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[It's not over yet! Rich beefing up the final part of Chequers Crack, 3 kb]14m. A right pig and one of the most frigged pitches in the Peak (despite its innocuous appearance). The thin finger crack leads to the break (good hold in the roof) and an easier upper section on solid jams. For the competent it may be easier to solo than to faff about with runners! © ROCKFAX
FA. Don Whillans 1951

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Eastern Grit Jamming, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, 50 cracks to Squamish, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.

Photo: It's not over yet! Rich beefing up the final part of Chequers Crack © Patrick Daniel
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Flashed clean after years.
Lukem6 - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/14 with tom perry

Matt Cooke - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/14 with Rosh

A great layback start up the initial finger crack, glad I placed a small nut high first from the stance as I came off the ledge, getting your feet in the crack helps. Rest on the ledge with good gear, mind the bats sleeping in the crack :/ Top section is a wonderful hand jamming experience with bomber cams. Excellent belay from Lee
atom - Lead dog - 09/Aug/14 with Lee Pendleton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Aug/14

Stroppy - Lead β - 20/Jul/14 with Steve McClure

MrBIond - 2nd - 11/Jul/14 with Ed Teale

mrteale - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14

John Jefferies - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Andy Stewart

One very strenuous move on the lower crack knackered me out
Beth-Cath-T - 2nd dog - 05/Jul/14 with JimboWizbo

Very hard. Very pleased. Glorious hand jamming at the top
JimboWizbo - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Steve S, Beth

cat22 - Lead - 29/Jun/14 with Sian, Megan

sian88 - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/14

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/14 with Ben Meakin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/14

bottom section felt well hard..
ClemB - Lead dnf - 14/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/14

end of a long weekend, pretty brutal
papashango - Lead RP - 04/May/14 with Rob

rob.grafton - 2nd dog - 04/May/14 with conor shepherd

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/14

pbuggy91 - Lead dog - 16/Apr/14

Fragmod - 2nd - 16/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

Lenny - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Phil .N

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/14

FriendlyTom - Lead dog - 06/Apr/14

hard, sat on a runner
scott quinn - Lead dog - 05/Apr/14

Well protected E1
Tom.Priestley - TR dog - 05/Apr/14

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Mark w

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Mar/14

Took over from Mark and used siege tactics to get to the ledge.
cheeky - Lead dog - 05/Mar/14 with Dave Rich, Mark Philipson

mark4344 - Lead dog - 05/Mar/14 with Matt Payne

alexgill180 - TR - 18/Feb/14

alexgill180 - TR - 18/Feb/14

toasted - Lead - 19/Jan/14 with Luke Green

Jack93 - Lead dnf - 11/Jan/14 with Jim Hulbert

James Jackson - 2014

Hidden - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2014

I think 3 months climbing on granite cracks made this seem pretty easy...
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/13 with T.Ripley

Dan Bates - 13/Nov/13

bwestwood - 2nd - 19/Oct/13

made it through the crux clean then came off. next time its in the bag
Lukem6 - Lead dnf - 07/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 06/Oct/13

Still really hard. Fell off a few years ago. I still messed up the gear a bit on the start, but it wasn't too bad. Quality E1
Cake - Lead β - 05/Oct/13 with John Cooper

Peter Reynolds - Lead dog - Oct/13 with ben westwood

Chris Reid - Lead - 29/Sep/13 with Lissy Manners

lissymanners - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with Chris Reid

My first HVS. Took twice on bottom crack (HARD) - top crack was really nice. A bit overhanging at first but was ok with the ledge rest. Easy to protect. Climbed with Craig.
lisaboldini - Lead dog - 21/Sep/13

BenPitt - 2nd dog - 14/Sep/13

mjeffery - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/13

Not sure about 5c moves, maybe one. Gear really good everywhere, so very safe. Really pumpy, because it's not a pure jamming route.
edmitchell - Lead dog - 08/Sep/13 with Emma Rowe, brmc members

