Sailor's Crack S 4b
[Craking if awkward little problem, 3 kb]4m. Climb the overhanging crack, just right of the arete, on solid jams to a tricky exit. Another steep one that packs a punch. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Craking if awkward little problem © Ouncepounce

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 223 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Nov/14

philgriffiths - TR RP - 18/Oct/14 with Matt Bano

loco wilko - Solo - Oct/14

mark4344 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/14 with Matt Payne

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/14

Matt Broadhurst - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Alex S

kwickfit - 2nd - 26/Jun/14 with Andrew Gregson

climbingfoetus - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with andy tyerman

Rpt.
jshields - Solo - 25/Jun/14

Clemmo - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Rich Purvis

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Solo - 18/May/14

Calum Wadsworth - Solo O/S - 17/May/14 with Matt F, Tom A, Alex, Emma

amccann - Solo O/S - 17/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14

S 4b my arse, even if you can jam. Topsail is easier.
planetmarshall - Lead - 29/Apr/14

Mayaculpa - 2nd dnf - 29/Apr/14 with Andrew

cheeky - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/14

pete_naylor - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14

doyle12 - 08/Mar/14 with Adam

Jenks82 - 2nd - 08/Mar/14 with Simon Oliver

adam carless - Solo rpt - 16/Feb/14

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Solo - 2014

Hidden - TR dog - 26/Oct/13

Finally committed to the sequence of jams. Harder than Severe methinks.
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/13

Backed off, adding this to remind myself to learn to jam, surely this is harder than S 4b?
JimboWizbo - Solo dnf - 01/Sep/13

NeilGriffiths - Solo - 21/Aug/13 with Adam

Jon_King - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Mark Duncan

Jim Slater - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/13

Mark Duncan - 12/Jul/13

mfisher - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/13

JohnHutch - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with MS

99bolivar - 2nd dog - 06/Apr/13 with John Hutchinson

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13

bclifton - Lead - 2013

MikeDowsett - Lead - 2013 with Tony Fidler

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/12

nick ferro - Solo - 11/Nov/12

Straddled it halfway up, good fun
partz - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Andrew Clow, Johnny Webb

JonnyW - Lead - 04/Nov/12 with Andrew Clow, Matt Everett

yarrow - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Ross.Cooper

wolverine - Lead - 22/Aug/12

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 18/Aug/12

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Curlyhelen - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with David P

philgriffiths - TR dog - 17/Jun/12 with Kevin Troughton, John Bayliss, Chris Sangwin, Rich Payne, Andrew Skeen

KevInLincoln - 2nd - 17/Jun/12 with john

john_ni - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with ODL

Climbster - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Leslie

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/May/12

wolverine - Solo - 19/May/12

Barefoot
Daniel Heath - Solo rpt - 16/May/12

Backed of the solo on this at about 3 times over the past 3-4 years. Finally went for the lead. Short, tricky and not very pleasant but managed it okay with two hand jams - knees were involved.
charley - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/12

laurie turpin - Lead - 22/Mar/12

laurie turpin - 2nd - 22/Mar/12

Michael Aylen - Lead - 22/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/12

PAJames - 2012

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

Much easier than I expected - I'm short and a girl - definitely not 4c!
pippa_g - 2nd - 20/Nov/11 with Graeme

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/11

Daniels735 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/11 with Clair Fowler

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

agolay - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Karen Jenkins, John H, Heather Vernon

phja - Lead dnf - 03/Sep/11 with candy

Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/11

dobby 200 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

Awkward over the overhang or was it just me?
Ouncepounce - TR O/S - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Eddie Shelbourne - Lead - 23/Jun/11 with Terry harris-ellis

first climb of the day. I used my arms and couldn't use technic, my hand jam just kept slipping out.. I need to learn how to climb this! I did it but must has missing something which made me laugh out loud on car journey home. All these years of training and I find a 4b difficult ;-)
steve2006 - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with andre

francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Ahbi

Chris Redding - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/11

AndyPagett - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with Adam Mitchell

sharpie530 - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/11

mwatson - 2011

Well, couldn't do it - overhang too extreme
MJP - Lead dnf - 28/Nov/10

Tricky move around overhang just wasn't happening. May retry.
jymbob - Lead dnf - 13/Oct/10 with Steve Brown

GF - Lead - 15/Sep/10

Nick F Smith - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Debbie Bowers

one move
payeo20 - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/10

Will Furnass - Lead - 31/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10

Reds - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10 with schristophersmith

schristophersmith - 2nd - 18/Jul/10 with Ian Redfern

PaulGreenhead - 2nd - 18/Jul/10 with J D Fisher, Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 18/Jul/10 with PaulGreenhead

Steep!!
999thAndy - 2nd - 11/Jul/10

tony wood - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/10

wirralclimber1984 - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/10

pete1993 - 31/May/10

I obviously need to work on my jams and overhangs. Numerous attempts but just could not get on it. Missing a trick maybe (or just weak).
Blackgoby - Lead dnf - 21/May/10 with Tracey

one move, quite powerful
payeo20 - Lead - 18/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/10

