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Layback Crack** HS 4b

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[Nick on Layback Crack, 2 kb]12m. The classic crack splitting the centre of the buttress eases with height. You can jam it if you want! © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Nick on Layback Crack © Nick McMillan
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This climb is in 139 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Luke Jones - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Will, LMC

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/14

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Pidg

K Mckay - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Paul Gibbison

pog100 - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Cath Walton, Gilly Markham

easy, pleasant and balancy, really good route!
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Bob

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

We did this route thinking it was answer crack - Doh - no wonder it was hard!
karlb - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/13 with chris gaynon

chrisgaynon69 - Lead - 26/Aug/13 with karl bamford

blackholesun - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

rockman - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 14/Aug/13 with Geoff Mee

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

rfdl100 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Rikki

Montecore - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Richard Lizzimore

Siobhan McGowan - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

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

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

bwestwood - Lead - 15/Jul/13

BruceW - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Becca

Darron - 07/Jul/13

Easy, well protected, and pleasant.
MTL - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Donnie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

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

Legionreturns - Lead O/S - Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Joe.Elliott1 - Lead - 08/Jun/13

jorge1983 - Lead O/S - Aug/12

999thAndy - 2nd - 29/May/12

David Kay - 2nd - 29/May/12 with Jonathan Prager

JEP - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with David Kirslfelds

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12 with Julian L

Nice delicate moves at the bottom and eases considerable higher up.
markblair - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Alison Dixon

BenedictIEP - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12 with Vicky Jennings, Jonny Owen

vix - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Ben, Jonny

Lovely route.
Julian Lane - Lead O/S - May/12 with Mynydd James

Steve J P - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with BW

Bernie Wylde - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with sp

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

slacky - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Andes, Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

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

mattmu - 2nd O/S - 11/May/11 with tom stapleton, Luke

Nice Route low crux. Low in the grade imo
grubes - Lead O/S - 11/May/11 with chloe, Emma Casey, Matthias, Tom Stapleton

Tom Stapleton - 2nd O/S - 11/May/11

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Dave Franklin - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/10

stimpey - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Pete, Davina

petegunn - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Davina & Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10

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

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Clay C - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Jay

Jay C - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Clay C

Rog Wilko - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Rachel Barton

climbing_goose - TR O/S - 07/Jul/10 with mark whitmarsh

Called Layback not Jam Crack for a reason...
Alex Thompson - Solo rpt - 06/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10

ayuplass - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with miles

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

john.gaffney - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Ed Arnett

reubensampson - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Dan Peers

peggy_on_the_rocks - 2nd - 20/Sep/09 with Raho

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Darren McMaster

shed_hed - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Graeme Hammond

Simonj - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Brilliant climb! Reckon the grade is spot on.
heidavey - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Susi

red.stiletto - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/09 with heidavey

Lovely! Speed climbed due to the descent of midges.
embob - 2nd - 09/Aug/09 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/09

petegruf - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with blaithin h

cem - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/09 with John Evans

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

Rob Jarratt - Lead - 09/Jun/09 with Andy Crawley, Julie Hardie

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/09

Goody - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Margaret Bowyer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/09

doogstrue - TR - 31/May/09 with phil & andy

SteWatkins - May/09

ste_d - Solo rpt - 26/Apr/09

jcurley - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Colin Milton

colin milton - Lead - 02/Apr/09 with joe curly

Hidden - 20/Sep/08

johnwilson123 - Jul/08 with paul

Matthallinan - Solo - 10/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/08

Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08 with OffshoreAndy

stuckonarock - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Matthew

ste_d - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/08

godusty - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/08 with CLAIRE RICHARDSON

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

nmoysey - Lead - 2008 with Ben Vickers

rbalmer - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Chris Owen

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

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

Ian Parnell - 2nd O/S - Aug/07 with Jon Winter

Another brilliant climb I've had on my list since I first visited Dovestones. Found the moves into the cave thing a little difficult for 4b, spent quite some time trying to work out a sequence. In the end I pulled on a odd sidepull, facing away from me on my left and a sidepull in the crack and trying to find some purchase for my feet (couldn't find alot) then reaching for the sloper/jug and sorting myself out - 4c? After that I placed a couple of pieces of protection and proceded to get the (wrong?) sequence on the laybacking, with lots of foot switching awkward positions, I am sure if I repeated and thought about it abit better it wouldnt feelt that bad! Abit like Stanages Heaven crack only a sharper flaring edge! Yummy. Went up the final arete after aswell, bit of an anti-climax so I downclimbed so I could make a better belay.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Matt Marshall

Barry D - Lead - 05/Jun/07 with George

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with John M

MeMeMe - 2nd - 11/Mar/07 with Andy

Duncan I - Lead - 01/Oct/06 with Steve Pardoe

Excellent, nice finger-lock at top of wall, final arete sensational
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 01/Oct/06 with Duncan Irving

alicia - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Jamie

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/06

cem - 2nd - 11/Jun/06 with Graham Dolman

Si dH - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/05 with Gerhard

lithos - Solo - 13/Jul/05

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/04 with Wingnut

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/04 with Gareth Mayhead

Si dH - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Kane Chandler

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/04

Michael Brown - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/03 with Nick Mcmillan

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/03 with Phil West

malc - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/03 with Paul S

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 31/May/03 with Carmen

Howard J - 2nd - 01/Aug/00 with Jeff Burgum

Phil West - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/97 with Steve Wild

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

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/95

StevePr - 1994 with Alan

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

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/89

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

Mark Kemball - Solo - 20/Jun/82

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/73

Tom V - 1967

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
ClimbMad, Richard Alderton, Hidden, vix, Chewie, gazbonutter

Voting
Total votes cast 81
hard VS0 of 27
VS0 of 27
easy VS2 of 27
hard HS1 of 27
HS20 of 27
easy HS4 of 27
hard S0 of 27
S0 of 27
easy S0 of 27
hard 4c0 of 27
4c0 of 27
easy 4c0 of 27
hard 4b3 of 27
4b21 of 27
easy 4b3 of 27
hard 4a0 of 27
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3 Stars16 of 27
2 Stars10 of 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 139 (9.4%)
Lead76 of 139 (54.7%)
Followed42 of 139 (30.2%)
Toproped2 of 139 (1.4%)
Unknown6 of 139 (4.3%)

'Climbed'48 of 139 (34.5%)
clean O/S78 of 139 (56.1%)
clean rpt11 of 139 (7.9%)
dogged1 of 139 (0.7%)
dnf1 of 139 (0.7%)