Got through the crux with difficulty and fell whilst trying to get onto the mid way ledge - gutted. I will be back.
Jimbo C - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/13 with Will

Tougher than it looks, not the best warmup ;)
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/13

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/13 with Pete Hiscox

guy757 - 15/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - Aug/13

guy757 - 05/Jul/13

Hardcore Pat - Lead β - 29/Jun/13 with Dan Osbasabooboo, Matt Tregellas

If you can't jam (like me) then you'll find this a rank battle.
BigTone - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/13

With lots of rests.
treg - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/13 with Patrick

Tala M - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/13 with Mike Brookes

NaomiHart - Lead O/S - 12/May/13

mark4344 - Lead dnf - 11/May/13 with Matt Payne

al123 - Solo - 24/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Apr/13

Tough climb even seconding. Well done Oskari
pelvoux - 2nd RP - 21/Apr/13 with Oskari

Hung to retrieve gear.
climbinmunkey - 2nd dog - 20/Apr/13 with Helen

Oh Dear
helenstuart - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Apr/13

Tough tough climb for the Grade. This is never HVS.
cheeky - Lead dog - 09/Apr/13 with Andreas

sparkass - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Stuart Inchly

stuart34 - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with duncan

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/13

pipof747 - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/13

tcn_2002 - Lead - 16/Feb/13 with Ian Faulkner

ian d f - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Tom C

sgl0jd - 16/Feb/13

bclifton - Lead - 2013

AlanPedrick - 2013

Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 02/Dec/12 with The Doctor

dr_botnik - Lead dnf - 27/Oct/12 with Paul, Phil Taylor

Finally done after failing on it last year. It felt like fairly solid E1 to me, it's a joke at HVS! Great technical jamming though!
James Oswald - Lead RP - 27/Oct/12 with Steve Kirman

Absolute bastard, never climbing it again if I can avoid it!
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 20/Oct/12 with Ben Tanner

keithpeck - Lead RP - 14/Oct/12 with Anthony Allsopp

Anthony Allsopp - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/12

Nigel Bond - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with Bern Hardman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Sep/12

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12 with Gwen Thomson

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Sep/12

Danny Crump - Lead - 16/Sep/12 with Sarah Pentelow

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Sep/12

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Jake

Hidden - Sep/12

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

pie_eater_pete - Solo rpt - 14/Aug/12

esther - Lead - Aug/12

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/12

climbingpixie - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/12 with Andy

Hard!
Rachel Slater - Lead β - 07/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge, Andrea Morgan

Just, had seconded it 3 years ago.
Olli-C - Lead β - 07/Jul/12 with Andrea

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/12

soph - Lead - 01/Jul/12 with Lindy Smith

Hidden - 2nd RP - 12/Jun/12

Lowered off from about half way up the bottom crack. Did it on the 2nd attempt. Nails at HVS but bomber gear.
Morwood - Lead RP - 05/Jun/12 with gillywillyhoo

MarkRoe - Lead RP - 05/Jun/12 with Matt Breakell

Most i've ever dogged a climb! Bloody tought and pumpy
gillywillyhoo - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/12 with James Morwood

matty123 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Mark Roe

Lukem6 - Lead dog - 27/May/12 with Diane Blything, Jenny Monkey

Hidden - TR - 27/May/12

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 21/May/12 with john Bramwell

Seems better to grade this as a sport route than a trad route as the gear is so good and it is so pumpy...
Ahab - Lead O/S - 21/May/12

gazfellows - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Billy nic, steff

What a cracking route! Beautifully sustained bottom section in particular. Definitely not 5c - sustained 5b is more like it - but personally I would agree with the HVS grade as the gear is bombproof everywhere! It's a hard HVS or soft E1 and I'd prefer the former.
madasten - Lead β - 20/May/12 with Miquel, Gaz

