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Crack and Wall* HS 4b

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[Getting to Grips with Almscliffe, 3 kb]12m. The flake in the right-hand wall of the chimney leads to the overhangs. Shuffle left on flutings around into the chimney then escape out right for the best finish. © ROCKFAX
pre 1912

Photo: Getting to Grips with Almscliffe © PontiusPirate
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This climb is in 317 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Lot of faff trying low traverse, was fine when went straight up after crack
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 31/Jul/14 with York MC

Luke Jones - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14 with LMC

Seconded before, lead clean. The traverse got me shaking, great route.
SarahJ88 - Lead - 18/Jul/14 with James Mason

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

Bold start with nice moves but interest fades higher up.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

Mickdenali - Solo - 07/Jul/14

BnB - 17/Jun/14

dakidunn - Lead - 17/Jun/14 with Julian Goddard

williap - Lead - 16/Jun/14

Hidden - 18/May/14

frano81 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/May/14

1poundSOCKS - Lead rpt - 11/May/14

Steve Hill - Lead dnf - 11/May/14 with Jules Vine

Steve Hill - 2nd rpt - 11/May/14 with Matt Coburn

pjames87 - Lead O/S - May/14

charley - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Ange, Kev

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

I really thought I wasn't going to manage the move left as Charley had managed to reach a hold that was a mile away! Got there somehow though.
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe

Teappleby - Solo - 16/Jan/14 with max

kyaizawa - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Simon Smith

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Oct/13

petekeron - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/13 with Solo

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/13

splat2million - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/13

BnB - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Aug/13

SteveM - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with Kat

With a lot of dithering and fuss!
kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13 with SteveM

K Mckay - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Rich Pooley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Craig D

James Oakes - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Brad Cowley

braders94 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with James Oakes

Marq - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Mike Nuttall LMC

MikeLeeds - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/13 with Marq

LJC - Lead - 10/Jun/13 with Theo

thomaspomfrett - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Ed Poulter

John HW - 02/Jun/13 with Ben HW, Cath

Ben HW - 02/Jun/13 with John HW

Simonpeel - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13

Not too bad once you find the holds. Took me ages.
Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Ben Lewis

bigredsquirrel - 2nd - 01/May/13 with Mr Fuller

davebrox - Lead - May/13 with Fiona

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13

yorkshiresherpa - 2nd - 05/Mar/13 with Ralph

Solid layback onto ledge. dodgy gear to protect the step up onto the traverse but once you work out the right sequence its fairly easy.
ralphio - Lead - 05/Mar/13

kenneM - Lead - 03/Jan/13 with Davey Luke

Theeni - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/13 with Ian Sutcliffe, Mike Kennedy

Wizzy - Solo O/S - 2013

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Nov/12

petekeron - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Chris Wright

TRFrost - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with D. Gledson

bigredsquirrel - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Tommaso D'Odorico

horsefeathers - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Lukas

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/12

Nice layback to start, but quite exposed moved around the bulge. Perhaps I should have gone up the flutes before moving around the bulge?
Bertbee - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Ben

alexm198 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Simon Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

1poundSOCKS - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

BaildonBanker - Lead β - 04/Jun/12 with club

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Arjan

Hidden - 2nd β - 04/Jun/12

Dafydd Llywelyn - Solo rpt - 30/Apr/12 with Alex Minshall

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/12 with Andy Wilson

SarahA - Lead - 11/Mar/12

Jonny Fart-Pants - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with Adam Milward

Tom Keaveny - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/12

Daniels735 - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/12 with Chris Waters

keith leonard - Lead - 2012 with wife

akhughes - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/11

Leonie - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/11

funsized - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/11

jacobjlloyd - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/11

mikestr555 - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/11

Bold
Higher Primate - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Cam Stephen

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/11

Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/11

sam@work - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with tom

Needed to reach high near the flutes to get round
lewisg - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Nat

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with steve read

Hidden - Solo dnf - 09/Aug/11

Hannahbond - TR O/S - Aug/11

Klingon - 2nd - 31/Jul/11 with Clyde

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/11

SteveM - Lead - 11/Jul/11 with Rachael

Darrell Read - 2nd - 25/Jun/11 with Jon Rogerson

vix - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Liam, Chuck

Liam_Peoples - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with charles, Vicky

wayne higgins leeds uk - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Jimmy1976 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11 with Simon

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/11 with jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/11

Bisteris - Lead RP - 01/May/11

dainbramaged999 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Joshh Forber, Josh Smith

