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Samarkand*** VS 4c

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[Samarkand - Anglezarke, 3 kb]18m. The deep groove with wide crack gives a satisfying if awkward pitch. Finish direct, or if harassed head easily out right. © ROCKFAX
FA. John Whittle 1966

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This climb is in 227 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

Shuttsie - Lead - 01/Jul/14 with chris horrocks, sarah keast

sarahjk - 2nd - Jul/14

switch - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with John S

jon22 - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with si witcher

Mark Collins - TR rpt - 14/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

bwestwood - Lead - 16/May/14

sprout3099 - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Becky Wood

philgillespie - 2nd - May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Mar/14

tjrukc - 2014

Hard work, not too bad if you can fist jam.
crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with James L

Mark Collins - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/13 with Derek Robinson

Gutted! So close, but ran out of steam at the end. Great route.
Derek Robinson - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/13 with Mark Collins

Awkward, not too strenuous but thought provoking. beautiful finishing moves.
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13 with Whiskey tom

Tough first move. Protection good all the way up. Really fun climb
damob123 - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with Emily Bridger

nedly - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with Emily Bridger, Damien Baxter

erbridger - Lead - 22/Sep/13 with damob123

petekeron - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Barry Scott

stemill - Lead - 16/Aug/13 with Graham

Calder - 2nd - 16/Aug/13 with Ste

Twisty - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13

MatthewH - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Dan F, Dan

snapperdan - 2nd - 07/Aug/13

Classic 3 star route - as advertised in the guide book one pure struggle.
wil_perry - Lead - 13/Jul/13 with Mike

noah - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with P Swire

Nigel Bond - Lead - 04/Jun/13 with Ben Emery

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/13

Goose4 - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/13

Hardest route of the night!
Matt Rowat - 2nd - 24/May/13 with Ross

Could not get it started, fell off without placing gear.
Guyinsas - Lead dnf - 22/May/13

erictant - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Paul

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13

Amazoniangirl - 2nd - 26/Apr/13 with Carl Stubbs

scottidog - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Carl Peachey

took a few goes to figure out how to get off the ground, but cleaned it when sussed. need to get back and lead that one.
peachos - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Scott Stanley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/13

fulton333 - Lead - 21/Oct/12 with Joe Fennel

joe_lancs - 2nd - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

The pain continues, unable to get properly established in the crack above the initial moves on a route I have done a few times before. Half down climbed / fell off at an amenable height.
Mark Collins - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/12 with Delboy

Fragmod - 2nd - 27/May/12

Getting off ground.
tsl42 - TR RP - 27/May/12 with Bill

Mike Hood - Lead - 02/May/12

Hidden - Lead - Apr/12

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Alan

Brilliant climbing, really enjoyed this, great end to the day :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Pete Wimbush

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/11

FINALLY! 4th attempt, and didn't fall off this time.
bigglesbutcha - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/11 with Swifty

For f****s sake, took a whipper off the bottom for the third time, landed about 4inches above the ground, nut popped, cam held.
bigglesbutcha - Lead dog - 26/Jul/11 with Swifty

garywalker147 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Jordan2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

Glenn Sutcliffe - 30/Apr/11 with Charl

2nd year I've tried it, 2nd time it's spat me out! Managed the first hard move this time, but faffed with gear, got pumped, took and lowered on gear, and cam popped. Simon then led.
bigglesbutcha - Lead dnf - 14/Apr/11 with Swifty, Simon Holden

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/11 with Swifty

richorme - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Gary Woodburn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/11

Holy cow,what a wake up call....HARDEST vs ive ever done,cracking route,great 2nd by milo,lots of gear put in...take your big cams guys!!!
eccyamigo - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Milo Dog

dannye103 - TR O/S - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/11

middlevern - 2011

Stuart Wildman - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Neil

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/10

a traditional battle. loved it! muddy jams and some weird moves. brilliant
tomhull - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/10 with matt harris

tomo_tom - TR rpt - Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Mark Collins - Solo rpt - 10/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jun/10

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

Viki - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with duncan meacher

climbing_rocks1983 - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Kieran

Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Ian W

Ianwesterby - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Leo

mickJ - Lead - 08/May/10 with Elliot

bexyboo - 2nd - May/10 with ste swift

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

Partner abandoned it from very low down.
hellboundblr - Lead - 15/Apr/10 with LCCC

Tricky Start, hard for a 4C, more like 5a
bigglesbutcha - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/10 with Brian 2

bigglesbutcha - 2nd β - 15/Apr/10 with Brian 2

Rob Rocket - 2nd - 15/Apr/10 with Tim & Brian

harder when seaping. excellent fist jamming banter
david morse - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with tom+joe

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Jan/10

efrance24234 - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

philw - 2010

Chrismoore94 - Lead - 2010

Brendan H - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/09 with paul

wilkie14c - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Brenden

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09

jmarshall - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with ben knowles

NeilGriffiths - 11/Jun/09 with Adam

garethtodd - TR - Jun/09

Got 3/4 of the way up and then had no gear big enough for the cracks and bottled it! I will go back and climb through.... at some point, maybe, possibly
monkeymark - Lead dnf - 30/May/09

Calder - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Andy Clow

@ndy - Lead - 23/May/09 with calder

kjbix - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with Selma Williams

lancashirelass - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with kjbix

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/09

First VS lead!!!
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 2009

innesmac - 2009

nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with dan armour

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/08

Sliced my finger open on some broken glass above the first chockstone in the crack. Blood everywhere (sorry about that) so I beat a hasty retreat. Be wary!
victim of mathematics - Lead dnf - 02/Aug/08 with crossdressingrodney

jeffb - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08 with Calder

Calder - 2nd - 15/Jul/08 with jeffb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08