Got it clean but it was very hard.
Theeni - 2nd - 13/May/12 with Ian Sutcliffe

Hard.
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead - 13/May/12 with Henry

Erm... My plan to consolodate at HVS this year was blown out of the water after dogging up this one... Awkward and strenuous if, like me, you have a poor jamming technique.
minaturechris - 2nd dog - 13/May/12 with Lee Parsons, Masa

I have once tried in 2006 and badly failed. To my surprise I still fell off a few times and had rests before reaching the mid-height ledge... I found this climb to be very hard - harder than Embankment 3 and The Toy.
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 13/May/12 with Chris G, Lee P

M_W_Court - Lead - 13/May/12 with Dave Luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

Not sure how this is HVS if i'm honest!
BRoe - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with whitehouse_rhys

kabutsu - TR - 22/Apr/12

whitehouse_rhys - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/12 with ben roe

HVS 5c is a ridiculous grade. Not a 5c move on it, but plenty of 5b. So surely E1 5b makes way more sense. Either way, strong route!
Dave 88 - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/12 with Kemics

Ground up. Fell on the onsight low down, worked the low crack to the rest on the rope. Lowered, pulled ropes and lead clean. Not really 5c but not really HVS. E1 5b makes waaay more sense and more accurately reflects the climbing.
Kemics - Lead - 16/Apr/12 with Dave 88

Fell off this once before in the snow
theotherpetehill - Lead β - 25/Mar/12

BicepAndrews - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12 with Jim Hulbert

Will climb it again, once, to lead it but never again.
spidermonkey09 - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/12 with James Andrews

YoYo'd up to continue from 2 friends who both fell.Three pieces of gear were already in, but just up to the break/cave/rest. The rest was pure lead :)
Chris Redding - Lead β - 25/Mar/12 with Wil Hooke, Tom Frost

TRFrost - Lead dnf - 25/Mar/12 with W. Hooke

TRFrost - 2nd rpt - 25/Mar/12 with C. Redding

Ugh.
mes32 - 2nd dog - 24/Mar/12

gronbech - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Tom

will_benfold - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Peter Hill, Mary

Neil R - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/12 with Ian

Euan Strachan - Lead dog - 18/Mar/12 with Callum T

mattshort - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Alan Murray

Callum T - 2nd - 18/Mar/12 with Euan Strachan

Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12 with The Doctor

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Mar/12

Got to be the hardest HVS in the peak...
david morse - Lead rpt - 13/Feb/12 with lole

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

maddy.c - 2012

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 2012 with Andy Forbes

admackie - 2012

nails
chris_B - Lead - 27/Nov/11 with Andrew Gray

Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11

warm up, steep but HVS 5b sounds about right.
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Remus Knowles

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Nov/11

Calder - 2nd - 12/Nov/11 with Mark, Ste

stemill - 2nd dog - 12/Nov/11 with Mark, Graham

Diggler - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with stemill, Calder

tonanf - AltLd - Nov/11

maffujones - Lead - 22/Oct/11 with Zuzana Deans

Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/11

mark20 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/11

JRae - 2nd - 19/Oct/11 with M Rankie

Dirk Uhlig - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/11

chedder - Lead dnf - 01/Oct/11 with luke watts

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Aug/11

kermit_uk - Lead dog - 15/Aug/11 with Kurt Davy

KurtD - 2nd dog - 15/Aug/11 with Cameron Anderson

grubes - 2nd - 14/Aug/11 with Haydn

If this is HVS Chequers Buttress is about HS! Got up to the good hold before the pull onto the ledge. Polished footholds on the left are a total red herring and the only way is out right. E1 for the onsight defo. BUT 5b no 5c moves on this.
Hardonicus - Lead dog - 14/Aug/11 with Luke Donaldson

a great solo, fun
al123 - Solo rpt - 09/Aug/11

really nice climb. not 5c or E1, too well protected with wires and jams. fun though
al123 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with alex