Chewed up and spat out numerous times...what happened to my trusty handjamming???? Dangling from one foot at one stage!! Ended up toproping it and following Kev's lead of laybacking the crack from the right.
valentinesbabe - Lead dnf - 23/Apr/10

Kev's lead
valentinesbabe - TR rpt - 23/Apr/10 with Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Angela Paul

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/10

managed to sit down, half way up
Pilch - 2nd - 08/Apr/10 with Graham

mic_b - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10

Tough at the grade
bennevis - Lead dog - 21/Mar/10 with Heather

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Mar/10

gronbech - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Robin & Edward

LivinITlarge - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Joe

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Matt Lunn

johniebriggs - Lead - Jan/10

tjhare1 - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 18/Sep/09

WillBroad - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09

Karlos - Solo O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/09

John Lewis - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Simon

Soloed before.
Andrew Barker - Solo rpt - 08/Aug/09 with Cat Black

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Anna

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Soloed

Benrj - Solo - 19/Jun/09 with jay mowat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/May/09

BicepAndrews - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Sally Southall

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09

chadrads - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with sean veal

sean72 - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with Chadrads

Jeronimo - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Ben Johnson

Peakology - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Chalkycat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Dom

Tbaldwin-uk - TR - Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

Lewis Stewart - Solo O/S - 2009 with Dan, Phil, Claire and Eddie

This and "Bell Bottom Arete" do not compare to the other Severes to the right of this route, much much harder. I might give this a VS and "Bell Bottom" HS.
krikoman - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08

Castleclimber - Solo - 24/May/08

shed_hed - TR - 07/May/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/May/08

Dickels - TR O/S - Apr/08 with Emma, Marcus

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/07

One of 10 to manage it
Twisty - TR O/S - 14/Oct/07

RossT - Lead - 10/Oct/07 with Pete Cook

Backed off the overhanging jams. Not my cup of tea.
Stuart S - Solo dnf - 29/Aug/07 with Amanda Lyons

phill bentham - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07

tradguy - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Mark Hazell

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Pete Helm

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jun/07

bullwinkle - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/07

capuchinster - 2nd - 02/Jun/07 with Russ

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 18/May/07 with Chris FitzHugh

tristangale - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/07

Rampikino - Lead - 08/Apr/07 with Cat

tom.ireson - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/07

Gambit - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Family trip

ebastock - 2nd - Mar/07 with John Beddard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/07

Steve682 - TR O/S - 2007 with Ruth

Hidden - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

gibbo38 - Lead - 08/Oct/06 with Robert

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/06 with David Rafe

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jul/06

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/06 with Little Old Lady

Mutl3y - Lead - 28/May/06 with Clog

Clog - 2nd - 28/May/06 with Mutl3y

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 11/May/06

edmitchell - May/06

tatz45 - Lead O/S - May/06 with Hannah Cappleman

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 22/Apr/06 with John Inkpen

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/06

John Lisle - 2006

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 2006

Nicos - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/05 with solo

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/05

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Oct/03

kevp - Solo - Aug/03 with Jasen Ainley

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

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 20/Mar/03 with Tim Stain

Hidden - Solo - 18/Oct/02

Hidden - Lead - Aug/02

Andy Fielding - Solo - 27/Aug/00

Hidden - Lead - Aug/00

RobSimmo - TR O/S - 18/Oct/98 with Adult Ed course, Jon Berry

kato'sdad - TR - 18/Oct/98 with Rob Simpson

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1998

Rampikino - Lead - 22/Aug/97

ajoliver - Solo RP - 08/Apr/97

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/92

adam carless - TR O/S - 1992

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/91

craig h - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/90

Hidden - Solo O/S - Nov/89

tapley - Solo - Aug/88

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/87

Hidden - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/85

Ena - Lead - Sep/82 with Martin Trouse

mark-abz - Solo - 27/Apr/82

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Dec/77

RichardMc - Solo - 22/May/77

petemeads - Solo - 1976

RichardMc - Solo - 19/Oct/75

mikej - Solo - 20/Apr/75

mikej - Solo - 24/Feb/74 with E

mikej - Solo - 13/May/73

mikej - Solo - 28/Jan/73 with John Bickerdyke, Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 16/Jan/72

mikej - Solo - 31/Jan/71

Andy Say - Solo - 1970

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Voting
Total votes cast 67
hard VS0 of 20
VS2 of 20
easy VS4 of 20
hard HS3 of 20
HS5 of 20
easy HS2 of 20
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S2 of 20
easy S0 of 20
hard HVD0 of 20
HVD0 of 20
easy HVD0 of 20
hard 4c0 of 19
4c4 of 19
easy 4c9 of 19
hard 4b0 of 19
4b5 of 19
easy 4b1 of 19
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