Joshh - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with smithjmw46, dainbramaged999

smithjmw46 - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Josh Forber, Nick Fry

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/11 with Erica

erica - 2nd dog - 08/Apr/11 with John

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Hugh

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/11

timmsy - 2nd - 07/Apr/11 with David_Gledson

David Kay - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Aaron O'Leary

AMJ098 - 2nd O/S - Apr/11 with louise cowie

robblowen - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Munch

munch88 - 2nd β - 23/Mar/11 with rob

Tom_Jermy - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

cookacat - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with tom

oooeese - Lead dog - Mar/11 with Adam Jordan

PeteH - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/11

wahniel - Lead O/S - 2011 with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell

BethM - 2011

danny33 - Lead - 2011

KevB - Lead - 21/Nov/10

Batt - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with andrea lewis

Hidden - 2nd β - 16/Oct/10

esther - Lead - Oct/10

joe_lancs - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

maggie505 - 2nd - 10/Sep/10 with Cliff Lowther

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/10

phleppy - Lead - 09/Sep/10 with stubba123

hugged the bulge instead of doing the pinch on the traverse
mfisher - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Olly Roberts

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jul/10

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/10 with Andy Wilson

petellis - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/10 with Rock and Dole

The Mountain Goat - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

rtatham - Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/10

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead - 09/May/10 with Alec Smith

APRS - Lead - 09/May/10 with Dafydd Llwelyn

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/10

Ewan Russell - Solo - 22/Apr/10 with Connor

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/10

David Bulley - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10

the_keef - 2nd β - 10/Apr/10 with Rob Ford

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/10

tony wood - 2nd - 03/Apr/10 with Sarah P, Danny Crump

LiL Saz - 2nd - 03/Apr/10 with Danny Crump

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Sarah Pentelow, Tony Wood

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/10

hailtryfan - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with AJ Bowley

simon kimber - Solo O/S - Apr/10

h-hewlett - Lead - Apr/10

Scary traverse, far from bomb proof nut didn't help either
cjbaker - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/10 with Jeni Smith

spragglerocks - 2nd RP - 21/Mar/10 with Matt Box

Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Rachel Spraggs

Boj S - Lead O/S - Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10

nice an easy. polished start.
slik tommy - Lead O/S - 2010

was really easy.
MilesMcgennity - Lead O/S - 2010 with Mikey B

pie_eater_pete - 2010 with Dave Sargent

RossG - 2010

Teappleby - Lead - 2010 with max

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Andrew Morton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/09

seemed to do this all wrong and as a result found it rather exciting
pebbles - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Desperate for HS. Thanks to Dave for help and support on route.
David Wynne - Lead - 12/Aug/09 with Dick Winslow

Kirk - 2nd - 11/Aug/09 with Skenders

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Gareth Lewis

Simonj - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/09 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/09

LiamAD - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/09 with JonL

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/09

Used knees on traverse. Not good.
lucasp - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Kieran (LMC)

hoyle118 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Kieran

timbo58 - Lead - 30/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/09

Jim
adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Jim, Adam

stoat - Lead - 27/May/09 with andy

Me in pic
v man - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Kat

MD - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Rob T

Good climb tricky traverse enjoyable
Johnny B Diggerman - TR O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Reese

gonzo_ls9 - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with gem

Blisco - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Mat Mitchell

The top traverse is a bit worrying on second, if your leader (understandably) doesn't place anything: you could whip round the corner and into the chimney if it goes wrong!
andybuckley - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Dave Williams

prwalker - 2nd - 28/Feb/09 with Dan Currie

buddha1369 - 2nd - 17/Feb/09 with Adam G (OB)

figfour - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/09

Nicos - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/09 with ryan

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/09 with Clare

Hidden - 2009

Had to jam my elbow in the break when travercing first time i ever used my elbow to jam.
ekaterina sigida - 2nd - 2009 with Lewis Vaughan

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/08

Simonj - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/08 with Andy

harryt - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Hannah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08

In a brief dry spell between thunderstorms. Much easier than the first time!
Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/08 with Carmen

heidavey - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/08 with Susi

red.stiletto - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/08 with heidavey

Claire S-J - Lead - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 18/May/08 with Olly

