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Count's Crack** VS 4c

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[Count's Crack, 2 kb]12m. Gain the crack in the south-facing side wall from the right by a short traverse out of the corner along the horizontal break. Once entered it gives classic jamming. A Direct Start is HVS 5c and a Left-hand Finish is a worthwhile HVS 5a. © ROCKFAX
FA. Eric Byne 1932-33

Ticklists: Stanage Routes Graded List, Eastern Grit Jamming, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 187 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

marshallb93 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/14

Palmer - Lead β - 30/Mar/14 with tim higgins

Crack above horizontal break was too off width for me with my 'limestone' jamming ability. Came down to be told the 'secret', there is a convenient pocket located outside the crack. Back next time
atthedropofahat - Lead dnf - 30/Mar/14

soph - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Megan Freeth

Bril fun climbing
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 03/Mar/14 with phill ukc

diret start, normal finish. fell twice begining
Lotoni - Lead - Dec/13 with kuz

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Scott, Sam Taylor

scott452 - 2nd - 30/Nov/13 with Sam Taylor, Matt Cooke

georgenvk - Lead dnf - 10/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Sep/13

dr_botnik - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/13 with Mackie

sazmaz - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Frank Ramsden

A bit of a culture shock, I haven't climbed on grit for a year.
caradoc - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Becky

So windy I couldn't get established.
Phil Layton - Lead dnf - 11/May/13 with Phil Laxton

Hidden - Lead - May/13

2nd earlier in the evening also with Richard
Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 24/Apr/13

hotfeet - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Mark MacDonald

Enjoyed this one
Blue68 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Alan Mountford

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/12

dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/12 with Joe, Graham

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 06/Oct/12 with Tim Raffle, Mike Dawes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with John McMahon

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Dave Langmead

Alex@home - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Tony Moody

vs 4c. i started this roite got about half way. lw left first piece of gear in and carried on up the route. superb route.
gritstone ryan - 2nd - 12/Aug/12

LeeWithers1987 - Lead - Aug/12

jshields - Lead - 29/Jul/12 with Ruth Gordon

Jones_d - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Jon Harrison

DaveB61 - 2nd - 29/Jul/12 with Mike Dowsett

max_chan - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Steve PCC

John Roberts (JR) - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Ben Wolstenholme

Ben Wolstenholme - Jul/12

Most of the jamming is avoidable.
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Caroline Culwick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/12

chrisbussell - Lead - 22/May/12 with Tim O'Neill

Helen Gibson - Lead - 22/May/12

full on from start, but if you trust the jams it all works.
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Robin

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12

Kirill - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Sean Kelly - 2012

adie84 - 2012

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/11

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Mark R

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/11

Did the direct start. Climbs far better than it looks.
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Doug

chrism225 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with jonny

JRae - 2nd - 15/Sep/11 with C Middleton

I think this is like my fourth or fifth VS. Very pleased with this lead, was very hard though a nice rest in the middle was very much appreciated. On topping out I felt a little cheer was called for. John did the direct start.
MPSBunny - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with John Brannock

b.hayley - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/11 with alfredo

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/11

Direct start. Wow! never thought of a campus fist jam until today.
howlingbaboon - 2nd rpt - 02/Jul/11 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with loundsy

Direct start
stephenhartley - 2nd - 10/Jun/11 with ryan jones

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Steve C, Graham P

Steve13 - 2nd β - 28/May/11 with Craig Lukins

Brown - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Solo

Awesome Route! - Scott beasted the direct start.
howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with Scott

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/10

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Chris Todd, Ben Lea

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Nov/10

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 24/Oct/10

direct start. HVS 5c. brilliant jam and jug fest.
disturbed_one51 - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with Wee man

Did left hand finish.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10

What a struggle :( 1 year later I find out why, ripped the tendon in right shoulder, from slipping on wet grass in climbing shoes at bottom of climb. Boo Hoo!
mountaingoatgirl - Lead β - 19/Oct/10 with Nick Bean

TerryLines - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

chrisallan - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/10

I thought it was pretty hard, even the starting move, which is supposed to be Diff.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 15/Aug/10 with Gordon

Excellent route
Pete Nugent - 2nd - 08/Jul/10 with Richard Toon

keefe - Lead - 13/Jun/10

HVS 5c direct start
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Nick

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Jamie

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/May/10

Direct 5c start, brilliant climb
smudge - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Phil

