Rockfax Description
The wide crack is a good warm-up for the Eliminates if you squirm it, and it might just make you change your plan for the day. The bold (reckless?) can layback it instead. A short continuation pitch (VS 5a ) is available up and left. © Rockfax

FA. Chuck Cooke 1949

Ticklists: Wide Cracks, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Thrutch and Clutch, Addicted to offwidths.

FlavioL1989 15/May 2nd O/S
EllieWoods 16/Apr TR O/S
with Dave C
MichaelGallimore 09/Apr 2nd rpt

First time i led this I shuffled upnthe chimney. I tried this again seconding and am really surprised I didn't hurt myself the first time. Felt pretty dangerous. Lowered off and did the route again with Andy's layback sequence which felt more like e1.

with Andy Cmc
Hidden 11/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hannes B 02/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Neil C
Dan Mckinlay ?/Sep/15 2nd

E1 5a hahahaha! Brilliant route.

deacondeacon 05/Oct/14 Lead RP

Slipped off. Ended up laybacking it. Good but tough for the grade. Same difficulty as left eliminate?

dr_botnik 05/Oct/14 Lead dog

Hard work! had a rest on rope at chockstone and after that found the layback sequence which is probably 5a if you're fresh!

with deacon
gazfellows 27/Sep/14 Lead

To f...ing hard at 5a! Although I don't think my off width climbing is as good as I thought. I'll be fricking back. Arrrrrggghhh.

with Nic
MichaelGallimore 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Struggled trying to lassoo chock stone in wind for ages but couldn't. Writhed further up, pumped out of my mind, my whole body screaming, and tickled the chockstone. Poor crimp, heart in mouth cut loose as the chockstone rotated then rockover to arrange first pro, but by then it was all over. Now I know how a chimney can be e1. I thought they were all easy before.

with Jared Kitchen
Alex Hallam 16/Feb/14 2nd dog

Will be back to lead, not bad for a first off-width, just fell out at the bulge with a slipping foot. Felt sick at the end with the effort of the upper section. Awesome.

dannyboy83 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
admackie 04/Dec/13 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Used 2 mats and Friend No.6, which fit (only just) - HVS 5a with the gear. A bit of reminiscent of Strapiombo in Tremadog. Good climb!

with Rob G
robgixer 29/Sep/13 2nd
Jim Slater 26/Aug/12 2nd rpt

Worked on lead.

Graeme Hammond 26/Aug/12 Lead G/U

Obviously not an offwidth hero as this seemed nails for 5a. Eventually managed to get it after several goes.

Andy Peak 1 14/Aug/12 Lead

A rite buger of a climbe

Dan Geh 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Lovely off-widthing.

tgeh 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S

only hvs with a big cam

with adam jordan, dan geh
AMJ098 28/Jul/12 -
with Dan Geh
alexjz 16/Apr/12 2nd dog
with Matt Burdekin
david morse 19/Feb/12 TR

Couldnt lead it without a sneaky pull on the #6! Top roped it to try and learn the art...

with tlmarjot, Vi
tlmarjot 19/Feb/12 2nd O/S

Route 200 (that have been logged)

with Dave Morse
i_a_coops 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Calder 02/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Offwidths 2 - Calder 0. :(

with Mark
Boy 22/Mar/11 Solo
highlux 08/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Quite scary, but felt solid on it. Had no gear that would fit it except for a very crap cam in the shallow break. Solo really.

with Pete Hart
PeteH 08/Mar/11 2nd O/S

A very bold layback - might try squirming it next time.

with Mark Watson, Alex, Chris Fox
TomPR 24/Feb/11 Solo
bigie bob 16/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/10 Lead dnf
benkelsey 20/Nov/10 Lead dnf

practising offwidthing. did not happen. no idea what grade it was.. bloody hard work! watched Remus' fantastic attempt and failure.

with Allun, Remus Knowles
feilx 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Floris
nickwhimster 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S

laybacked it after getting nowhere in crack. Unless you've got a big cam no pro until its all over.

with Matt B
Cragrat Rich 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Bit thrutchy & Squirmy! :)

Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/10 Lead
colkurtz 24/Jan/10 2nd
with Robb
Rob Davies ??/2010 AltLd dnf

Date? Not a clue between us how to do this, even with a BigBro

with Phil Ashton
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead β
dan gibson 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead dog
duzinga 14/Jun/08 2nd dog
with Jim and Ewan
Nicos 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Milne 28/Jan/08 TR O/S

laybacked all the way, strenuously!

with keith milne
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead
Stig 03/Mar/06 TR O/S
with Chris
chrishedgehog 01/Mar/06 TR

Not really a Severe.

with James
Andy Chubb 10/Apr/05 2nd
with Steve Goodman
shark 30/Aug/04 Lead rpt
with Gav Pike
Hidden 27/Mar/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1980 -
Derek Ryden ??/1976 Lead O/S

This was Severe in the old Paul Nunn guide, but if it really was E1 that makes it my first extreme lead!

with Nicola Davies
Hidden 30/Apr/67 Solo
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