Green Crack VS 5a
[Checking out the Green Crack. HVS?, 2 kb]8m.

Rockfax Description
8m. The crack and widening green groove are classic Ramshaw terrain. One for digging out the bullet-proof clothing maybe? © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Harrop 1972

Ticklists: BMC staffordshire "crackers dozen" crack school.

Photo: Checking out the Green Crack. HVS? © Ben T@ylor
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This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

What a BEAST! Hardest thing we did all weekend. To people that climb this with style grace and ease; I salute you!
SGD - 2nd - 05/Sep/15 with Tom Relf

Are you having a laugh VS 5a. Struggled more on this than on traveller in time the E4. I didn't really want to do it, not my thing but Tom persuaded me a good laugh. Unfortunately took one rest on the gear as I couldn't down climb, arms legs body got stuck in the wide crack.
Dale - Lead dog - Sep/15 with Tom stu friend

Hard. Don't get sucked too deep into the crack!
adamre12 - Lead dog - 04/May/15 with James Ayres

HVS 5b in bmc guide, absolutely not VS 5a! tough nut, but great!
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Andrew Graham

John Higgs - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/15 with Caitlin Bell

Awesome. Looks harmless, but the undercut off-width really entertains.
switch - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Leanne

Close but no cigar ;) Maybe next time?
timjones - Lead dog - 16/Jun/14

Nightmare. Had to come back down to the ground for a half-time breather.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with George

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13

I stood up in the crack again (the same point as last year) and was able to reach the back of the highest chockstone, with the same inexplicable thought. What the hell do I do now?
Mark Collins - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/13 with Neil Henson

timjones - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/13

This is as hard as nails!
augustus trout - Lead dog - 10/Jul/13 with Helen Boothman, Mark Pilling

Helen Boothman - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/13

Epic fail! Defeated by the chockstone...
Ben T@ylor - Lead dnf - 22/May/13 with Alex wright

Not a challenge until the chock stone crux.Then defeated me every time.
detritus - Lead dnf - 22/May/13 with Ben Taylor

After 2 falls, I was lowered down. Then after the rest, I flashed it (technically it is in yo-yo style). It is not even remotely close to 5a!
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 14/Oct/12 with Mitch

Fell off about 5 times at the 'crux', which turns out is a massively awkward thrutch. Still pretty awesome. But much harder than the grade suggests.
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead dnf - 14/Oct/12 with Stuart Reeves

Sam Cooke - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/12 with Mark Challoner

Jay C - Lead - 29/Sep/12 with Matt B

Worked out the trick this time, just grovel like hell!
Dan Geh - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/12 with Neil Mackie

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with jay

Got spanked good by this beast. Such a sandbag, brutal!
Dan Geh - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/12 with Roxy

Hidden - 2012

Stumped by the wide crack.
TerryLines - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/11

this crack is a man-eater
krispy_fish2000 - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/11 with TERRY LINES

Andrew Abraham - Lead β - 24/Oct/10 with Chris

Nearly got stuck and fell, but thrutched it and made a meal of it. Alex had rucksack clipped to him after this one!
Duffers - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Alex

tim123487 - 2nd - 16/Apr/10 with arran fradgely, josh fielden, murray weatherly sinclair

donkster - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with trigg

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/09

keithie - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/09 with Charlie

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Aug/09

Led on Alex's gear after he backed off. Bloody hard work!
victim of mathematics - Lead β - 23/Aug/09 with Alex

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Aug/09

monsteratt - Lead β - 30/May/09 with Andy Abe and & Co

MattT88 - Lead rpt - 03/May/09 with Jason Turner

Still need to lead properly as gear preplaced by Alex
MattT88 - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/09 with Alex Flemming

Damn this route!
Andrew Abraham - 2nd dnf - 2009

Hidden - 2005

Typical Ramshaw. Thuggery, hard work, grade correct for Ramshaw, HVS 5b anywhere else. Excellent.
jimshrimp - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/04

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/02

Roget - Lead O/S - 2002 with jon

babymoac - Lead - 03/Sep/89 with Sid & Chris B

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Leo Choi, SuperLee1985, Stopsy

Total votes cast 57
hard HVS2 of 21
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