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Cracked Arete HS 4b

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14m. Climb the well-travelled slab (tricky to start) to a ledge then tackle the well protected crack left of the final chimney. © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 198 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Matt_C9716 - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14

peteJ23 - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Scruffster

paulpitcher - Solo dnf - 16/Feb/14 with Solo

Andy DJ - Lead - 08/Sep/13 with CHASETRAILBUILDA

Otis - Lead - 31/Aug/13

Adrianw - 2nd - 10/Aug/13 with Matthew Westwood

swoollock - Lead - 27/Jul/13

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

ipegg - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Gavin Philips

Blueso - 2nd - 01/Jul/13 with Anna

B4tgirl - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Tony

benny_m - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Su, Ali Brown

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13

Jones_d - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Jon Harrison

scooba2cv - 2nd β - 02/Jun/13

mattgrange - Lead - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

BB95 - Lead - 07/Apr/13 with Gavin Redfern

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/13 with Andy S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13

RachaelB - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Graham Knight

The start was tricky, slipped a couple of times before I finally got it.
The Iain - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

David Kay - 2nd - 04/Sep/12 with James Hoyes

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12 with David K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Good variety of moves - slab at the bottom and steep jugs at the top. Enjoyable
Babika - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/12 with Kiwi Pete

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Dave Lomax

Top rope self belay
solfreak - 20/May/12

mmalbon - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Dave Lowndes, Simon

JohnHutch - Lead - 19/Mar/12 with Nik H

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 19/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Bloody freezin..
fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 04/Dec/11 with liv_the_div

Green, and nice to have cams. Became sketchy when the fog rolled in and made the holds slippery.
scotty h - Lead dog - 19/Nov/11 with Edd Harris, Tim Nixon

Slopey!
Radical-G - Lead β - 15/Oct/11

Adderbury Climber - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Kez

kez1 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with ian gunn

valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Angela Paul

Hidden - 19/Aug/11

Climbingdrummer - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11

J25 - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Duncan Disorderly, Tim Harper

Hidden - 28/Jul/11

Ali.B - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11

mes32 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Jul/11

DanT - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/11 with James Moore

donkster - 2nd rpt - Jun/11 with Alfie, ki

culmclimberRob - Solo - 01/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11

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

Tom Harper - 2nd - 15/Apr/11 with Michale Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

staceyjg - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Chris Gardner

nice climb
najki_2000 - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Chris Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

hairynortherner - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Tom, Andy

bavarianGaz - Lead - 20/Mar/11 with Damian and Len

Daymo - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Gaz, Len Oakes

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/11

Very green & hard to trust the grit at the momebt
Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Dom

Nasty and green for the grade
Peakology - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11 with cat

Ky - 2011 with Donk

nice climb to start the day, not too green either
sleavesley - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Nick Scott

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10

Good climbing, deserves a star despite the ledge.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Andy

A great climb. The upper crack is well protected and offers some nice moves up to the finish.
matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Nathan Hassell

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Gareth Lewis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10

Surprised this is HS. Felt like an S
eonuk - Lead - 27/Jun/10 with Wayne

ianslade - Lead β - 22/Jun/10 with Dave

nr - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Solcambs

Solcambs - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Neil Ronketti

The slab at the start is really polished.
Kelly D - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with dpmUK

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Kelly

lukebowman551 - 2nd - 12/Jun/10 with Craig Shelley

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with TomBond

Nic lead
bobpilgrem - 2nd - 24/May/10 with Bob/Nic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Oct/09

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Dan

Rick Ashton - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Richard McElligot

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Richard Ashton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

RCrockford - 2nd - 02/Aug/09 with Charlie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09

I used the features on the arete to the right, not sure if this is cheating, but I don't really care :-) Very enjoyable, great little route.
mmalbon - Lead - 31/May/09 with Mick

nice climb soloed the first slab to the ledge
axeman - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with schofield

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 11/May/09

Hidden - Lead - May/09

bobpilgrem - Lead β - 26/Apr/09 with Bob/Tom

donkster - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/09

PaulGreenhead - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with PaulGreenhead

Seemed about VDiff.
joe larner - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

SteveM - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/08 with SteveM

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08

snakebite - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Becki Blackshaw

sarah87 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Chris Jones

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Wendy Anderson

nice climbin, good gear, probly better if you remember your nuts too!!
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with olivia

dashitboarder - 2nd - 15/Jun/08 with Dad

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08

DanT - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Jake Hickenbotham

I've got this down as a HVDiff with no technical grade in my guide book (On Peak Rock). It is quite easy if you stick to the line described in the book, if you venture to the left you get on to Condor Slab which is definitely more technical (4b in the book).
mmalbon - TR - 10/May/08 with Mick, Simon and James

