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['Cragtyke' on 1st pitch of Ploy @ Ravensdale, 4 kb]48m, 2 pitches. The crack and long twisting groove right of the thorn tree. 1) 4c, 22m. Climb the groove, then move right and up into a niche. Climb up and slightly left to a grassy ledge. 2) 4c, 26m. Follow the wide flake-crack to its top, then traverse right easily, passing a yew tree. Climb the groove, pulling out left on to the wall (peg) in a good position. Finish direct. © ROCKFAX
FA. Oliver Woolcock, Rod Brown 1964

Photo: 'Cragtyke' on 1st pitch of Ploy @ Ravensdale © Deezel65
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This climb is in 99 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Pitch one good. Pitch two very wandering. Think went right way as found peg. Difficult to avoid rope drag.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Rachel B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/13

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

Lead P1, Saw the niche from the ground and decided I had to 'have it'. superb moves upto and past. not on massive jugs so required sucking up, the rest of pitch one was fairly poor. Pitch two looked a good lead, again not on massive jugs.
BenedictIEP - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Vicky Jennings

Lead second pitch.
vix - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Ben

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/13

Led P2.
James Oakes - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Keith Poskitt, Trish Darling

Found this pretty tricky. I'm 5ft 3 and seemed the better holds were always just out of reach. Predominantly climb on grit at higher grades, but struggled like hell on this!
chili-d - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/13 with James Oakes, Poz

Some very nice climbing and not very polished at all. First half of P1 excellent.
Julian Lane - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Mynydd Mark W

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

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

mary - 2nd dog - 02/Sep/12 with Tony

madasten - Lead - 01/Sep/12 with Miquel

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/12

Led P2. Wandering, occasionally loose, lineless climbing protected by a few rattly nuts and a rusty peg and with plenty of blind moves requiring faith in what lay above. Oh, and covered in dead birds. Epitomises everything that's bad about peak limestone.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Jaime

marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Alan

led P1
cragtyke - AltLd - 11/Mar/12 with Ross

Deezel65 - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12

minaturechris - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Barra

I lead 2nd pitch.
aretherenoneleft - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Luke Addison

Brian unwell - easy intro
middle aged slob - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Brian and Dave

roofus - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

Tim Brookes - Lead - 15/May/11

peter myers - AltLd - 25/Apr/11 with Krissy Humble

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

RiverRoam - 2nd β - 03/Apr/11 with Martin Wing

highfivekrissy - AltLd - Apr/11 with Pete Myers

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11

First route in Ravensdale. The crux move to come round left to the face from the niche needed a bit of thought.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Yvonne, Graham R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

peter myers - AltLd O/S - Jun/10 with Mat Dalby

Brannock - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Annette

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10

Trobbo - 2nd - 20/May/10 with martin bennett

bigphil - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Mark and Mike

hang_about - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

nickcanute - 2010

Little B - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Simon

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

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/09

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/09 with Jeremy, Clare

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/09

First pitch lead.
Hardcore Pat - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Graham Plant

valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Matt Dalby

Lead second pitch.
Hardcore Pat - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Chris Vanderz

vanderz - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09

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

Lead 1st and 3rd pitches
tedburt - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Roger Savery

Hidden - 2009

daveinedale - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08

Led the 2nd and 3rd pitches together.
Dinger - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/08 with Pete Davies

I found the bottom pitch of this a real struggle! long traverse close to the top on loose rock - a huge lump the size of a football came off as I pulled on it. gibbered a lot, then gibbered some more. second pitch is more solid and a bit easier.
pebbles - 2nd - 05/Jul/08 with alan walmsley

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Angus

Brown - Solo O/S - 29/May/08 with Bridget

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/08

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/08

1st pitch only. Abbed for gear as was getting dark.
dpmUK - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/07 with Cider Nut

Climbed the 5a pitch to the left by accident when leading the top pitch. So Vs 5a. Encountered bent rusty peg for pro half way up. Nice!.
bigphil - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Calum

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Sally Dipple

The first pitch, although polished, has some fantastic steep climbing on big holds- nice VS.
alaan - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Crispin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/06

Benjones45_99 - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Sam Cookson, Sam Jones

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/05

Whitt - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Craig Woods

JohnHutch - Lead - 08/Jul/05 with L

Led 2nd & third pitches..
Mike Lee - Lead - 13/Jul/04 with Neil

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2003 with john d

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/00

EagerAndy - 2000

John Marsland - AltLd - 15/Aug/98 with Ian Manocha

Done in three pitches - led 2nd (4b)
Chris the Tall - AltLd - Aug/97 with Bill G

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 24/Apr/97 with Richard Bower

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/96

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/95 with Louise Pellett

colin milton - AltLd - 19/Jul/95 with eric milton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/94

leathers - Lead - Aug/92 with Charlotte Evans

Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/91 with Debbie Wilkinson

Backinthegame - 2nd - Apr/90

Kev led middle pitch
Simon2005 - AltLd - Aug/85 with KevinL

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/84

Ian Clare - 1984

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 04/Dec/83 with Dave Hall

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/83

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/82

Nic Robinson - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/81

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jan/81

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 05/Apr/80 with Dave Page

Hidden - Lead - 1979

GeoffG - Lead - 12/Jun/76

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1976 with Andy Douse

Nigel Bond - Lead - 02/Nov/75 with Andy Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Nov/75

mikej - AltLd - 20/Jan/74 with Rick Naylor

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 18/Jul/71 with Bob Knapton

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hard 5a0 of 24
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hard 4c1 of 24
4c20 of 24
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 99 (2.0%)
Lead27 of 99 (27.3%)
Followed16 of 99 (16.2%)
Alt Leads50 of 99 (50.5%)
Unknown4 of 99 (4.0%)

'Climbed'43 of 99 (43.4%)
clean O/S49 of 99 (49.5%)
clean β1 of 99 (1.0%)
clean rpt2 of 99 (2.0%)
dogged2 of 99 (2.0%)
dnf2 of 99 (2.0%)