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Cucumber Crack HVS 5a

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30m, 2 pitches. A butch crack pitch. Follow the fissure in the left wall of Cucumber Groove to a ledge and possible belay. Climb into the niche and swing out right on to the wall. Finish more easily, taking care with the rock. © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Read, Steve Hunt 1958
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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Led to ledge, bottled on 2nd pitch, subsequently fell! :-( Next time!
Dave Pen - Lead - 2013

Good crack route. Shame the top part is loose. I set up bottom-rope after my lead (for Stu, Mark, Paul).
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Paul Mc

MTBAnimal - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Awkward crack at the start, nice airy moves from ledge round arete at the top.
slacky - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Chris Saunders

nickcanute - 2011

Repeat, first done early nineties with Dad.Ran both pitches together because of failing light. Best done in 1 pitch, to justify HVS.
jshields - Lead - 22/Sep/10 with Ed James

Climbed with Dave,Budge, Carl and Mike
doughobbs - 2nd - 2009 with Mike Oates, David Burgess, Dave Valentine-Hagart

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

AntiGrav - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/06

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2002 with Adrian Whitehall

Budge - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/01 with Carl Tiivas

philb - 2nd - 2000

philb - 2nd - 2000

colin milton - 2nd - 29/Jul/95 with eric milton

RichardMc - Lead - 03/May/92 with Jim Fisher

ChrisJD - 2nd - 12/Oct/91

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/84

Ian Clare - 1984

babymoac - Lead - 24/Sep/83 with MTW

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/83 with Alfreton MC

TonyF - 1983

tapley - Lead - 02/May/82 with Tony Charles

rogerskews - AltLd - 1973 with CMC Members

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1973

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Voting
Total votes cast 12
hard E10 of 5
E10 of 5
easy E10 of 5
hard HVS1 of 5
HVS4 of 5
easy HVS0 of 5
hard VS0 of 5
VS0 of 5
easy VS0 of 5
hard 5b0 of 2
5b1 of 2
easy 5b0 of 2
hard 5a0 of 2
5a1 of 2
easy 5a0 of 2
hard 4c0 of 2
4c0 of 2
easy 4c0 of 2
3 Stars0 of 5
2 Stars1 of 5
1 Star1 of 5
0 Stars3 of 5
Bag of .....0 of 5
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Style of ascent

Lead13 of 27 (48.1%)
Followed9 of 27 (33.3%)
Alt Leads1 of 27 (3.7%)
Unknown4 of 27 (14.8%)

'Climbed'20 of 27 (74.1%)
clean O/S7 of 27 (25.9%)