Rockfax Description
The kinked crack is a bit of a bollard. The star is awarded for people who prefer their climbing to have some character. © Rockfax

FA. Slim Sorrell 1948

Ticklists: Wide Cracks.

ChloeJ 25/Oct 2nd β
Nigel Coe 13/Oct Lead
with Amnon
Alex_Derbyshire 12/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep Lead
Hidden 05/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 22/Aug Solo O/S
rajeshwarbisht 22/Aug Lead O/S
with Flavio
SGD 03/Aug Lead

Tough for VS. I think I started up 'Origin' and heading left for the dog legged crack as opposed to on the right (correct start??). Anyway, excellent route with bags of character. 1st part of the crack is relatively speaking the easy part compared to the upper offwidth. Chickenwinginlicious!

JenShelley 02/Aug Lead O/S
with Mike
MichaelGallimore 02/Aug 2nd rpt
with Jenny
matt1024 25/Jul 2nd O/S


with Jamie B
gpcomps 04/Jun 2nd O/S

Surprisingly entertaining at the exit

MarkLoveday 04/Jun Lead dog
with andrew
Stoff 04/Jun Lead O/S

Easier than I was expecting, but having a couple of big cams help !

with gpcomps
fatbuoybazza 24/May Lead O/S
giuly 24/May Lead dog
with Xose' Portela, Robin Oliver
Julesthe1st 24/May Lead O/S
with Ali
Jenny Monkey 17/May 2nd O/S
with james b
SPD224 10/May 2nd
with Martin Smith
bantamdave 10/May 2nd O/S

Tough at grade. Pollished

with Gary
Peakpdr 02/May -
BnB 02/May -
Hidden 01/May 2nd O/S
zzee83 ?/Apr Lead dog
with John Raven
gavinpeach 22/Mar Lead O/S

First grit lead of 2015

with Max Pendleton
Clama 22/Mar 2nd
dpovey 07/Mar TR

In approach shoes, forgot climbing shoes :(

peteJ23 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Deako 01/Nov/14 2nd
with peteJ23
steve_gibbs 25/Oct/14 Lead dog
George Frisby 25/Oct/14 2nd
benlatham07 19/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Steven1993 12/Oct/14 Lead dog

Struggled getting into the wide crack at the top, read the moves wrong. will go back to lead clean!!

with JoshT
JoshT 12/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead
spacey 25/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Derek Furze 24/Sep/14 Lead
with Paul Mitchell
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd
MikaelW 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S

vegetation on the start so ended up coming from the right. the first crack can be done jamming or lay-backing. went very quickly on the end. Didn't like it as much as Toby's wall or silver crack.

with Eoin
rpinto 21/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Simonfarfaraway 03/Aug/14 2nd

Fun, good lead Ben

Little B 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Simon
Stroppy 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Pretty awks

with Richard Lizzimore
Hidden 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 2nd
WhipperSnapper 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Charles Kinniburgh 26/May/14 2nd

Needed tight rope on the awkward off-set jamming crack at top of climb

Rob Davies 26/May/14 Lead rpt


Dan Vaj 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Calder 23/Apr/14 2nd
with Mike B
Robertgiddy 17/Apr/14 Lead
Eireannach 17/Apr/14 Lead dog

Need to learn how to jam. Waited too long at the horizontal break, got pumped and rested.

with Matthew Boyd
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead
timreynolds 12/Apr/14 2nd
with Ian
WillDoyle 01/Apr/14 Solo
penny_pops25 ?/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Wevcore 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S
tsl42 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Kevin C
DaveB61 16/Mar/14 Lead
with Graham Salt
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead dog
Alex_Derbyshire 13/Mar/14 Lead
Markheighton 13/Mar/14 Lead
spragglerocks 09/Mar/14 2nd rpt
Hoyes 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Matt88 22/Feb/14 Lead
with Joe M
joem 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with MATTR
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
gkrgeorge ??/2014 Lead dog
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
Matt Cooke 01/Dec/13 2nd β
with Scott, Sam Taylor
scott452 01/Dec/13 Lead
with Sam Taylor, Matt Cooke
kermit_uk 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Phil Parkin
richardashe 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Russtygibbons 23/Nov/13 2nd O/S
bwestwood 19/Oct/13 2nd
Peter Reynolds ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead dog
danm 28/Sep/13 Lead
with Jake
SPD224 22/Sep/13 2nd
with Martin Smith
treg 21/Sep/13 2nd

After not finishing on lead.

with Bird
tomthecoolperson 12/Sep/13 2nd
with Andrew
rohai545 01/Sep/13 Lead
with Matt Green
MoWalker3 01/Sep/13 -
with Krish
spenser 14/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Took a 3m fall on this from the final move.

guy757 05/Jul/13 -
uncontrollable 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Max
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
hipyhop 27/May/13 2nd dog
with Ben
MPSBunny 27/May/13 Lead dnf

