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Crispy Crack* HVS 5a

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[s thirsk , 2 kb]8m. The attractive shallow seam/runnel that cross the slab diagonally rightwards gives a good little pitch that surprisingly is easier to foot-traverse than to hand-traverse. © ROCKFAX
FA. Tony Howard 1958

Ticklists: Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: s thirsk © brian cropper
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This climb is in 53 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

Jam_sandwich - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Johnny Owen, Alex Thompson

Probably only top end VS.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Jam, JonnyO

Hidden - 2014

stratandrew - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Helen Boothman

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

leeds_belle - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13

Decided to give the lead ago after seconding Marc. Completely missed the number 3 nut placement mid route which was Marc's only bit of gear, maybe due to our height difference. Not something I'll be making a habit of!
leeds_belle - Solo rpt - 16/Jul/13

JoeMortimer_Trad - Solo - 24/Jun/13

DBoothroyd - Solo - 24/Jun/13

On my own for practice
morpcat - TR - 04/May/13

kkris - Lead dog - 02/May/13 with Graham

Frank the Husky - 2013

towdman - 2nd - 09/Nov/12 with Daniel Armitage

Joe.Elliott1 - Lead - 08/Oct/12

greengrasss - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/12 with Joe.Elliott1

Hidden - TR - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 06/Jun/12

PD - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/12 with Fleeter

Hidden - TR - 02/Apr/12

Andrew Lodge - TR - 02/Apr/12 with Pete, Steve

amy - 2nd - 25/May/11 with Jen

Really nice climb, looks quite improbable from below. Very good lead by Andy.
Rob Jarratt - Lead - 24/May/11 with Julie Hardie, Andy Crawley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

ste_d - Solo rpt - 19/May/11

Delicate.
WillCass - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Ed

ste_d - Solo rpt - 10/Nov/10

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

mr rob - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/09 with Jordan, ferg

ste_d - Solo rpt - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/09

antroy - Lead - 14/May/09

adi bryant - Solo - 2009 with Ben

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Sep/08

ste_d - Solo rpt - 02/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Held my breath.
Kirill - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Andrew Roberts

cem - 2nd - 29/Jul/07 with Steve Capes

Gooders - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with Ant

dread-i - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Chris Tan

My first HVS lead :) Followed unsuccessful attempt at soloing it...
JdotP - Lead RP - 15/Jul/06 with Dave Lovelady

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/06 with Gareth Mayhead

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/06 with Rob

LAW - TR β - 14/Apr/06 with Nick M, Jenny F

Rampikino - Lead - 24/Jul/04 with Liz, Ian, Claire, Glyn

Superb interesting problem. Really enjoyed this one!
Owdham - TR O/S - 25/Nov/02 with Girtch

ste_d - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/95

craig h - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/90

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/89

Voting
Total votes cast 39
hard E10 of 13
E10 of 13
easy E10 of 13
hard HVS1 of 13
HVS5 of 13
easy HVS7 of 13
hard VS0 of 13
VS0 of 13
easy VS0 of 13
hard 5b0 of 13
5b0 of 13
easy 5b0 of 13
hard 5a0 of 13
5a10 of 13
easy 5a3 of 13
hard 4c0 of 13
4c0 of 13
easy 4c0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 13
2 Stars4 of 13
1 Star9 of 13
0 Stars0 of 13
Bag of .....0 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed11 of 53 (20.8%)
Lead21 of 53 (39.6%)
Followed9 of 53 (17.0%)
Toproped10 of 53 (18.9%)
Unknown2 of 53 (3.8%)

'Climbed'19 of 53 (35.8%)
clean O/S24 of 53 (45.3%)
clean β1 of 53 (1.9%)
clean rpt7 of 53 (13.2%)
clean RP1 of 53 (1.9%)
dogged1 of 53 (1.9%)