Thrug** VS 5a
[Thrug, 2 kb]8m.

Rockfax Description
8m. The th(r)uggish crack splitting the steep wall. Short-lived. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Revenge List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks, WideBoyz Crack School.

Photo: Thrug © donkster
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This climb is in 187 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Enjoyable, only used two jams though so maybe not the 'jamming test piece' I expected
Dogwood - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/15 with Ro Murphy

Good harmless fun.
djones66 - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/15 with Stve mc D

Louishmouis - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Dad

R0bbie - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Taba

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/15

Andrew Abraham - 2nd O/S - 10/May/15 with Pete Bridgewood, Ky

Focused too much on the jamming, failed to notice a critical hold outside the crack, forearms died. First trad leader fall, onto gear which proved bomber.
slab_happy - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/15 with Liam

Floundered my way up with arms still wrecked. Amazing route.
slab_happy - 2nd dog - 02/Apr/15 with Liam

John Higgs - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/15 with Caitlin Bell

BareBears - Lead dog - 24/Aug/14 with Joe Cresswell, Dale

Perfect jams, perfect gear. Grr Thrug it up!
mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Gavin Pownall

nice scrap ! on really good jams
gavster - 2nd - 21/May/14 with kev

VS 4c in the BMC guide which is probably fair although I imagine it would feel HVS if you can't jam. Nice route though.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Max Pendleton

Joemanglerocks - Lead - 18/Apr/14 with Satoshi Kimura

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

VS in the book we had, but happy to take the HVS tick!
TobyA - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14 with Tony B

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

Jack93 - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Josh Taujanskas, James McDonald

James12389 - 2nd - 24/Nov/13 with Josh Taujanskas, Jack Knight

JoshT - 2nd - 24/Nov/13 with James McDonald, Jack Knight

Need to get better at jamming. Managed to fight my way up, but paid for it in flesh.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Emily

Jordanh031 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Sep/13

A repeat but I'd not led it before
cem - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Mike Eldred

great climb on nice jams!
dionisys - Lead - 08/Sep/13 with vanderz

Excellent. Soft at VS.
Karl Wooffindin - Lead - 26/Aug/13 with Andrew Deacon

Too tired after long day of cragging, fell about 3/4 way up and nothing left in the tank.
Adrianw - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/13 with Simon Phillips

kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Michelle

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jun/13

rob 528 - Lead β - Jun/13

thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Pat Brien

Calder - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Mark

Diggler - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Calder

RichyBOYY - Lead - 05/Mar/13 with Pete Wilson

Robnort - TR RP - 02/Mar/13 with ellie Bromage, adam clemence, paul clauston

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - TR RP - Feb/13

saffy - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

joeflan - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12

lukebowman551 - 2nd β - 22/Sep/12 with Craig Shelley

lukebowman551 - Lead dnf - 22/Sep/12 with Craig Shelley

Robnort - TR RP - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/12

Paul got 2/3 up with his attempt; I got a bit further; Andy topped out and dragged us up. Paul lost a wire to the rock.
method - AltLd dog - 04/Sep/12 with Andy (mynydd), Paul (mynydd)

Upper crack damp/green. I turned up as Paul and John were thinking of TRing after the O/S attempt, so was offered the 'lead' (only had to place 1 more bit of gear + I'd done it before so it went OK)
Andy Hardy - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/12

dsgarner - TR dog - 25/Aug/12

Robnort - TR dog - 24/Aug/12 with paul clauston

Hillson - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Pete Wilson

again, very windy and cold, strenuous little brute of a route!
PeteWilson - Lead - 13/May/12 with Andrew Graham

Felt pretty steady for VS, good jug before the finish made it simple. Without the jug would make the route HVS.
Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

TM_Horton - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with LOTTIE

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Steffen Cruz - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11

hotfeet - Lead - 07/Aug/11 with Mac

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/11

littleluke - 2nd - Aug/11

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with liv_the_div

mes32 - 2nd - 23/Jul/11

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

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

My first grit HVS lead (if you call it HVS..). Found it hard and sustained, but this is possibly more due to me having done very little climbing this year, especially on grit, rather than the route itself.
mullermn - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Kylie Richards

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Nathaelle Bouttes

Tough, my jamming technique was not up to the challenge! Sat on the rope to rest and get some gear.
Kylie - 2nd dog - 02/Jul/11 with mullermn

Hidden - Lead - Jul/11

shame the crack was a bit wet which made it a bit harder but probably still only VS. Like to do it again in the dry
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Becky E

Didn't fall off or rest, but definitely a tight rope.
Becky E - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Graeme Hammond

JEP - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/11

WillCass - Lead - 14/Jun/11 with Si

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/11

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 21/May/11 with rob, Dave Clarke

John Elliott - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Doug Allen

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

Two attempts,dropped off on last jam :(
Rich Kay - Lead dnf - 10/Apr/11 with tez young, Darren H

laybacked, cos I cant jam, had to think about footholds at the crux move to a good hold, nice climb
najki_2000 - 2nd β - 10/Apr/11 with Chris Rose

