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Swan Crack* HVD

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[Gary Scott leading swan crack at Dovestones edge. Yeoman hey res. and upperwood quarry in the background, 2 kb]14m. The arete leads to the ever-popular crack. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Gary Scott leading swan crack at Dovestones edge. Yeoman hey res. and upperwood quarry in the background © karlb
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 75 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

timjones - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Simon Hirst

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/14 with tim jones

dpomcfc - Lead - 19/Jun/14

JM0rrison - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with mevanssmith

Nice route worthy of more stars
karlb - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Gary Scott, chris gaynon

Just Another Dave - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/13

chrisgaynon69 - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with karl bamford

Good value as its steeper than it looks.
eldre070 - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Splat2million

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

Ramblin dave - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Alison

Siobhan McGowan - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Dan

MatthewH - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

snapperdan - TR O/S - 09/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/13

Tried to help recover a dropped crab, but it was too far back to reach easily.
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/13

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with martina

pdamann - 2nd β - 14/Jul/12 with J Colledge

thedatastream - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/12 with J25

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/12

Excellent first lead on grit, good fun.
JBROWN41 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12 with James Davis

Meinertzhagen - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Jamie Paterson

tompilgrem - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Dad

bobpilgrem - 2nd - 22/May/12 with Tom

Harder than it looked. Felt a bit bold in places when there wasn't much for hands.
hcooper - Lead - 24/Jul/11 with Jennifer Slack

Jen80 - 24/Jul/11 with Cooper

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11 with John Newbiggin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11

thedatastream - Lead - 27/May/11 with Jess, Abraham, TimTimFullOfWin

p_won - Lead - May/11 with johnny walker

dylon4 - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11

thedatastream - Lead β - 09/Apr/11 with Scott

Scott Dunkley - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with James P

vincentchopper - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with djcochran

thedatastream - TR O/S - 11/Jul/10

alisonsmigova - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

Stephen_L - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10

wil_perry - Lead - 20/Jun/10 with Barney

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

ggflett - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Dave

sarawilliams - 2nd - 18/Apr/10

Mike Hall - Lead - 16/Aug/09 with Liz, Phil

ste_d - Solo rpt - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Sianny - 2nd O/S - 2009

Wet and slimy - contrary to the guidebook description, this crag is green and does not dry quickly after rain!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/08

ste_d - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/08

craig h - Solo rpt - 07/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/08

SteWatkins - Lead - 2008

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

pbrack - 2nd - 24/Aug/07 with Andrew Wood, Kay Harker

HC~R - 2nd - 23/Aug/07 with Geoff

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/07

net - Lead - 21/Apr/07 with Louise

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/07

Started off very confident, made the first few moves with relative ease, then I was unsure about where the line went, should I climb over the bulge and then move into the crack right after or should I move right and climb where the crack starts/small flake. I tried getting over the bulge, but couldnt commit to the tricky move, a slanting ledge being the only hold I could find. Retreated with GREAT difficulty, and went up the flake instead. Placed some gear, threaded a chock, and laughed at myself trying to struggle up an offwidth. Nice climb but a very bad day for me, and a massive hit on my confidence. I think Ive lost all nerve.
Reaver2k - Lead - 03/Mar/07 with Mike Saul (Dad)

pog100 - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Reaver2k

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Arthur smith (Dad)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06

Si dH - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/05

Matthallinan - Lead - Aug/05 with Nicky Winn

lithos - Solo - 13/Jul/05

Arete climb. Nothing spectacular.
Owdham - TR O/S - 19/Aug/02 with Girtch

barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/95 with helen bonner

craig h - Solo O/S - 23/May/91

Tom V - 1967

Voting
Total votes cast 32
hard S0 of 17
S1 of 17
easy S2 of 17
hard HVD6 of 17
HVD5 of 17
easy HVD2 of 17
hard VD1 of 17
VD0 of 17
easy VD0 of 17
3 Stars1 of 15
2 Stars4 of 15
1 Star9 of 15
0 Stars1 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed11 of 75 (14.7%)
Lead37 of 75 (49.3%)
Followed22 of 75 (29.3%)
Toproped3 of 75 (4.0%)
Unknown2 of 75 (2.7%)

'Climbed'26 of 75 (34.7%)
clean O/S42 of 75 (56.0%)
clean β2 of 75 (2.7%)
clean rpt5 of 75 (6.7%)