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Cannonball Crack* S 4b

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[Me leading Cannonball Crack on the Roaches lower teir, 3 kb]12m. The wide crack is awkward to start and leads to a leftwards exit over a chockstone. Trivia Question: how many other Cannonball Cracks are there in the Peak? © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS.

Photo: Me leading Cannonball Crack on the Roaches lower teir © JamesBurton
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This climb is in 156 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14

mrdigitaljedi - Lead - 05/Jul/14 with stokienomad

stokienomad - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/14 with Chris Kent

Finn Curry - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with John Wilshaw

Pintsize - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Angus McBride

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14

PeteNichols - 2nd - 12/Jun/14 with David Nichols

DWebs - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14

mikedevcole - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

This would have been a really nice route. Looked a little green but the grip was good. However I forgot about the bit in the guidebook that said 'exit left over the chockstone' and tried to finish direct wich is much harder and resulted in pump, panic and a rest on the rope.
SuperLee1985 - Lead dog - 16/Mar/14 with Dan Roberts

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Chris Murray

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/13

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 04/Sep/13 with Lizzie Covey, Dan Chadfield

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13

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

stokienomad - Lead - 26/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

carl roberts - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13

bobstones - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Mike W - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/13

Cerin Smith - Lead RP - Jun/13 with Tom Baldwin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/13

BB95 - 2nd - 19/May/13 with Saul Gilsenan

nic_andrews - Lead - 01/May/13 with Andy Lees

stokienomad - Lead - 2013

teespaddler - 2013

kozzi - Lead dog - 14/Aug/12 with luke thomas

pahaha! slipped on second after green, wet rock! Not one to make excuses but really be careful :/
crimpy - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/12 with kozzi

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Dave Lomax

eloise - TR dog - 11/Jul/12

climb the peak - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/12

almost fucked it up by taking a direct line... thank fully we consulted the guide book for the proper route direction
Killianmurphy - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Trina B

Trina B - 2nd dog - 04/May/12 with Killian Murphy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12

kez1 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with mike jones

Hidden - 2012

MattT88 - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/11 with Rob Kinsella, Suze Slade

HassenBali - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with WR

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

the layback start is very polished
Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Ian

jaxxman - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Dave Wheeler

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Really enjoyed this.
Babika - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Greg Jones, Charles Leek

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11

donkster - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with neil, mudders

ross brinson - 2nd - 07/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11

sneaks - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/11 with stephen, janey

Heinous...
mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Verity Auty

Spanner - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Ryan Mcglen

CChafer - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hayles - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with terry Gilbert

matty123 - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Verity Auty

Spanner - Lead - 28/Apr/11 with Bweakers

Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Iain

Peter Holder - Lead - 21/Apr/11 with Aimee Wariner

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/11

quite tough - and an airy step across to the chockstone
hms - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Andy

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/11

keith leonard - 2011

Hidden - 2011

this polished and awkward proper traditional gritstone route
Chris Harding - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Wendy

josephgrimwade - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Nathan Coward

j4kub - Lead - 01/Aug/10 with claire gibson

SteWatkins - Aug/10

tony wood - Lead RP - 02/Jul/10 with gareth robarts

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/10

FrankW - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Andy P, Lee Bonner

minus273degrees - 2nd - 11/May/10

JamesBurton - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Emma Howson, Will Pope

becoming-stranger - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with JamesBurton

treeminkies - Lead - 17/Apr/10 with carole

Hidden - 2010

ml_si - Lead - 2010

LP - 2010

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Matt Barnet

Steeve - Lead O/S - Oct/09

nice first route of the day.
si_green99 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Mike Redding, Neil Peck

peaches69 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with sarah

Lallylandslider - 2nd - 12/Jun/09 with michael doyle

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/09

dannymoo99 - Lead - 02/Jun/09 with Tom Shooter

will randall - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with sarah

interesting start and awkward finish.
Hixmclix - 13/May/09 with jhono

Didn't feel like leading it... It wasn't a nice climb.
Jona Ure - 2nd - 13/May/09 with Adam Hicks

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

Finished it first time. First outdoor lead! maybe should have picked an easier one...
jmccloy - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with J stanks