Pete Graham - Lead - 19/Jan/11 with Ben Silvestre

donkster - Lead rpt - 06/Nov/10 with ben, dennis

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10

Made the bottom moves, took whipper on crux sequence on bomber cam. Not 4C by any means but I'd give it VS
Double Knee Bar - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/10

Andrew Abraham - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/10 with ruthyb, Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10

Ky - Lead dog - 02/Oct/10 with Donk

donkster - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/10 with malc, ki, trigg

Went suprisingly easy on T/R-perfect jams- will be back to lead.
bobpilgrem - TR O/S - 30/Sep/10 with Bob/Nic

cleetont - TR O/S - 25/Sep/10

marclloyd77 - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with Dean Bucknall

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/10 with J. Iles-Smith

jiles - Lead dog - 23/Jul/10 with Alex Winter

Climbed it after Rich gave up. Used his gear already placed so not a clean lead, but did complete the lead. Terrifying, but exhilarating.
Kelly D - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with dpmUK, Jen

Ewan's first climb of the day.... what a warm up!!
staceyjg - 2nd - 12/Jun/10 with Ewan Buckingham

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/10

VS 5b in Western Grit. Needed five attempts to do the hard move at the start, which both freaked and wore me out, leaving insufficient fuel in the tank for the sustained top section. Fail!
graphiclunarkid - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/10 with arctic jen

John Lewis - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/10 with Ewan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10

arctic_jen - 2nd - 12/Jun/10 with Rich

whichever technique, jamming or laybacking it was bloody hard work!
thetradlad - TR dog - 05/Jun/10 with Chris Stepanek

donkster - 2nd rpt - 03/Apr/10 with trigg

GF - 2010

katyvose1 - 2010

benny_m - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Roger Hill

Rested on the gear. Better technique next time.
silhouette - Lead dog - 13/Sep/09 with benny_m

took one fall near the top lowered off pulled through ropes and lead clean second try.
Russell Lovett - Lead RP - 23/Aug/09 with alan taylor

Hidden - 01/Aug/09

grady - 2nd - Jun/09

craig d - 26/Apr/09 with Simon Kincaid

Rob Laird - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Mike H

mr random - 2nd dog - 11/Apr/09 with Mike H

dashitboarder - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/09 with Dad and Jess

hailtryfan - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Bernie

amstel - Lead - Apr/09 with Joe

Pumpy but easy for HVS
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Chris & Jack

Hand jams all the way, good practice.
Chrisstroud162 - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/09 with Rob Dyer, Jack Appleby

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Oct/08

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

rob wmc - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Alan

Duncan I - Lead dog - 13/Jul/08 with Si Coles

Got about 2 thirds of the way up, then my arms gave way - have to try it fresh!
mmalbon - TR dnf - 15/Jun/08 with Mick, Simon and James

dashitboarder - TR dog - 15/Jun/08 with Dad

Si dH - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/08

wayne87thecut - Lead dnf - 16/Feb/08 with Quixos

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Nick

Probably VS, rather then HVS
Steve Banham - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Dan M (wig)

Stig - 2nd rpt - 09/Feb/08 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with James Rees

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

donkster - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with ben

cooper leek - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with donk

cem - 2nd - 06/Oct/07 with David T, Rob Truckle

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Simon Chandler

NickST - Lead dog - Sep/07 with Phil Tucker

Birdo - 2007 with Dave Bird

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/06

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/06

GPN - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Sam Clifford

nige - Lead - 25/Aug/06 with sven rowan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/06

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Oct/05

Lizard - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Leon Skeldon

just one more - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/05 with chris nunn

As featured in Marek's piccy
John Marsland - Lead O/S - Jun/05

Stig - Lead O/S - 25/May/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Solo - 2005

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/04 with Kieran

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/04

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/04 with Luisa Giles

Somerset swede basher - Lead dog - 2004 with Ben Hedley

Tim W - Lead - 2004

kp64zl - Lead dnf - Mar/03 with David H

Neil Curtis - 2nd - 20/Oct/02 with Glenn Kelly

Gus - Lead - 2002

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/00

FrankW - Lead dog - 27/Feb/00 with Jane T

tlr - TR - Oct/98 with Fin and Nick

stokienomad - Lead - 05/Aug/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

ArnaudG - Lead - 1998 with Jon

chris sm - 2nd O/S - Jul/97 with Jon Stevens

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - 2nd - Jul/97 with Richard Bower

Jim Brooke - 2nd dog - 03/May/97 with Rich

alan moore - 1996

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/95

nai - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/94

Roget - Solo rpt - 14/Jul/91

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Babika - 2nd - 09/Jul/89 with Pete Collins

Roget - 2nd O/S - 1989 with jim

& again later with Jules
babymoac - Lead - 11/Sep/88 with Bob Hunter

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 08/Nov/86 with Pog

Hidden - 2nd - 1985

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