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Jack

Might just be getting my mojo back...
KeithW - 07/May/08 with Si Lambert

Mountain Llama - Lead - 04/Apr/08 with Mark F

Hidden - Lead - Apr/08

By headtorch.
Jack00 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Chris Bradley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

tallan9 - Lead - 2008

heidavey - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/07 with Susi

red.stiletto - 2nd dog - 31/Dec/07 with heidavey

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with philnorv

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/07

timreynolds - Lead - 06/Oct/07 with Steve Taylor

dazbarker - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/07 with Al Davis

freerangecat - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with Chris

no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Andy Millward, loudfish

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/07

Pete Randall - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/07 with Paul

jacurutu - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/07 with Mike B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07

Not sure I did this right - should have gone further up before going left.
Adam Greenwood - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/07 with John Beardmore

wilchivs - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Mark Walter

Mark Walter - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Wil Chivers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07

Eccentric - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Bunchuk

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Mtnexploits - Lead O/S - 17/May/07 with Spike

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Duncan B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Scott

Had a bit of a moment but its all good!
mikeyfield - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with McKiller

nick ferro - 2007

davetigger - 2007

northernneil - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/06

got my cam stuck, git!
charlie barnes - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/06 with chris

Avoided crux by traversing below it.
Will Smith - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Simon

Finally braved it, having backed off twice before
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Will

Harry The Owl - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/06 with Tony Sturgiss

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/06

Completed with not difficulties
kwickfit - TR O/S - 18/Jul/06 with Spike

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/06

Elsier - 2nd - May/06 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06

Asked to retrieve a bit of gear for a friend. Wish I hadn't done it in trainers but still enjoyable.
Oddjob - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Dr Danger

jchenoweth - Lead - 18/Mar/06 with Oddjob (Alex)

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Mar/06 with jez

adam carless - 2006 with Pali

andysroom - Lead O/S - 2006

Xav - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/05

clive-greenwood - Lead - 11/Jul/05 with Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - 2nd - 11/Jul/05 with Clive Greenwood

sdht - 2005

barney_edin - 15/Nov/04

Hidden - Solo - Jun/04

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/04

antroy - Lead - 25/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

stewart murray - 2nd - 2004 with Derek Sutton

Brown - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/03

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/03

kitch22 - TR - 19/Sep/02 with Daniel Metcalfe

Matt Rowat - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/02

dougiestein - Lead - Apr/02

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/02

hdog76 - 2002

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Dec/01

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/01 with Anni

ando227 - Lead O/S - Aug/01

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/00 with Andy Blakely

Whealiebob - 2000 with Robin

Jonathan Richardson - Lead - 2000

Bug - Lead O/S - 1999 with Robert

andrew300169 - Lead - 16/Feb/98

jfmchivall - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/97

chrishedgehog - 2nd - 08/Aug/96 with Dan Bailey

nickdonohue - Lead - 25/Feb/95

nai - 2nd - 1995

rurp - Lead O/S - 1995

rob.grafton - 1995

dazbarker - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/94

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 21/May/92

Richard White - 1990

lithos - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Pete Pozman - Solo rpt - 20/Oct/89

Pete Pozman - Solo rpt - 16/Oct/89

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988

craig h - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/87

Tenko - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/86 with Jez Wardman

Pete Pozman - 2nd rpt - 17/Nov/85 with John Byrne

Pete Ford - Lead - Mar/84

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jan/77

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/75

mikej - Solo - 06/Jun/72 with Stewart Grant, E

mikej - Lead - 23/Mar/72 with Gordon Harris, Stewart Grant

mikej - Solo - 13/May/71

Hidden - Solo - 1970

And probably well over a hundred times since!
Dave Musgrove - Solo - 1968

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Voting
Total votes cast 80
hard VS0 of 30
VS0 of 30
easy VS1 of 30
hard HS14 of 30
HS13 of 30
easy HS1 of 30
hard S1 of 30
S0 of 30
easy S0 of 30
hard 4c0 of 25
4c0 of 25
easy 4c0 of 25
hard 4b16 of 25
4b4 of 25
easy 4b4 of 25
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2 Stars8 of 25
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Style of ascent

Soloed35 of 317 (11.0%)
Lead170 of 317 (53.6%)
Followed82 of 317 (25.9%)
Toproped4 of 317 (1.3%)
Alt Leads3 of 317 (0.9%)
Unknown23 of 317 (7.3%)

'Climbed'118 of 317 (37.2%)
clean O/S160 of 317 (50.5%)
clean β5 of 317 (1.6%)
clean rpt25 of 317 (7.9%)
clean RP2 of 317 (0.6%)
dogged5 of 317 (1.6%)
dnf2 of 317 (0.6%)