Barbette Crack* HS 4b
6m.

Rockfax Description
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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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 203 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

GrahamHP - 2nd - 16/Jul/15 with Simon Clarke

the power - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/15 with ken

rohai545 - 2nd - 11/Jun/15 with Jonny Holmes, Chris Jones

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/May/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/May/15

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/15

samdickensuk - Solo O/S - 10/May/15

rockjedi - Sent O/S - 09/May/15 with Chris Fox

Hidden - Lead - 2015

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 10/Nov/14

Rich Malcolm - Solo β - 19/Oct/14

Larey - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/14

freemanTom - Solo - 30/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/14

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Kamil

Hidden - Solo - 03/Aug/14

RossCallender - Lead - 03/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/14

stuaart - Solo O/S - Jul/14 with Neil Redgrave

peter.ravenscroft27 - Solo - 24/Jun/14

Alex_Derbyshire - Lead - 11/Jun/14 with Mark Heighton

Markheighton - 2nd - 11/Jun/14

hipyhop - Sent - 26/May/14

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Fiona MacDonald

Blueso - Solo - 02/May/14 with Felipe Wigster, Jezz, Anna

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 Hodgkinson, Joe Christian

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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - Solo - 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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12

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

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/12

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

mtempest - 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

Sam Simpson - 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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent - 03/Jan/11

ash longreach - Solo - 2011

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

freemanTom - 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

bullybones - 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

tanssop - 2nd - 09/May/09 with Andy & Wayne

Yanis Nayu - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09 with Phil & Andy

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

Onion magnet - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Jack

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

AJ007 - 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

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/06

John Lisle - 2006

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

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/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

Hidden - 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

crater - Solo β - 24/Oct/96

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

tapley - Solo - Aug/89

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 54
hard VS0 of 19
VS0 of 19
easy VS1 of 19
hard HS6 of 19
HS9 of 19
easy HS1 of 19
hard S2 of 19
S0 of 19
easy S0 of 19
hard 4c0 of 19
4c0 of 19
easy 4c1 of 19
hard 4b9 of 19
4b8 of 19
easy 4b0 of 19
hard 4a0 of 19
4a1 of 19
easy 4a0 of 19
3 Stars0 of 16
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