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The Little Flake Crack* VS 5a

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14m. Reach the small hanging flake from the chimney by a tricky traverse using very polished footholds then layback up it rapidly to easy ground. A short wall leads to the cliff top or escape up the groove on the right. © ROCKFAX
FA. Frank Elliott 1930

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, 14 In A Day, Stanage Routes Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS.

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nick ferro - 27/Jul/14 with Sonam Norbu

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/14

Hard traverse - don't use the obvious footholds as they are well polished. Liked the pull to get stood up by the flake. Last wall quite balsy on lead
najki_2000 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Alex Smith

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Nika

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14

pabbage - Lead - 26/Jun/14

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

bazilikiukas - 2nd - 12/Jun/14 with Oliver skeoch

WhipperSnapper - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Minty

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/May/14

ian d f - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Tor, Pete C

tcn_2002 - Lead - 25/May/14

Tricky polished traverse that improves the further you go. Lovely top section too
Steve Waddell - TR - 17/May/14

pedrosanpb - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Dominic pumfrey

Very pumpy traverse with easy laybacking above. Final headwall took a little thought.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 16/May/14

cam testing practice
clairejane - Lead dog - May/14 with Tessa Teapot

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Mar/14

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14

malone - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14

Alfie Conn - 2014

john lynch - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/13

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 24/Oct/13 with Will Ward

Tamati - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/13 with Mark

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13 with Phil

Oo - 2nd - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/13

thrutch - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Marc

Did the start to coconut ice then wussed off onto this as the reach at the end was ridiculous and the gear sucked above.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 21/Sep/13 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - Solo - 18/Sep/13

ranga - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Chris Knight

Hard initial traverse. Lovely climbing though!
knighty - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Rob Howard

richardhopton - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with Matt Thombs

kfowler141 - Lead - 26/Jul/13

Dan Vaj - Lead β - 12/Jul/13 with Dave Minshall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - TR dnf - 07/Jul/13

mark4344 - Lead - 28/Jun/13 with Dan Vaj

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13

Managed to top out before the shower hit! Good moves at the start, but soon eases.
Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Tom Starks, Max Streeton

mrteale - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13

jack01 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Duncan

Toby Dunn - Solo - 07/Jun/13

Nigel Bond - Lead - 01/Jun/13 with Mick Donnelly

According to this I've seconded it previously although I don't remember it at all.
deacondeacon - Lead - 01/Jun/13

the power - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with deacon

mickd - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with Nigel Bond

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with James Oswald

Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Fred Mainwaring

mikealexpayne - Lead - 02/May/13

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 28/Apr/13

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

Blimey, those are some polished foot holds! Lovely top section.
ebf - Lead dog - 03/Mar/13 with Will Poulter

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

Nick Sillem - Solo O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

OliverIF - Lead RP - 2013

bullybones - Lead - 11/Nov/12

Spoons - 2nd β - 11/Nov/12

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

Ewano - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12

Mike W - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/12

Chris wilson - Lead - 27/Sep/12 with Deacon

givemetea - 2nd rpt - 23/Sep/12 with Ali Taylor

shouter - Lead - 02/Sep/12

Fragmod - Lead - 31/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Denny

Another James - 2nd - 05/Aug/12 with Rachel

al jackson - 2nd - Jul/12

kermit_uk - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12

Joe.Elliott1 - Lead - 13/Jun/12

Felt very easy, but very nice. My type of climbing
alexjz - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Matt Hilton-Webb

Exceedingly polished foot holds on the initial traverse.
Merlin - Lead dog - 04/Jun/12 with Phil Chalkley

Stone_donkey - 2nd - 25/May/12 with George

alex thackway - Lead - 25/May/12 with Alkesh

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/12

Mr Fuller - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Crazy Tom

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/May/12

Neil R - 2nd β - 05/May/12 with shaun walby

shaun walby - Lead rpt - 05/May/12 with Neil R

slacky - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Ben

Theeni - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Joseph

jrccrosby - 2nd - Apr/12 with Henry Crosby

Horrible start, sketchy footholds!
Savlon - 2nd dog - 14/Mar/12 with Schneeberger

After faffing pointlessly with the wide crack on the right, committed to the traverse and managed it ok! Jay seconded.
mattgrange - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 09/Mar/12 with Joe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12

fifth - 2012

timmsy - Lead - 24/Oct/11 with Garry Williamson, David_Gledson

dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Chris Daly-Roy, Justin Reid

Justaname - Lead - 16/Oct/11 with Andy Young

awesome climb, nice committing high step.
paul ireland - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Pia Bager

