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Empress Crack* S 4a

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14m. The long groove bounding the right-hand side of the wall is enjoyable, giving pleasant laybacking with an awkward crux. © ROCKFAX
FA. Eric Byne early 1930s 1932
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This climb is in 104 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

thrutch - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Sven

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Really good route. Shame the BMC guidebook topo wrongly shows it exiting right at the top rather than direct.
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Carmen

I think HS. A bit goey for the grade but nice. No obvious belay at the top. The 3 walnut I left lower down is up for grabs.
bendevonport - Lead dog - 21/Aug/13 with Mike Dowsett

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/13

First lead after a month. Nice one to do!
dsgarner - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Matt Thomas

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Sue Hodgkinson, Joan

matthomas79 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Dave Garner

Lucylou19 - 2nd - 09/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Great route but slightly spoiled by the hour spent trying get the jammed cam out of the wide crack
Babika - Lead - 27/May/13 with Charles Leek, Rich B

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/13

stevelismore - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/13 with Clare Muir PCC

GOOD :)
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/13

john_ni - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/13 with Peak CC

the power - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/13 with ken

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/12

pebbles - Lead - 26/May/12 with uncle tom cobley and all, dave shield

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jan/12

tdan0504 - 21/Sep/11 with Bartosz Inglot, Bat Casale

ronmcdonald - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Chris Haynes

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/11

dbarmbs - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Duncan Beard

adam clarke - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with James Hulme

daviesp2 - 2nd - 03/Jun/11 with Tom

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Paul Davies

Dibdawg - Solo O/S - 27/May/11

Marq - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Anna N, Ugly Kid Jo

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/11

drysori - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Gareth

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

lozowen - Solo - 29/Mar/11

flick - 2011

stephenhartley - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Ben C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

kp64zl - Lead - Jul/10 with Philip S

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Wee man

MRichardson - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

MRichardson - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Creep_pea - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Tom

rikbattye - Solo O/S - Apr/10

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 28/Sep/09

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 23/Apr/09 with Chris B

vvanhinsbergh - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Hamish Dunn

HamishD - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with the vanhinsberg brothers!

Got spanked by this, surprised this is only S, unless I did something wrong....or was just plainly crap. Very pumpy to place gear. Used tree :-(
Dane - Lead - 20/Oct/07 with Gary

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

007 big d - 2nd - 21/Apr/07 with mark

markhilton - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07

EdShep - 2nd O/S - Apr/07 with Pilch

Pilch - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Ed

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/06

JohnHutch - 2nd - 10/Oct/05 with L

mikej - 2nd - 12/Jul/05 with Pete Williams, Chris Fitzhugh

Nicos - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/05 with mum

five - Lead O/S - Jul/00

Roget - Solo rpt - 22/Nov/98

RobSimmo - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/97 with Jon Berry

kato'sdad - 2nd - 05/Oct/97 with Rob Simpson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/97

Hidden - Jun/97

BruceW - Lead O/S - 1997 with Becca

andrewbooth1000 - 2nd - 23/Oct/94 with Ed Lewis

Hidden - Solo - 20/Aug/94

Hidden - 29/Apr/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/93

Iain Thow - Solo - 27/May/91

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/90

steve prior - Lead - Sep/90

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/90

Roget - Lead O/S - 1989 with jim

Hidden - Solo - 10/Aug/86

Dave Musgrove - 13/Apr/86 with Kim Greenald

babymoac - Lead - 24/Aug/85

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/85

rogerskews - Lead - 23/Jun/85 with Jane Holmes

andy tetsill - Lead - Sep/80 with Rob Kevan

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jun/80

mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/79 with Pat Meeds

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 04/Dec/77 with Dave Crookes

Nigel Bond - Lead - 31/May/77 with Tony Cuddy

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jan/77

RichardMc - Lead - 07/Nov/76 with Betty Seifert

RichardMc - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/76 with Tony Williams

RichardMc - Lead - 16/Nov/75 with Unknown

Andy Say - Lead - 1973

mikej - Solo - 01/Jun/71 with Wil Hurford

mikej - Lead - 08/Jun/69 with Alan Booth, Mike Browne

mikej - Solo - 02/Jul/67 with Nigel Sumner

mikej - Lead - 09/Jul/66 with Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner

mikej - 2nd - 10/Oct/65 with Howard Furguson

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Voting
Total votes cast 33
hard HS0 of 12
HS0 of 12
easy HS2 of 12
hard S6 of 12
S4 of 12
easy S0 of 12
hard HVD0 of 12
HVD0 of 12
easy HVD0 of 12
hard 4b0 of 11
4b1 of 11
easy 4b3 of 11
hard 4a4 of 11
4a3 of 11
easy 4a0 of 11
hard 3c0 of 11
3c0 of 11
easy 3c0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed15 of 104 (14.4%)
Lead55 of 104 (52.9%)
Followed28 of 104 (26.9%)
Unknown6 of 104 (5.8%)

'Climbed'53 of 104 (51.0%)
clean O/S46 of 104 (44.2%)
clean rpt3 of 104 (2.9%)
dogged2 of 104 (1.9%)