Would make an excellent first VS. Easy to place protection all the way. Low in the grade but steep enough to warrant it. Well worth doing.
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βeta: Would make an excellent first VS. Easy to place protection all the way. Low in the grade but steep enough to warrant it. Well worth doing.
leon 9 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: not that hard but so what, its fun
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βeta: not that hard but so what, its fun
The old James turnbull 8 Mar, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: probably about the right grade, just low for it. defo 3 stars though, was easy but execellent fun
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βeta: probably about the right grade, just low for it. defo 3 stars though, was easy but execellent fun
shaun walby 28 Sep, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Think its worth the 3 stars but dont know about the 4c poss 4b.
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βeta: Think its worth the 3 stars but dont know about the 4c poss 4b.
Dale Berry 8 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Watch out at the top for some VERY dodgy wire placements for anchors. Theres a crack that looks like its been used for lots of 'em where half of it wobbles by about 2-3"! More secure stuff is further back. Over graded, over starred, but still nice, if not quite paradise.
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βeta: Watch out at the top for some VERY dodgy wire placements for anchors. Theres a crack that looks like its been used for lots of 'em where half of it wobbles by about 2-3"! More secure stuff is further back. Over graded, over starred, but still nice, if not quite paradise.
gav p 15 Aug, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Definitely HS. 4b moves, numerous good rests and you can place your whole rack if you want. Nevertheless, a brilliant route on big jugs all the way. Worth the three stars.
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βeta: Definitely HS. 4b moves, numerous good rests and you can place your whole rack if you want. Nevertheless, a brilliant route on big jugs all the way. Worth the three stars.
Nick Smith - Climbers 16 Apr, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: A lovely route, deserving its 3-stars, but yes, probably HS rather than VS.
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βeta: A lovely route, deserving its 3-stars, but yes, probably HS rather than VS.
EarlyBird 31 Mar, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Bit of a mystery this one. Prior to the publication of Peak Gritstone East there seemed to be a strong argument for downgrading this route to HS...and yet it has gone into the guide well up the VS graded list. Weird.
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βeta: Bit of a mystery this one. Prior to the publication of Peak Gritstone East there seemed to be a strong argument for downgrading this route to HS...and yet it has gone into the guide well up the VS graded list. Weird.
VisionSet 2 Jan, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: For me, the most overgraded grit VS on Eastern Grit. Superbly protected, completely unsustained, with a short bit of 4b near the top.
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βeta: For me, the most overgraded grit VS on Eastern Grit. Superbly protected, completely unsustained, with a short bit of 4b near the top.

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Christmas Crack

Grade: HS 4a ***
(Stanage Popular)