Cardinal's Crack* VS 4b
[Cardinal's Crack, Yarncliffe, VS4c, 2 kb]20m. A wide crack in the slab leads to a massive tree and blocky finish. It is pleasant enough if you enjoy fist jamming. © ROCKFAX
FA. Don Chapman 1950

Photo: Cardinal's Crack, Yarncliffe, VS4c © treg

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This climb is in 239 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/14

spacey - 2nd - 25/Sep/14 with paul evans

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 24/Sep/14 with Graham Jones

TClimb - 2nd - 18/Sep/14

Lancer - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14 with Tom PCC

Quite easy for a VS of this type.
JHiley - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14 with Katy M

Hardly need the crack, cleanest route on the crag!
Batt - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with James Hoyes

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

bsparky - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/14

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

ciderspider - TR O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Ange

Awesome, one size cam - just keep moving it up...
charley - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Ian, Ange, Kev

DaveB61 - TR - 09/Jul/14 with Dave Peck, Mike Dowsett

MikeDowsett - Lead - 09/Jul/14 with Dave Bankart, Dave Peck

stacey73 - 2nd O/S - Jul/14

mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Rachel Moss

rockofades - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14 with BKV

Really nice climb. Great jamming.
SuperLee1985 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with stevie lee

to thin for fists to wide for hands! layback gastone and forearm jamming!!
bede.west - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

jamesclimbing - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/14

Don't wait around!
JohnHutch - Lead - 15/Mar/14 with Pip, Rosie, Nik H

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 15/Mar/14

mol - 2nd - 15/Mar/14 with Jesse

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/14 with Ben Ochner

Hidden - 2014

StevieLee - Lead RP - 2014 with Simon Gale, Lee Cammann

Maybe the best jamming I've ever done, definitively better than Brown's at Bamford.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/13 with Jes B.

treg - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/13 with Bird

john_ni - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Julian Sorrell (PCC)

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/13 with Graeme Hammond

john lynch - Lead - 31/Aug/13 with Bethan D

Wide crack, not wide enough for my fist. Annoying
justtoots - 2nd - 21/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Duncan 88 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Andrew Bladon

sputnik - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13

bennevis - Lead - 02/Jul/13 with Jon

vassy05 - Lead - Jul/13

dasc - TR - 30/Jun/13 with nogoodgrice

nogoodgrice - TR rpt - 30/Jun/13 with Dasc

slacky - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Ben

First VS lead! The crack practice is paying off :) Quite physical and I was covered in ants.
alp79 - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Jonny Ashton

alps first VS lead!!!
ashtond6 - 2nd rpt - 05/May/13 with Anna Paxton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13

ejohnson - 2nd - 22/Apr/13

to fat to hand jam, to thin to fist jam! (the equivalent of a hand off-width!) a right struggle but enjoyable all the same. walked up my size 5 dragon cam as it is the only gear!
Webster - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13

yetidj4x - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/12

The crack now has two large jammed cams that will probably require metal cutting to remove without damage to the rock. The first cam was there before we arrived, and the second was left by the team ahead of us. The older cam may come out with patient persuasion, but David was unable to shift it despite a fair bit of effort.
petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/12 with David Coley

EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/12 with Pete

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12

Lost cam, spent ages trying to get it out. Good route though.
tsl42 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Verity, Bart MUMC

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Hannes Granberg, Alice du Preez

ashtond6 - Lead - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/12

Oceanic - 01/Jul/12

ashtond6 - Lead - 01/Jul/12

gaz_jones - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Jack Gilbert

jack89 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with gaz_jones

ERH - 2nd - 17/Jun/12

nrhardy - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with paul29uk

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/12

Sarah Radford - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/12

shouter - Lead - 13/May/12

mhawk - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/12 with Tom Fenwick, Kai Ren Ong

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/12

nogoodgrice - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/12 with Deacon

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12

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

Probably used to many of the holds on the outside of the crack to get the full jammy goodness.
treg - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Will

eloise - TR O/S - 11/Mar/12

Clay C - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/12 with Stu

lozowen - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Sally Owen

Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/11 with Pete aka Dad

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with James Dexter

sgl0jd - 19/Aug/11

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

TRFrost - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with W. Hooke

Not my sort of thing, wouldn't want to lead but nice second.
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11 with Rosa Vilaseca

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11 with Mark Sheridan

Nice climb, big crack for the best part and could have done with a couple more Hex's but a brave move will send you to a fun finish. Plenty of loose rock at the top so make sure the belayer has a good helmet or a thick wooley hat.
adam.wall - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

wolverine - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Jim Brownlowe

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/11

shafiq lalloo - 2nd - 24/May/11

Dave Mason - 2nd rpt - 23/May/11 with Darren Belfield

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

Gary A S - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Wil.Hooke - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Olly

not as tough as capital cracks but gear not so good . no bombproof placement until a sling round tree 2/3 height,solid climbing in crack for feet but was too narrow for me to fist jam. placed 4,3.5 friends and no.9 rockcentric all a bit marginal, but possibly due to order i chose to place them think 4 friend to start would have been better plan . good route tho.
glennofsheff - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with liv_the_div

