Kindling Crack (a.k.a. Cunninghame’s Crack)

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
12
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12020mYes
 

The description of the former route :'Redolent with history and adrenaline. Scene of countless epic struggles (and screamers), where the perfect handcrack widens to off-width. The traditional finish is out R, but for a three star combination continue up the layback crack, into the alcove to finish as for Flight of the Chalkbag. Good pro.' A major rockfall in 2009 has significantly changed this route. It is still a similar difficulty, still a classic, and the old description still more or less stands, except the 'handcrack into off width' is now a layback into a hand jam.

Grade: 
20
Quality: 
2.01
Gone: 
0
Length: 
20m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Bob Cunninghame, 1969. Soloed by Bill Denz, 1971.
Mark 2 version Dave Brash, 2009
UUID: 
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