Capital Cracks VS 5a
20m. A crack 2m right of the arete leads to a ledge. Step right and follow the continuation crack to the top. © ROCKFAX
FA. Dave Gregory 1971
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This climb is in 138 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

DaveB61 - Lead - 24/Sep/14 with Danny Hoyle, Mike Dowsett

DannyH001 - 2nd - 24/Sep/14

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 24/Sep/14 with Danny Hoyle, Dave Bankart

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 30/Jul/14

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

ciderspider - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/14 with Charley

Nice route although I misread the crux, wasn't excepting it to be at the start - took a couple of attempts to leave the ground.
charley - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Ian, Ange, Kev

Pretty good crack climbing if a bit grubby. The start is defininately the crux.
SuperLee1985 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with simon gale, stevie lee

Could not for the life of me do the first move! Started using Pedestal Arete
StevieLee - 2nd dog - May/14 with Simon Gale, Lee Cammann

Peakphil - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Bernie

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/14

Chris M - AltLd - 13/Apr/14 with Dan G

Deezel65 - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Cragtyke

good route
cragtyke - Lead - 19/Mar/14 with Ross

Nice, fingery climbing.
Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/14 with WillDoyle

mol - Lead - 15/Mar/14 with Jesse

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

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/13

attempted then bypassed bottom & started from ledge as too wet & slippy
john_ni - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/13 with David Fisher (PCC)

Good lead by Spiros since it was incredibly dirty. Some nice moves. It would be quite good if clean.
Jimbo C - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with Spiros

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13

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

Pete Randall - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Charles

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 11/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13

Tricky start
cem - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Graham Dolman

frankcp87 - 2nd - 29/Jul/12 with Ian Holbrook

Thoroughly enjoyable going up this again.
treg - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Bird

gaz_jones - 2nd - 01/Jul/12 with Jack Gilbert

jack89 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with gaz_jones

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/May/12

shouter - Lead - 13/May/12

Rampikino - Lead - 07/Apr/12 with Cat

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

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

treg - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Will

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

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Feb/12

PAJames - 2012

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

odox - 22/Sep/11 with Keith Lonsdale, Andrew Birtwistle

andybirtwistle - Solo - 22/Sep/11

sgl0jd - 19/Aug/11

The polished feet make gaining the good holds at the start tricky. Took 4 attempts. The second part felt steep but with good spots for placing gear.
treg - Lead dog - 16/Jun/11 with Rachel

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/11

Ade7 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Frances

Fran82 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Ade

dangerousoldfool - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with CarlT

Jim Brownlow - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/11

Dave Gilling - 2nd - 15/May/11 with Dave Bolton Knight

Lenny - 2nd rpt - 14/May/11 with Paul

climbing_wiggy - Lead rpt - 14/May/11 with Leon

C
Lenny - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/11 with Paul

Aided
climbing_wiggy - Lead β - 15/Jan/11 with Leon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

return visit to a tricky climb. previous attempts resulted in falls and rests,today totally cruised it,slight scare at top of 1st ledge(now 3" lower) where a large block pulled free almost sending me backwards to the belayer managed to stay on gather myself and romp the rest .
glennofsheff - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/10

hellboundblr - Lead - 04/Jul/10 with John Bayliss

john_ni - 2nd - 04/Jul/10 with Bryan Lewis

john_ni - 2nd - 04/Jul/10

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Shaggy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10

mattyork2 - Solo - 17/May/10

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with mark blackband

Seconded in approach shoes, with no chalk and a sprained ankle. The crux went with a well-placed heel hook, fun route.
Alexandre Buisse - 2nd - 15/May/10

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

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/10 with Mark

tough start. sustained ,steep .took falls ,good gear tho will be back for repeat great route
glennofsheff - Lead dog - 21/Apr/10

Steep! After clearing clods of earth off it 3 weeks ago I thought I'd climb it. Still needs more attention with a brush.
Becky E - Lead - 28/Mar/10 with Phil Lee

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

Tried to lead, couldn't get off the ground. Mud has come down the face and holds are very dirty. Mean start regardless
pedro.silva - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/10 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Chris Poad

Stoff - TR - Aug/09

kinda hard for a vs. tricky start - i did a lil dyno cos am a short ass. upper section very nice but dirty/sandy on top out!!
jules699 - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Rich

Bisteris - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/09 with Jules Hargreaves

Hidden - Solo - 28/May/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/May/09

newvena - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with rik

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09

Steep but good climbing
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Sari

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/09

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

HamishD - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Ivo

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

Couldn't get off the ground due to rain, moss, dirt and general slipperiness. Retired to the Works to lick our wounds.
SteveM - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/08 with Tobs

Hard move to start then easier after the ledge.
teflonpete - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Pete C

Excellent yarding on big holds!
Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Darrel

a great route in the glorious evening sun.
frankcp87 - Lead - 14/Jun/08 with Dick Bond

hard moves for the grade
Pilch - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Graham and Ed

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

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

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2008 with dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Dec/07

gibbo38 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Robert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Creeky

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Apr/07

The start of this is really awkward and polished (very, very hard for VS). It defied both Rob and I. But succumbed (more easily than I would like) to Richard.
Mark_RMC - 2nd - 01/Apr/07 with Richard Battersby

Maciek - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Bunny

Dale - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with johny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06

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

Different Steve - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Caroline Goldsworthy

Wayne S - 2005

mikej - Lead - 15/Jun/04 with Rick Naylor

Nicos - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/03 with mark richardson

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Mar/03 with Trev Tatler

julian allen - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/02

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

John Roe - 2nd - 28/Jul/01 with Rob Hanam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/01

rogerskews - 2nd - 29/Apr/01 with Phil

sdht - 2001

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/99

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1999 with chopper

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 05/Aug/98 with Laurie Smith

iskra2000 - Lead - 12/Oct/97 with Andy Leech

Andy Say - Lead - 23/Mar/97

Rampikino - 2nd - 01/Mar/97 with Phil

andrewbooth1000 - Lead - 26/Aug/96 with Rob & Mark

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/93 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/91

ChrisJD - 2nd - 30/Apr/88

steve prior - Lead - Aug/87 with Rob W

ChrisJD - Lead - 12/Apr/87

babymoac - Lead - 04/Oct/85 with MTW

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

Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 1985 with KevG

tapley - Lead - 09/Jun/84 with Malc Otter

nigehughes - Lead - Mar/83 with Alec Pirrie

mark-abz - Lead - 16/Sep/81 with Andy W

Andy Fielding - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Feb/75

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