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V Crack HVS 6a

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[Almscliff testpiece V Crack 6a, 3 kb]8m. A difficult testpiece. The narrow v chimney left of Square Chimney is hard to enter from below.
First ascent details unclear, possibly Dolphin, Varley and Cook. 1942

Ticklists: The Complete Dolphin Collection, ARD Yorkshire Grit.

Photo: Almscliff testpiece V Crack 6a © dustyrat
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This climb is in 74 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

once you nail the starting move its a straightforward finish
scarmichael - Lead β - Aug/14

All over after the first move, good though.
toddm - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with jhardwick

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/14

CragDog - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo β - 14/Jun/14

MarkRoe - Solo O/S - 14/May/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/14

Hollywood - 2nd - 11/Mar/14 with karly54

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

petekeron - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/13 with Solo

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Harrogate club

LeeBarnes - TR - 2013

Dickon151 - Solo O/S - 18/Dec/12 with Peter Keron

flash
efrance24234 - Solo β - 22/Nov/12 with Adam Hughes

GrantB - 2nd - 03/Jul/12 with James

2nd go and by feet-off brute force. Ugly!
jkarran - Lead - 03/Jul/12 with Grant

akhughes - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/12

Steve Dunne - Lead - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 12/May/12

I placed a nut in the crucial finger slot below the crux, hence could not use it and it must have made the move harder. Nevertheless after climbing down and having a rest a few times, I managed the move cleanly. Pleased!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Claudia

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 17/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Nov/10

Hidden - Sent - 17/Sep/10

clive-greenwood - Lead β - 21/Jun/10 with Anna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

Hidden - 2nd β - 27/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/10

A tough start that you really need to commit to. Once you have passed the crux low down, the route is very steady and well protected.
robin_hackney - Lead RP - 23/May/10 with Dave Foster

Bouldery start, satisfying route.
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Robin

simon kimber - Solo O/S - 01/May/10

Tried to lead it at the start of the day didn't happen, came back later on and after seeing ralph doing it got the hang of it. Then soloed whiskey crack to finish
Ewan Russell - Sent x - 11/Nov/09 with Ralph, one hand mat, Lubos

Quality burly problem, irritatingly blew the onsight by failing to commit with the feet.
AlistairB - Solo RP - 27/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Mar/09

Nicos - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/09 with ryan

Hidden - Solo - 18/Nov/08

Got it 3rd or 4th time. Powerful.
Jack00 - Lead - 25/May/08 with Steve Kirkup

Got it sorted today. Up the rib.
Will Hunt - Lead RP - 17/May/08 with David Smith

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/May/08

Absolutely nails. Fell off loads and couldnt stick the move, was very unimpressed with myself. Later used the chimney at 5b. Sean says a heel placement is crucial so will get it next time.
Will Hunt - Lead dnf - 23/Feb/08 with Sean Jacobs

timbo58 - TR - 06/Oct/07

reg_measures - Solo RP - 15/Aug/07

took the chimney start 5b
robman - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/06

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/06 with Rich Payne

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/06

johancilliers - Lead rpt - 23/May/06

clive-greenwood - TR - 2006 with Owen Sudlow

antroy - Lead - 25/Apr/04

Brown - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/04

Matt Rowat - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/02

Roget - Solo O/S - 11/May/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/02

Hidden - Sent - 2000

Jonathan Richardson - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/99

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 14/May/98 with Dan Bailey

bobboulderer - Lead RP - Nov/95 with Chris Jackson Jones

rob.grafton - 1995

Richard White - 1992

Hidden - Solo - 1992

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 22/May/90 with Dad

Jon Read - Lead RP - 1990 with Ian Ransome

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Graded VS 4c at the time
Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/89 with Pete Atkinson

PaulHermes - 1989

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988

craig h - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/87

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/79

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/75

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 1975

Hidden - 2nd - 1968

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Voting
Total votes cast 18
hard E10 of 7
E10 of 7
easy E15 of 7
hard HVS0 of 7
HVS2 of 7
easy HVS0 of 7
hard VS0 of 7
VS0 of 7
easy VS0 of 7
hard 6b0 of 6
6b0 of 6
easy 6b0 of 6
hard 6a3 of 6
6a3 of 6
easy 6a0 of 6
hard 5c0 of 6
5c0 of 6
easy 5c0 of 6
3 Stars3 of 5
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Style of ascent

Soloed29 of 74 (39.2%)
Lead27 of 74 (36.5%)
Followed9 of 74 (12.2%)
Toproped3 of 74 (4.1%)
Bouldered3 of 74 (4.1%)
Unknown3 of 74 (4.1%)

'Climbed'24 of 74 (32.4%)
clean O/S28 of 74 (37.8%)
clean β5 of 74 (6.8%)
clean rpt6 of 74 (8.1%)
clean RP8 of 74 (10.8%)
dogged1 of 74 (1.4%)
dnf2 of 74 (2.7%)