Thrombosis* VS 5a

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Climb the groove on the right to a ledge then the left-hand narrow crack above. Hard for the grade though the gear is good! © ROCKFAX

FA. Don Morrison early 1960s 1962

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

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This climb is in 302 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

My undoing. Poor (non-exsistent) jamming technique was really shown up on this one... Still enjoyable!
MusicalMountaineer - 2nd dog - 15/May/15

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/15

Tubs - 04/May/15 with John T

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

cragsman9000 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/15 with Neil

bob_cbr - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/15 with cragsman9000

Derek Furze - Lead - 19/Apr/15 with Paul Mitchell

Chris M - AltLd - 10/Apr/15 with Dan G

Need to learn to jam properly as this feels harder than it should..
jonhowson - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/15 with Pete

andy.smythe - Lead - 07/Apr/15

MrBIond - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/15 with Ed Teale

mrteale - 07/Apr/15 with MrBlond

robblowen - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Munch

munch88 - 2nd β - 04/Apr/15 with rob

Tough little number for the grade. Arms were not up to it. Must not go bouldering before routes.
jonhowson - Lead dnf - 18/Mar/15 with Chris

jonhowson - 2nd rpt - 18/Mar/15 with Chris

Felt a bit harder than Agony around the corner.
TobyA - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15 with SimonW

Good fun jamming route. Climbed in the snow. Had to kneel on some holds to keep my boots dry!
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/15 with Hannah Carter

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

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/14 with Tom Keaveny

This felt hard for 5a. Tried to jam the crack and only just made it up. Maybe should have just laybacked like a demon.
ralphio - 2nd - 24/Oct/14 with Simon

Gudge - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/14 with Leon Winchester

Lenny - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/14 with Chris

danm - 2nd - 17/Oct/14 with Dan Arkle

Harry Thorpe - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Jake Lodge

thetradlad - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Harry Thorpe

Not quite sure where the route ended, climbed the extra bit after the crack and the big ledge, too, just to make sure. That last bit was nails, the crack lovely but not easy. Seconds were struggling... sandbag? Not quite but close. Good feet in the crack.
Aline - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Peak Climbing Club Sheffield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/14

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 31/Aug/14 with Jacob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Aug/14

Started raining before i reached the top, was scrabbling around for anything positive, tough for VS.
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/14 with ken

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/14

Definitely a sandbag at VS 4c. However, the gear's good, so its not a dangerous sandbag. I stuck religiously to the single left-hand crack. The crack to the right is another route, so am I tight in thinking that 'keep out of the right hand crack' is de rigeur for Thrombosis?
djones66 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Steve Bennet

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Dr Julie

Tony Ryland - 2nd - 01/Jun/14 with Steve Barby

VS 5a in the current definitive guide.
cem - 2nd - 31/May/14 with Matt, Graham Dolman

wyzfen - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Graham, Charles

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

Fragmod - 2nd - 03/May/14

Deezel65 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Cragtyke

cragtyke - Lead - 03/May/14 with Ross, gareth h

stuart90 - 17/Apr/14 with Laura Thompson

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Ben

mes32 - 2nd RP - 01/Apr/14 with Simon Allcock, Wilki

Simon Allcock - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/14

MichaelConstantinou - Lead dog - 09/Mar/14 with Dan Simonis

Dan Arkle - 2014

amazing how much ability you loose having a couple of months off. I would have pissed this 2 months ago. Oh well, on the list it goes.
andy.smythe - Lead dnf - 01/Dec/13

a struggle even on 2nd
john_ni - 2nd - 10/Nov/13 with Julian Sorrell (PCC)

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13

Really wet, which made it rather tricky
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 21/Sep/13 with Rob Middleton

chrispypar - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/13

preplaced gear by mike (last two bad cams)
Lotoni - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

jrccrosby - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Federico

A similar climb to Agony Crack and again I rested at the crux - filled the hold with gear which meant I had nowhere to put my hands.
hotfeet - Lead dog - 02/Jun/13 with Alex Pond

jamesgr87 - Lead dog - 01/Jun/13

WOW! Too difficult, unable to complete this route, maybe another time, but this is hard! Chris also tried to lead it, however managed to get the entire krab of nuts stuck when placing gear...... just where he wanted his hand!! Abbed down to strip route.
staceyjg - Lead dnf - 19/May/13 with Chris Gardner

Accidentally did this a 2nd time round... Forgot how perverted it was the 1st time!!
Oliver Houston - Lead rpt - 19/May/13 with Sarah

sarahsuth - 2nd - 19/May/13 with Oliver Houston

braders94 - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with Andy Lawrence, Rob Cooper

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 11/May/13 with Andrew

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/May/13

shaun walby - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with al Jackson

