"lark crack" as described is on the right side of the picture. the classic spire four route starts to the left up the ramps and into the chimney.
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"lark crack" as described is on the right side of the picture. the classic spire four route starts to the left up the ramps and into the chimney.
BrianUp Up
Charlottesville, VA
BrianUp Up   Charlottesville, VA
Wilson On The Drums -
Wow! Hey thanks for posting a photo related to the route I described! I would add that Little Lark Crack is Not actually visible in the photo, at least not in an obvious way.

It is not the prominent, easily visible crack on the right, in the corner (starts out wide). Little Lark is about 20ft out towards the viewer (possibly the visible thinner crack, but it is hard to judge distances in the photo). In other words, if they guy in green turned and faced the basically vertical wall to the right, and then moved along it until he hit a crack that goes mostly straight up - that would be Little Lark. That was years ago, but it does not start on the big blocks/ramps, it starts right off the gravelly deck.

See the dark roof on the right, I think it ends underneath that, on a ledge with a roof over your head. To the back of that ledge is an opening to the other side of the spire (keep going right per the photo view). But I didn't explore that much up there. So as you go up Little Lark crack, it probably meanders a bit to the left, because I remember being close enough to the crack-that-you-can-easily-see in the photo (the thinner part up high), and thinking of exiting that way, but instead I continued more or less straight up.

I cannot see the middle part of the crack in the photo, but I'm sure there is something there.

I'll edit my route description with a thought to making it clearer. Jan 29, 2017

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"lark crack" as described is on the right side of the picture. the classic spire four route starts to the left up the ramps and into the chimney.