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Aug/11

tomjagger - 2nd dog - 30/Jul/11 with Matt Cooke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

Matt Cooke - Lead dog - 30/Jul/11 with Tom Jagger

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/11

Lead after Adam suggested I have a try, cheers Adam!! Top roped after to retrieve some of the gear. Very pleased to get this one onsight, every move on the first crack feels 5b. Too hard to be 3 stars!!
leon - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Adam Youd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/11

Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11 with Bart, John

davidgent - Lead dnf - 21/May/11 with Andy Parsons

olly12344 - Lead dog - 10/May/11

A great warm up from the car!
ColinD - 2nd O/S - 04/May/11 with Keith

keith leonard - AltLd - 04/May/11

pudding - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with john phethean

quality climb!!!
Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with tom ivory

Failed leading the first crack - too pumped to do the finishing moves to the better holds. Seconded it just about OK. The top crack is no walkover.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with Richard Waltham and Maria Goggin

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 16/Apr/11 with Will Ward, Wee man

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with Mark Williams

Dogged up this seconding James a while back, got it fine today on lead.
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 12/Apr/11 with Cocky, Jay Kay, Gareth C

adam coxsell - 2nd - 12/Apr/11 with laurence

tuftynick - 2nd - 06/Apr/11 with ben winston, rich cross

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/11

Tamati - 2nd dog - Apr/11

Tamati - 2nd dog - Apr/11

Shauna - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Jules

JulesV - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/11

pie_eater_pete - Lead - 25/Mar/11

totaly dogged this route, must get stronger and beter at laybacking!
minirollsrule - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/11 with laura norcop

Hard. Pumpy. Ace climbing though.
JRae - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with P Latham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Ben Finlay, Claire

Joe Grondowski - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Neil Elmore

llamaglama - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Jam

The starting crack is hard.
Jonas Paulsson - 2nd - 07/Mar/11 with Oskar Alexandersson

tdan0504 - Lead β - 06/Mar/11 with Bat Casale

rested before the big break, fell from above. hurt my bum - I will be back!
highclimber - Lead dnf - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jan/11

Hard! had a small fall!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead dnf - 2011 with chung

markpollak - 2011

John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

GuyM - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PeteH - 2nd O/S - 13/Dec/10 with Mark Watson

highlux - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/10 with Pete Hart

DaveFidler - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Arron Quinn

Nails at the grade.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Mike, andy

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/10

mean jamming crack sure did make me sweat
simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

Kevster - Lead RP - 09/Oct/10

stephenhartley - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with nickmattia

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

Desperate!!
EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with JB

attempt 3 at my summer project, will complete. mastered the bottom then fell. grrr. great jamming, laybacking, a little of everything.
Lukem6 - TR dnf - 02/Sep/10 with dennis janisse

second attempt, this time got above the crux then pumped out. DO NOT TRY THIS AT END OF DAY...
Lukem6 - TR dnf - 22/Aug/10 with Jenny Monkey

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Bill Lawrence, Guy Van Greuning

led on oakseys gear, need to practice cracks more
Bill Lawrence - Lead β - 10/Aug/10 with Guy VG, oaksi2

melonmike - 2nd β - 08/Aug/10 with Jack Metcalfe

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/10

Argh! Very annoyed I didn't get this without a rest. Farted around putting the wrong gear in and missed the footholds that would have got me to the halfway point and salvation. Must try harder.
jeffsheard - Lead dog - 07/Aug/10 with Dave

Absolutely nails! No way I'd have managed it clean on the lead. Oh and three stars, you have to be joking!
220bpm - 2nd - 07/Aug/10 with Dave

nails!
roberto18 - 2nd - 03/Aug/10 with Tom Nickols, Dad (Mike Bridges)

Tom led.Very tough lower crack,I found laybacking into the crack the best way,a couple of good jams if you look for them,but a full on route!Top crack is a joy!
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Tom Nichols, Robert Bridges

