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Crow's Nest Crack*** VS 4c

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[crow's nest crack, 2 kb]80m, 2 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 86 logbooks, and on 29 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/14

I lead the first pitch, which felt much harder and scarier than VS
DavidMcK - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Adam Harris

Some lose rock at top of initial spike, Guide Book used infers start is crux but not so. Most of us will do this in a different style from the first ascensionist - see Creagh Dhu Climber page 71
David Smith - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/14 with Rik

gjd - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Sam Burns

Dougbart - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/13

jack_eadie - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with GBM

Nice. P1; finished Hangman's Crack.
Binder - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Naomi B

DougSt - AltLd - 2013

Bit go-ey for the grade, though could have something to do with 2 months off climbing. Finished up Hangman's.
niallk - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Sarah

SnowdonGypsy - Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/12

Bobby Pearson - AltLd - 18/Jun/12 with Olly P

cem - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with Graham Dolman

Euan Strachan - 25/Sep/11

May have accidentally taken a more direct line, pretty wet at the top.
MarcusP - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Charlie, Joe

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/11

Blatant undergrading.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Dan Moore

Led 1st pitch.
borderline - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Fiona M

LibS - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Matt Dooner, Tom Smith

Did second pitch to finish shackle route then returned to lead the first which was even better but felt very hard for vs 4c being pretty tech, thrucksy and sustained.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Warren, American Scot

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Rick Ashton - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Peter McCallum

MonkeyDawson - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with Liz Brooker

andybroadway - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Simon Taylor, Brian Whitworth

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

awesome route. Graeme, who led the climb, found picking out the route difficult. I am not used to climbing VS and so found difficult. Enjoyed the first move past overhanging rock very much. While following right hand crack the step across on to the slab very difficult. All in all enjoyed route very much, even though was scary on the rock.
stef050 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with sam, graeme watson

led first pitch
abbeywall - AltLd - 05/Jun/10 with K

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with phil emerson

Phil Emerson - AltLd - Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/10

and kenny
smcw - Lead - May/10 with zoe anderson

ZA - 2nd - May/10 with smcw

Retreated after placing the small ammount of gear we had within a few meters of climbing
Dribble223 - 2nd dnf - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/09

Second pitch is a bit loose and grotty, 1st pitch great sustained climbing
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Al Goodridge

Chris L Hill - 2nd O/S - Apr/09 with Simon Pearce

tomdude - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/08 with fabio

great first pitch, sustained technical climbing all the way.
Chris wilson - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Murdo

Seconded first pitch. Wonderfully sustained.
thebat - 2nd - 22/Aug/08 with Ontour

2nd pitch only done as finnish to shackle route
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - Jun/08

GScot38 - Lead O/S - 14/May/08

Great climb but had some very loose rock (I removed quite a large rock from the second pitch after Leighn stood on it and nearly dropped it on me below). A good piece of advice for glencoe routes, factor in some extra time for finding your route and don't risk being on the top when it gets dark. That was a scary descent...
R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Leighn Chambers

Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Alex R (StAUMC)

jaybob - AltLd O/S - Oct/07 with pete n

jaybob - AltLd - Sep/07 with dougie

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/07 with Eddie

ed woods - AltLd - 21/Jul/07 with Marshall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/07

sgl - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07

K Wall - Lead - 05/May/07 with Martin

alan wilson - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007

Captain Solo - Lead - 23/Sep/06 with Jim Marshall

I seconded pitch 1 of this and lead pitch two of shackle route
CurlyStevo - 2nd - 2006

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 15/May/05 with John B

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Aug/04

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/03

220bpm - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Snowboarder

snowboarder - 2nd - Aug/03 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/02

Jamie B - Lead - Aug/02 with Elliot Menzies

BRUCESTRAC - 2000

gypsy3006 - 2000

alan moore - 2000

BobbyMotherwell - Lead O/S - Jun/97 with Colin Donnelly

dangates - 1996

CMacD - 1992

CMacD - 1992

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/91

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/91 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/91 with Steven Delderfield

Yourlead - 2nd - 27/May/91 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/88

cam1401 - AltLd - May/85 with Dave

mark mcgowan01 - 1984

Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Sep/79 with Sarah Bridge

Lone Rider - AltLd - 1979

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Voting
Total votes cast 76
hard HVS0 of 27
HVS1 of 27
easy HVS3 of 27
hard VS20 of 27
VS3 of 27
easy VS0 of 27
hard HS0 of 27
HS0 of 27
easy HS0 of 27
hard 5a0 of 24
5a0 of 24
easy 5a8 of 24
hard 4c13 of 24
4c3 of 24
easy 4c0 of 24
hard 4b0 of 24
4b0 of 24
easy 4b0 of 24
3 Stars13 of 25
2 Stars12 of 25
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Style of ascent

Lead27 of 86 (31.4%)
Followed15 of 86 (17.4%)
Alt Leads31 of 86 (36.0%)
Unknown13 of 86 (15.1%)

'Climbed'48 of 86 (55.8%)
clean O/S36 of 86 (41.9%)
dogged1 of 86 (1.2%)
dnf1 of 86 (1.2%)