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Answer Crack*** HVD

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[Belaying, Answer Crack, 2 kb]12m. The flake crack is Western Grit's answer to Stanage's Heaven Crack, and its a good effort. © ROCKFAX
FA. Paul Seddon 1960

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

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This climb is in 232 logbooks, and on 17 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

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Ray Sharples

g1m147 - Solo - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/14

Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/14

dpomcfc - Lead - 19/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Pidg

MatthewH - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Dave

Brilliant flake, tricky to enter and the interest continues, fun final wall.
Stuart Hurworth - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Manchester Climbing Club

First layback. Lots of fun!
newskin - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Stu Hurworth

Well worth 3 stars. Awesome moves! Also did the severe curving crack leading on to it.
K Mckay - Solo O/S - 17/May/14

thetradlad - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Dan Tyas

snapperdan - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13

Matt Reid - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/13

Much harder than expected - Couldn't lead this so chris did a good job. slipped and came off near top - not sure this should be a 3* route? - oops seems we did layback crack instead!!
karlb - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with chris gaynon

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

Nice and clean line. Start is 4a in my opinion, as is the first 5 metres. Nice.
eldre070 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Splat2million

Tough, especially at the start, for a HVD. Exhausted myself on the lead from fear of falling (and 2 falls) but then quite straightforward on second.
splat2million - 2nd - 25/Aug/13

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

First route at Dovestones and a real cracker. Harder than Heaven Crack and very good value for HVD!
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

Superb. Has to be one of the best easy routes in the Peak.
Ramblin dave - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Alison

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

Lovely line
skittles - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13

Nice climb as the sun set and the midges emerged. Found it surprisingly strenuous placing gear in the first few metres.
pog100 - Lead - 17/Jul/13 with Cath Walton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13

bwestwood - Lead - 15/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/13

j.buckley87 - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/13

BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Jam Avery

Jam_sandwich - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Ben Powrie

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

Darron - 07/Jul/13

MTL - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Donnie

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

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/13

Top route makes for a really good solo
Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Matt

Sweet, sweeet ... sweeeeeet climb.
steady - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Claudine, Peter J

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

Stefan Trebicki - Lead - 06/May/13 with John Martin, Matthew Cunningham

jimartin - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Stefan Trebicki

Matthew Cunningham - 2nd - 06/May/13

Frank the Husky - 2013

JBROWN41 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Jake Ankers

jorge1983 - Lead O/S - Aug/12

pdamann - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with J Colledge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

JEP - Solo O/S - 29/May/12

Barry D - Lead - 29/May/12 with Juan

Great route. Worth the stars.
markblair - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Alison Dixon

Stefan Trebicki - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Liam Brady

vix - 2nd - 23/May/12 with Ben, Jonny

J25 - Lead O/S - 23/May/12

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12 with Dad

great line- a bit dirty but added to the fun !
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Tom

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

Dan0Me - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Sophie C

Steve J P - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with BW

Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with sp

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/11

Tiki-God - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11

Recommended the route to a mate, and followed up on 2nd.
hcooper - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with James Gelling

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11

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

t8t9t8 - 19/Jun/11

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/11

Jayzen - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with Mark Ashley

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/11 with Becky E

Becky E - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Graeme Hammond

1poundSOCKS - Lead β - 04/Jun/11

BaildonBanker - Lead β - 04/Jun/11 with thestonehugger

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

thedatastream - TR rpt - 27/May/11 with Jess, Abraham, TimTimFullOfWin

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

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

greglad - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Absolutely excellent climb.
flapjack_franky - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Marc Millership, Dave Franklin

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

stimpey - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Pete, Davina

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

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

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/10

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

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

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

fantastic
grubes - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Tom Smith

Thomas Smith - 2nd β - 06/Jul/10 with grubes

Excellent little climb.
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/10

kjbix - 2nd - 30/Jun/10 with Gary Caswell

ruggystunts - Lead - 30/Jun/10 with Kev

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/10

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

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

ayuplass - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with miles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Barry D - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Mel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/10

ste_d - Solo rpt - 24/Apr/10

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

Hidden - 2010

reubensampson - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with Dan Peers

DanH9883 - Solo - 20/Sep/09

attempt lead, put three bits of gear in then down climbed
peggy_on_the_rocks - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/09

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/09

taller than Heven crack, V Good but not quite as good.
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/09 with Darren McMaster

shed_hed - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Graeme Hammond

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

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

Bottom half seems a bit hard for the grade.
heidavey - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Susi

start felt hard for HVD
red.stiletto - Lead dog - 18/Aug/09 with heidavey

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

matthewjames - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Alan Saul

Great climb, one of the best of its grade I think.
Reaver2k - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/09 with Matt Marshall

Absolutely cracking route, nearly fluffed it all by dropping all of my large wires at about 4 metres. After that, everything flowed. Loved the scalloped flake crack.
embob - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with Alex

