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[Concentration, 2 kb]10m. Bridge the leaning corner (don't push too hard on the flake) and then step left to reach the eponymous fissure, thankfully above the wide and potentially awkward lower section. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 117 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Eleanor Jones

One of my favorite ever climbs :D
Leleanor93 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Benedict Powrie

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/14

Alex_Derbyshire - Lead - 11/Mar/14

Markheighton - Lead - 11/Mar/14

natalio - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/14 with Ali

vinspin - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with kieran19

Steveo87 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd - 11/Jun/13 with Mark Collins

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Jun/13

kate tarrant - Lead O/S - Jun/13

Ricky Layf - 2nd O/S - Jun/13 with Kate

djromberg - 04/May/13

R2B - Solo - 15/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Sep/12

Great fun! May have gone too far along the crack leading to a pretty hairy (but well protected) step into the crack from "Flake Chimney".
The Iain - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Rob

jjclarke70 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Saul

A very interesting climb. Finding my feet on grit this trip so i was a bit anxious and about the actual direction of the route. A committing step that took bottle led to an easier finish, great fun.
puppythedog - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Julia

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/12

Kyrros - Lead - 23/Nov/11

alexei.nicholas - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Jonny Webb, Greg Jones

Weird climb. Started raining halfway
notclive - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Murray

Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Colin

Spanner - Lead - 02/Jun/11 with Craig Naylor

unfinished route. missed the crux, didnt have the head for it. will return to climb again
minirollsrule - Lead dnf - 11/May/11 with scotty h

screwed up the start when leading, end up facing the wrong way and exhausted, had to come down to take a rest
scotty h - 2nd RP - 11/May/11 with Matt Snell

tradguy - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Rob Munday

Suspect the grade depends on how long your legs are, as this affects how far up you can bridge & avoid the offwidth section of crack!
hms - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Andy

tomturrell - Lead - 2011

John Mckeating - 2011

matthias13 - Lead - 08/Oct/10 with Colin Matthias

mike4563 - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Ben Woody Woodward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10

nr - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Solcambs

Solcambs - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Neil Ronketti

trikstatroy - Lead - 05/Jun/10

Kylie and Luke couldn't get up this so climbed Flake Chimney. I followed up third and climbed this with one fall. Think we must have got in to the crack too low down as it was far too hard for the grade.
mullermn - TR dog - 02/May/10 with Luke Vincent, Kylie Richards

Interesting.. didn't quite no when to step across.
pffft - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Kylie Richards

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

treeminkies - Lead - 17/Apr/10 with carole

scary climb and worth it
Daymo - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Andy Merrick

Andy Merrick - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/10

darlolad - AltLd O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Nature_Boy12689 - 2nd - 26/Nov/09 with Joe Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09

Josh Hoyle - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 08/May/09

Lallylandslider - 2nd O/S - 08/May/09 with michael burrows

EAYL - 2nd - 24/Apr/09 with Mat J

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Chris Harding

Chris Harding - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Ben Hollands

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09

Alaina - 31/Mar/09 with JCB

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Mar/09

Didn't go into the corner of the flake stepped across before the crack, good couple of moves.
benny_m - Lead - 29/Mar/09 with Ali Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/09

erica - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Erica

mattshort - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Elly Pryce

ellypryce - 2nd - 07/Mar/09 with matttshort

keith leonard - 2009

thompson1000 - Lead - 09/Sep/08

LeighAdams - Lead - 27/Jul/08 with Eddie Banks

Neil Henson - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Graham Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

TCHEKE - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/07

CharlieC - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Becky

Becky C - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Charlie

tom - 2nd β - 29/Jul/07 with Dan Leach

Dan Leach - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Tom Bellfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/07

DanT - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07 with Ian Silvester

Group session
RETICENTFISH - TR O/S - 08/May/07

Steve Vincent - Lead - 07/May/07

AngelaC - Lead - 06/May/07 with Dieter Cole

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

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/07

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Heather Lewis

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/06 with helen gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/06

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 10/Jul/06

JWB - Lead O/S - Jul/06

edmitchell - Solo O/S - 30/May/06

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 12/Sep/04 with Nicola Pettit

donkster - Lead O/S - Sep/04 with jeffers

Michael Brown - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/04 with Nick Mcmillan

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jun/04

tom_holdsworth - 2nd - 11/Oct/03 with Will Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/03

Russell Flynn - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/00

icescrew - Lead - Sep/98 with Pete Copple

Howard J - Lead - 18/Jul/95 with Julie Wassell

nai - Lead - 1995

smudge - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/94

stokienomad - Lead - 25/May/93

Roget - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/90

andrew300169 - Lead - 1990

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

Nigel Coe - 13/May/78 with Steve Portnoi

rogerskews - 1974

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

mikej - Solo - 08/Jul/70 with Stewart Grant

oldmanofmow - 1957

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Voting
Total votes cast 23
hard VS0 of 8
VS0 of 8
easy VS0 of 8
hard HS0 of 8
HS7 of 8
easy HS0 of 8
hard S1 of 8
S0 of 8
easy S0 of 8
hard 4b0 of 8
4b0 of 8
easy 4b0 of 8
hard 4a0 of 8
4a8 of 8
easy 4a0 of 8
hard 3c0 of 8
3c0 of 8
easy 3c0 of 8
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 117 (6.8%)
Lead65 of 117 (55.6%)
Followed31 of 117 (26.5%)
Toproped2 of 117 (1.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 117 (0.9%)
Unknown10 of 117 (8.5%)

'Climbed'49 of 117 (41.9%)
clean O/S61 of 117 (52.1%)
clean β3 of 117 (2.6%)
clean RP1 of 117 (0.9%)
dogged2 of 117 (1.7%)
dnf1 of 117 (0.9%)