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A 4 star route in the guide. Climb 'Crack of Doom' to the roof, then traverse leftwards to a hard pull into a rest in the niche. Finish either direct or up right via 'The Five Star Finish'. Is generally considered THE best climb on grit, some disagree.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Arthur Dolphin & Robert Heap. 19/09/43.


Located in Almscliff approx:
Lat/Long: 53.925671,-1.607702

Route Grade Citations

HVS 5a Community registered grade
HVS 5a Andrew Stelmach
HVS 5a Jim Croft

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 87%

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