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

Sianny - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/09

BobPorter - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/09 with Simon

ste_d - Solo rpt - 28/Jun/09

Nice easy climb. Rock was dry and not at all green. Top roping due to lack of experience with leading. Not a huge fan of laybacking, but it's the only way up till the shelf is reached before the easy top out.
RankAmateur - TR O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Bec Jones; Martin Honey

ste_d - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/09

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 - 2nd - 31/May/09

cracking hard v diff
doogstrue - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with phil & andy

SteWatkins - May/09

ste_d - Solo rpt - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/09

jcurley - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Colin Milton

colin milton - 2nd - 02/Apr/09 with joe curly

Jen80 - 2nd - 15/Mar/09

hcooper - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with Jennifer Slack

Hidden - 20/Sep/08

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

johnwilson123 - Jul/08 with paul

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Alan Holden

Matthallinan - Solo - 10/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/08

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

ste_d - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08

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

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/May/08

ste_d - Solo rpt - 07/May/08

craig h - Solo rpt - 07/May/08

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 26/Apr/08 with Nicola Pettit

Chris Lyon - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08 with Tom Whitehead

Mancunianimport - 2008

One of the best HVDs in the Peaks
nmoysey - Lead - 2008 with Ben Vickers

Rob1976 - TR β - 21/Oct/07 with Louise

absaloutely brilliant route best route at grade in the peak
Julian Lane - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Dan

really nice
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - Oct/07 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/07

nige - Solo - 01/Sep/07

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

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

jcurley - 2nd - 09/Aug/07 with Harry

edmitchell - 04/Aug/07 with kai ren, kai en, steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07

Matt decided to take a shot at Answer Crack this time, he had previously seconded it with me last time we were up there and looked pretty good all the way up, totally laced it but I don't blame him I always do the same! All his protection came out easily, not sure whether to be happy or scared, think they all looked okay though! I had a chat to a nice bloke at the bottom about people sliding down the water-slide thing at the bottom and about Dovestones Quarry whilst Matt set up his belay.
Reaver2k - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/07 with Matt Marshall

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

david morse - Solo - 02/Jun/07 with james collingwood

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/07

mje1398 - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with John M

Great climb which lives up to its reputation. Great protection if a little tricky to place quickly. Truely is the Chew valleys answer to Heaven Crack. Quite similar, if it was warmer and a little less gritty I would probably have prefered it. My only problem was the protection at the very top of the climb, its very limited, not a too tricky top out but I was looking at a 10 ft fall onto gear meaning 20 foot in total. I moved right a bit and went up where I could see a jug and some nice hand holds. In whole would have been fantastic if my hands were a little warmer. Start is a little tricky for a HVD but if you can find your feet quickly it is fine.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Dad, Neil, Matt, Alex and Katie

pog100 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Reaver2k

hartke - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with reaver2k

hartke - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with reaver2k

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Simon

John Marsland - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/06 with Steve Pardoe

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/06

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

Kaiser999 - Lead - Aug/06 with Ste Williams

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/06

cem - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/06

Nervous energy flowed abundant. Very enjoyable. I found decent anchor points difficult to locate.
LAW - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Nick M

Si dH - Solo rpt - 07/Aug/05

lithos - Solo - 13/Jul/05

Matthallinan - Lead - May/05 with Nicky Winn

John Marsland - 2nd - 04/Sep/04 with Stefan Beyer

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/04 with Carmen

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

coffeepot - 2nd - 20/Jun/04 with jelaby

five - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with TW

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/03

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

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/03 with Chris Tan

Gman - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with James

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 31/May/03 with Carmen

Superb laybacks, good gear, after awkward start (nearly fell off)
Steve Pardoe - Lead - 14/Sep/02 with Tony Buckley

keith leonard - 2002

Howard J - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/00 with Jeff Burgum

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 1998 with Steve Hardy

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 25/Aug/97 with Steve Wild & David Atherton

craig h - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/96

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

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/95

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

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 19/Jun/95 with Pete Sutton, Kate Sutton

StevePr - 1994 with Alan

Phil West - Lead O/S - Sep/93 with Steve Wild

ste_d - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/91 with mik

Hidden - Solo - 01/Sep/91

ste_d - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/91 with mik

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/91

on day out with slabman and Mark Gray
David Smith - Solo - 1990

Dave led
Chris Ellis - 2nd - 06/Jul/89 with Paul Chambers, Dave Turner

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/87

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/86

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

Tom V - 1967

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Voting
Total votes cast 99
hard S0 of 48
S4 of 48
easy S17 of 48
hard HVD4 of 48
HVD19 of 48
easy HVD2 of 48
hard VD2 of 48
VD0 of 48
easy VD0 of 48
3 Stars42 of 51
2 Stars7 of 51
1 Star2 of 51
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Style of ascent

Soloed35 of 232 (15.1%)
Lead103 of 232 (44.4%)
Followed77 of 232 (33.2%)
Toproped4 of 232 (1.7%)
Unknown13 of 232 (5.6%)

'Climbed'81 of 232 (34.9%)
clean O/S122 of 232 (52.6%)
clean β4 of 232 (1.7%)
clean rpt23 of 232 (9.9%)
dogged1 of 232 (0.4%)
dnf1 of 232 (0.4%)