JM0rrison - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

Pat-H - Lead - 23/Apr/13 with kate, don

BLodge - 20/Apr/13

the big ledge really lets this climb down. only just worth its one star
Palmer - Lead - 17/Feb/13

the power - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with deacon

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13

AlanPedrick - 2013

not a bad little route, harder than it looks
roberto18 - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

KDhruev - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Katie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

bwestwood - Lead - 07/Oct/12 with peter reynolds

Peter Reynolds - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with ben westwood

Hidden - TR β - Oct/12

Dingchav - TR - Oct/12 with Joe Strutt, Lewis Mckenzie

Joe Strutt - TR - Oct/12 with Dingchav

coffeepot - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with jelaby

Put gear where I should've been jamming... and I can't jam anyway. Argh.
jelaby - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12 with CoffeePot

Took a big fall!
Matt77 - Lead dog - 01/Sep/12 with Tom Riddelsdell

bullybones - Lead - 31/Aug/12 with Neil

Tough. Needed a rest.
Richard Alderton - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/12 with Liam

Dervey - Lead - 28/Aug/12 with Rich

Much easier this time around..
fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/12 with daveyw

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Aug/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

RichyBOYY - Lead - 10/Jun/12 with Oli Knowles

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12

bobstones - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12

gb05 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Ben Robinson

laurie turpin - 2nd - 21/Mar/12

made a bit of a mess of this and ended up starfished between two cracks that were too far apart for me to carry on up...
catjm - 2nd dog - 18/Mar/12 with Fiona Mellor, Lizzie Jenkins

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Mar/12

joemallia - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Tim Rolfe

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Duncan Bell

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - Mar/12 with UKC Paul

Brown - Solo - 19/Feb/12 with Solo

Hidden - 2nd - 2012

TRFrost - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11 with P. Nugent

Failed to lead & had to dog as second. Not a good start to the day - Will have to come back to lead cleanly. VS 5a seems about right.
Pete Nugent - 2nd - 26/Oct/11 with Tom Frost

I always avoid jamming cracks but Kev handed me the lead after he backed off. I really should learn to jam properly one of these days. Took a few attempts to commit to the crux, tried to cheat and layback as much as possible on the crux move but that proved quite tricky to do. Had a bit of the moment at the upper section, before managing to get a decent jam in, which allowed me to place some much needed gear before the topout.
charley - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Steve Fletcher, Kev

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Steve Fletcher, Charley Fell

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Kevin Tithe

Nigel Bond - Lead - 17/Aug/11 with Bern Hardman

Great lead from Tony. I climbed the top section in 2 feet bursts. I rested more on the rope on this route than in my clmbing life so far. Pathetic. The route up to the crack is very easy then suddenly it's a sod.
SuperstarDJ - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/11 with Tony Hussain

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/11

Bob Windsor - Lead - Aug/11 with Rick Graham

1906johns - 20/Jul/11

Pumpy. Good lead from Pete. Maybe harder than Agony Crack.
Jimbo C - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Pete

Nails! Top end VS, the jams were rubbish felt like 5a as the book says it is.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Tom

Nails at VS, defo 5a - dogged seconding in Nov/06.
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 01/May/11 with Becca

jamiemcdonald - TR dog - 29/Apr/11 with Paul, Phill Sparks

jamiemcdonald - Lead dnf - 29/Apr/11 with Michelle Taylor

PhillS - TR - 29/Apr/11 with Jamie

pretty tough at widening.
w.pettet-smith - Solo - 20/Apr/11

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11

thekendo - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/11 with andy peak 1

got too pumped avoiding jamming and cheated with a hand around the other crack
timofy - Lead dog - 12/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo dnf - 09/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 2011

Hidden - 2011

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Alan Smith

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Oct/10

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Rich P

mattorford - Lead - 10/Oct/10

claregardiner - 2nd - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - 30/Sep/10

Very wet in the crack after heavt rain overnight - tough lead.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/10 with Guido

Hoyes - Lead dog - 25/Sep/10 with Rachel B

Batt - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with James Hoyes

jaimer - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Mikael Collin

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Sep/10

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Rob

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/10

JamieSparkes - Lead β - 10/Aug/10 with Liam Ingram, Harry Holmes, Claire Holland

llamaglama - 2nd - 10/Aug/10 with Jam

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Michael Hyde

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/10

hailtryfan - 2nd rpt - Aug/10 with Danny

Made for a stiff warm-up
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with SteveyM

SteveMyatt - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Mark Fairbank

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/May/10

Bit of a nails-start for VS... but nice climb.
Will Homoky - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Tom Hindson

Hard! And too easy to step back and give up. Which is exactly what i did.
James_D - Lead dnf - 18/Apr/10 with Rach

I still don't know how to jam and even though it's so short, I just had to rest.
kleinej - Lead dog - 17/Apr/10 with Andres

