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[Nick Halstead
Bloody Cracks VDiff, 1 kb]12m. Climb thin parallel cracks to the protruding square arete and tackle this by the steep groove on the right. © ROCKFAX

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 127 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

MD - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Jo

Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Mike D

Dan Crook - 2nd - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

john_ni - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Peak CC

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/May/14

oodie72 - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Ingo Boegeman, Fraser Campbell

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14

ben.phillips - 2nd dog - 29/Dec/13 with Jared Kitchen

MatthewH - Lead β - 10/Nov/13 with Dan

snapperdan - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/13

D.botts87 - 2nd - 24/Jul/13 with Jerome

Jeromecooper - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13

jshields - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Ben Devonport, Roman Jivkov

bendevonport - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/13 with Jon Shields

Partner: Tom
Connolly8684 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/13

The Patriot - Lead - 10/Jun/13

It's tough at the top! (and very eliminate at the bottom)
rockman - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Gareth L

SuperLee1985 - 2nd β - 09/Jun/13

HB1 - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with KB

Matt_C9716 - Lead - 16/May/13

PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Andrew Graham

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Lee Stanley

Lumbering Oaf - Lead dog - 27/Apr/13 with Alex Young

Will Sheaff - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13 with Nick R

Might have made it clean if it hadn't been so windy
gpcomps - Lead dog - 16/Apr/13 with Chris Bridgland

Tricky last few moves.
Stoff - 2nd dog - 16/Apr/13 with gpcomps

carl roberts - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13

the power - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with deacon

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Oct/12

petekeron - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/12 with Solo

scary last two moves
The Blue Bucket - Lead RP - Jul/12

Duncan 88 - Lead dog - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/12

sputnik - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Mrs Z

c00kie - 2nd - 10/Jun/12 with Gavin

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/12

Batt - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Si Coldrick

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/12

Misread the top exit by the small groove several times and rested. Eventually read it better and finished it. Must go back!
joemallia - Lead dog - 06/Nov/11 with Fidel Sciamanna

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/11

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with steve mount

claregardiner - Lead - 14/Aug/11

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Nick

richyg - Lead - 13/Aug/11

richyg - 2nd - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Aug/11

gpcomps - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/11 with Chris Bridgland

Stoff - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11 with gpcomps

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Mikael

Mikael - Lead - 09/Jul/11

cem - 2nd - 08/May/11 with Rob Truckle

paul79 - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

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

dpmUK - Lead dog - 19/Apr/11 with Jen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/11

dabreen - Lead - 19/Apr/11 with campbell west

arctic_jen - 2nd - 19/Apr/11 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11

whiting.jp - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with jamesca

psychicbread - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with James

Hidden - Lead - 13/Mar/11

pauldr - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10 with andy

Ben Hollands - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/10 with Chris Harding

Top was def the hardest bit! Move up enough before going right
Batt - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Si Coldrick

On Jon's gear, down climbed from the crux before committing
Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Jon Taylor

davidwright - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/10

Ended up on the left arete of the top block instead of going right. The middle section is good altho tougher than it looks. Technical climbing and good protection all the way.
Alan100 - Lead - 12/Jun/10

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

John Newbiggin - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with samsimpson

gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10

Double Knee Bar - 2nd dog - 30/May/10 with Iain

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/May/10

donkster - Lead rpt - 12/May/10 with pete buswell

wilkie14c - Lead dog - 27/Apr/10 with Dave Clarke

philw - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with liv_the_div

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09

julian allen - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

A Downing - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Ben Monkton

B_M - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Andrew Downing

Rampikino - Lead - 13/Sep/09 with Cat

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

axeman - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with schofield

richorme - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Wendy Potts

deejmonkey - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Tom

tomparrott - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with DJ

roscoe6 - Lead - 16/Nov/08

previously seconded.Need to stay on buttress with no straying to get the grade.
bobpilgrem - Lead β - 14/Sep/08 with Bob/Nic

Bob - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with M. Bullough

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/08

JWB - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with My brother Robin

followed to clean another climbers gear.
bobpilgrem - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Aug/08

snakebite - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08 with Jim Graham

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

went off route again
stordys - 2008

TGreen - Lead dnf - 03/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/07

Stig - 2nd O/S - 25/May/07 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Darragh - May/07 with Hanna, Colm, Pat

donkster - Lead O/S - 2007 with dennis

Hidden - TR - 07/Sep/05

JonBray - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/05

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Jon

Jonny M - Lead dog - 23/Jul/05 with Victim of Maths

A Crook - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/04 with Dom Stockton

FrankW - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/04 with Chris R

Hidden - 2003

phardman - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/00 with Teresa

Howard J - 2nd dnf - 25/Jul/95 with Steve Jolley

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/91

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Voting
Total votes cast 96
hard E10 of 36
E10 of 36
easy E11 of 36
hard HVS21 of 36
HVS13 of 36
easy HVS1 of 36
hard VS0 of 36
VS0 of 36
easy VS0 of 36
hard 5b0 of 33
5b0 of 33
easy 5b22 of 33
hard 5a6 of 33
5a5 of 33
easy 5a0 of 33
hard 4c0 of 33
4c0 of 33
easy 4c0 of 33
3 Stars0 of 27
2 Stars3 of 27
1 Star20 of 27
0 Stars4 of 27
Bag of .....0 of 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 127 (2.4%)
Lead74 of 127 (58.3%)
Followed45 of 127 (35.4%)
Toproped1 of 127 (0.8%)
Unknown4 of 127 (3.1%)

'Climbed'41 of 127 (32.3%)
clean O/S58 of 127 (45.7%)
clean β3 of 127 (2.4%)
clean rpt3 of 127 (2.4%)
clean RP2 of 127 (1.6%)
dogged17 of 127 (13.4%)
dnf3 of 127 (2.4%)