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Lightning Crack* HVS 5b

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25m, 2 pitches. 1) 5b, 10m. Quickly gain the thin hanging crack with difficulty and follow it to ledges and a belay. 2) 4c, 15m. The wall on the left is climbed via a rounded mantelshelf. The pitch can be improved by hand-traversing the rounded pod that runs out towards the arete just below the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

soph - AltLd - 23/Jul/14 with Lindy Smith

15/31. Had a bit of a mare, definite low point. Fell a couple of times getting off the ground resulting in rope burn and draining of motivation.
Nick Russell - 2nd - 21/Jul/14 with Alex Winter

15 on Staffordshire nose. Fierce couple of moves to start. Pretty rubbish route.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Nick

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14

dan gibson - 29/Jun/14 with michael porter

morganator - Lead β - 26/May/14 with Sophie Whyte

soph - Lead rpt - 18/May/14 with Lindy Smith

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

Painful start. Think I'll tape my fingers next time
morganator - Lead - 11/Apr/14 with Sophie Whyte

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

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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 11/Aug/12

one move wonder. sometimes on my boulder circuit now
northy1983 - Lead - 27/Jul/12 with andi t

Julesthe1st - AltLd RP - 01/Apr/12 with Sean

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/11

donkster - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/11 with ben

HARD moves at the start, we took it in turns to get beaten up by this route, sent it in the end after some awkward thrutching, so glad to have done it afterwards, some nice rock and nice moves on the secon pitch as well, which looked a little airy on the lead.
Andrew Abraham - Lead dog - 31/Mar/11 with Nick Whimster

lead 2nd pitch. getting into crack at start of route is Hard!
nickwhimster - AltLd dog - 31/Mar/11 with Andrew Abraham

John Mckeating - 2011

Phil PBC - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Sean Kelly - 2008

mark s - 2005

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Aug/92

Roget - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/91

Hammy - Solo - 27/Apr/86

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Bloke on a Rope, PanzerHanzler

Voting
Total votes cast 17
hard E10 of 6
E10 of 6
easy E11 of 6
hard HVS3 of 6
HVS2 of 6
easy HVS0 of 6
hard VS0 of 6
VS0 of 6
easy VS0 of 6
hard 5c0 of 6
5c0 of 6
easy 5c3 of 6
hard 5b2 of 6
5b1 of 6
easy 5b0 of 6
hard 5a0 of 6
5a0 of 6
easy 5a0 of 6
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 30 (10.0%)
Lead12 of 30 (40.0%)
Followed4 of 30 (13.3%)
Alt Leads5 of 30 (16.7%)
Unknown6 of 30 (20.0%)

'Climbed'15 of 30 (50.0%)
clean O/S5 of 30 (16.7%)
clean β1 of 30 (3.3%)
clean rpt3 of 30 (10.0%)
clean RP2 of 30 (6.7%)
dogged2 of 30 (6.7%)
dnf2 of 30 (6.7%)