Fook. this was hard. so pumped after 3 or 4 moves in. Took one fall, on the first bit of gear. Left it in as i placed it while stud on the ground. Pulled the rope and did ground up.
Chi Cheng - Lead RP - 11/Jul/10 with Ben Bangbala

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/10

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Ben 250

ben_250 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Tom

accordinbg to Peak District : Climbing by John Coefield and Jon Barton this is a Hvs 5b, but is definatly harder than that
Lukem6 - TR dnf - 17/Jun/10 with jamie taylor, dennis janisse

dennis janisse - 2nd - 17/Jun/10 with lm610

Placed two bomber nuts from ok position but the moves were hard - deserves E1 and a hard one at that!
Misha - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Ed

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/10

thomasmouse - Lead dog - 03/May/10

Audrey @ The Castle - 2nd O/S - May/10

spqr - TR dog - 14/Apr/10 with Richard

Quite hard for me. It was right at my limit and totally awesome. Great gear, you just have to be strong enough to place it.
bnewman - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Johannes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10

shark - Solo - 27/Mar/10

Thoroughly dogged to death (by me).
Shauna - 2nd dog - 21/Mar/10 with Jules

gordonday - Lead dog - 07/Mar/10

slacky - 2nd rpt - 20/Feb/10 with Nick Taylor

Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 31/Jan/10 with Phil Baxter, Paul Dewey

Ben Vieyra - Lead - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

scott gibson - 2010

katyvose1 - 2010

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

feilx - Solo O/S - 31/Oct/09 with james d

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - Oct/09

Matt Shepherd - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/09

Sandbag
david morse - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Ewan

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/09

Em66 - 2nd - 27/Sep/09 with Mat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with James Kay

JM - Solo - 18/Sep/09 with Andrew Stripp

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Andy

tigertim - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Tony Payne

Neil D - Lead dog - 12/Sep/09 with Boriz Korzh

BorisVBlade - 2nd dog - 12/Sep/09 with Neil Dowse

metal arms - Lead - 06/Sep/09

ed edwards - Lead dog - Sep/09 with richard coupland

Hidden - Lead - Sep/09

Quite tricky for HVS. The crack was damp which didn't help.
chris sm - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Reet pumpy little number - bugger
Timo Austino - Lead dog - 18/Aug/09 with mounty

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Aug/09

Awesome. Pleased to get it clean. Couldnt fully rememebr the movesform previous attempt, but could remember just how easy to slot in the gear was, which made all the difference to me climbign quickly :)
Si dH - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/09 with Gary

Dogged to retrive stuck nuts, currently a fixed cam in the top section for anyone who fancies investing some time with the nut key.
AlistairB - 2nd dog - 02/Aug/09 with Neil R

Neil R - Lead - 02/Aug/09 with Alistair

Bloody hard!
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 12/Jul/09 with Dave Murphy

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/09

Spanked!
Gustav - Lead dog - 09/Jun/09 with Matt B and Dan W

slacky - 2nd dog - 28/May/09

On second attempt got to the break but couldn't get any gear in and fell off when i could not hold on anymore!
KarlH - Lead dnf - 28/May/09 with Matt The Accused

View at- http://youtu.be/JjMh-e_OoB8
caradoc - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with emma v.

Felt like 6b sport so should probably be an e1. Dad had a nice fall whilst trying to clip.
dashitboarder - 2nd dog - 03/May/09 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09

e1 for sure
Dr Caterpillar - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Alex Malins

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - May/09

Jez - Lead O/S - May/09 with NJSharp

DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Kenny D

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/09

Faild on th lead and rested when seconding. Good lead by Ben.
HIGHTOWER - 2nd dog - 04/Apr/09 with Ben Thynne

simonp - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Nicki Hearne

This is hard, closest ive been to coming off for a while!
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Nick Payne

start is nails. loads of gear. rested/fell at start.
BicepAndrews - Lead - 14/Mar/09 with Sam Watkins

a pumpy route but easier finish, a good climb
Samo - 2nd dog - 14/Mar/09 with James Andrews

