Post Mortem E3 5c
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Al Manson taking flight from the crux.
This climb done in 1956 was the first of its grade in the Lake District E3 5c (5.10d).The crack is a prominent feature of the crag.A classic of its type.This climb has seen many failed attempts .P1) Follow a flake crack diagonally to the right then a now vegetated crack that leads to a ledge at the base of the obvious crack.80'5.8.(5a)P2)Climb the offwidth crack over the bulge and continue up to the top.60' 5.10d (E3 5c)
Eagle Crag,between Greenup Ghyll and Langstrath.See FRCC Guide book to Borrowdale
Normal rack with a couple a bigger cams.The FA party used two points of protection.See topo on The Sprogg route
Peter Lockey and Paul Ross April 2013 on Castle Cr...
John Syrett on Post Mortem 1974. Nasty leg damage ...
Franco Cookson on a failed attempt at the crux sec...
Syrett's Knee (and pants)after a fight with Post ...
An unsuccessful attempt by Al Manson, after clim...
By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
May 31, 2011
An early ascent of Post Mortem was by Robin Barley (leading), Tony Barley, John Jones, and Ted Townsend, Feb 27, 1965.