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Slit Crag

  • Grade context: UK
4

Description

This hill is several hundred yards right o£ Pillar Crag and can be identified by the slit, a prominent chimney splitting two steep buttresses on the left.

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The climb takes the obvious corner leading to a slit-like chimney.

  1. 20 m. - Climb the corner crack going behind the chockstone at the top. The slab on the left gives a pleasantly severe variation, although the holds require a little care.

  2. 15 m - The chimney.

FA: R.J.H. Chambers, R. Perry & T. Phillips

A few yards right of the Slit is a prominent buttress with a fig tree at its foot. This buttress gives three pleasant climbs. Start 15 feet left of the fig tree.

  1. 6 m - Climb the corner and wall on the right.

  2. 14 m - Take the left hand of two chimney cracks.

FA: R.J.H. Chambers & A.M. Webber, 1964

Start at the fig tree.

  1. 11 m - Climb the corner above.

  2. 15 m - Climb the two noses above

FA: R.J.H. Chambers & A.M. Webber, 1964

Start in a corner below and right of the fig tree.

  1. 9 m - Climb the short slab on the right of the fig tree.

  2. 6 m - Go up the bush gully on the right and climb the chimney at the b finishing through the hole behind the chockstone.

3.6 m - Step up to the nose on the left (part of Tweedledee) then back right and descend into a small amphitheatre. An alternative to this is to climb directly up narrow chockstone chimney, an interesting severe problem.

  1. 9 m - Climb the cracked wall at the back of the amphitheatre on good widely spaced holds.

FA: R. Pillinger & S.E. Pillinger, 1964

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