Very happy to do this clean on sight on the first trad day this year.It's harder than some E1's I have done,but I don't think it's 5c.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with wayne

Giles-Caradog - 2nd - Mar/09

Hidden - 21/Feb/09

Bloody hard work
Byronius Maximus - 2nd - 24/Jan/09 with Alex Twist

The disgusting, horrible crack turned out to be a rather pleasant route
Twisty - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Byron Buck

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

Brown - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08

Team effort, Rob backed off, I lead with his first 2 pieces of gear in. Solid!
LittleJoe - Lead dog - 24/Nov/08 with Rob

Rested on the bottom half. Not quite so bad as Id expected though - reasonably confident of doing it clean if/when I try again.
Si dH - Lead dog - 16/Nov/08 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Nov/08

1 fall/rest in lower crack. Ug...
irish paul - Lead dog - 19/Oct/08 with Dave Roberts

Tez29 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Mousey

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/08

mic_b - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/08

exelbyt - TR - 16/Oct/08 with Dan Winter

Flash29 - 2nd - 14/Oct/08 with Irish

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Claire Duffield

Will_he_fall - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/08

tumbling wizard - Oct/08

Finished up Solomon's Crack, was too cold, wind blasted, hungry, thirsty, and psyched out to commit. Bad judgement to start it, but good judgement to give up..
whiting.jp - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/08 with jamesca

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08

barni - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with Jack

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Dad, Will

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Aug/08

Oceanic - 02/Aug/08

Had to hand on rope to get overcammed cam out.. bloody pumpy. made the mistake of laybacking it.. should jam!
Mattyk - 2nd - 28/Jun/08 with Ali K & John Marsham

Don't remember it being this hard/smooth when I led it!
jhardwick - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Pete meads

joe larner - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/08

Struggled on the lower crack, as expected, but made it OK (better than 35 years ago, anyway!)
petemeads - Lead - 19/Jun/08 with Jim Hardwick

TomHaigh - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/08 with Doug

Clean ascent....about my 6th attempt!!!Martin fell off second!!
Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/08 with Martin Haworth

morganator - 2nd - 27/May/08 with Sophie Whyte

previously seconded
Ben1983 - Lead rpt - 14/May/08

swoosh - Solo - 11/May/08 with ginzle

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/May/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/May/08

Just not good enough :-(
PanzerHanzler - 2nd dnf - 12/Apr/08 with Lafi Fides

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Rob

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with John Nightingale

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

sam8oy - 2008

Hidden - 2008

joese7en - Lead O/S - 2008

jonnybull - 2nd dog - 2008 with Alban

In the rain!
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Myles Jordan

nacnud - 2nd - 03/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/07

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/07 with Luke Porter

Rest to collect gear! Pretty brutal.
Jon_Warner - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/07 with Tom

johnboyrevel - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Faye

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/07

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/07

Previously seconded Aug03, with rests
Stig - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/07 with Chris

Graeme Hammond - Lead RP - 13/Aug/07 with Mike Dickson

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/07

Shaw Brown - Lead - 04/Aug/07 with David Jones

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with John Hall

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/07

wolverine - Lead - 20/May/07 with Alex Dalton

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/07

Failed again. I would grade this top end E1.
Andrew Sloan - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/07

tom144807 - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Ian Birtwistle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Mar/07

Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 18/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

steve taylor - 2007

mat cooper - Lead - 2007

Hidden - 2007

the discription is spot on / looks straight foward but it isnt
pauldr - Lead dog - 2007 with john

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 26/Nov/06

Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 12/Nov/06 with Steve Grove

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/06

Hard work! Did all the moves, but rested on gear. Not the most elegant top out either!
SecretSquirrel - Lead dog - 03/Nov/06 with Cameron13

