Polar Crack* VS 4b
9m.

Rockfax Description
Start to the right of the tree and climb an awkward wide crack (huge cams help) to a ledge, finish up the steep right-hand crack in the upper wall. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Wide Cracks.

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This climb is in 139 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

cragsman9000 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Neil

A slip gaining the upper crack cost me the clean onsight.
bob_cbr - Lead dog - 12/Jul/15 with cragsman9000

andy.smythe - Lead - 09/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/15

keitht - Solo - 07/Jun/15

amccann - Solo O/S - 25/May/15

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15 with speedy, Micki, Jake

MSchobitz - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Nick Priestley, Alex McCann

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/15

althesin - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with schristophersmith

Got up the off width but couldn't get onto top crack so climbing the arete on the right to escape
schristophersmith - Lead dog - 19/Apr/15

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/15

Hidden - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/15

cragtyke - Lead - 02/Apr/15 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14

bantamdave - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/14 with Brian

Hidden - Lead - 30/Nov/14

Matt Harmon - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/14

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/14 with Dom

John Higgs - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/14 with Jon Stear, Ian Atkins

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/14

Marq - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Steve Mount

cpforbes - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Fraser McClennan

FraserMcClennan - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/14

ColdAndWet - Lead - 21/May/14 with Glyn Carter, John Botham

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/14

JohnBotham - 2nd - 21/May/14 with Neil Sambridge

ianjfsutcliffe - 06/May/14 with Jonny

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 04/May/14 with Pete

ben.phillips - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Jared Kitchen, Tom Pidcock

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13

Alex Eperon - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13

Gritstone Challenge 2013
jimmysdead - 2nd - 22/Jun/13 with Blake

Dave Mason - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Trev Tatler

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Jack Drake

Needs at least number 4 Friends to protect-bigger would be better. Only had 1 so a bit hairy!
stevelismore - Lead O/S - 02/May/13 with John PCC

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/13 with Dave Chidgey

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/13 with Richard Williams

gsavell - TR - 10/Nov/12 with Sarah Knight

psronan - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/12

O/widthed it
ashtond6 - Lead - 19/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/12

john max - Lead - 09/Aug/12 with Jim Slater

Jim Slater - Solo rpt - 09/Aug/12

Dave led
stuaart - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Dave Payne, Neil Redgrave

Hardcore Pat - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/12

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/12

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Tom Starks, Max Streeton

interesting awkward crack to start
tomshanti - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Max Streeton, Alan Blanchflower

robblowen - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Wayne

In the dark.
charley - 2nd O/S - 03/May/12 with JackD, Ange

Jackwd - 2nd O/S - 03/May/12 with Angela Paul

Lovely climb, last one of the day in impending darkness with left leg unable to bend! First part awesome for practising armbars and knee jams, second part a lovely hanging crack with perfect jams in it...only made difficult by the dodgy knee. Only HS I think.
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with Jack Drake, Charley Fell

big djw - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/11

ayuplass - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Tracy T, Helen, Thea

Oliver Houston - 02/Apr/11

sharpie530 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Jon Rous

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jan/11

hazeysunshine - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Dave

Rhythm24 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Rob Benton, Hannah

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Dad

Bottom crack well protected by big cams, top crack easier than it looks from below.Easy touch VS- and well worth a star.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Bob/Tom

Pilch - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Ed

katyc - Lead - 31/May/10

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with John Inkpen

ajc - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

SteWatkins - May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

Woodiee - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Christine Hall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/09 with Edd Rab

edd rab - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/09 with Ben Harding

Pelleas - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Ian, Norman

The_Boy_ODwyer - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Ben

thecurlyone - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/09

markytaylor - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09

edd rab - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Edd R

Tricky move off the ledge in to the crack, particularly for the short.
urbanmonkey - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09 with Bea

bvilsue - 2nd - 22/Jun/09 with Simon

Rampikino - Lead - 25/May/09 with Chris & Mike

mike_hough_uk - TR - 25/May/09 with Rampikino, chri55ie

chri55ie - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Mat Dowsett, Mike Hough

Hidden - Solo - 29/Apr/09

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

Rachel Stroud - 2nd - 14/Mar/09 with Od

Hidden - 2009

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/07

John Dale - Lead - 04/Aug/07 with Max Cole

five - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with TW

craig matheson - Solo O/S - Apr/07

chris murnin - Lead - 12/Sep/06

Becky E - Lead - Jun/06 with Peter Ellis

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/May/06

mel holmes - 2nd - May/06 with nick w

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/06

PenJD - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/05 with Dave Evans

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/05 with Little Old Lady

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/05

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

Hedley - 2nd - 28/Aug/04 with Richard Cole

loonyclimber - Lead - Apr/04

Phil West - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/03 with Mark B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/03

Hidden - Solo - 05/Oct/02

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/02 with Chris Tan & Joanne ?

Budge - 2nd O/S - 02/May/02 with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 01/Apr/02 with Laurie Smith

Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/00

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/00 with Louise Pellett

Happy Wanderer - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/00 with Graham C

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/99 with Mike Kirby

Hidden - Solo - 09/Mar/97

Roget - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/95 with jon

GrahamHP - 1994

Steve Crowe - Solo - 18/Mar/93

Hidden - 1993

Hidden - 01/Oct/89

Andy Say - Solo - 16/Apr/87

Hidden - Solo - 04/Aug/83

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 29/Mar/81 with Jim Worthington

uphillnow - 1980

tapley - Lead - 20/Jun/79 with Alison Tapley

mikej - Solo - 24/Oct/76

paul59 - TR - 08/Nov/75 with Nigel Scriven

mikej - Solo - 19/Oct/68 with Wil Hurford

mikej - Lead - 14/Aug/66 with Roy Ecclestone

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