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Calcutta Crack* HS 4b

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[John takes on the awkward move at the end of Calcutta crack. The other john is well anchored it just looks odd., 2 kb]6m. The twisting crack is very tricky, especially for the short. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: John takes on the awkward move at the end of Calcutta crack. The other john is well anchored it just looks odd. © Sciguy
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 189 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Sciguy - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/14 with John Wilson

John Holden - 2nd - 12/Sep/14 with John Wilson

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Tom Green

TGreen - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Rosie Henstock

mapperley samurai - 2nd - 06/Jul/14 with Michael H

Michael-H - Lead - 05/Jul/14 with mapperley samurai

Derek Furze - Lead - 18/Jun/14 with Paul Wheeler

vinspin - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with kaz

Rory Bascombe - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Ben clarke

please I got this one. thread round the chock stone and up.
Tiinster - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Lee

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/14

Awkward but great!
vertigo714 - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/14 with Tom Morgan

TobyA - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14 with Tony B

TonyB - 2nd - 02/Feb/14 with Toby

dtbrad - Lead O/S - 2014 with Joe 'killer' Strutt, Andy Harris

Dingchav - 2nd - 2014 with Joe Strutt, Dan bradley

sgl0jd - 2014

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 10/Nov/13

howsthebeef - TR dog - 20/Oct/13 with M. Moore

Wet.
cem - 2nd - 19/Oct/13 with Deniz Sumengen, Ian Frith

Pete Nugent - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/13 with Paul Burgess

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Dave Lomax

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Damon H

First HS 4b lead. Really pumpy !!
Mayaculpa - Lead - 29/Jun/13 with Kyle87

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

Burly. Packs a lot into 6m...
Ramblin dave - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Alison

kez1 - Lead dnf - 01/Feb/13 with nic andrews, andy lees

jack01 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with emma

tombeasley - 2nd - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Sexy Liz

j.townley - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Stuart_Burbidge

jjclarke70 - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Frank

frankcp87 - 2nd - 11/Jul/12 with James Clarke

Double Knee Bar - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/12 with TomBond

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Glenn

A little longer, and this would be a classic!
stevetheleg - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Nathan Magnall

namagnall - Lead - 12/Jun/12

Maken - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Tom Allsop

terri mc - 2nd β - 29/May/12 with Andy Shardlow

More clean ground up as I tried a couple of ways to do the two cruxes. No falls or weighting gear. Panicked topping out and nearly fluffed it! Nice moves good value for severe grade.
tom bre - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Paul Deane

lewismansell - Lead O/S - 23/May/12

Stuart William - 2nd dog - 21/May/12 with Lewis M

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/12

Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/12

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12

Beautiful crack and beautiful moves.
Morgan P - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Tara O'Neil

JaseSSDD - 2nd - 25/Feb/12 with Andy Eaton

Top out covered in verglas. Banter
david morse - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12 with josh, lole

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Feb/12

nick221 - 2nd - 14/Jan/12

do this one fresh
mew - Lead - 13/Jan/12

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Floris

Hidden - 2012

tzettle - 2012

Great holds, nice fun route
Andrew Abraham - Lead - 2012

no way 4b, tricky even for a 4c but excellent fun.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with xander

well protected on solid jams.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/11 with Bob/Nic

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/11

Hedley - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Roger Lord

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

4c to get established and 4c to top out. I've climbed easier VSs. Good fun.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Simon

Superb effort from Tom as his second ever lead. Essentially two very full on sequences with and excellent rest in between. Good gear all the way.
Ab Wilson - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Tom Carter

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Dylan Williams

williamsd79 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Mark Freestone

bennys89 - Jun/11

Kyle87 - Lead O/S - Jun/11

damp green top out
OMSKB - Lead - 17/May/11 with Richard Winfield

Actionflack - TR O/S - 24/Apr/11

JaseSSDD - 2nd β - 21/Apr/11 with Ant Bury, Ian Barker

Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with Iain

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/11

TM_Horton - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with addam

Nice jamming
ryansb90 - 2nd β - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/11

Dux - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Andy Smith

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Oct/10

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10 with T. Selvage, C. Prescott

Alistair Corbett - 2nd - 22/Sep/10 with ben peake

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/10

tigertim - 2nd - 08/Sep/10 with Alex Winter

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo - Jul/10

aidanb - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

chris_r - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Jon Bray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10

