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Teck Crack* HVS 5b

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[Robo finishing the Inertia Reel Traverse...in his mind., 2 kb]24m, 2 pitches. 1) 4a, 10m. Climb the grotty gully and cross the slab leftwards to a stance at the foot of the steep crack. 2) 5c, 14m. Jam and layback the crack (5b to grit gurus?) to a pleasant, seated stance by a plaque that explains the route's name, which is not to do with it being technical! © ROCKFAX
FA. Joe Brown 1958

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List.

Photo: Robo finishing the Inertia Reel Traverse...in his mind. © Claire Sheppard
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

morganator - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Sophie Whyte

soph - 2nd - 11/Apr/14 with jon morgan

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 27/Sep/13

I couldn't pass the initial layback part... Climbed down many times to the ledge and finally fell off. Soooo hard!
masa-alpin - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/13 with Simon P

Climbster - 2nd β - 04/Sep/13 with Ian

Did this after 6 days of climbing, and when i finally got to the base of the route and had a look at it my heart sank! Went with a bit of a tussle, i find punching yourself in the face helps you get the psyche required for success!
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Matt

andi turner - AltLd - 22/Jul/13 with pete bridgwood

henry francis - Lead RP - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/13

Brown - 2nd - 22/Sep/12 with Andy R

Jonny Nick - 2nd - 20/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/11

chris ebbutt - Lead - 21/May/11 with Emma

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11

John Mckeating - 2011

bloody dirty. have done since with andi for a more respectful ascent
northy1983 - Lead - 2011 with david h

Nice route, it was hard work starting the crack, especially as there was a lot of mud washed down the route!
Andrew Abraham - 2nd β - 27/Sep/10 with Clement Attwood

Took a while to commit to this. The start feels v steep and getting feet established for a good layback was tricky. Spent a while going up and downclimbing. Pretty straightforward once the you get the good layback. but still strenuous and difficult to place gear.
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Andrew Abraham

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/May/10

Hard start, but brilliant climbing.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 08/May/10 with Noel Peatfield

ndp - 2nd - 08/May/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with michael porter

Jake climbed the tree to avoid the lower part of the crack
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/08 with J. Iles-Smith

Smelly Fox - AltLd - 03/May/05 with Mark Button

mark s - 2005

Hidden - 2005

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2001

tlr - Lead - 2000

philhilo - 2000 with brian rodgers

ste_d - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/98 with mik

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/98

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 27/May/95 with Dave McGimpsey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/93

ChrisJD - Lead - 22/May/93 with Alex

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 15/Apr/93 with Bill Kemball

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/93

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Aug/92

Roget - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/92

whispering nic - Lead - Oct/91 with slow hand nick

Nigel Coe - 1991 with Scott Titt

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, SuperLee1985, Hidden, Jackmccormack, kim.mulji, masa-alpin, mmmhumous, PeteWilson, Dave Mason, Hidden, riddle, Hidden, PanzerHanzler, Will Hunt, EAYL

Voting
Total votes cast 19
hard E12 of 5
E11 of 5
easy E10 of 5
hard HVS0 of 5
HVS2 of 5
easy HVS0 of 5
hard VS0 of 5
VS0 of 5
easy VS0 of 5
hard 5c2 of 4
5c1 of 4
easy 5c0 of 4
hard 5b0 of 4
5b1 of 4
easy 5b0 of 4
hard 5a0 of 4
5a0 of 4
easy 5a0 of 4
3 Stars2 of 10
2 Stars4 of 10
1 Star4 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 47 (2.1%)
Lead25 of 47 (53.2%)
Followed9 of 47 (19.1%)
Alt Leads5 of 47 (10.6%)
Unknown7 of 47 (14.9%)

'Climbed'23 of 47 (48.9%)
clean O/S15 of 47 (31.9%)
clean β2 of 47 (4.3%)
clean rpt1 of 47 (2.1%)
clean RP1 of 47 (2.1%)
dogged2 of 47 (4.3%)
dnf3 of 47 (6.4%)