Cave Gully Crack* HS 4b

Rockfax Description
A tricky start leads to good jamming above - steep. © ROCKFAX

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Led under the impression it was HVD as it is in my guidebook.....No wonder it felt a bit steep!
Babika - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/15 with Charles Leek

albarnett93 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with George Combe

cragsman9000 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Neil

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/15

bob_cbr - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with cragsman9000

JessWilliams - Lead - 26/Oct/14 with OliverRoss

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/14

jshields - Lead - 21/Sep/14 with Mike Dowsett, Cameron Shields

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 21/Sep/14 with jshields

wyzfen - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14

mol - Lead - 24/Aug/14 with Si Brown, Jesse

andyclimber - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/13

sara n - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Carl Bauer

AlanPedrick - 2013

JonBray - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Charlie

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Jul/12

S 4b in the guidebook, but tough and sustained HS 4b. A good route.
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Carmen

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

MikeB1 - 2nd - Apr/12

Solo aid practice.
robblowen - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/12

PhillS - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Paul S

nutty_didz - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with John Moran

Josh Dickerson - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with Duncan Bottrill

PAJames - 2012

rockmaverick - 2012 with Adrian Fagg, Ian Ackerley

Tried a lead but failed, Ash tried and failed. Ash escaped the route to the left and set up a top rope.
speedymccreedy - TR RP - 29/Oct/11 with Ash Edwards

Brown - Solo - Sep/11 with Solo

NinaB - Lead - 27/Aug/11 with Kim

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/May/11

Lead but backed off... need to practice jamming. Hard for the grade?
Braintax - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

tiga271 - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Andy

shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Jake Harrison

Ron - 05/Sep/10 with Harry, Pete

Hard for the grade. Had a rest on the way up.
PhillS - Lead dog - 31/Jul/10 with Paul S

paul smith - 2nd dog - 31/Jul/10 with Phill

Quite awkward - as someone else has said it doesn't reveal itself easily.
Howard J - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Jeff Burgum

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/10

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

One fall
Troi - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/10

Got in a tangle with ropes so had to come back down to fix - twice!. A little sustained but good once the moves had been worked out.
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - Lead dog - 12/Jun/10 with Emma

migs493 - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/10

frankcp87 - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10 with Ian Holbrook

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

Mr. K - 2nd β - 11/Apr/10 with Sarah Clough

Ed Throp - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10

nickcanute - 2010

Very traditional
Mutl3y - Lead dog - 08/Aug/09 with Clog

Clog - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Mutl3y

robblowen - Lead dnf - 13/Apr/09 with jason pinder

robblowen - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/09 with jason pinder

rednip120372 - 2nd - 13/Apr/09 with robblowen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09

dfbpdave - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Becky

Hidden - 2nd β - 19/Oct/08

avoided the suggested fist jam by lay backing instead
aldred - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with chris

mintcake - 2nd - 24/Jul/08 with John Kelly

The "S" in this case is definitely for Sandbag! Once you get atop the lower block, things become more tricky. Beta warning: I managed an undercling with my right foot that enabled me to place gear in the crack above, before jamming my way out of tbe steeper bit above.
AsleepOnBelay - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Sarah Davis

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/08

Twisty - 2nd - 17/Jun/08 with Luke Evans & Andy Winters

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08

Cake. Piece of.
wwykeham - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Paul Dickenson

paul_d - 2nd - 18/May/08 with Will Wykeham

Chris Ellis - Lead - 15/May/08 with Helen Odwell

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/May/08

Completing James' attempt, so some pre-placed runners, botched the sequence and pumped out at the (high) crux. Had to reverse and rest on gear briefly. Otherwise clean. - Lead dog - 11/May/08 with jamesca and guillame

chrisallan - Lead dog - 2008

Very fun, although I wouldn't say the bottom was the hardest move. I cruised up the bottom with ease and up the crack a little bit until it steepens. Then shoved in a piece of gear, jammed with right hand (cupped and torqued) moved up and couldn't find anything for my left hand, nor could I get my cammed hand out! Reversed it, tried it on the right with my left hand jammed, crossed behind with my left leg onto the arete and stood up, and could then reach higher, great fun! Bit of a one move wonder but deffonately worth doing!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Dad, Neil, Matt

pog100 - 2nd - 01/Sep/07 with Reaver2k

matthewjames - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Alan Saul

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/07

Adrian Bates - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Chris Haynes

Escaped onto Chockstone Crack
popebenedictus - TR dnf - 14/Apr/07 with Stephen Harding

Adam Moroz - Lead - 2007

Stig - Solo O/S - 02/Nov/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

kenneM - Lead - 02/Feb/05 with Ange Laycock

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 21/Jul/04 with Nicola Pettit

Si dH - 2nd RP - May/04 with Stuart Fox

Ander - Lead - 20/Apr/04 with Kev

Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - Jul/03 with Clare

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/03

just wanna climb - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/02

Roget - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/97 with jon

Andy Say - Solo - 01/Jun/91

Laramadness - 2nd - 10/Apr/91

RichardMc - Lead - 16/Apr/89 with David McElligott, Jon Clifford-Smith

Hammy - Lead - 21/Aug/77 with Jonathon Stacey

rogerskews - Apr/72 with Various

mikej - Solo - 04/May/69 with Wil Hurford

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