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Barbette Crack HS 4b

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6m. Climb the thin crack to its end then swing left and continue boldly to a reachy and shelving exit. A loose flake has to be used (carefully) for the final move. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 172 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

popebenedictus - Solo rpt - 13/Mar/14 with Soloed

Hidden - Solo - 11/Mar/14

Deezel65 - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Cragtyke

A bit desperate, but fine once the 'thank god' hold had been located.
AndyPagett - 2nd RP - 22/Sep/13 with Tom, Joe X

josephxtian - TR O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Padge

stev1e.wilso - Lead - 19/Aug/13 with Rosie, Tom

Rozzlarr1992 - 2nd - 19/Aug/13 with Dad

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/13

Ron - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Pete, Chris

wolverine - Sent - 30/Jun/13

Blueso - Solo O/S - 26/May/13 with Anna

B4tgirl - Solo - 26/May/13 with Tony

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/13

Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Amy Mason

PeteWilson - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/13

Didn't notice a loose hold. Top-out was slimy.
deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/12

Benn A - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 09/Sep/12

gronbech - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/12

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

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

ChrisBrooke - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/12

Charley17 - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12

Andysomething - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Bruce Perry

Ben Hollands - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Wendy Anderson

atom - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Richard Sharpe, Lee Parker

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

DaveFidler - Sent O/S - 24/Apr/12

Derek Furze - Solo - 01/Apr/12

Charley Carpenter - Lead O/S - Apr/12 with Steph ward

Morwood - Sent O/S - 20/Mar/12

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/11

tedburt - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Aaron Burdett

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

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11

very fun route, not much protection, could easily be done as a solo with a good boulder mat.
Maken - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

First HS, bold but short
hcaw - Lead β - Jul/11 with Laura Kaddour, Simon Gajewski, Chris Schubert

waynem1985 - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Antony Davies

antdav - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Wayne

samsimpson - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/11

mustdobetter - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/11

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

naughty little number with scary top out, the sneaky will locate the key handhold before doing the route to save on brown trousers!
pebblespanker - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Rich Williams

Hidden - Sent - 03/Jan/11

ash longreach - Solo - 2011

mattwyles1 - Solo - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Joe

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Solo - 03/Sep/10

Not like the other routes, A good V0.
Oliver Branagan - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Miles M

MilesMcgennity - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Oliver Branagan

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

scetchy and scary top out, rest of the route is easy.
Webster - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/10

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Helen Odwell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10

edd rab - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/10

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

Hidden - Solo - 23/Apr/10

M_Bell - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Christian Minett

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10

trigger118 - TR O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Ian Gunn

Justin T - Solo β - 10/Oct/09 with Cherry

Hidden - TR dog - 26/Sep/09

Scott McRae - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/09

Hjort - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Emlyn Roberts

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

vvanhinsbergh - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/09

Submit to Gravity - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09 with Phil & Andy

thrutch - Solo O/S - 02/May/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/09

jwpil - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/09

Hidden - Sent - 07/Apr/09

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

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

liamoloughlin - Solo - 01/Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

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

Climbed clean to final mantle. Top green and greasy, took hold on Nick's rope to change hand hold as I was slipping off
teflonpete - Solo - 07/Dec/08 with Barry

colin milton - Solo - 21/Sep/08

jl - TR O/S - 14/Sep/08 with A School Group

charley - TR O/S - 26/Aug/08 with Andy

brill but painfull too short !!!
andi taxi - TR - 26/Aug/08 with charly fell, laughterton

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08

adam carless - Solo O/S - 10/May/08

btc - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Susannah Ellis

phil stubbs - Lead - 30/Mar/08 with Dave Short

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

holds on left near top and a high foot ease the exit.
Pilch - Solo - 06/Oct/07

Alfredo - Solo - Oct/07

gibbo38 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/07 with Robert

Adrian Bates - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Chris Lilley

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/07

Another James - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Kirsten M

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/07

Steve682 - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/07

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Soloed

edd rab - Solo - 14/Jul/07 with Loz and seb Rab

seb rab - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/07 with Edd Rab

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Andre Knirsch

GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Andre K

tommo1664 - Solo - 08/Apr/07

Didn't notice the loose flake that is mentioned in the route description. Top-out is a bit nasty though.
climbingpixie - Solo - 06/Apr/07

chrisrogers - Solo O/S - Apr/07 with Steve R

jimjimmyjimjim - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/07

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

steve2006 - Lead O/S - 2007

chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/06 with Katie Anderson

Scally - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Maggie

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/06

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/06

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 11/May/06

Nick Smith - UKC - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/06

John Lisle - 2006

fragglerock - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/05

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/05

darren1 - 01/Aug/05

ron244 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/05 with Louise Wolfenden

Nicos - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/05 with solo

smudge - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/04

Adam Potter - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/04

Neil Curtis - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/04 with James Tyson

Hidden - 2004

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 2004 with Whitey

SteveM - Solo - 28/Sep/03

Stefan Kruger - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/03

4a?
Nick Smith - UKC - Solo - 21/Jun/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/May/03

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/03

Monk - 2003

Phil West - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 28/Aug/01

ajc - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/00

rocktigger - Solo O/S - Jun/99

Andy Fielding - Solo - 02/May/99

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

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

ajoliver - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/98

Hidden - TR - 1998

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/96 with Debbie Wilkinson

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 10/Oct/95

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/92

Roget - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/91

adi bryant - Solo rpt - 13/Oct/90

adi bryant - 2nd RP - 13/Oct/90 with Ollie

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/90

Jelly Mould Surfer - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/90

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

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/87

babymoac - Solo - 24/May/87

Hidden - 1987

andy tetsill - Solo - Oct/85

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jun/85

mark-abz - Solo - 01/Jun/82

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

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Dec/77

RichardMc - Solo - 25/Apr/76

petemeads - Solo - 1976

mikej - Solo - 25/Nov/73 with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 27/May/73 with E

Andy Say - Solo - 1972

mikej - Solo - 17/Apr/71 with E

Voting
Total votes cast 46
hard VS0 of 16
VS0 of 16
easy VS1 of 16
hard HS5 of 16
HS8 of 16
easy HS0 of 16
hard S2 of 16
S0 of 16
easy S0 of 16
hard 4c0 of 16
4c0 of 16
easy 4c1 of 16
hard 4b8 of 16
4b7 of 16
easy 4b0 of 16
hard 4a0 of 16
4a0 of 16
easy 4a0 of 16
3 Stars0 of 14
2 Stars6 of 14
1 Star5 of 14
0 Stars3 of 14
Bag of .....0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed104 of 172 (60.5%)
Lead31 of 172 (18.0%)
Followed17 of 172 (9.9%)
Toproped9 of 172 (5.2%)
Bouldered5 of 172 (2.9%)
Unknown6 of 172 (3.5%)

'Climbed'58 of 172 (33.7%)
clean O/S101 of 172 (58.7%)
clean β3 of 172 (1.7%)
clean rpt6 of 172 (3.5%)
clean RP2 of 172 (1.2%)
dogged2 of 172 (1.2%)