MUCH better climbing than it looks and far easier it looks or the guide book suggests (though probably still one 5a move?), good jams and solid easy to place gear, and worthy of its star
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Craig

andrew sandercock - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/10

CharlieMack - Solo O/S - Mar/10 with andrew sandercock

RossG - 2010

Sean Kelly - 2010

richyg - 2010

drysori - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09

sce8 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Neil

gw66 - Lead dog - 17/Oct/09

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with Simon White

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

r@bag - 2nd dog - 17/Oct/09 with Jon Miles

andy jennings - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Floris

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

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Jaime

Jon Dittman - Lead - 22/Aug/09

fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 20/Jul/09 with liv_the_div

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/09

Surprisingly difficult. Fealt 5a but is was a very very hot day
andrew300169 - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Tim

tlr - Lead - 31/May/09 with Pom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/09

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Sarah Baker

Benrj - 2nd - 23/May/09 with lauren foster

AJ007 - 2nd - 27/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/09

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

daveclarke5 - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/09 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/09

SteveM - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/09


Tried climbing this in approach shoes....too hard for that!
Andrew Sloan - 2nd dog - 12/Oct/08 with Malik

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/08

John Marsland - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Goi

I couldn't even second this, so tired were my arms, and so poor was my jamming technique. Pathetic.
Shauna - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/08 with Steve

Sam W - Lead - 28/Jun/08 with Nina Jenkinson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/May/08

awh18awh - Lead O/S - 08/May/08 with Will

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/May/08

Beautiful day at Stannage. Tough climb, took me several tries before I committed to doing it and then it was touch and go. Good gear though and felt safe. Pumped arms when finally got above crux and managed to put a huge friend in and a hex. Finished a little desperately. Relieved I have to say. Buzzing.
wanderso - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Andrew Green

Hidden - 2nd - May/08

Hidden - Solo - 09/Apr/08

Creep_pea - 2nd dog - 19/Mar/08 with Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08

dicky79 - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Nicola

hailtryfan - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Costas

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

sdht - 2008

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 03/Nov/07 with Cosmin Andron

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/07

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Sarah Wysling

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/07

btc - Lead - 01/Aug/07 with ian lovatt

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/07

a little pumpy in muggy weather, 'orrible midges.
baldcoder - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07 with Little Old Lady

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07 with Little Old Lady

jcurley - 2nd - 25/May/07 with Harry

Jim Vach - Lead O/S - 12/May/07 with Tim Dorsett

cheeky - 2nd RP - 02/May/07 with Mark Philipson + Dale Knox

jcurley - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/07 with Colin Milton

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Stig - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Maciek

peter myers - Lead - Mar/07 with Alex May

Tim W - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Darren Miller

Hidden - 2007

tried to lead it, took a fall onto a spike on the ledge (ouch!). struggled to second it - good jamming practice!
a_d_tru - 2nd dog - 29/Oct/06 with DW1

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/06

dmoir - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Francis Winship

tradguy - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with John Mitchener

Nicos - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/06 with solo

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 27/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/06

Rampikino - Lead - 25/Jun/06 with MMC Various

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 24/Jun/06

Monk - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with RUMC

JonBray - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jun/06

PenJD - Lead O/S - 24/May/06 with Jules Littlefair

climbed cleanly from the ledge, after a fall.
Mutl3y - Lead dog - 11/May/06 with Mister Smith

dan gibson - 2006

stuc - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Nov/05

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/05 with Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/05

mooseloose - Lead O/S - 25/May/05 with Alan Rocky Roberts

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/05

jamiev - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/05

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Dec/04

mel holmes - 2nd - Nov/04

alj - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Sam Cottrell

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

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/03 with Jon Box

djking1983 - Lead - 28/Sep/02

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead - Aug/02

ian_tintin - 2nd - 23/Jun/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/02

Jon Greengrass - 2002

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

martroberts - Lead O/S - 13/May/01

Hidden - Lead - May/01

First VS. Hard and scary
adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 18/May/00 with Wallis

Hidden - 2000

Rock Fairy - 2nd - 2000

kato'sdad - Lead - Apr/99 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd - Apr/99 with Jon Berry

Simon Pearce - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/98

Mike Turner - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/98 with Steve Gray

tapley - 11/Jan/98

rurp - 1996

Thought this was worth HVS 5a.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Nov/95 with Debbie Wilkinson

babymoac - Lead - 27/Sep/92 with Manda

steve prior - Lead - Jun/90 with Rob W

Andy Say - Solo - 27/Nov/88

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 20/Aug/86

Tom V - 24/Apr/86 with Mark Darwin

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 16/Aug/83 with Andy Chadwick, Richard Langthorp

Hidden - Solo - 12/Aug/79

mikej - 2nd - 16/Oct/66 with Keith Gregson

Hidden - TR - 01/May/65

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