Too tired from Chee Tor and snuck off to the left. Tom seconded the route properly and in style at that!

john_ni 17/May/13 2nd
with Peak CC
Siderunner 05/May/13 2nd O/S

Actually very nice

with Andrew P
aking12 ?/May/13 Lead O/S
RosieLynch ?/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Kirill 14/Apr/13 2nd rpt
cem 14/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/13 2nd β
rosieposey14 03/Mar/13 Lead
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
deacondeacon 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Wayne S 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Deacon
Tom Packer 28/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Lloyd
Laurence Cowton 27/Oct/12 2nd
with Ethan
android_lloyd 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Ethan72 27/Oct/12 Lead
Rich Malcolm 15/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Clare Foulkes
Rich Malcolm 15/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Clare Foulkes
johnpuddephatt 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Sam Husband 07/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Had to save some freshers gear. Found it quite easy going if your a happy knee jammer.

with Pedro, Lucy, Woger
RKirke 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
howlingbaboon 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Rob
jamesn89 23/Sep/12 2nd
PenJD 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Pat Dawson
bemdl 15/Sep/12 2nd
gazfellows 13/Sep/12 Lead

The last couple of moves felt more like 5a !! Ace route tho !!

with Nic
cf2g08 10/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Batt 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Bit go-y at top

spragglerocks 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
ianstevens 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Kenny
oodie72 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
67hours 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Last 2m felt pretty hard and steep so escaped right at the top, which was also quite interesting.

with Steeeeeve
Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Piers Harley 01/Jul/12 Lead
with Paul Winder, Simon Clark
Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
jon59 10/Jun/12 Lead
Charley Carpenter ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd
stefie c 30/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/12 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 17/Apr/12 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
radioshed 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with dave s
David Stevens 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Marnoch Hamillton-Jones, Matt Craig
Matt Harmon ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
stephenhartley 31/Mar/12 Lead
with Laurence King
adam carless 31/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with scc
Leelogs 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with SCC
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead dog
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd
matt0759 14/Mar/12 2nd
harold walmsley 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Part of the wide crack campaign. Easier than expected, the guidebook description made me suspect a sandbag.

with Colin Struthers
Steven Andrews 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Howie
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/12 2nd dog
Jimbo C 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Bloody hell. Very old school and felt a grade harder than Tody's.

with Spiros
PAJames ??/2012 -
SteveCarratt ??/2012 2nd
Thinker01 20/Nov/11 2nd
Hidden 17/Oct/11 2nd
Peakpdr 22/Sep/11 Lead
with Ben
Guy Atkinson 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Flew up it!

with Dan Osbaldeston, Chris Swift
liamoloughlin 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
jack89 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Brian
JEP 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
DanC1985 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
lozowen 30/Jun/11 Solo
paulwaterhouse 26/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead
ashmellor 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Tom Redmond 22/Apr/11 Lead
with tom ivory
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
AMarchant 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
Jake Young 07/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Gabi
Hidden 07/Mar/11 2nd
highfivekrissy ?/Mar/11 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Feb/11 2nd
markpollak ??/2011 -
Luuuuuke 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Ian
James_D 30/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Esther
gethin_allen 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Not as bad as the description indicates, I thought it was great fun but could do with a bit more traffic at the bottom to clean all the green crap off the slab.

with Spiros
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd dog
pebbles 16/May/10 2nd

for some sadistic reason Kirk picked this for a warm up.

Kirk 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with Peri
Ropeboy 09/May/10 Lead
with Bunny
alitamlit 09/May/10 Lead
with Tom Barlow, chi
Hidden 09/May/10 2nd
Chi Cheng 09/May/10 2nd O/S
with Tom Barlow, Alistair Tamlit
outtathaway 04/May/10 2nd O/S
Peakpdr 04/May/10 Lead O/S

a great route ,top bit easy if you use your loaf ( whillans the sloth )

Pete Graham 14/Apr/10 Solo
Alex Thompson 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Chris made it look hard!

willworkforfoodjnr 28/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jimdanson 13/Sep/09 2nd
with dan middleton
danm 13/Sep/09 Lead

awkward for grade

with Jim Danson
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
Mr. K 11/Sep/09 Lead dnf

Couldn't get established in the upper offwith and ended up escaping off right. Would have been easier without a helmet.

tomhull 05/Sep/09 Lead
nakedave 05/Sep/09 2nd
Kelly D 16/Aug/09 TR β


with Dave ?
Dave89 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden 19/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Kirill 18/Jul/09 2nd
with Maxime, Gareth
richorme 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Wendy Potts
shaun walby 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S

not very nice, very awkward overhanging block to finnish.

with Phil West
Phil West 18/Apr/09 Lead dnf
with Shaun Walby
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
James_D 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Great climb. Had issues with the initial crack, but once I got going it all came together really nicely. Top section was brilliant. Oh, and no clothes ruined.

