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Twin Crack Corner*** VS 4b

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[Classic Grit, 2 kb]16m. Climb Scratchnose to the first ledge then step right and follow the excellent groove throughout. © ROCKFAX
FA. Paul Seddon 1960

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

Photo: Classic Grit © Rog Wilko
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 197 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14

Simonj - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Rach

Hidden - Solo - Apr/14

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with John C

wil_perry - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with Mike

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with James

Rog Wilko - 2nd - 21/Jul/13 with Ade W

kkris - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Graham

JM0rrison - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

sputnik - Lead O/S - 27/May/13

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with martina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/13

scottidog - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Graeme

vassy05 - Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/13

Classic route with sound rock... Do this first before Fairy Nuff.
dangmtb - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13

Solid climb to warm the hands up. The grit at Standing Stones is super course with loads of friction. Trust those edges.
richnorgate - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Dan

Frank the Husky - 2013

Nice crack climbing.
mamboochris - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

lilliyan - 01/Sep/12 with Andy, Ewan

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with andy, Lizzie

sazmaz - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Frank Ramsden

markhilton - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12

ClimberJimmyB - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Dan Matthewman

miles01 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/12

RichyBOYY - Lead - 27/May/12 with Rob Caesar

Msde it. Jams were pumpy. One rest.
tsl42 - Lead dog - 26/May/12 with Gaz Hooson

Fragmod - 2nd - 26/May/12

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/12

Best grit VS I've done for ages
Cake - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with Mark the student, Matt

Howard J - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12 with Vanessa Jackson, Mark Ford

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/12

overgraded at VS
Kirill - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hardonicus - 2nd rpt - 16/May/12 with vix

vix - Lead - 16/May/12 with Haydn

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Scott

Fleeter - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Fantastic climb
Jimmy1976 - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Simon

Simonj - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with jim

stratandrew - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Ozcan Yanik

t8t9t8 - 2nd - 03/Aug/11 with C Mills

ozzie35 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

simontred - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11

Very straight forward. The two cracks will swallow as many mid to large sized nuts and cams as you can throw at it. Most placements can be done with two hands!
wrapped in bacon - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Rob

Hidden - 24/Jul/11

landskip - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with rob weston

Steve J P - 2nd - 03/Jul/11

ryan118116 - Lead - 03/Jul/11

rg led
Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with rg, sp

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/11

Nicola - Lead dog - 19/Jun/11 with Lee

This is hardest lead to date, not the hardest grade I have led, but by far the most difficult mentally and physically at the same time.... Definitely type two fun! :-) Struggled to start climb from the ground, after 4th attempt to start was considering giving up, decided to give it one more go and made the moves and succeeded. Struggled from the start of the next section, by the time I was half way up I just kept moving, placing gear and attempting to breathe!
staceyjg - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Chris Gardner

thedatastream - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11

JEP - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/11

Alex Thompson - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/11 with JP

Good interesting start followed by a jambing crack that you never quite get your balance on.
minaturechris - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Stacey

Bob - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with G. Macauley

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

psychicbread - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Max

BLodge - 2nd - 08/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/11

ggflett - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11 with John Bayliss

john_ni - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Graeme Flett

cragtyke - 2nd - 25/Apr/11 with gareth h

petegunn - 2nd - 15/Apr/11 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Rob84 - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Chris Ashton

Lead on mostly Richards gear after he backed off, Again climbed and enjoyed this fully not sweating my ass off today but in perfect sunny but cool and dry conditions. FANTASTIC ROUTE AT THE GRADE :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

landskip - 2nd - 2011 with rob weston

buczko - Lead O/S - 2011 with Malcolm Lodge

chris.mac - 22/Aug/10 with Tony, phil, gordon

grubes - 2nd - 29/Jul/10 with Haydn

Hardonicus - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/10 with Luke Donaldson

psychicbread - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Max

Rog Wilko - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Debbie Wilkinson, John Shaw

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

Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Nikki Smith

Hidden - 31/May/10

philb - 2nd β - 23/May/10

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

vix - 2nd O/S - 19/May/10 with chris

PeteH - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Noel Peatfield, Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart

middle aged slob - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10

Pretty standard fare but good nonetheless.
Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with John Marsham

Stuart Wildman - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Andy Potter

slacky - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Chris Saunders

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Graeme H

good jams, nice climb
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Rob

it was a nice climb to warm up on.
smeaton - 2nd - 2010

Great climbing, with bomber jams all the way up...but i can jam, rested right at the top. :(
Dan Lane - Lead dog - 17/Oct/09 with Dad

Julian Lane - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Dan

Spent 20mins getting stuck gear,so had to rest. Great Route, harsh at the grade
Steve Wolstencroft - 2nd dog - 04/Oct/09 with Leo

Awesome climb with lots of jamming! Nearly got my finger stuck at one point!!!
Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Steve Wolstencroft

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/09

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with james

colin milton - 2nd - 18/Sep/09 with Sari Nevala

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09

Goody - TR O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Geoff Burgam, John Kleiser

