Hidden Crack* VS 5a
[Jon Scully (Hidden Crack, Yarncliffe), 3 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
The thin diagonal crack in the left-hand side-wall runs out to the arete. Step back left along a ledge to find the once hidden crack and a steeper finish. Or finish up Cardinal's Arete at HS 4b. © ROCKFAX

FA. Dave Gregory 1971

Photo: Jon Scully (Hidden Crack, Yarncliffe) © scullymammoth
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This climb is in 79 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Ledge was very overgrown so finished up the arete
NinaR - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/15 with Greg

There are lost Amazon tribes that have seen more people than the top crack, completely overgrown, almost impassable, finished up the arete.
GregBristol - Lead - 04/Aug/15 with Nina

dickie01 - Lead - 02/Jun/15 with Julian King

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/15

Arete finish
cragtyke - Lead - 29/Apr/15 with Chris

Top out was pretty desperate with all the sand so traversed right to better feet
Batt - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with James Hoyes

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

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

mtempest - 2nd - 22/May/13 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

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

Hidden - 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

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Mark Shep

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

steve prior - Lead - Aug/89 with Paul L

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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