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11

JohnHutch - 2nd dnf - 23/Sep/11 with SC

as before found this quite hard - polished holds on traverse, gaining the flake no pushover either
pebbles - 2nd - 18/Sep/11 with jan, richard

gmatthew - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/11

pauldr - 21/Aug/11

mountaingoatgirl - 2nd - 15/Aug/11 with Dave in Nature, Nick Bean

Traverse is pretty spicy! Footholds are small polished and slippery and gear is awkward to place and retrieve.
climbinmunkey - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Helen

migs493 - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/11

ChrisBrooke - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/11 with Hot Rock Tom

Dave McKechnie - 2nd dnf - 09/Jul/11 with Bruce Hayward

Seemed quite stiff for the grade.
Darrell Read - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with Oliver Mentz

31770 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Darrell Read

daves lead.really struggled with the start of this, polished as a very polished thing. got pumped and slumped on the rope.
pebbles - 2nd dog - 27/Jun/11 with james meredith, dave shield

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Nick

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Jamie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11

Gambit - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Barney

Mikael - Lead - 05/Jun/11

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Mikael

Nice end, horrible polished strart that feels 5b with the polish.
Peakology - Lead O/S - 20/May/11 with cat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 20/May/11 with Dom

joscott - 2nd - 13/May/11 with Chris Smith

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/11

mcglenr25 - 2nd β - 30/Apr/11 with Mike Smith

Smithy Smith - Lead dog - 30/Apr/11 with Ryan McGlen

PeteH - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/11

cheeky - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/11 with Mark Philipson, Michel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11

mark4344 - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/11 with Michel, Matt Payne

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 12/Apr/11 with Eric, james pcc

Kirill - Lead dog - 03/Apr/11 with Pete Horn

liamoloughlin - Lead - 26/Mar/11

geddicakes - 2nd - 26/Mar/11 with slim, James Restorick, Liam

Stig - Solo rpt - 22/Mar/11

smudge - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/11 with Joe Angell

David Smith - 2011

JIMJIM - 2011

chris smith - 2011

mwatson - 2011

John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

James_D - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Sara, Dave

mattorford - Lead - 10/Oct/10

Moritz lead, good route, with good footwork needed
Olli-C - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Max Gibbs, Holly, Moritz

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/10

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/10

I tried to lead first but fell off the first bit 3 times because I would commit to the crux move properly. Zeb sorted it out. Rick couldn't do it.
adamwesthead - 2nd β - 18/Sep/10 with Forshaw, Zeb

zebster - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Rick, Adam

very polished lower half!
natalietanzer - TR O/S - 11/Sep/10 with sue, kev

kevp - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Martyn Court, Gareth Arnold

Pete Randall - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Albie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/10

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Joe

slacky - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/10

a good traverse
philb - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/10

Trick treverse but the rest was a doddle
gcandlin - Lead β - 17/Jul/10 with Jules

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

mark stansfield - 2nd - 10/Jul/10 with John C

philb - 2nd - Jul/10

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/10

petegruf - Lead - 13/Jun/10 with Chris B

Jack Loftus - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/May/10

bigphil - 2nd - 22/Apr/10 with John, Mark

edd rab - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with adrian scott

adrianscott - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Edd Rab

Hidden - 2010

rayash - 2nd - 11/Nov/09 with james

JulesV - Solo - 09/Nov/09

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Claire

cy - 2nd - 18/Oct/09 with Al

Alasdair88 - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/09 with Claire

An absolute sod. Chimneyed up, tried desperate hand traverse but came off.
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 10/Oct/09 with Neil Pacey

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Tanya Savage

fragglerock - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Duncan Johnstone

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/09

Jon Dittman - Lead - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead β - 18/Aug/09

chrism225 - 2nd - 18/Aug/09 with Andy sutton

Mike W - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09

Big Steve C - Lead - 31/Jul/09 with Sammi

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Jul/09

aurore - 2nd dog - 25/Jul/09 with Steve

Brown - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Henry

mark4344 - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Andreas and Dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09

John Marsland - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/09 with Allen Newby

Duncan Skelton - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Kai Green

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/09

Elsier - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Ian

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/09

tomthecoolperson - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Andrew

slacky - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Rob Freeman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09

givemetea - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Louisa

LoopyLou - Lead - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09

Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Alex Cowan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09

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

footholds polished tae buggery, pretty strenuous, never even reached the flake..
fatbuoybazza - Lead dnf - 28/Feb/09 with daveyw

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 28/Feb/09

quite tricky out of the groove
james.lane - Lead O/S - 2009 with Ray

koopa - 2009

Goose4 - 2009

In the rain, watching him go up while everyone else scurried down....
kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with SteveM

I think this is a repeat ascent? Done previously with Tobs maybe?
SteveM - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/08 with Kat

droscher2001 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/08 with soph

Footholds on traverse are like glass, but good handholds so not too bad.
RCrockford - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Mark D

Slatehead - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/08 with David Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/08

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08

Did not enjoy this! Agree with others on the polished footholds and it tired me out for the rest of the day!
Julia Chatterton - 2nd - 24/May/08 with Will

