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Hercules Crack* S 4a

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14m. Climb the flake and continue up the wider crack above. It is about as strenuous as you might expect from its name. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Stanage Routes Graded List, Wide Cracks, Stanage 100 VD - VS.

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This climb is in 197 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/14

Nice start, the off width crack is awkward but worth it.
Johnny B Diggerman - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with Paul G

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 18/May/14 with hannah

Wevcore - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with James

JB-Rock - Lead - 05/May/14 with Kevin

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14

robblowen - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/14 with Joe Wakefield, Munch

JoeWakefield - 2nd - 02/Jan/14 with Munch, Rob Blowen

munch88 - 2nd β - 02/Jan/14 with rob

Brown - Solo - 01/Dec/13 with Solo

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Chris Murray

Awkward to enter the upper grove.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 10/Nov/13 with Dan Chadfield

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/13 with Ken, Phil T

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - Oct/13

Marshall - 2nd - Oct/13 with Dan Wiseman

Graces first HS second .
stokienomad - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/13 with Chris Kent

mrdigitaljedi - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with stokienomad

grace jones - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with damon heath

Matt Marsh - 2nd - 24/Sep/13 with James Swainston

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/13

kozzi - 2nd - 31/Aug/13 with John-Henry

John-Henry - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Nic Koslover

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

nails for 4a, but easier than i remembered
Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 31/May/13

Sorts out the difference preferences in Ben and me. He loved it, I just mourned the loss of skin.
mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Ben Moss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13

alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Assad Lahlou

Marcus Brewer - Lead - 04/May/13 with Pete Scott

PeteMc - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Tom French

tom0french - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with Pete McNamee

Rhi Rhi - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/13

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

stephen Rowley - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Marc Colbeck

In the dark.
Will Gordon - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Chris Jose

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/12

Kendrick - AltLd dog - 29/Aug/12 with Si

Dave tried to lead he couldn't do the top bit - I tried and neither could I both eventually at the top after a little cheating!
simonscubadiver - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/12 with Dave Kendrick

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Graham

Got into top crack on second attempt
Steve J P - 2nd - 10/Jun/12 with BW

Bernie Wylde - Lead - 10/Jun/12 with sp

Ron - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Clive

tsjx - 2nd - 18/Mar/12 with John Mc, Bruce

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

alexei.nicholas - 2nd dog - 05/Nov/11 with Jonny Webb, Greg Jones

Top crack harder than severe - suprisingly insecure.
rockman - Lead - 03/Oct/11 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 03/Oct/11 with Geoff Mee

feilx - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/11

Richard P Coates - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Frank, ianjfsutcliffe

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/11

tomthecoolperson - 2nd - Sep/11 with Ben 250

Met Mike on ledge after a valiant effort. Awesome udgefest! 5a though surely!
LP - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11

SteveM - Solo - 14/Aug/11

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with stewart murray

pc1983 - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11

Knee jam, ankle jam, arms only just strong enough...
ladymuck - 2nd dog - 24/Jul/11 with Mike Pollitt

Good value. Certain level of struggle to get gear in at top whilst hanging on
MJP - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Kim Ashworth

Brannock - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/11

CGlennie - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Will Mills

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/May/11

Tough climb as name suggests. A struggle!
sylwia - 2nd - 08/May/11 with Stuart, Ross

idiotproof (Buxton MC) - 08/May/11

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with Beatrice

Rhythm24 - Solo O/S - 03/May/11

will randall - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with sarah

Not a VDiff!
Dr Rorlasaurus - 2nd - 28/Apr/11 with Luke Wolsey

alexanderbeetle - Lead - 28/Apr/11 with Laura Edwards

Lovely lower section, very hard udge fest upper. Done easier vs routes.
hairynortherner - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Andy

Tough upper grove.
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/11

jon thompson27 - AltLd - 12/Mar/11 with Alex Thompson

bigzy86 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11

knicos - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with Sam Taylor

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

mattish2000 - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Andrew Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

andy_e - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10

What a horrible climb and it really does not deserve a star.... Don't bother with this one...
Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Luke Paul, Angela Paul

Thoms6974 - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Anders, Dave S

valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Luke, Kevin Tithe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10

colin milton - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with little vic

Oliver Houston - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

Seemed tough for a S4a getting into the second crack, but reading other people's commets, I apparently was approaching it the right way.
treg - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with The Clevenger

Hidden - TR - 26/Jul/10

KeenClimber - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Ron, Lee Healey

Found this harder than the E1 I did later in the day. Not the sort of climbing one practices down the wall but surely nearer hs 4c/5a?
manwithacam - Lead - 12/Jun/10 with rachel

