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Mather Crack** E2 5b

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[Climbing Mather Crack, 3 kb]22m. A long and steep crack which gives a good pumpy pitch. The quality of the runners makes up a little for the angle and the occasional disposable holds. © ROCKFAX
FA. Terry Wyatt 1971. FFA. Dennis Cars 1977

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

Photo: Climbing Mather Crack © jamesgodwin64
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 147 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 16/Aug/14 with Mischa

Came off a few times - v hard. Need to re-do it clean!
tom_lewis89 - TR - 17/Jul/14 with Paul Birch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14

Hidden - 15/Jun/14

Stig - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/14 with Pete

Warmed up on this, felt smooth. Little dusty at the top as per. Really enjoyable climbing!
Leo Woodhead - Lead rpt - 29/May/14

manwithacam - 2nd - 21/May/14 with Alan

The Grist - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Lee Hamilton

Derek Furze - 2nd - 07/May/14 with Dave

phil64 - Lead rpt - May/14 with tim neill

Nice climb, a little dusty and pumpy towards the top but the gear is really good!
Leo Woodhead - Lead β - 27/Apr/14 with Mischa

Just about made it ! Great climbing, just tiring as it gets steeper right to the top.
Jules Lane - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Mynydd Richard W

Still good
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 02/Mar/14 with James Bradley

turbojames - 2nd - 02/Mar/14 with andy gardner

turbojames - Lead - 02/Mar/14 with andy gardner

Hidden - 2014

very nice climbing, much better than looks
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/13

Poss 1st E2 I have seconded 'clean'. Really fun climbing.
alp79 - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/13 with Jonny Ashton

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

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

Nice long, steep, finger jammy pitch with a superb rest at half height. Top holds were slopey and dusty. Abseiled back down in the dark.
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Whiskey tom

sputnik - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/13 with Vaska

sputnik - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/13 with Vaska, Mrs Z

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/13

Done in the middle of a torrential downpour and with soaked holds but always a fun warm up.
sputnik - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/13

some laps up it :D love this route though the to catches me out almost everytime
jamesgodwin64 - TR rpt - 24/Jul/13 with John Cooper, Chiris Fox

Best route at Torrs.
Stig - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/13 with Simon

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Jul/13

Excellent climbing with a thought provoking start, followed by a good rest and a sustained upper section. Commitment will be rewarded.
MischaHY - Lead RP - 02/Jul/13 with Ben Cootes

A good pitch, great jamming fun.
Albachoss - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Gaz

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Katy Vose

Petar Samkov - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 02/May/13 with Petar the Bulgarian

greglad - Lead RP - May/13

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13 with Little badger

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

sputnik - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/13

sputnik - Lead dog - 13/Apr/13

sputnik - TR rpt - 13/Apr/13

sputnik - TR rpt - 07/Apr/13

sputnik - TR rpt - 07/Apr/13

sputnik - TR rpt - 05/Apr/13

sputnik - TR rpt - 04/Apr/13

Frank the Husky - 2013

really enjoyable climbing, best route here?
angus - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12 with rich sawyer

sputnik - TR rpt - 17/Nov/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 17/Nov/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 17/Nov/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 17/Nov/12

phil64 - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/12 with matt dean

sputnik - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 18/Oct/12 with Mrs Z

c00kie - TR dog - 18/Oct/12 with Gavin

sputnik - TR rpt - 27/Sep/12

sputnik - Lead dog - 23/Sep/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 23/Sep/12 with James

sputnik - Lead dog - 23/Sep/12 with Mrs Z

Pumpy but easy 5b climbing. Good gear, hard e1/low e2. Easier than king of the swingers.
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

akhughes - 2nd - 10/Sep/12 with Pete Harris

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/12 with Ruth & Carl

vassy05 - Aug/12

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12

David Kay - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Pete Dalzell

Very Easy E2
pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/12

bwestwood - 2nd - 03/Jul/12

simonp - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

With Will. Really good, not that tough but very very steep. Best to place gear before the wet top.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/12

chrisbussell - 2nd - 26/Jun/12 with Tim O'Neill

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with sam kendrick

metal arms - Lead - 19/May/12

Sam Simpson - 2nd rpt - 17/May/12 with Tom Dolden

more like hvs
Tom Doldon - Lead O/S - 17/May/12 with John Doldon

No warm up, so rested on the last 2m....
Nick Rundall - Lead dog - 01/May/12 with joe moore

gw3285 - Lead - 15/Apr/12

Very hard start. took one swing on the rope when out of balance at the wide crack section. I'll come bak to lead this. Very good route and very well protected.
stratandrew - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/12 with Gareth Williams

pumpy as hell, nasty on the hands and all wet at the top when i was shattered, a few big falls on a little cam. wont be comeing back to get it clean!
timmyhobby - Lead - 18/Feb/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 16/Jan/12

