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Needle Crack (N Route)* VS 4b

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10m. Start from a boulder and head right to a shallow groove. Up this (not much gear) to an exit under the Needle. © ROCKFAX
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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This climb is in 111 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

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

4c and unprotected. If Sunset Slab is HVS 4b, this should be E1.
JohnHutch - TR - 30/Apr/14 with Pip, Nik H

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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/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

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

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Voting
Total votes cast 52
hard HVS1 of 20
HVS0 of 20
easy HVS0 of 20
hard VS0 of 20
VS2 of 20
easy VS15 of 20
hard HS1 of 20
HS1 of 20
easy HS0 of 20
hard 4c0 of 18
4c1 of 18
easy 4c0 of 18
hard 4b0 of 18
4b1 of 18
easy 4b15 of 18
hard 4a0 of 18
4a1 of 18
easy 4a0 of 18
3 Stars0 of 14
2 Stars0 of 14
1 Star13 of 14
0 Stars1 of 14
Bag of .....0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed39 of 111 (35.1%)
Lead32 of 111 (28.8%)
Followed23 of 111 (20.7%)
Toproped4 of 111 (3.6%)
Alt Leads2 of 111 (1.8%)
Unknown11 of 111 (9.9%)

'Climbed'50 of 111 (45.0%)
clean O/S55 of 111 (49.5%)
clean β1 of 111 (0.9%)
clean rpt4 of 111 (3.6%)
clean RP1 of 111 (0.9%)