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[The very nettly approach to Cave corner, Ash crack and Tria., 3 kb]14m. Climb the sustained central crack in the back wall of the alcove. Well glossed and well protected - it eases with height. © ROCKFAX

Photo: The very nettly approach to Cave corner, Ash crack and Tria. © Ben Taylor 1989
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This climb is in 131 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

keith leonard - Lead - 03/Jun/14

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Ant King

aking12 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with john lynch

kwaidy - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with sting

sting - 2nd - 01/Mar/14 with kwaidy

Nice
madasten - Lead - 28/Sep/13 with Rick

Different Steve - Lead dog - 30/Aug/13 with John Buchan

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Sasha, Tom Nichols

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

Duncan 88 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13

Sustained. Pumpy. Polished. Loads of gear until the very slopey, grassy topout. Harder than Tria. Good climb. Campussed part of mid-section as just didnt trust the polished footholds.
Ben Taylor 1989 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Alex wright

stoo2k - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13

Great piece of crack climbing. Polished like glass in places.
detritus - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Ben Taylor

petellis - Lead dnf - 15/Sep/12 with Sloth

petellis - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Sloth

Good route. Excelent lead from dale.
jayrenegade - 2nd β - 01/Sep/12 with Dale

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/12

plenty of holds, plenty of good old fashioned bomber gear - no cams required. You can see the polish, but it doesnt affect the climbing.
john_ni - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12 with Graeme Hammond (PCC)

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/12 with John Bayliss

slacky - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Ben, Del

Still awkward and sustained.
victim of mathematics - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/12 with Jaime

Don't like this climb, the polished rock inside the crack just feels horrible.
Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/12 with Rosa

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with David Brown

Hidden - 24/Mar/12

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/11

shouter - AltLd - 21/Aug/11

Sustained and awkward.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with J-Ro, Simon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11

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

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/11

IAmAStone - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with Charlie Jefferson

ColinD - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Not the nicest bit of the crag and the route is well worn but much better than it looks. Thankfully the cloudburst waited until I was on the upper grassy slope before dumping its icy load on me.
jkarran - Lead - 03/Apr/11 with Karen, Simon, Pete

Too much fear
petellis - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/11 with Cleric James Koran

Quite tricky, but more friction than I'd expected.
JohnHutch - Lead - 28/Mar/11 with Jakob, Nik H

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 28/Mar/11

Oceanic - 30/Aug/10

Panda - 2nd - 30/Aug/10

GrantB - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with El Bailos

loose and grassy top out, absailed off tat round tree. would of been hairy walking down.
LukeP LCC - 2nd - 31/Jul/10 with paul sexton, steve kirman

Hidden - 22/Jun/10

five - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with TW

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

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

hellboundblr - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Danny Smudge

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/10

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

decs - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with Tim, Bart

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with decs, Bart

Sustained and pumpy. Great route.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Paul Davies

daviesp2 - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

nickcanute - 2010

Katie Marshall - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with Pete Mac

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/09

tri-nitro-toulumne - Lead dog - 25/Aug/09 with Rob Truckle

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Nigel

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/09

Polished as a polished thing with extra polish. Felt closer to 4c than 4b.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Carmen

Tough!
LakesWinter - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with Bisanth

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with George Taylor

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Big Ian

DannyK - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with Christos

and Mick
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Nick Mitchell

Mick r - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Tony and Nick

bjlsmith - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with Rob, James and SMC

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Martin Haworth

This is a really good climb, as long as Hard Severe isn't top of your price range. Strenuous, sustained, and a bit shiny, but if you approach it as a VS then its quality climbing on a clean solid rock, on a good natural line. An unsung gem.
djones66 - Lead - 20/Sep/08 with Stve mc D

sustained and thuggy but nice, good solid rock.
pebbles - TR - 05/Jul/08 with alan walmsley

jadm2 - 2nd - 05/Jul/08 with Alan

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

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/08

Polished, Hard work
Mike Soulby - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/08 with hannah moulton

Nicos - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/08 with lizzie pinard

Sustained and polished. Under graded (4c)
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 26/Jan/08 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Hannah Moulton - Lead - 2008 with imo, spudly, ali

MD - 2nd - 07/Jul/07 with Silvain

Ed had a go at leading this then slipped and took farely spectacular fall near the top. Very polished and sustained.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Ed

at 3/4 up the pitch, fiddling with gear slipped on seriously polished area and took rather spectacular dive to end swinging upside down. But I suppose its always good to get a new perspective on a problem.
EdShep - Lead dnf - 20/May/07 with Pilch

EdShep - 2nd rpt - 20/May/07 with Pilch

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/07

colin milton - 2nd - 07/Jul/06 with pep & graham

Ali - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/06 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/06

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/05

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 05/May/05 with Ben Gilbert

FrankW - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/04 with Lou

Howard J - 2nd - 08/Jul/03 with Dave Spencer

Brown - Lead O/S - Jul/03

Sam and will - 2nd - 02/Dec/00 with Anthony Bennett

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

cem - 2nd - 24/Apr/99 with John Smith

sdht - 1999

A Crook - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/98 with Dad

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/96

tlr - Lead - 17/Jul/95 with Kim

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/95 with Ian Clayton

malc - 2nd - 05/Jun/94

Felt hard for the severe it was given at the time.
Iain Thow - Lead - 12/Mar/93 with Christine King

Rog Wilko - Lead - Sep/91 with Debbie Wilkinson

leathers - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/91 with Ed Hyatt

SimonN - Lead - May/90

Backinthegame - Lead - Apr/90

dodders - 2nd - 26/Sep/87 with Dick Hargreaves

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/86

Chris the Tall - 2nd - Oct/85 with Richard O'Meara

Simon2005 - Lead O/S - Aug/85 with KevinL

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/85

andy gittins - 1985

Ian Clare - 1984

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - Jul/83 with Jeremy

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1982 with Rich Lewis

Mark Kemball - Solo - 22/Apr/79

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 17/Apr/79 with Dave Crookes

Hidden - Lead - 1978

JohnHutch - May/77 with BA

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/77

rogerskews - 1977 with Various

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/76

Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/Oct/75 with John Derbyshire

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/75

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1975

Hidden - Lead - 1974

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/73

Dave Westby - Lead O/S - 1972 with Phil Caley

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Voting
Total votes cast 94
hard HVS0 of 33
HVS0 of 33
easy HVS3 of 33
hard VS18 of 33
VS9 of 33
easy VS2 of 33
hard HS1 of 33
HS0 of 33
easy HS0 of 33
hard 4c0 of 33
4c5 of 33
easy 4c19 of 33
hard 4b5 of 33
4b3 of 33
easy 4b0 of 33
hard 4a1 of 33
4a0 of 33
easy 4a0 of 33
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 131 (0.8%)
Lead68 of 131 (51.9%)
Followed49 of 131 (37.4%)
Toproped1 of 131 (0.8%)
Alt Leads1 of 131 (0.8%)
Unknown11 of 131 (8.4%)

'Climbed'66 of 131 (50.4%)
clean O/S52 of 131 (39.7%)
clean β1 of 131 (0.8%)
clean rpt5 of 131 (3.8%)
dogged4 of 131 (3.1%)
dnf3 of 131 (2.3%)