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Cooper's Crack* S 4b

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[Phil on Cooper's Crack S, 2 kb]12m. The crack splitting the roof eases once past the overhang. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: Phil on Cooper's Crack S © Phil West
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This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

snapperdan - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13

adamashcroft - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Needed a bit of pulling over the overhang.
Siobhan McGowan - 2nd dnf - 20/Jul/13

bwestwood - Lead - 15/Jul/13

Legionreturns - Lead O/S - Jul/13

Face variation start.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with UKC James, Chris Tan

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 22/May/13 with Bern Hardman

Frank the Husky - 2013

Homebrew165 - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

None of us managed to get off the ground!
Richard Alderton - Lead dnf - 24/May/12 with Tom_, Chris

thedatastream - 2nd rpt - 23/May/12 with Ol

BikeClimbWalk - Lead - 23/May/12 with James P

Stefan Trebicki - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with Liam Brady

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/12

BikeClimbWalk - 2nd - 12/Jan/12

bigbirdflying - Lead - 2012 with Leah

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/11

samsimpson - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11 with John Newbiggin

Nice route. Start looked harder than it was. Don't be tempted to deviate from the direct start - you'll miss the best bit.
steveth - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Jon Bray, Chris Roberts

t8t9t8 - Lead - 19/Jun/11

john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Ed Arnett

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

paul79 - 2nd - 01/Jun/11

five - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with AV

greglad - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 2011

vincentchopper - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with djcochran

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

kjbix - Lead - 30/Jun/10 with Gary Caswell

ruggystunts - 2nd - 30/Jun/10 with Kev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

thedatastream - TR β - 27/May/10

thedatastream - TR β - 15/May/10

ste_d - Solo rpt - 24/Apr/10

First move is tough, very well protected and good fun.
barney800 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Katherine Shaw

ste_d - Solo rpt - 28/Jun/09

ste_d - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/09

Richie Rich - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Nick M

ste_d - Solo rpt - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/09

wheelo - Lead - 02/Apr/09 with foggy

craig h - Solo rpt - 02/Apr/09

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/08

john lynch - 2nd - 04/Jul/08 with mike lynch

ste_d - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/08

craig h - Solo rpt - 07/May/08

ste_d - Solo rpt - 07/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Stuart Wildman - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Rob Sykes

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/07

jcurley - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Harry

We set up further down to avoid the worst of the midges. I ran up to the overhang onced tied in and put in some protection as it looked quite awkward. I was right! Some very strenuous laybacking to pass the initial overhang (had arms above head and had to try and work my feet up whilst pulling hard on the bottom of the crack). Then some tricky smearing (for me) to get back into position on the crack. Easy jamming moves throughout. Placed a nut nearing the top as I was already running it out abit, pulled a layback on a block and it rotated! Shat myself and ran up to the top as quick as I could, looked solid! So final 5m were unprotected but easy. Belay managed to find a nice thread amongst the decaying rock in that area, got bitten to death by midges. Matt fell on the initial overhang and thought it was 4c/5a.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Matt Marshall

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/07

Theeni - 2nd - 21/Apr/07 with Will Perry, Matt Dalby

shoulderbreaker - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/06 with Leanne Buxton

lithos - Solo - 13/Jul/05

shaun walby - 21/Aug/04 with Chris Tan

Phil West - Lead - 07/Aug/04 with Wingnut

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/04 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Aug/03

Michael Brown - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/03 with Nick Mcmillan

D Berry - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/00 with Claire Berry

David Smith - Lead - May/94 with Margaret Smith

ChrisJD - Solo - 03/Oct/93 with CraigH

craig h - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/91

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 03/May/84

Tom V - 1967

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Total votes cast 33
hard HS0 of 12
HS1 of 12
easy HS2 of 12
hard S2 of 12
S7 of 12
easy S0 of 12
hard HVD0 of 12
HVD0 of 12
easy HVD0 of 12
hard 4c0 of 12
4c0 of 12
easy 4c6 of 12
hard 4b1 of 12
4b5 of 12
easy 4b0 of 12
hard 4a0 of 12
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easy 4a0 of 12
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Style of ascent

Soloed16 of 68 (23.5%)
Lead36 of 68 (52.9%)
Followed10 of 68 (14.7%)
Toproped2 of 68 (2.9%)
Unknown4 of 68 (5.9%)

'Climbed'24 of 68 (35.3%)
clean O/S30 of 68 (44.1%)
clean β3 of 68 (4.4%)
clean rpt9 of 68 (13.2%)
dnf2 of 68 (2.9%)