Needle Crack (N Route)* VS 4c
10m.

Rockfax Description
Start from a boulder and head right to a shallow groove. Climb this (again little in the way of gear) to an exit under the Needle. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Start from a boulder and head right to a shallow groove. Up this (not much gear) to an exit under the Needle. (Appears as N route in BMC guides)


Nat Allen 1958
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 135 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/15

mad matt - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Tim Reynolds

timreynolds - 2nd - 23/May/15 with Matt Reynolds

cragsman9000 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/15 with Neil

bob_cbr - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/15 with cragsman9000

tsjx - Lead - 26/Apr/15 with John Mc

drysori - Solo - 18/Apr/15

Colin Scotchford - Lead - 18/Apr/15

harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 05/Apr/15

Hard to grade. V's 4c climbing. Marginal gear till the bomber gear at the top. If u have off set nuts after the starting moves. Try the gold 1 which is very good. And the red just below it is an air break. Not sure I would enjoy it without them bits in. Might as well solo it...
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/15 with Jimmysmith1577, casey johns

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2015

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/14 with Mark Roe

MarkRoe - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/14 with Tom Keaveny

Jim Slater - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/14

Roget - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/14 with robin

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/14 with Roger

dunnyg - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Ad

Interesting!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 28/Sep/14 with Tom Martin

WillDoyle - Solo - 07/Sep/14

rockman - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 02/Sep/14 with Geoff Mee

timcedwards - 2nd - 02/Sep/14 with Geoff Mee

robblowen - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Jonny

ashtond6 - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/14

robman - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/14

Hidden - TR - 24/Jun/14

No gear after first move until final move, thus toproped with Vicar.
buxtoncoffeelover - TR - 30/Apr/14 with Vicar

Hidden - TR - 30/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

GLO - 2nd - 30/Mar/14 with Steve O'Rourke

harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 02/Feb/14

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13

No way is this HS! No pro on the first half of this route at all!
staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Chris Gardner

JonnoP - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Susie

Roberttaylor - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Alex Toomey

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/13 with bwestwood

bwestwood - Solo - 03/Mar/13 with pete sargeant

Nick Sillem - Solo O/S - 2013

Maybe just 4c as it is quite rounded but can't vote for this
harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 04/Sep/12

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 21/May/12

givemetea - Lead β - 20/May/12 with Tracey Tomlin

Fiona McFarlane - 2nd - May/12 with Ros MCkendry

Smithy Smith - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/12

VS,4C. Bold with virtually no gear. Placed a poor small cam from the starting block which likely wouldn't have held a fall. The only other piece of gear was a hex placement right at the top.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Julia Kelly

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Nov/11

theotherpetehill - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11

ianjdodd - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

charley - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Steve Fletcher, Kev

chumleywarner - 2nd - 20/Aug/11

edd rab - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Lawrence Rab

SteveM - Solo - 17/Jul/11

wi11 - Solo O/S - 21/May/11 with Frank C

JSA - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/11

hard well protected (fr 1) pull onto face then v.bold for a few moves until bomber gear arrives. Harder than rib and face !
lithos - Lead - 24/Mar/11 with ade

harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 14/Mar/11

VS4c in Eastern Grit.
Eddie1234 - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Chris Anderson

chrisanderson - 2nd - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/11

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Steve Fletcher, Charley Fell

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 2011 with Kevin Tithe

Hidden - 2011

David Smith - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

mattorford - Lead - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - 30/Sep/10

not much gear
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/10 with Guido

Oliver Houston - 2nd - 21/Sep/10

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Soloed

Marc Murphy - AltLd - Aug/10

colin milton - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with martin

shouter - 2nd - 26/Jun/10

drysori - Lead - 2010

The Mountain Goat - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Laurence Davis

r@bag - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Jon Miles

PenJD - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Duz Walker

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Graeme H

THIS IS NOT HS! as per the database on here, Its a serious VS with several unprotected 4c moves above a big boulder. The only gear is right at the top after all the difficulties are over other than a poor size 0 cam at ground level. Nice climb though worth a star if you don't mind things a bit bold
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Rob

nrhardy - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Tim

mr bounce - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Neil Hardy

Dizz - 2nd - 03/May/09 with jt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with liv_the_div

Oliver Branagan - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/09

jgrigson - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo - 21/Feb/09

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

mark_jc - 2009

Brown - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08

Stig - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08

petemeads - Solo - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - Solo - 10/Aug/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Lev - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Suvi, Nicki

nicki_2712 - 2nd - 20/Oct/07 with Lev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/07

lizzie789 - 2nd - 19/Oct/07 with Emma

Green and poorly protected, particularly if you're short.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/07 with Flicka

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/07

No gear placed on route
Jim Vach - Lead O/S - 13/May/07 with Tim Dorsett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/07

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Nicos - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/06 with solo

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jun/06

zcapxa5 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/04 with Dave Jennions

Pythonist - 2nd O/S - Aug/04

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jun/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/03

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/May/01

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/00

stp - Solo O/S - May/00

Hidden - 2000

Simon Pearce - 1999

Phil1967 - Lead - 09/Jun/95 with Nick Harris

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/95

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/92

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/92

Iain Thow - Solo - 07/May/91

tapley - 24/May/90

John Marsland - Solo - 20/Jun/89

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Oct/88

Andy Say - Solo - 27/Aug/87

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/86

Hidden - Solo - 01/Feb/81

Hidden - Solo - 01/Feb/81

Nigel Bond - Solo - 22/Jul/80

Hidden - Solo - 12/Aug/79

Dave Musgrove - 10/Aug/75

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/73

mikej - Solo - 10/Sep/66 with Ted Markham, John Lee

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Total votes cast 67
hard HVS1 of 25
HVS0 of 25
easy HVS0 of 25
hard VS0 of 25
VS6 of 25
easy VS15 of 25
hard HS2 of 25
HS1 of 25
easy HS0 of 25
hard 5a0 of 23
5a0 of 23
easy 5a0 of 23
hard 4c0 of 23
4c1 of 23
easy 4c0 of 23
hard 4b0 of 23
4b5 of 23
easy 4b16 of 23
hard 4a0 of 23
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