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How the Hell* VS 4c

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20m. The left-hand crack gives a good sustained pitch with a mixture of loose and polished holds. Finish either rightwards, leftwards or direct over the bulge. © ROCKFAX
Start up the short wall below the central crack then move left to the left-hand crack. Finish either rightwards, leftwards or direct over the bulge. Note, the Rockfax topo is wrong - route 22 is actually What the Hell, route 20 is How the Hell, and route 19 is the left hand finish to How the Hell. Morning Crack is not marked on the topo.
FA. Joe Brown 1950

Ticklists: Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/14 with Simon

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/14

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Graeme, Pete

Good, not really any loose rock as the rockfax guide suggests. The start looks crap but is actually nice bridging avoiding the "muddy bit" Will be worth coming back to lead as possibly worth 2 stars
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Pete Wimbush, Jim

Hidden - 2012

biobuild - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/11

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11 with Andy Shep

Phil1967 - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Dan

Cleaned the crack out, even more gear placements! Super climb, nice and clean, good rock, little polish, well worth seeking out. Definitely worth 2 stars.
smudge - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Phil

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Rob Truckle

Brown - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/08 with Bridget

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with Brown

Climbed it thinking that it was What the Hell (the topo in the guidebook is wrong). No wonder it felt hard for 4b!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Carmen

Al Evans - 2008

Tried going left at the top, pulled a big block off and peeled off backwards
cem - Lead dog - 26/Feb/06 with Graham Dolman

Iain Thow - 2nd - 13/Feb/00 with Richard Plant

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

ChrisJD - Lead - 11/Jul/97 with TimSp

Roget - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/91

OMSKB - TR - Jul/89

Hidden - Mar/89

Hidden - 1987

Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/86 with Mark Gray

sadams - Lead - 19/May/85 with John from London

babymoac - 1985

Hidden - 12/Mar/83

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/83

Ian Jones - 1981 with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey

tapley - Lead - 22/Mar/80 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/77

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/77

JohnHutch - May/77

rogerskews - 1976

Nigel Bond - Lead - 29/Nov/75 with Andy Brown

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 21/Apr/75 with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson

petemeads - Lead - 1975

Dave Musgrove - 12/Jan/74

greenbuoy - 2nd - 26/May/71 with Bob Lister

mikej - Lead - 03/Mar/68 with Wil Hurford

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
mapperley samurai, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 26
hard HVS0 of 10
HVS0 of 10
easy HVS0 of 10
hard VS2 of 10
VS8 of 10
easy VS0 of 10
hard HS0 of 10
HS0 of 10
easy HS0 of 10
hard 5a0 of 10
5a0 of 10
easy 5a0 of 10
hard 4c1 of 10
4c9 of 10
easy 4c0 of 10
hard 4b0 of 10
4b0 of 10
easy 4b0 of 10
3 Stars0 of 6
2 Stars5 of 6
1 Star1 of 6
0 Stars0 of 6
Bag of .....0 of 6
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Style of ascent

Lead19 of 40 (47.5%)
Followed10 of 40 (25.0%)
Toproped1 of 40 (2.5%)
Unknown10 of 40 (25.0%)

'Climbed'22 of 40 (55.0%)
clean O/S16 of 40 (40.0%)
clean rpt1 of 40 (2.5%)
dogged1 of 40 (2.5%)