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.

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
Dan Mckinlay ??/2016 Lead O/S
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
JamieSparkes 28/Aug/12 Lead dnf

What the hell?! could not work this one out at all :S

with Nick
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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