Blind Man's Crack* HVD 4a

Rockfax Description
A awkward groove in the right-hand wall of Central Buttress which is tricky to start and (a bit) easier above. A direct finish up the wall and crack above the final ledge is VS 5a. © ROCKFAX

FA. Henry Bishop 1913
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This climb is in 85 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Completed crux move eventually but to scared to continue. Guidebook had it down as a VDiff
Rebecca North - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/15 with Ciara

JonathanJones - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with JK

jshields - Lead - 15/Apr/15 with Jeff Ingman

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 05/Nov/14

Rhys_Alun - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/14 with Richard Morrison

derekwwl - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with maplelew

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/14

Tough start, quite easy rest, tried 5a exit, but the exit holds seemed to slope (warm temperatures)
Russ - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/14 with sarah brookes

Sarah Brookes - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Martin Russ

Managed to slab over the first block onto a massive thorn which embeded deeply in my finger tip. Be wary of the foliage.
mapperley samurai - 2nd - 24/Jul/14 with Ben Moss

very fun lead the crux is at the start but protected
climbercrab - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/14

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/14

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with alimortazavi85

Ali Mortazavi - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Scott, Rita

razzorbuzz - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Mike

mcrockett - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with razzorbuzz

scott.hill - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Ali Mortazavi

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 08/Apr/14

waldenmatt - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Brian M

Theeni - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Joseph

Lovely crack! Nice width for really positive hand jamming, which I need to practice.
papalazarou - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/13

rockman - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 13/Sep/12 with Geoff Mee

I did not climb this elbow lig bolloxed
dannyevos - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Steve Swanborough, Rick Clapham

Steve Swanborough - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Danny Evans, Rick Clapham

Finished on the 5a option
csh.1000 - TR O/S - 16/May/12 with Jamie, Dean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

matthewpjgrant - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Simon Durbage

lewiz - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Mishtu Tiwary

mishtu - 2nd - 04/Sep/11 with lewiz

I George - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

jolyon.cohen - 2nd - 19/Jul/11 with Charlotte Redit, Kate Webster

John Lewis - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Maureen

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/11

Finished up the crack and reachy wall for the 5a finish - Reachy!
spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Bruce LMC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11

A bit of broken glass about at the bottom.
Steve Palmer - Lead O/S - 05/May/11 with Brian K

lewisg - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Nat

papalazarou - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/11

danny3007 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

aidanb - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

migs493 - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/10

doomer - Lead O/S - Jun/10

bobbarnes00 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09 with Tom Large

Nice route, lost of rest spots!
Climber1806 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Mark Bennett

Chewie - 2nd - 23/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/09

hellboundblr - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with Danny Smudge

Ander - Lead - Aug/09 with Jimb0

Jimb0 - 2nd - Aug/09 with Ander

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

Damp and green even on a nice dry day. Tricky start felt loads harder than Vdiff
monkey1 - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2009

jonathan watt - Lead - 24/Nov/08

Very nice route with some good/pleasant moves
PanzerHanzler - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/08

Totally awkward
popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd RP - 27/Aug/07 with Ben H

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Ed

EdShep - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Pilch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/07

lenn1346 - Lead O/S - 14/May/07 with Colin L

devonjester - 2nd O/S - 14/May/07 with Justin L

Cotswold Steve cut his knees to ribbons. Funny.
mic_b - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Cotswold Steve

First piece of gear left in from Jamie's attempt but pulled rope through for 'cleaner' ascent. Tricky start, but left less skin behind than last week's effort. I may have gone 'off route' onto blind man's buttress at one point. Not as straightforward a route as it looked, the gear's generally by your feet for the more difficult moves, rather than higher (this makes it more scary for crap climbers!). Horrible belly flop/wriggle with stuck knee at the top crack/slab. Very inelegant!
SuperstarDJ - Lead β - 06/Jun/06 with Jamie Ireland

A tough route,espcially in the dark.. Quite balancy on the main slab and the sencond crux move over the sencond bulge was a nightmare belly flop leg jam type of move .... Good lead for David.
mungo - 2nd β - 06/Jun/06 with David Millington

Alfredo - Lead - Sep/04

Hidden - TR - Aug/04

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 02/May/02

Roget - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/95

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Iain Thow - Solo - 16/Jul/88

tapley - Lead - 25/Sep/87 with Alison Tapley

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/83

'Absurdly undergraded for H.Diff., especially in the wet conditions. Z took 40 minutes on the first ten feet!'
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 22/Nov/80 with Zsybshek Kotowicz

paul59 - 2nd - 10/Jun/80 with Paul Kirk

mikej - Solo - 24/Mar/71

mikej - Solo - 24/Mar/71

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
AndyPagett, eddiem1, Denatone

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