A moderate climb with some strenuous moves required to complete it. Overall a climb I emjoyed
liamryan - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/May/10

Hidden - TR RP - 24/Apr/10

No way is than S!
alexyoung - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Andrea

Easy to start but the final crack was a bit of a thrutch
broady - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with S Watkiss

john.gaffney - Lead - 10/Apr/10 with torialou, Peter Morrisdaboss

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/10

stephenhartley - Lead O/S - 2010

philw - 2010

pete1993 - 2010

Strenuous was an understatment
mountaingoatgirl - Lead - 2010 with Nick Bean

jimmys - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Tom F

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/09 with Ady

aipattison - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Joe, Henry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

DGY - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with John, Barbara, Paul

le_grimpeur - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Dad

ojp - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Si

JohnHutch - Lead - 20/Aug/09 with L

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/09

Also with Rachel Smith. A bit of a struggle to get into the top crack.
Howard J - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/09 with Darren Shepherd

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/09

Piers Harley - Lead - 02/Aug/09 with Paul Winder

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/09 with Michael Hyde

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09

hailtryfan - 2nd O/S - Jul/09 with Danny

Well worth it. Looks like a hold has broken recently on the face outside the upper off-width. Oddly reminiscent of jtree, without the teeth.
rens - Lead RP - 23/May/09 with viktor kolomeyko

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09

a few squirmy moves, but good fun.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Jon_nz

sharpie530 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09

Felt very traditional, good use of shoulder jamming.
Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Solo dnf - 01/Dec/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/08

its no giveaway
rayash - 2nd - 21/Jul/08 with greg

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/08

Mike Lee - Lead - 25/Jun/08 with Michelle

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

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/08

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Tanya

TGreen - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with sam w

good old fashioned climbing.
gambit247 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Ben Sajdecki

chris_j_s - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Catherine Speakman, Angela Sankey

btc - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with elliot hunston

TiffTiff - Solo O/S - 21/Oct/07

antpayne2003 - Lead - Oct/07 with Angela Morgan

chadrads - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with dusko basich

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Piers Harley - Lead - 25/Apr/07 with Richard Matthews

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with John Buchan

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/07

Flax - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Toby Reichenbach

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Jaime

Rjukan - Solo O/S - Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

lemonhead1986 - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with Lauren Foster

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/06

Stig - Solo - 30/Aug/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Solo β - 28/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/06

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Pete & Steve

gibbo38 - Lead - 03/Jun/06 with brian

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 03/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - May/06

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Allan Watson

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/05

WRMusall - 2nd - 24/Sep/05 with Charlie G

Nicos - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/05 with solo

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/05

SMc - 15/May/05 with Anne

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/05

shoulderbreaker - Lead O/S - 08/May/04 with Luke Foulger

short partner started up it.
JPM71 - AltLd O/S - 2004

roverhead - 2nd - 21/Jun/03

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - Apr/02

Hidden - 2002

bigphil - Lead O/S - 21/May/01 with Kate

Rampikino - Lead - 24/Feb/01

Diccon's lead.
Paul-Michael - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/99 with Gary Bond, Diccon Proctor

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - Nov/96

stokienomad - Lead - 10/Jun/96

Like the traditionalists, in my walking boots. An' it eat my sole!!!
rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1996 with chopper

andrewbooth1000 - 2nd - 30/Jul/95

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Aug/94

Hidden - Solo - 10/May/94

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/90

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/89 with Marc Bellingall

Iain Thow - Solo - 13/Jun/87

Nigel Bond - Solo - 14/May/77

mikej - Solo - 23/Feb/74

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

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Voting
Total votes cast 130
hard HS0 of 47
HS1 of 47
easy HS30 of 47
hard S11 of 47
S5 of 47
easy S0 of 47
hard HVD0 of 47
HVD0 of 47
easy HVD0 of 47
hard 4b0 of 44
4b0 of 44
easy 4b28 of 44
hard 4a13 of 44
4a3 of 44
easy 4a0 of 44
hard 3c0 of 44
3c0 of 44
easy 3c0 of 44
3 Stars0 of 39
2 Stars7 of 39
1 Star24 of 39
0 Stars6 of 39
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Style of ascent

Soloed27 of 197 (13.7%)
Lead93 of 197 (47.2%)
Followed59 of 197 (29.9%)
Toproped2 of 197 (1.0%)
Alt Leads6 of 197 (3.0%)
Unknown10 of 197 (5.1%)

'Climbed'83 of 197 (42.1%)
clean O/S102 of 197 (51.8%)
clean β2 of 197 (1.0%)
clean rpt2 of 197 (1.0%)
clean RP2 of 197 (1.0%)
dogged4 of 197 (2.0%)
dnf2 of 197 (1.0%)