Moon Crack | E5 Trad climb at Curbar Edge

Contributors: remus


2 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
John Allen Lead 1975
First ascent.
Gabe Reagan Solo | worked

I led the second ascent of Moon Walk shortly after John put it up. Sometime later mid- week there were a load of us on Curbar trying Moon Crack but didn't get very far so we moved on to Froggatt where I ended up doing the second ascent of Hairless Heart. The following Saturday we went to Froggatt again and I soloed most of the Extremes and then went on to Curbar, I kept soloing and ended up at Moon Crack I thought I might as well have a look and just kept going. I remember starting up the top bit and having to reverse because I'd jammed my hand so hard in the horizontal it was stuck. Anyway I was buzzing so much when I got to the top I ran to the bottom and without really thinking I started up Moon Walk. I got to just below the top standing in the pocket and my arms gave out, I couldn't make the last pull and my leg started to get the old sewing machine leg. I remembered there being a bit of an edge somewhere back from the top so I just leapt and somehow got it. I didn't solo anything else for the rest of the day. It was a great day but I still think about if I'd failed to grab that edge. [1]


[1] Peak Rock, 2013, page 182.