GrantB - Lead - 03/Apr/10 with James

Tough. Seems I'm not very good at wide cracks
jkarran - 2nd - 03/Apr/10 with Grant

green as can be on the top out
will randall - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with sarah

peaches69 - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/10 with sarah

Cossar - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Si

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/10

peaches69 - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with tom stenson

keith leonard - 2010

GF - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

mark89 - Lead - 18/Oct/09

Carl Hanaghan - Lead - 27/Aug/09 with Grant

Gh1 - 2nd - 27/Aug/09 with Carl Hanaghan

garywong - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Jon lambert

rachaeldanks - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with mark s

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09

rob wmc - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Jun/09

neilpotter - TR O/S - 24/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/09

found the very top hard hard on solo but would have laybacked away more confidently on lead. Not as hard as the guide makes out lower down on solid jams!
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/09

highclimber - May/09

nickwhimster - TR - 12/Apr/09 with andy abraham

Rob Laird - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Luke

Peakology - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09 with cat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Dom

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Pete Nugent

koopa - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Daymo - TR - Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/08

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 05/May/08 with Tim Raffle, Thomas Renshaw

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with John + Eddy

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 16/Nov/07

Tricky start, yet awesome once done!
nicki_2712 - 2nd - 04/Nov/07 with Sam Howell

kendogcatchy - TR - 20/Oct/07 with Paul Martindale

prof_vague - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Paul

flyboy86 - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with prof_vague

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/07

unfit - 2nd - 14/Sep/07 with matt w

JWB - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07

Chris Lyon - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07 with Tom Whitehead

jdgaventa - Lead - May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07

joe_alexander - Lead dog - 08/Apr/07 with Emma

crazydaisy - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with Joe Alexander

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

Williams - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Joss Thomas

Maciek - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with P.J.

Hated it
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - Jan/07 with Marvino

Birdo - 2007 with Dave Bird

Tricky for 4b, but well protected, and easier than it looks from below.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Carmen and Dave E

daza - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with Ceara

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 24/Jun/06

John Lisle - 2006

Steve Banham - Lead rpt - 2006 with Dan M (wig)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/05

John Eley - Lead O/S - May/05

coffeepot - 2nd - 19/Mar/05 with jelaby

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/04

donkster - 2nd O/S - Sep/04 with trigg

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 31/May/04 with Dale

FrankW - Lead O/S - 15/May/04 with Laura

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - May/04

g2 - Jan/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/03

Chesh - Lead - 2003 with ScotsPaul

Hidden - 2003

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2003

mark s - Solo - 2003

Mark Salter - Lead - 21/Apr/02 with Chris Shorrock

rocktigger - Solo O/S - 1999

craig h - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/98 with Jamie Lillieman

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - Jun/96 with Richard Bower

Hidden - Solo - 1995

stokienomad - Lead - 02/Jul/92

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/91

Roget - Solo O/S - 16/May/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Iain Thow - Lead - 19/Oct/88 with Ken (Aston), Ash (Aston)

tlr - TR - Jun/88 with Fin and Nick

angry pirate - 1988

andy gittins - 1984

rogerskews - Solo - 1976

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

mikej - Solo - 03/May/70 with E

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Voting
Total votes cast 143
hard VS0 of 51
VS1 of 51
easy VS2 of 51
hard HS10 of 51
HS30 of 51
easy HS1 of 51
hard S7 of 51
S0 of 51
easy S0 of 51
hard 4c0 of 50
4c2 of 50
easy 4c29 of 50
hard 4b6 of 50
4b8 of 50
easy 4b3 of 50
hard 4a2 of 50
4a0 of 50
easy 4a0 of 50
3 Stars0 of 42
2 Stars35 of 42
1 Star5 of 42
0 Stars2 of 42
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Style of ascent

Soloed17 of 189 (9.0%)
Lead91 of 189 (48.1%)
Followed57 of 189 (30.2%)
Toproped7 of 189 (3.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 189 (0.5%)
Unknown16 of 189 (8.5%)

'Climbed'84 of 189 (44.4%)
clean O/S92 of 189 (48.7%)
clean β3 of 189 (1.6%)
clean rpt4 of 189 (2.1%)
dogged4 of 189 (2.1%)
dnf2 of 189 (1.1%)