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Routes in Eagle Crag

Daedalus E3 5c T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Girdle Traverse of Eagle Crag HVS 5b, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Post Mortem E4 5c T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sprogg HVS 5a, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 140 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Paul Ross Peter Lockey May 19th 1956
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Dec 19, 2009
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell

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Description

This climb done in 1956 was the first of its grade in the Lake District E4 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 (E4 5c)

Location

Eagle Crag,between Greenup Ghyll and Langstrath.See FRCC Guide book to Borrowdale

Protection

Normal rack with a couple a bigger cams.The FA party used two points of protection.See topo on The Sprogg route
An early ascent of Post Mortem was by Robin Barley (leading), Tony Barley, John Jones, and Ted Townsend, Feb 27, 1965. May 31, 2011