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

Andysomething - 2nd - 10/Feb/08 with Colin Binks

lowersharpnose - 01/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

thinair48 - Lead dog - 2008 with Ben Stone

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Woodiee - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Tom Pitchforth, Jen Booys

Chazz - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/07 with Roy Prestwich

mattpw - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Tried to lead it but had new shoes and my feet were slipping off the holds. Downclimbed it and handed the lead to my partner who did it in fine style. Not one to do for a warm up, my arms were hurting for the rest of the day!
climbingpixie - 2nd - 22/Sep/07 with Nick

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/07

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo - Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 19/May/07

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 19/May/07 with Little Old Lady

wolverine - Solo - 15/Apr/07

nai - 2nd - Apr/07 with Tim

tlr - Lead - Apr/07 with Pom

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Katie Marshall - 2nd - Nov/06 with Martin, Lewis

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with Pete aka Dad

SteveM - Lead - 29/Oct/06 with Tobs

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

Sustained climbing off the floor eases after the traverse
A Crook - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/06 with Jonathon UKC

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/06

tallsop - Lead - 10/Aug/06 with Paul

horrid horrid route!! Spat me off the first time, didn't even start the traverse the second - and hung on the rope when I finally did it.
alj - Lead dog - 29/Jul/06 with leon skeldon

greg101 - Lead - 28/Jul/06 with Matt O'Connor

adam carless - Solo O/S - Jul/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/06

hard to start ( a bit polished ) pumpy little number apart from that it was bloody good fun .. especialy since i was seconding so i didnt have to put the gear in ..
pauldr - 2006 with phill

Steve Vincent - 2nd - 30/Aug/05

PenJD - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/05 with Ruth Smitton

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Shad - Lead - Aug/05

Si dH - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Jason Wallis

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Phil West

Stig - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Will Gordon - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Clare Wolstenholme

max_chan - Lead O/S - 2005

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

Hailstone.
Phil West - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/04 with Shaun Walby

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jun/04

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 16/May/04

Hidden - 2004

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 2004

jsw1 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/03 with Dave Sudell

John Marsland - Lead - 05/Apr/03 with Darrell Small

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 22/Feb/03 with John Inkpen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/02

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 08/May/02 with Nick Wheeler

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/01 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - May/01

Rock Fairy - 2nd - 2001

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/00 with Andy Blakely

Reds - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/00 with Mat

Hidden - Lead - 2000

jonka - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2000

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2000

CrashMat Rob - Lead β - 10/Jul/99 with Tom, Nicky, Glynn

cem - 2nd - 04/Jul/99 with Graham Dolman

Simon Pearce - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/98

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 30/May/98 with Martin Smith, Nicky

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 15/Feb/98

bigphil - Solo - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/96

Both led
Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/94 with Rachel Nicolson

NorthernRock - Lead - Sep/92

Andy Say - Solo - 29/Jul/89

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/89

Hidden - Solo O/S - Oct/88

Iain Thow - 2nd - 11/Sep/88 with Steve di Ponio

Gambit - Solo O/S - 1988 with Adam and Phil

John Marsland - Solo - 28/Jun/85

Tom V - 1984

babymoac - 2nd - 17/Jul/83 with MTW

stp - 2nd - 1981

mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 13/Jan/80 with Ned

Mark Kemball - Lead - 07/May/78 with George Mumford

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/77

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/77

Dave Musgrove - 30/Dec/73

mikej - Solo - 25/Mar/73 with Keith Gregson

rogerskews - 1972

mikej - Solo - 01/Jun/69 with E

mikej - Solo - 01/Dec/68 with E

mikej - Solo - 26/May/68 with Mike Lewis

mikej - Solo - 06/Mar/68

mikej - Lead - 22/Oct/67 with Alan Couper

mikej - Lead - 07/Dec/66 with Keith Johnson

mikej - Solo - 29/Aug/66 with Dave Williams, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner

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Total votes cast 189
hard HVS0 of 67
HVS1 of 67
easy HVS10 of 67
hard VS39 of 67
VS15 of 67
easy VS2 of 67
hard HS0 of 67
HS0 of 67
easy HS0 of 67
hard 5b0 of 61
5b1 of 61
easy 5b9 of 61
hard 5a17 of 61
5a31 of 61
easy 5a2 of 61
hard 4c1 of 61
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Style of ascent

Soloed43 of 322 (13.4%)
Lead150 of 322 (46.6%)
Followed99 of 322 (30.7%)
Toproped3 of 322 (0.9%)
Alt Leads3 of 322 (0.9%)
Unknown24 of 322 (7.5%)

'Climbed'138 of 322 (42.9%)
clean O/S139 of 322 (43.2%)
clean β9 of 322 (2.8%)
clean rpt13 of 322 (4.0%)
clean RP1 of 322 (0.3%)
dogged16 of 322 (5.0%)
dnf6 of 322 (1.9%)