Hanging Crack*** E2 5b
[Hanging Crack 1 - Dovestones edge., 2 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
16m. One of the Peak's very best jamming cracks, the crag is worth a visit just to do this route. Climb the crack though a host of overhangs! © ROCKFAX

FAA. Joe Brown (a little aid) 1957. FFA. Richard McHardy 1967

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Peak: past and Present, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List.

Photo: Hanging Crack 1 - Dovestones edge. © mattnuttall
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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

Still brilliant and not to hard, great to do again
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/15 with Becky E

Up to the lip, failed to commit to the jam and ran out of juice. Hung around abit then abseiled to retrieve gear... :(
Alex Thompson - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/15 with Sam Carey

I was starting to feel tired and then I met the jams. Who could fall off jams like those? It turns out that Stu had that skill.
Brown - Lead - 27/May/15 with Stu

God almighty.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with J. Iles-Smith

A real gnarly route. Had to rest on the rope to remove some cams.
gavinpeach - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/14 with Max Pendleton

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/14

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with Andy Peak 1, Deacon

missed the jug on the left, fellt robed of the onsite gutted, awsome route
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 18/May/14

thetradlad - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/13 with Dan Tyas

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - Aug/13

bwestwood - Lead dog - 15/Jul/13

Frank the Husky - 2013

Cool route. The moves up to the bottom of the crack are pretty cool and juggy. But the pull up over the crack felt hard. An intermediate foothold below the lip helped on my successful attempt
James Oswald - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/12 with Jon Stewart

Pumped out placing gear at the lip and fell off. Will come back with stronger arms + more determination.
David Kay - Lead dnf - 29/May/12 with Jonathan Prager

mikedelderfield - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/11 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - Lead β - 17/Aug/11 with mik

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/11

On staff training. Very nice route.
andi turner - Lead - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Jun/11

Absolutely brilliant!! Perfect jugs, gear and the bobby dazzler of jamming. Not the beast it looks as the jams are so perfect/easy, it is just fairly steep.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Becky E

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

great route
mattnuttall - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/10 with Alan Holden

Ouch! photos on here somewhere.
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09 with Alan Holden

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

Couldn't get past the crux of that overhanging crack... great jugs up to that point.
Alex Thompson - 2nd dnf - 10/Jun/08 with OffshoreAndy

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 08/May/08 with Hugh

nige - Lead - 01/Sep/07 with adam ellwood

Ian Parnell - 2nd O/S - Aug/07 with Kevin Thaw

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

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 04/May/02 with Myles Jordan

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Aug/00

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd dnf - 13/Sep/96 with Richard McHardy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/96

craig h - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/91 with Duncan Martin

Lead on a number of occasions, once with Martin ..... from Huddersfield. Last time left it too late in year and traverse was wet and rested(with Mat Allatt) If it was at Stanage would always be in the mags!
uphillnow - Lead - 05/May/90

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/86

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