Nicos - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with rich howels

Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 24/Sep/06 with Steve Grove

adam carless - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Jon_nz

adam carless - 2nd rpt - 16/Sep/06 with Gerry Taylor

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

howlingbaboon - TR dog - 30/Aug/06 with Rob

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/06 with sophie whyte

tskelhon - Lead dog - Jul/06 with george walley

tskelhon - Lead dog - Jul/06 with george walley

ChrisJD - Lead - 18/Feb/06 with rc

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/06

alicia - 2nd - 16/Feb/06 with Tobs

Very pleased to finally start up this. thought upper crack was pretty tricky - 5a? lower crack no more than 5b though.
Tobias at Home - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/06 with Alicia

1 rest
reg_measures - Lead dog - 10/Feb/06 with Ondrez

dan gibson - 2006

Jon Greengrass - 2nd O/S - 2006 with john nuttall

UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - 2006

Date a guess
Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 2006 with Emily Goodman

Hidden - TR rpt - 27/Nov/05

cem - Lead dog - 13/Nov/05 with Graham Dolman

Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - Nov/05

bfreeman - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Hely

Neil Ireson - Lead - Aug/05 with Guy R

easier to solo than lead!
nicholas Barrowclough - Solo - 12/Jul/05

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/05 with Ben Gilbert

Charlie Williams - Lead dnf - Jun/05 with Andy Gladdis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/05

Dave Reeve - 2nd - May/05 with Steve Hordley

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Chris M - 2005

brownie mike - 2005

thetourist - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/04 with Stefan Ericsson

Stefan - 2nd dog - 07/Nov/04 with Dave

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/04 with John Inkpen

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/04

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead - Jul/04

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/04

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/04

Hidden - Lead dnf - Mar/04

mark s - 2004

Skell - Lead dog - 2004

sadams - 12/Oct/03 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - Lead - Sep/03

frost - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Fell off on the VS jamming crack.
Stig - 2nd dog - 05/Aug/03 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - May/03 with Martin Hore

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/03

ArnaudG - Lead - 2003 with Dunc

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Nov/02

HVS? And people say Swanage is undergraded!
Nigel Coe - 2nd - 09/Sep/02 with Scott Titt

Hidden - Lead - Jul/02

Just Another Dave - Solo rpt - 15/Jun/02

dan gibson - Solo - 31/May/02

nickdonohue - Lead - May/02

cem - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/02 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/02

Duncan I - Lead dog - 2002 with Arnaud G

Hidden - 2002

pauldr - 2002 with john

done before
WB - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/00 with Guy

John Marsland - Lead dog - 23/Jul/00 with Darrell Small

willackers - Lead O/S - 2000 with Mark Shore

Colin Edwards - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 2000

Boy - 2000

DafSWMC - Lead RP - 17/Oct/99 with UMIST

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Sep/99

antroy - Lead - 10/Sep/99

Jon Read - Aug/99

ajc - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/99

Colin Edwards - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/99

petekeron - 2nd O/S - 1999 with Jamie Barclay

clive-greenwood - Lead - 07/Nov/98

Paul's feet sliped renching his arm which was jammed in the brake at half hight, then just missed decking out.
Paul-Michael - 2nd dnf - 06/Jun/98 with Paul Nurse

bigphil - 2nd dog - 11/Jan/98 with Calum

Roget - Solo rpt - 11/Oct/97

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/96 with Matt Thompson, Karen

ste_d - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/96 with mik

Tim Bateman - Lead - 09/Jun/96

Adrian Eggleton - Lead - 1996 with Tim Darlow

andrew300169 - Lead dog - 22/Jul/95 with Sarah

iskra2000 - 2nd - 02/Jul/95 with Mark Leach

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/95

John Southworth - May/95

shoulders - Lead - 12/Apr/95 with andy sharp, chrisevans

Hidden - 1995

Okecroak - 2nd dog - 24/Sep/94 with J. Homewood

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/94

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/94

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/94 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - TR O/S - 1994