with Ed
Jeronimo 21/Nov/08 Solo O/S
rob wmc 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Alex WW
petellis 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 07/Jun/08 2nd dog
with Ben H
Hidden 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
simonfife 11/May/08 2nd O/S
with Bob
kenneM ?/May/08 Lead
with Muzz
donkster ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with ben
cooper leek ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with donk
tommytwotone 28/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Shauna 28/Jan/08 2nd O/S
Pete Graham ?/Jan/08 2nd
with James Fleming
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
whiting.jp 07/Oct/07 2nd

Quite the opposite to my sort of climb, I was extremely glad to not be on the sharp end (and Paul did fantastically to get up it). To my shame I couldn't do the last move without a little concentrating screaming.

with Paul (from UKCMC)
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/07 -
givemetea 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Nick Smith and Hannah Heywood
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/07 2nd
Richard Hill 29/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Brian Quinn
Katya 11/Jul/07 Lead dnf

Couldn't figgure out how to get into top wide crack , had to escape to the right

with Iain
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 01/May/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Trobbo 11/Mar/07 2nd
with tom morgan
M_W_Court 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
adam carless 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S

worth it for final moves

with Jon_nz
kevinknights 15/Sep/06 2nd dog

Horrible! Jam crack impossible resulting in some A0

with Matt
Matt Bill Platypus 15/Sep/06 Lead
with Kev
markbenton ?/Sep/06 Lead
Another James 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Kirsten S
Mark_RMC 08/Jul/06 Lead

Deceptively difficult top crack. Not the easy warm up climmb I though it was

with Michelle
Hidden 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/06 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
ccrowle ??/2006 Lead
John Lisle ??/2006 -
dannyboy83 ?/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 02/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Dale
Matt Bill Platypus 18/Sep/05 Lead

May have gone too far right at the top. will have to do this one again to be sure!

with Becs
loonyclimber ?/Jun/05 Lead
SteveM 07/May/05 Lead
with Tobs
Steve_Fozz 16/Apr/05 2nd O/S
lisafer ??/2005 -
Will Gordon ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with James Roberts, Chris Bradshaw
Ander 15/Jul/04 Lead
mark4344 11/Jun/04 Lead
with Matt Payne
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/May/04 Solo O/S
feilx ??/2004 -
Guymer ??/2004 -
Ander 03/Oct/03 Lead
with Kev
Swirly ?/Aug/03 2nd
with Duncan Bourne
Hidden 22/Jun/03 Lead dog
Phil West 07/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Chris Tan & Shaun Walby
Neil Curtis 02/Mar/03 2nd
with Andy Goddard
Hidden ??/2003 -
cjphillips ?/Oct/02 Lead O/S

awkward top move

Hidden 06/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/02 Lead
Duncan I ??/2001 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
with Carl
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/99 Lead O/S
Jim Brooke 06/Jun/99 2nd O/S
with Rob Lavin
Iain Thow 16/May/99 Lead
with Dave Bradshaw
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Howard J 16/Jun/98 2nd
with Mark Ford
Paul-Michael 05/Oct/97 Lead O/S
with David Reading
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/97 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
rachm2004 12/Oct/96 2nd
timreynolds 05/May/96 Lead
with John Burnip
Hidden 10/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 13/Jun/94 Lead
with Mark Pudner
JiveWeasel ?/May/94 Lead
Laramadness 24/Jan/94 TR
epic ed 19/Sep/92 Lead O/S
with Beds CC trip
steve prior ?/Aug/92 Lead
with Paul L
Roget 08/May/92 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 14/Jan/90 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Raggar ??/1990 Lead
with Steve B
Hidden ??/1989 -
tapley ??/1989 -
babymoac 18/Oct/87 Lead
with Dan Guest
J R R Hartley ?/Jul/86 2nd O/S
with Don Ward
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
sadams 23/Sep/84 2nd
with Allen Aylesbury CC
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
malc 19/Sep/82 2nd
charlesmfrench ?/May/82 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 28/Mar/81 -
with Kim Greenald
Rob Davies 01/Apr/80 Lead
with John Pethica, Angus McLean
mark-abz ?/Apr/80 2nd
with ?
Hidden 21/Jan/78 Lead
Hidden ??/1978 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 21/May/77 Lead
with Nial --?
RichardMc 06/Nov/76 Lead
with Betty Seifert
RichardMc 28/Dec/75 Lead
mikej 07/Oct/73 2nd
with Geoff Williams
mikej 25/Feb/73 TR
with ?
Hidden 06/Feb/73 TR
rogerskews ??/1973 Lead

The sort of climb you were warned about by your mother

with CMC Members
uphillnow ??/1970 -
RichardMc 19/Jul/69 Lead
with Ian Broome
Andy Say ??/1969 Lead
mikej 22/May/68 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 09/Mar/68 2nd
with Brian Norris
mikej 21/Sep/67 Lead
with John Lee
mikej 27/Nov/66 Lead
with Frank Chester
mikej 30/Oct/66 TR
with Mike Lewis
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