Great crack climbing. The crux is not where you think it will be! ;-)
ChuckstarUK - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Alison Dixon

SteWatkins - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/09

middle aged slob - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Brian and Dave

Even better than I remembered - still only HS 4b though :-)
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/09 with Carmen

ste_d - TR rpt - 05/Jun/09 with shunt

smudge - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Chris Dodd

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/09

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

Fantastic climb. Highly recommended.
Andy S - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Bob

Hardonicus - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/09

Rachel Somerville - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Graham Booth, Natalie Treadgold and Ali Wood

slacky - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Ben Abell

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Natalie Treadgold, Rachel Somerville

danm - Lead - 15/Mar/09

doogstrue - 2nd - Mar/09 with andy s

Hidden - 2009

Stuart Wildman - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Gaz Price

Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Thea & Marina

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/08

Matthallinan - 2nd - 05/Jun/08 with Nicky Winn

skittles - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Jonathan Vardy

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/08

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Jamie

Really nice route, a classic at the grade! Beautiful beautiful rock! Went up and down the start a few times, couldn't see a way of pulling myself over and was pumping out placing gear, on the third go I moved out a little further towards the nose which proved a lot easier! Some really nice friction friendly gritstone always inspires confidence when smearing! Moved out right slightly, up the twin cracks with a series of suprisingly tricky moves and some odd rests (involving partial chimney climbing!) Leads to the top moves which I found really awkward. The rockfax guide shows the line finishing up to the right so I moved round to the right and got stuck, reveresed back down after placing some gear, tried again, same result, then saw a couple of moves on the left which looked easier and did them with style! Topped out with a big grin on my face! Although I found this route really tricky, I prided myself on being in control all the way up which I normally can't say. I was never in a situation where I was making lunges, hoping for good luck, always had 3 points on and could always reverse the move I had just done. Felt good, really good. Will repeat.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Mike Saul (Dad)

pog100 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Reaver2k

climber130887 - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with jo smith

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

coffeepot - 2nd - 27/Aug/07 with jelaby

Nice climb, but attacked by midges all the way up...
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Haydn Martin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/07

Ian Broome - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Rich Wainwright

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

ste_d - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07 with mik

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07

Benwa - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Nick Tucker, Alex Hyslop

Fantastic route, all too soon over. Great jamming.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 15/Apr/07 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/06

spacey - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/06 with paul evans

alicia - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Ali K

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/06

kevin k - 2nd - Jun/06 with dave

katie75 - Lead - Jun/06 with dave

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2006 with SteveOc

yewchen - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/05 with osamu

John Marsland - 2nd - 02/Jul/05 with Ant Williams

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/05 with Chris Tan

A good sustained climb. Again should be able to lead.
Owdham - TR O/S - 06/Jun/05 with Matt Scott

ArnaudG - 2nd - May/05 with Paul Speed

r0b - 2nd - 06/Jun/04 with Andy Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/04

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/04 with Carmen

kato'sdad - Lead - 22/Feb/04 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/04 with Jon Berry

Duncan I - Lead - 2004

chris sm - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/03 with Pippa Froggatt

Phil West - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/02 with Chris Tan

Roget - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/02

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

EddieA - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/01 with Dave P

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/00

Billg - 2nd - Mar/99 with Paul Guttridge

craig h - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/98

craig h - Dec/97

John Marsland - 2nd - 20/Jul/96 with Dave Soles

Jamming cracks of the highest quality.
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd dnf - 14/Aug/94 with , Mick Wrigley, Steve Dean

Phil West - 2nd rpt - Jun/94 with Steve Wild

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/94 with Steven Delderfield

StevePr - Lead - 1994 with Alan

Phil West - 2nd O/S - Sep/93 with Steve Wild

craig h - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/91 with Jim Mellor

nai - 2nd - 1991

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/89 with Paul Chambers, Dave Turner

charlesmfrench - Lead - 19/May/81

Holmfirth Secondary school party
David Smith - Lead - Sep/71

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 119
hard HVS0 of 42
HVS0 of 42
easy HVS0 of 42
hard VS4 of 42
VS27 of 42
easy VS7 of 42
hard HS4 of 42
HS0 of 42
easy HS0 of 42
hard 4c0 of 38
4c0 of 38
easy 4c3 of 38
hard 4b8 of 38
4b21 of 38
easy 4b6 of 38
hard 4a0 of 38
4a0 of 38
easy 4a0 of 38
3 Stars27 of 39
2 Stars10 of 39
1 Star1 of 39
0 Stars1 of 39
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 197 (1.5%)
Lead100 of 197 (50.8%)
Followed82 of 197 (41.6%)
Toproped3 of 197 (1.5%)
Unknown9 of 197 (4.6%)

'Climbed'68 of 197 (34.5%)
clean O/S111 of 197 (56.3%)
clean β1 of 197 (0.5%)
clean rpt12 of 197 (6.1%)
dogged4 of 197 (2.0%)
dnf1 of 197 (0.5%)