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/93

Bruce Kerr - Solo - 19/Sep/93

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/93 with mik

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/93

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Mar/93

craig d - 1993

NickJH - Lead O/S - Sep/92 with I Smith

rob.grafton - 2nd - 16/Mar/92 with Bruce

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1992 with elliot blaylock

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/91 with Alan Holden

craig h - 09/Jun/91

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/90

michael burrows - 2nd - 18/Mar/90 with steve williams

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

possibly seconded can't remember
Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/89

phardman - Lead O/S - 05/May/89

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/89

Hidden - 1989

surfbish - Lead O/S - Aug/88

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/88 with Steve Waite (Little Steve)

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/88

John Marsland - Lead dog - 29/Nov/87 with Dave Soles

One of my memorable belays, sorting a twisted rope and the leader appears next to me, toes nearly touch the ground. It looks easy but the last step to half way is as awkward as the rest of the initial crack.
howifeel - 2nd O/S - Oct/87 with Alex Q

babymoac - Lead - 19/Sep/87 with Sid & Marc S

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/87

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/87

shark - Solo O/S - 21/Nov/86

Lay-backed the bottom crack instead of trying to jam it. A year later I soloed it by mistake. I was trying to show some guys, (who were failing on it), how to do the bottom crack. I found myself quite high up and decided to top out rather than down climb.
GaryK - Lead O/S - Jun/86 with Colin Gourlay

AB1965 - Lead - 13/May/86

Tom V - 1986

Neil R - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/85 with Ian

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/84

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/84

Gezzer - 1984

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/83

Done when it was 5a.
stp - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/83

nigehughes - 2nd - May/83 with Pete Kay

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 11/Apr/83 with Dave Kenyon

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/82

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/82

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/82

Ian Clare - 1982

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/81

Hidden - Solo - 05/Jun/81

Hidden - Solo - 07/May/81

Hidden - Lead RP - Jan/81

Hidden - 2nd - 1981

Hammy - Lead - 25/Oct/80 with Rob Lawson

mark-abz - TR - 18/Sep/80 with Rob S

Hidden - Lead - 24/Feb/80

Andy Fielding - Lead - 1980

Nic Robinson - 1980

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 02/Jun/79 with Andy Say

With the famous Chris Ellis!
Andy Say - Lead - 02/Jun/79

Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Oct/78 with Bob Millward

Dave Musgrove - 16/Jul/78 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - 1978

andy gittins - 1978

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 1978 with Andy Draper

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/77

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/77

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 13/May/77 with Andy Chadwick, Richard Langthorp

rogerskews - 1973 with Dane Atkins

David Smith - 1970

mikej - 2nd - 12/Oct/69 with Pete Boardman

mikej - Lead - 13/May/67 with Frank Chester

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Voting
Total votes cast 484
hard E14 of 177
E12 of 177
easy E195 of 177
hard HVS57 of 177
HVS19 of 177
easy HVS0 of 177
hard VS0 of 177
VS0 of 177
easy VS0 of 177
hard 6a0 of 167
6a0 of 167
easy 6a1 of 167
hard 5c14 of 167
5c91 of 167
easy 5c23 of 167
hard 5b37 of 167
5b0 of 167
easy 5b1 of 167
3 Stars43 of 140
2 Stars85 of 140
1 Star8 of 140
0 Stars3 of 140
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Style of ascent

Soloed22 of 574 (3.8%)
Lead302 of 574 (52.6%)
Followed172 of 574 (30.0%)
Toproped14 of 574 (2.4%)
Alt Leads5 of 574 (0.9%)
Unknown59 of 574 (10.3%)

'Climbed'223 of 574 (38.9%)
clean O/S164 of 574 (28.6%)
clean β13 of 574 (2.3%)
clean rpt32 of 574 (5.6%)
clean RP15 of 574 (2.6%)
dogged98 of 574 (17.1%)
dnf29 of 574 (5.1%)