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What the Hell* VS 4b

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[Start of Morning Crack, Hell Hath No Fury and What The Hell, 3 kb]20m. The central crack gives a fine little route, steep, sustained and often a bit of a struggle. © ROCKFAX
FA. Jack Soper and members of SUMC 1957

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

Photo: Start of Morning Crack, Hell Hath No Fury and What The Hell © Kelly D
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This climb is in 81 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Like many people I was mislead by the Rockfax guide and thought this was the Severe 4a! I was taking Ste out for his first rock climbing experience and promised to find something dead easy and enjoyable. I don't think it ticked either box for him! I enjoyed it though, although VS 4b is definitely more like it than S 4a!
madasten - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Ste, Gaz

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/14

Clean on-sight, but only just. Quite a struggle at the grade with little good gear near the top. 4c gets my vote. No polish though, which was nice.
treg - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Patrick

Hidden - 2014

sting - TR - 06/Aug/13 with Mike Sender, Mike Traxion

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Chris Gooder, Tony

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Martin Haworth

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Nick Mitchell

Very polished. Climbed it about 15 years ago and rememember it being pretty stiff for VS then.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 11/Nov/12 with Tony Holdsworth

Nice day, frequent sunny spells.
Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 11/Nov/12 with Andy Sloan

jasonpm - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Steve IMC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/12

Finished, this times the crows nest was abandoned, just a little dust and feathers.
Lukem6 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12

Fragmod - 2nd - 17/Jun/12

great route and surprisingly unpolished
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Richard Williams

cragtyke - Lead - 17/Jun/12

Hidden - 2012

Palindrome - 2nd - Oct/11

Lead after the two girls tried and stopped at the crux, they thought it was the severe, as did I. Thought it seemed a bit tough at severe!
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 14/Jul/11 with Rob Middleton, Jane Rigby, Hannah Moulton

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

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

WARNING CROWS NESTING IN CRACK... YOU WILL GET STICKS THROWN ON you. Did Direct start.
Lukem6 - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/11

hard at the grade
ben_250 - Lead O/S - 05/May/11 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

grubes - 2nd - 29/Jun/10 with Alex

1st Fumble Drop of rack of wires...
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Luke

Hard for the grade
Ropeboy - Lead - 22/Jun/10 with Bunny

Okay, but quite in your face and thuggy.
Oliver Branagan - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Mikey B, Miles M

I led half this route in the mistaken belief that it was Morning Crack S 4a! Ho ho. Pretty sustained and thuggy especially the wider top section and I had to the rest on the rope, struggling to get a hex out . Several loose holds on the horrible short lower wall section...
Babika - TR dog - 25/Oct/09 with Charles Leek

Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Martin Haworth

colin milton - 2nd - 03/Oct/09 with Sari Nevala

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/09

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Jules

Ketu - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/09 with Nigel

Dinger - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Pete Davies

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/09

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 17/May/09 with Matt Snape

amstel - 2nd - 17/May/09 with Alan James - UKC

This took us much longer than it should have done, but otherwise a very enjoyable, challenging and energy sapping climb.
benjizac - 2nd dog - 26/Oct/08 with Rory Juss

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

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

Climbed under the impression that it was Morning Crack (the topo is wrong). No wonder it felt hard and bold for Severe!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/08

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

BenJacobs - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Dw

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Jul/06

Also with Dan and Tom
Phil1967 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Ed

smudge - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Phil

Stone Muppet - 2004

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/98

ChrisJD - 2nd - 11/Jul/97 with TimSp

Roget - Lead rpt - 17/Mar/96

tlr - Lead - Nov/94 with Pete D

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/94 with Gamba, Rachel Nicolson

OMSKB - TR - Jul/89

Hidden - Mar/89

Hidden - 1987

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

babymoac - 1985

Hidden - 12/Mar/83

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/82

andy tetsill - Lead - Sep/81 with Rob Kevan

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

Hidden - Lead - 23/Nov/80

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/78

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Feb/77

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 09/Jul/76 with Dave Ellis

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

Mark Kemball - Lead - 25/Oct/75 with Ian Grace

petemeads - Lead - 1975

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1974

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 08/Apr/73

Dave Westby - Lead O/S - 1972 with Phil Caley

greenbuoy - Lead - 26/May/71 with Bob Lister

bob@daysmill - Lead β - 1971

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

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Voting
Total votes cast 48
hard HVS0 of 18
HVS0 of 18
easy HVS1 of 18
hard VS11 of 18
VS5 of 18
easy VS1 of 18
hard HS0 of 18
HS0 of 18
easy HS0 of 18
hard 4c0 of 18
4c2 of 18
easy 4c13 of 18
hard 4b1 of 18
4b2 of 18
easy 4b0 of 18
hard 4a0 of 18
4a0 of 18
easy 4a0 of 18
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Style of ascent

Lead50 of 81 (61.7%)
Followed19 of 81 (23.5%)
Toproped3 of 81 (3.7%)
Unknown9 of 81 (11.1%)

'Climbed'39 of 81 (48.1%)
clean O/S32 of 81 (39.5%)
clean β1 of 81 (1.2%)
clean rpt5 of 81 (6.2%)
dogged2 of 81 (2.5%)
dnf2 of 81 (2.5%)