Phil1967 - 2nd dog - 20/May/10 with Dan

mikej - 2nd - 27/Apr/10 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd RP - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - Mar/10

philw - 2010

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - Dec/09

RCrockford - Lead dog - 19/Sep/09 with Mark D

Diggler - 2nd - 19/Sep/09 with RCrockford

titchbach - 2nd - 11/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo - 07/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/09

Good route, jams in the bottom crack are more like arm bars. Bit green though.
teflonpete - 2nd β - 16/Aug/09 with Dave M

andyebbens - 2nd - 22/Jun/09 with Paul

slacky - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Tim

sgl0jd - 2nd - 08/Jun/09 with Lizzie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Duck Egg

daveclarke5 - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Marcus

Si dH - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Feb/09

shark - Solo - 31/Jan/09 with Steve Ramsden

direct start
Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Simon Lee

reg_measures - Lead - 2009 with neil and claire

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

PenJD - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Jackie Bernardi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Sarah

lowersharpnose - 2nd - 25/Sep/08 with MarkWesterman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/08

Direct start HVS 5c (Rockfax Eastern Grit) Although I did the direct start found the jamming crack most difficult.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Paul

TomHaigh - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08 with James Turnbull

Nicos - Solo rpt - 15/Jul/08 with rich howels

Great climb: plenty of challenge, plenty of big pro!
JohnHutch - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/08 with L

Hidden - Jul/08

Hidden - TR - 17/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08

alek - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Phill Cunnington

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

Hidden - Jun/08

Stig - 2nd rpt - 18/May/08 with Jonathan Teale

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Dave Ripley

dave657 - 2nd - 10/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Jon Winter

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

jimdanson - 2nd - 27/Sep/07 with Martin Ibbotson

Jimbo C - 2nd - 08/Sep/07

danm - 2nd - Sep/07

craig d - 2nd - 04/Aug/07 with Simon Kincaid

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Alex Twist

Twisty - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/07

Hidden - Lead - 04/Feb/07

Sustained last section Jamming is the key
Steve Banham - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/07 with Layla

Duncan I - 2007

hard for VS, notched up my first lead fall, and then struggled to get my 7 hex back out.
gethin_allen - Lead - 2007 with Jimbo.

fantastic route
colin milton - Lead - 14/Jul/06 with fenclimb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/06

MeMeMe - 2nd - 22/Apr/06 with Nick

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - Oct/04 with Gus Hudgins

Smeegan - Lead O/S - Sep/04 with Dale

Stig - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/04 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Ken Taylor - Lead - 01/Jun/04 with Gerry Dunford

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/03

aged_ape - Lead O/S - May/02 with KC

BenTiffin - Lead O/S - 2002 with Various

Hidden - 2002

Roget - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/01

kp64zl - Lead - Oct/01 with Paddy B

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/May/01

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/01

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/00

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 10/Oct/98 with James Tracey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/98

cem - 2nd dog - 25/Apr/98 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/96

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/94 with Gamba

Laramadness - 2nd - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/93

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 21/May/93 with mik

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/90

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/90

Andy Say - Solo - 01/Jan/89

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 20/Sep/87 with Simon Barnaby

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/87

Dave Musgrove - 29/Nov/86 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/86

mark-abz - TR - 15/Nov/84

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Feb/84

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/Sep/80 with Pete

I find it very hard.
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 05/Jul/70 with John Stainforth

mikej - Lead - 22/Mar/70 with E

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Voting
Total votes cast 127
hard HVS0 of 41
HVS0 of 41
easy HVS0 of 41
hard VS14 of 41
VS26 of 41
easy VS1 of 41
hard HS0 of 41
HS0 of 41
easy HS0 of 41
hard 5a0 of 42
5a0 of 42
easy 5a2 of 42
hard 4c5 of 42
4c33 of 42
easy 4c2 of 42
hard 4b0 of 42
4b0 of 42
easy 4b0 of 42
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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 187 (7.0%)
Lead86 of 187 (46.0%)
Followed72 of 187 (38.5%)
Toproped2 of 187 (1.1%)
Alt Leads1 of 187 (0.5%)
Unknown13 of 187 (7.0%)

'Climbed'83 of 187 (44.4%)
clean O/S77 of 187 (41.2%)
clean β6 of 187 (3.2%)
clean rpt11 of 187 (5.9%)
clean RP1 of 187 (0.5%)
dogged6 of 187 (3.2%)
dnf3 of 187 (1.6%)