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Robert Taylor

very good but simpl climbing for e2 The are hardner vs,s around
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 10/Nov/11 with James blake

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11

Alex@home - Lead rpt - 06/Nov/11 with Tony Moody

Nicola - 2nd dog - 23/Oct/11 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Good route if you looking for your first E2, don't listen to the scare mongers, good solid climbing until the top with bomber gear and good rests the whole way up.
sputnik - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Mrs Z

c00kie - 2nd - 22/Oct/11 with Gavin

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/11

Excellent!!! Much easier than it looks, I found the start few moves tricky but after that it is just steep excellent moves pulling on jugs all the way and not much harder than Alcove Crack. Very soft E2 or in reality E1?? Not really any loose rock left on the route that affects the climbing and felt closer to 3 stars :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Becky E

Really nice route, good holds, good rest points. Gets really pumpy at the top. Definitely lead in the future.
Jonny Nick - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11

Steady for E2, easier than King of Swingers.
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Pete, Simon

petellis - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Broomy, Sloth

Boran - TR dnf - 02/Jun/11

gregoritos - Lead rpt - 07/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

Nice
rob.s22 - Lead O/S - May/11 with A.K

bloody hard and sustained for me
The Blue Bucket - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Sam Simpson - Lead dog - 20/Nov/10 with JNewbiggin

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Nov/10

Top rope solo
andy_e - TR dog - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

Total quality despite the sandy rock.
highlux - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10

One slip, very annoyed. Tops very dirty making it worrying.
Jonathan Hall - Lead dog - 31/Jul/10 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 31/Jul/10 with Wee man

Good route, holds are better than they appear from below, especially on upper section. Andy fought the pump superbly only to be spurned by a muddy ledge on the top out - gutted!
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Andy

philhilo - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with brian rodgers

nadeem - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Tom Foote

pauldr - Lead - 23/May/10

Brilliant climb. Really enjoyed. Endurance not very good as been doing easy stuff/bouldering but managed to get up in one!
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 13/May/10 with Saffra, Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/10

A serious route! Very sustained and a steep overhanging second half. Big positive holds make up for this though and lots of gear.
R8JimBob88 - 2nd dog - 03/May/10 with James

loved it but very pumpy for me but thinking about it all big holds at the very least on the posi side and a 5-10 deg over hang in places makes for good hard and sweet climbing :)
jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with R8JimBob88

Great gear, no real crux and fairly sustained, but plenty of jugs to shake out on.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Chris Fox

really nice route, very pumpy, but never too hard, and gear always good. I clipped the peg out left and right. easier than i thought it would be.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Mark Rankine

mikecollins - Lead dnf - 26/Mar/10 with stg

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2010

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 2010

cymjt - 2010

david morse - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Lambros

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/09

supprisingly little jamming
willoates - Lead O/S - Jul/09

with gear in
Brown - Lead β - 08/Mar/09 with Henry

Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/09 with Jon Winter

cem - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/08 with Jenny Andexer, Mark O'Neill

Another brilliant route. **
Stig - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

The climb was 2m too long for me. Pretty pleased though after not leading anything harder than VS for the last 18 months
ArnaudG - Lead dog - 26/Apr/08 with Dunc

Hidden - Lead - 14/Dec/07

Nicos - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/07 with dave johnson

dpmUK - TR dog - 24/May/07

got level with the top peg but was too pumped to finish
Mr Wild - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/07 with Pete

Misha - Lead dog - Mar/07

Clean this time round
cem - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/06 with Miles Butteriss

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Sep/06

Tom Phillips - Lead - 22/Jun/06 with leo

Hidden - TR - 09/Apr/06

phardman - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/04

nickdonohue - Lead - 2004 with Mike Thorpe

cem - Lead dog - 20/Oct/02 with Graham Dolman

adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 29/May/01 with Hoult

Can't remember the date
lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/01 with tombawimba

1 rest on damp section
Nigel Coe - Lead dog - 27/Jun/99 with Martin Crocker

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/97 with Oliver Allen

robtrooper - 1996

Roget - Lead O/S - 22/May/94

Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/92

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/90

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5c0 of 38
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5b26 of 38
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Style of ascent

Lead90 of 147 (61.2%)
Followed29 of 147 (19.7%)
Toproped21 of 147 (14.3%)
Unknown7 of 147 (4.8%)

'Climbed'36 of 147 (24.5%)
clean O/S54 of 147 (36.7%)
clean β3 of 147 (2.0%)
clean rpt29 of 147 (19.7%)
clean RP2 of 147 (1.4%)
dogged20 of 147 (13.6%)
dnf3 of 147 (2.0%)