Alaina - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09 with JCB

mataius - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

Andrew Lester - Lead - 12/Mar/09

Kayan - Lead O/S - 2009

Rachey86 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Sam C

williap - Solo - 09/Oct/08 with Hartley

Slippery start, finish fun
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead dog - 21/Sep/08 with Abi Greves

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/08

Really good climb. Fell the once at the start while bridging, second piece of gear ripped but fell on a good nut. Apart from that climbed it fine (from the bottom)
tdudley - Lead RP - 27/Jul/08 with Mike Dudley

mike_hough_uk - 2nd - 18/May/08 with chri55ie

chri55ie - Lead - 18/May/08 with Mike Hough

Disco leg at the top when moving across the boulder
sarah87 - 2nd dog - 14/May/08 with Andy Knight, Daniel Cummings

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07

Keith Jones - 2nd - 27/Jun/07 with ali, David

bobpilgrem - TR - 12/Jun/07 with Bob/Nic

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/07

rather difficult
alek - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/07 with Laurence Everett

I fell off so alek lead, bloody good work
Laurence Everitt - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/07 with Alek Kumar

Rob Laird - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/06

Horrible, slippy and shiny and wet.
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - 16/Aug/06 with Marvino

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/06

tomboyle - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/06

WillBroad - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/06

v polished.
kendogcatchy - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/06 with Paul Martindale

gets the heart pumpin!
flyboy86 - Lead dog - Jun/06 with Nick (kendogcatchy)

Initial crack a joy to jam
edmitchell - 2nd O/S - 30/May/06 with jonathan bertalot

Mat J - 2006

Chesh - 2nd - 04/Sep/05 with ScotsPaul

Rob Laird - 2nd O/S - Sep/05

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 2nd - 28/Jun/05

mark s - 2005

Iain Downie - 2005

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/04

chris murnin - Lead - 16/Sep/04

Rampikino - Lead - 06/Aug/04 with Liz Hay

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/04

tom_holdsworth - Lead - 11/Oct/03 with Will Taylor

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/03 with Shona D'arcy

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Martyn - 2000

marcoleptic - Solo - 2000

Hidden - TR - 20/Aug/97

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/96

A Crook - 2nd - 22/Apr/95 with Pat Boothman

Duncan Bourne - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/95

Hidden - 1995

rocktigger - 2nd - 1995 with Danny

Nigel Coe - Solo - 1995

IMC Beginners Weekend
Scott McRae - Lead β - 14/May/94

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/94 with Philip

Scott McRae - Lead O/S - 15/May/93 with Steve Jones

stokienomad - Lead - 02/Jul/92

Andy Say - Solo - 19/Aug/91

Roget - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/91

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 1990

angry pirate - Lead - 1988

leland stamper - 2nd O/S - May/87 with richard baynes

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1980

rogerskews - 1974

mikej - Lead - 08/Jun/70 with Stewart Grant

Top roped first
oldmanofmow - Lead - 1959

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
lkhc286, SuperLee1985, ruthonbike, dpitt83, Hidden, peterbrett, Steve Banham, Hidden, Kamikaze Badger, MattT88, Rob Messenger, Col_MAN

Voting
Total votes cast 62
hard HS1 of 24
HS0 of 24
easy HS5 of 24
hard S14 of 24
S3 of 24
easy S1 of 24
hard HVD0 of 24
HVD0 of 24
easy HVD0 of 24
hard 4c0 of 19
4c0 of 19
easy 4c0 of 19
hard 4b5 of 19
4b13 of 19
easy 4b0 of 19
hard 4a1 of 19
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easy 4a0 of 19
3 Stars0 of 19
2 Stars7 of 19
1 Star6 of 19
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Style of ascent

Soloed11 of 156 (7.1%)
Lead86 of 156 (55.1%)
Followed42 of 156 (26.9%)
Toproped3 of 156 (1.9%)
Unknown14 of 156 (9.0%)

'Climbed'69 of 156 (44.2%)
clean O/S71 of 156 (45.5%)
clean β1 of 156 (0.6%)
clean rpt1 of 156 (0.6%)
clean RP3 of 156 (1.9%)
dogged9 of 156 (5.8%)
dnf2 of 156 (1.3%)