I tried to lead first but lost my nerve 1/3 of way up.
hellboundblr - 2nd - 11/Jun/08 with Adrian Goldstraw

mickJ - Lead - 04/Jun/08 with paul r

..blackbird - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/08

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with liam

duzinga - Lead O/S - 17/May/08

cragmole - 2nd β - 01/May/08 with Nigel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/08

Fred Sergeant - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/08 with Dave Tibbins

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 10/Feb/08 with Des Chadderton

1st ever climb outdoors
mark2572 - TR β - 06/Jan/08 with Danny

My first successful outdoor climb.Not too hard a climb until the top where i took ages to find an obvious foot hold.
dan1stdan - TR β - 06/Jan/08 with Mark

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

samking251 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Was awkaward and scary when I first lead it and it's still awkward on second.
galpinos - 2nd rpt - 21/Oct/07 with Nick V and Emily

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Mira Slavova

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

Kaiser999 - Lead - Sep/07 with Jonoh

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/07

Did it, don't want to do it again. Tough(ish) bottom section.
rick1fugazi - 2nd dog - 03/May/07 with Bob

thegavster - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Dean Gaskell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07

Trobbo - 2nd - 19/Apr/07 with steve crossley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/07

samking251 - 2007

Shad - Lead - 2007

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

Hidden - TR O/S - 01/Jul/06

Still a hard climb for the grade.
steven - Lead - Jul/06 with Simon Dawson

Bloody ard felt more like HVS
sdawson1 - Lead dog - 30/May/06 with swifty

jamming aarhggagrharaa bit pumpy
robman - Lead O/S - 10/May/06 with rick pain

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/06

Will be back to lead this one.
LAW - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Nick M

Hard start But good climb with various techniques
Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2006 with SteveOc

Johann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Dan Price

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/05 with Mark Gill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05

Well I should have guessed looking at the grade, very thrurchy all the way. Rests are basically a body jam. Plus it rained when I topped out!
A Crook - Lead O/S - 19/May/05 with Dom Stockton

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Mark Collins - Lead dog - 18/Sep/04 with Neil Henson

High in the grade
Neil Henson - 2nd β - 18/Sep/04 with Mark Collins

rovers777 - Lead - Aug/04

Marvino - 2nd - May/04 with Jamie

Trobbo - 2nd - 11/Apr/04 with mark humphries

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2004

Stig - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/03 with Jonathan Teale

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/03 with Terry Robinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 2003

jsw1 - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/02 with Richard Toon

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2002

nige - Lead - 19/Jun/01 with john buckley

Hidden - Lead - Jul/00

John Marsland - 2nd - 28/May/00 with Mark Tolver

nick bamber - 2000

alpinismo.uk - 2nd - 2000

csw - Lead - Jul/99

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 1998

aldred - 2nd O/S - 1998

Steve Clark - TR - Oct/95

kitch01 - Solo - 13/Aug/95

Hidden - 1995

Hidden - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/94

Duncan Bourne - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/94 with P Agnew

neilh - 1994

I soled it once but done it since and struggled
Dave Westby - Lead - 1993 with Garry Nuttal

Hidden - 1993

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993

adi bryant - Lead O/S - Nov/92 with Dom

ChrisJD - 2nd - 22/Jun/92 with PhilH

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/91

ellie macpherson - 2nd - Aug/91 with Graeme Jarvis

Hidden - Lead - 09/Nov/90

Neil R - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/90 with Sharon

Roget - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/90 with jim

whispering nic - Oct/89 with Gaz Smith

ChrisJD - Lead - 08/Mar/89 with PaulB

Hard Start
badgy - Lead - 1989

mik1miller - Solo - 1989 with gary deane

mattnuttall - Solo - 1989 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead - 23/Dec/88

andy tetsill - Lead - Nov/88 with Joy

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/88

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/88

andy farnell - 1988

steve taylor - 2nd - Oct/87 with Nick Smith (BB)

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/87

Carl Smethurst - TR O/S - 02/Jun/86

Surely a sandbag!
Sean Kelly - May/86 with Martin Mandel

First VS lead
Tony Buckley - Lead - Oct/85

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/84 with Guy Summers

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 1983 with Glynne Andrew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/82

Mark Kemball - Lead - 11/Aug/82 with John Fletcher

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/82

Bob - 14/Feb/82

Ken Taylor - Lead - 01/Aug/78 with Alan Brooks

Hammy - Lead - 21/May/78 with Jonathon Stacey

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/78

Hidden - AltLd - 1978

Mark Kemball - Solo - 28/Jul/77

fantastic climb once i could get off the ground!
climbing_goose - 2nd - 1976 with dave colsey

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Voting
Total votes cast 163
hard HVS0 of 58
HVS0 of 58
easy HVS3 of 58
hard VS35 of 58
VS20 of 58
easy VS0 of 58
hard HS0 of 58
HS0 of 58
easy HS0 of 58
hard 5a0 of 55
5a3 of 55
easy 5a29 of 55
hard 4c12 of 55
4c9 of 55
easy 4c0 of 55
hard 4b2 of 55
4b0 of 55
easy 4b0 of 55
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 227 (3.5%)
Lead124 of 227 (54.6%)
Followed64 of 227 (28.2%)
Toproped10 of 227 (4.4%)
Alt Leads2 of 227 (0.9%)
Unknown19 of 227 (8.4%)

'Climbed'110 of 227 (48.5%)
clean O/S88 of 227 (38.8%)
clean β6 of 227 (2.6%)
clean rpt8 of 227 (3.5%)
clean RP1 of 227 (0.4%)
dogged8 of 227 (3.5%)
dnf6 of 227 (2.6%)