10m.

Rockfax Description
The fearsome wide crack is traditionally climbed by squirming, though those with huge cams might try laybacking. © Rockfax

FA. Don Whillans 1959

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Wide Cracks, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Thrutch and Clutch.


ClimberDateStyle
Tom Pillow 08/Jul Lead G/U

After watching Will doing this onsight (grunting a little bit however) I thought it would be a struggle but not that bad. I was wrong! After having seven falls ( one hitting the ground and one landing upside down) I finally worked out the correct method: jumper off, left half of body in, right arm hug rock and swear or gasp till you top out! A boulderer we met that day said it was inspiring to see someone try so hard and that I was at it for 2 and a half hours. Protected with chock stones as we misplaced all the hexes and cams. Thanks Will for the belaying and encouragement! I topped out bleeding and grazed all over!

with Will Rivers
soph 20/Apr Lead O/S
with Brian McAlinden
johncoxmysteriously 25/Mar 2nd dog

An amusing outing, though my mastery of the relevant techniques left a lot to be desired.

with Sean Kenny
Hidden 25/Mar Lead G/U
ellis 13/Oct/15 Lead G/U
with Dave Hollinger
Canyak ??/2015 -
Andy Peak 1 02/Oct/14 Lead

Super cool micro route

with phill ukc
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead dnf
dannyboy83 15/May/14 Lead O/S
Alex Hallam 15/May/14 2nd O/S

Top bombing, head jam to remove gear.

andi turner ??/2013 -
Graeme Hammond 30/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/12 2nd RP
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead dnf
Nick1812P 28/Aug/12 Lead dnf
with Jamie
Alex@home 14/May/12 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
Brown 09/Aug/11 Lead
with James T
uphillnow ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
Martin Haworth 24/Oct/10 Lead dog

Bloody hard work.

with Andy
Andrew Sloan 24/Oct/10 2nd dog

Had to pull on gear to get into crack. Could be E5 for all the chance I'd have of leading it.

Adam Potter 26/Jun/10 2nd

Hilarious. Don't think this sees much traffic.

Graeme Hammond 19/Aug/09 2nd O/S

found really hard to stand up at the lip, once done it relents some what

Nicos 11/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with john crook
Hidden ??/2002 -
clanger ??/1972 -
mikej 28/Aug/67 Lead dnf
with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner
Hidden 19/Mar/67 Solo
Hidden 11/Jun/66 Lead
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