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Hidden Crack VS 5a

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[Jon Scully (Hidden Crack, Yarncliffe), 3 kb]24m. The thin diagonal crack in the left-hand side wall runs out to the arete. Step back left along a ledge to find the hidden crack and a steeper, juggy finish. Alternatively, finish up Cardinal's Arete at VS 4b. © ROCKFAX
FA. Dave Gregory 1971

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

danm - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with Greg

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/14

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

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 22/May/13 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/13

Thought entirely impossible!
Belayathon - TR β - 10/Sep/12

Another attempt at my first VS lead. Managed the first crack but bottled it on the second. Finished right of the arete. Still waiting for the elusive VS!
tolly_60 - Lead dnf - 28/May/12 with Gavin Peach

shouter - 2nd - 13/May/12

Rampikino - Lead - 07/Apr/12 with Cat

SPD224 - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Martin Smith

Good contrast between the upper and lower sections. Looks a bit green and grassy at first glance but actually well worth doing.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Alex

zephr - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

sgl0jd - 19/Aug/11

Did the direct finish alledgedly E1 for Brians's 40th birthday challenge. Line all over the place, grassy ledge and mud covered top wall - NIL POINTE.
philhilo - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with simon pape, brian rodgers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Dave Mason - Lead β - 23/May/11 with Darren Belfield

gem of a route
climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 21/May/11 with Leon

Lenny - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Paul

mattparratt - 2nd - 23/Apr/11

biobuild - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/11

Teaching Andy, his 1st outdoor routes.
marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Andy Shep

Chris Hind - 2011

immensely fun, great variety of styles required with bttom half and then crack at the top, 3 stars!! only wish i had lead it!
Tom Redmond - TR O/S - 30/Aug/10 with jordan williams, Stefan Williams

Great honest varied fun. Slightly Scary top out. Only the sandy bottom lets this route down. *** for me :)
jack89 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with mel

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with martin harrell

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/May/10

mattyork2 - Solo - 17/May/10

Seconded in approach shoes, with no chalk and a sprained ankle. Fun and varied, much more interesting than the arete.
Alexandre Buisse - 2nd - 15/May/10

a lot cleaner now
Pilch - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

The trees are gone, the crack is no longer hidden. I guess the bottom slab is the 5a bit. The top crack is pretty honest and didn't spit me out. A good mix of styles needed.
skinnysomething - Sep/09

barni - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Ewan

benchwarmer - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Owen Barnicott

escaped on arete - 4b
williap - Lead - 24/Apr/09

finished up 'cardinal's arete' for VS 4b
frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with john powell

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/09

Finished up the arete, which gave a very pleasant, well balanced route.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Sari

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/08 with marcus gutfrucht

Mike Hall - 2nd - 20/Jul/08 with Ken T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08

scullymammoth - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/08 with Olli

Hidden - 2008

Chris Plewa - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Oh dear. A mossy, green route that was slimey. not the best choice. Managed most of the climb ok, but the tree at the top is not as solid as it used to be.
Mark_RMC - 2nd - 01/Apr/07 with Rob Smart

Green and slippy for the botom half, damp for the top. Good fun though. Tough for the grade.
dread-i - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with papillon

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Stuart Barker

rob.grafton - Lead - 29/Sep/03 with Simon Wood, Jim, Bruce

Harry The Owl - TR O/S - May/03 with Jools

julian allen - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/02

Apharri - Lead O/S - Jun/01 with Dave Wharton

sdht - 2001

good, worth *
Rog Wilko - Lead - Sep/96 with Debbie Wilkinson

Andy Say - Solo - 28/Jul/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/91

John Roe - 2nd - Apr/90 with Nige Hughes

nigehughes - Lead - Apr/90 with John Roe

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/88

nigehughes - Lead - Nov/86 with Mark Hartree

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/86

babymoac - Lead - 29/Jun/86 with MTW

Billg - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/85 with Dave Gregory

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jul/85

nigehughes - Lead - Jun/84 with Paul Stephenson

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 1982 with tim wright

mark-abz - Lead - 03/Sep/81 with John S

andy tetsill - Lead - Mar/81 with Rob Kevan

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1980

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Feb/75

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Voting
Total votes cast 33
hard HVS0 of 11
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VS11 of 11
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hard 5b0 of 11
5b0 of 11
easy 5b0 of 11
hard 5a1 of 11
5a8 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 70 (10.0%)
Lead38 of 70 (54.3%)
Followed17 of 70 (24.3%)
Toproped3 of 70 (4.3%)
Unknown5 of 70 (7.1%)

'Climbed'32 of 70 (45.7%)
clean O/S33 of 70 (47.1%)
clean β3 of 70 (4.3%)
clean rpt1 of 70 (1.4%)
dnf1 of 70 (1.4%)