Seconded previously a few years ago
Neil Henson - Lead β - 08/May/08 with Graham Robinson

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/08

michael burrows - 2nd - 26/Apr/08 with colin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08

cooper leek - Lead O/S - Mar/08 with donk

Mike W - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/08

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Adam Limer

Chris Harding - TR O/S - 2008 with Ben & Wendy

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 2008

tomboyle - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with simon boyle

rachelwheatcroft - Lead - 30/Sep/07 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/07

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with kai ren

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07

bobpilgrem - TR - 19/Jun/07 with Bob/Nic

Andrew Abraham - Jun/07

Steve Banham - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Welsh Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Mike W - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/07

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/06

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/06

Retroman3 - 2nd - 22/Jul/06 with Yan, Rachel, Steph

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 24/Jun/06 with Nicola Pettit

Col Allott - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Alex Sturrock

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/05

Rampikino - Lead - 29/Jul/05 with Claire Rollason

Si dH - Lead O/S - 22/May/05 with James

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/05

leonjones - Lead - 30/Apr/05 with Paul Ness

Alaric - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/04 with Neil

Apharri - Lead O/S - May/04 with Dave Wharton

beermonkey - 2nd - Mar/04 with mike

Hidden - 2004

max_chan - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Rob M

Neil Henson - 2nd - 2004 with Mark Collins

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/03 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/03

Laramadness - Solo - 21/Jul/03

Stevie_R - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/03 with rod

Marq - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/03 with Becca Smith

Climbed on shunt
Yourlead - TR - 14/Apr/03

LakesWinter - 2nd - 05/Apr/03 with Cake

Cake - 2nd - 05/Apr/03 with Matt

Hidden - Lead - 2003

D Berry - Solo O/S - 26/Oct/02

Neil Curtis - 2nd - 21/Sep/02 with James Tyson

Neil Curtis - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/02 with Chris Boswell

Sankey - 2nd - 29/Mar/02 with Andy E

platt2000 - Lead - 2002

Ropeboy - Solo - 30/Sep/00

kato'sdad - Lead - 08/Aug/00 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd - 08/Aug/00 with Jon Berry

Nick Smith - UKC - Solo - May/00

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2000 with Clare

Hidden - Solo - 03/May/99

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

FrankW - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/98 with Roland K

Budge - Solo - 04/Jun/98 with Mike Oates

EddieA - Solo O/S - 23/May/98

chris sm - Solo - Jul/97

Duncan Bourne - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/95

nai - Solo - 1995

andrew300169 - Solo - 03/May/92 with Pom

Andy Say - Solo - 19/Aug/91

Roget - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Iain Thow - Lead - 05/May/88 with Andy Sutton

tapley - Solo - 18/Sep/87

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/86 with Tony Morris

Billg - Solo - 01/Jun/85 with Dave Gregory

JohnHutch - Lead - Aug/83

Gordon Stainforth - Solo - 30/Apr/77

rogerskews - Solo - 1974

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

mikej - Solo - 24/Jun/70 with Nick Taylor, Rosemary Lewis, Pete Williams, Malcolm Eldridge

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, reckless_rat, Chewie, daza

Voting
Total votes cast 104
hard VS0 of 37
VS0 of 37
easy VS0 of 37
hard HS0 of 37
HS8 of 37
easy HS3 of 37
hard S25 of 37
S1 of 37
easy S0 of 37
hard 4c0 of 35
4c0 of 35
easy 4c0 of 35
hard 4b0 of 35
4b7 of 35
easy 4b3 of 35
hard 4a25 of 35
4a0 of 35
easy 4a0 of 35
3 Stars0 of 32
2 Stars3 of 32
1 Star19 of 32
0 Stars8 of 32
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Style of ascent

Soloed29 of 198 (14.6%)
Lead97 of 198 (49.0%)
Followed56 of 198 (28.3%)
Toproped5 of 198 (2.5%)
Unknown11 of 198 (5.6%)

'Climbed'83 of 198 (41.9%)
clean O/S102 of 198 (51.5%)
clean β5 of 198 (2.5%)
clean rpt4 of 198 (2.0%)
dogged3 of 198 (1.5%)
dnf1 of 198 (0.5%)