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Steve Smith

migs493 - Solo O/S - 09/May/10

Felt harder than Cardinels Arete. Need same size cam all the way up.
andrea83 - 2nd - 27/Apr/10 with Buxton MC

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/10

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Alan

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/10

colkurtz - 2nd - 23/Jan/10 with Robb

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/Oct/09

Pelleas - 2nd - 02/Oct/09 with Norman

Enjoyed it this time!
JohnHutch - Lead - 29/Sep/09 with L

Rampikino - Lead - 05/Sep/09 with Cat

gazfellows - Lead - 05/Sep/09

MRichardson - 2nd O/S - Sep/09

Borrowed Kens large cam.
hellboundblr - Lead - 29/Aug/09 with Ken Elliott

barni - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/09

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 13/Aug/09 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 13/Aug/09 with Wee man

Hidden - TR - 13/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/09

arctic_jen - 2nd - 22/May/09 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/09

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/09 with AJ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09

jimbonfire - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/08

cannotfindaname - Lead - 03/Aug/08

charley - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Marcus

Got the jamming sorted and grunted and puffed a bit!
teflonpete - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Pete C

Darrel - 2nd dog - 15/Jun/08 with Dave

frankcp87 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Dick Bond

Big gear needed
Pilch - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Graham and Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Pilch and Graham

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Jaime

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Carmen

chris murnin - Lead - 11/May/08

martin one - 2nd - 12/Apr/08 with Ian Tingley

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

stephenhartley - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/07

Chris Plewa - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Was pleased with this lead. Used alot of small holds & ledges near to the crack.
Owdham - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

GiveHerHelen - 2nd dog - 01/Sep/07 with Jon Moulding

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Helen Tsai

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/07 with Sarah Stirling & Nick Payne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/07

Dhonny_Jaws - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/07 with Michael Porter

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/May/07

adam carless - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with James Rowe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/07

davek - Lead O/S - 19/May/07 with Shaun L

gibbo38 - Lead - 22/Apr/07 with Robert

gibbo21 - 2nd - 22/Apr/07 with paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07

dread-i - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with papillon

Phil West - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/07 with Chris Tan

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/06 with Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - 2nd - 17/Nov/06 with Clive Greenwood

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/Sep/06

Harry The Owl - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/06 with Tony Sturgiss

b.hayley - Lead O/S - Sep/06

naughtybadboy - Lead - 18/Jun/06

mel holmes - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/06

Jon Greengrass - Lead O/S - 2006 with graham

Alfredo - Lead - Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Jules

Adrian Daniels - 2nd - 23/Jul/05 with John Parrott

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/May/05

cem - 2nd - 16/Jan/05 with Graham Dolman

Sankey - Jan/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/04 with LSMC members

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/04 with Phil West

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/04 with Shaun Walby

mikej - 2nd - 15/Jun/04 with Rick Naylor

fun
Peakology - Lead O/S - 2004 with cat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Dom

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/03 with John Howes

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Oct/02 with Sue Hinton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/02

julian allen - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/02

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

Good crack climb. Quite small holds. Nice moves. Very enjoyable
Owdham - TR O/S - 28/Jul/01 with Matt Scott

Apharri - 2nd - Jul/01 with Dave Wharton

colin milton - Lead - Jun/01 with eric milton and sean cavangh

John Kettle - Lead - 2001

sdht - 2001

JohnHutch - Lead - 16/Oct/00 with L

Mark Adams - Lead - 08/Jul/00

Roget - Solo rpt - 21/Nov/99

Rope solo
Iain Thow - Solo - 30/Mar/99

Roget - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/98

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 22/Jun/98 with Andy McCarthy

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1998 with Stu n Clare

Nice jamming.
iskra2000 - Lead - 12/Oct/97 with Andy Leech

1996 ish, with MS, DL & DW
Lepista - 2nd - 1996

shunted
crater - TR - 03/Apr/94

Scott McRae - Lead O/S - Apr/94 with Steve Jones

Budge - Lead O/S - 1994 with Petra

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/93 with Debbie Wilkinson

StevePr - Lead O/S - 1993 with Alan

Hidden - 1992

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/91

Hidden - 1991

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/90

nigehughes - 2nd - Apr/90 with John Roe

sinbad - Lead - 21/Feb/88 with AJ

David Smith - Lead - 1988

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/87

Hidden - 1987

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/86

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/86 with Dave Langmead

Dave Musgrove - 15/May/86

babymoac - Lead - 04/Oct/85 with MTW

andy tetsill - Lead - Oct/85

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jul/85

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/85

malc - 2nd - 30/Oct/83

Anton Eady - 1983

tapley - 07/Nov/82 with Tony Charles, Chris Seymour

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

andy tetsill - Feb/81 with Rob Kevan

babymoac - Lead - 31/May/80

Andy Fielding - Lead - 1980

Andy Say - Lead - 1978

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Jul/77

Hidden - Solo - 22/Aug/76

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/Jun/76 with Andy Brown

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/75

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/75

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/74

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/74

mikej - Solo - 01/Nov/69 with E

Hidden - 2nd - 1967

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