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14m.

Rockfax Description
Start below the centre of the face and climb until sloping holds lead diagonally right towards the arete. After a couple of moves up, traverse back left to join The Kirkus Original. Easy but unprotected and a long way above a poor landing; care required. © Rockfax

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), ROCKFAX Eastern Grit TOP 500: S and VS, Stanage Solo

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Iain Thow 17 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: STill think this is V Diff. Soloed it soon after starting climbing & found it ok (take a deep breath at the crux), it's in balance & moving onto a good ledge.
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βeta: STill think this is V Diff. Soloed it soon after starting climbing & found it ok (take a deep breath at the crux), it's in balance & moving onto a good ledge.
Si dH 22 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: unprotcted above a nasty landing on sloping ledges. Try it in the wet! People saying vdiff are dumb.
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βeta: unprotcted above a nasty landing on sloping ledges. Try it in the wet! People saying vdiff are dumb.
ericinbristol 24 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: HS is right for this - no gear until it's all over! VDiff is totally wrong. Your average VDiff leader would get a nasty fright on this, as it is a solo and the landing is awful. Moves are 4a.
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βeta: HS is right for this - no gear until it's all over! VDiff is totally wrong. Your average VDiff leader would get a nasty fright on this, as it is a solo and the landing is awful. Moves are 4a.
LakesWinter 13 May, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: This is a fine climb. but I have to seriously dispute the grading, granted it is unprotected but no harder than severe, V Diff was fine in my opinion, and I only lead VS on a good day so this isn't the opinion of some E5 leader, if you lead severe and like slabby things this is a good route
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βeta: This is a fine climb. but I have to seriously dispute the grading, granted it is unprotected but no harder than severe, V Diff was fine in my opinion, and I only lead VS on a good day so this isn't the opinion of some E5 leader, if you lead severe and like slabby things this is a good route

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Route of Interest

Christmas Crack

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