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Clapton's Crack** VS 4c

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Ticklists: Craig Bwlch y Moch Starred VS Challenge.

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This climb is in 178 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Resorted to a rope on approach 'scramble'. Apart from an aggressive bramble second pitch seemed quite clean. Good climb.
caradoc - AltLd - 13/Apr/14 with Matt H.

foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14

simeclimb68 - AltLd rpt - 29/Mar/14 with Ed Mtchell

Great jamming!
edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Simon Palmer, brmc members

td72 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with sadams601

Lead 2nd pitch.
sadams601 - AltLd O/S - Mar/14

p2. Very good climb. Scramble approach may need to be roped up for those not confident.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Halla

We did the original finish, too much ivy otherwise.
scotty h - 2nd β - 12/Oct/13 with Matt Moore, Andy Finney

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 28/Aug/13

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Beth Frampton

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/13

Pitch one was brilliant, the second pitch was overgrown and not worthwhile.
Eddie1234 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Chris Anderson

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/13

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 20/Aug/13 with Clare

If you forget the approach awesome route. Well worth the jungle whacking death defying scramble.
alias dave - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Josh, Dan Allen

DBoothroyd - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Tom Davis

Lead pitch 1
J.Atkins - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd dog - 03/Jun/13

Great corner crack. Challenging crux both technically and physically, but plenty of bomber gear. The easier climbing above is joyful if you keep away from the brambles.
thecurlyone - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Cordelia Molloy

Jones_88 - AltLd - 26/May/13

guy757 - Lead - 25/May/13

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with ah

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/13

Tarquin - Lead - 22/May/13

Interesting approach scramble. Almost distasterous first pitch bringing up my second...
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with JonnyO

alpinismo.uk - AltLd - 04/May/13

C led p1, I led p2. Excellent route. First pitch easier than it looks, 2nd pitch has been cleaned recently and is a delight, finishing up the rib to the right of the chimney
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Joshthomas - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/13

Matt South West - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Ian

sparkybatteryboy - Lead - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13

Nick Biven - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - 27/Sep/12

good feature, bit shortlived.
mynyddresident - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with joe

claregardiner - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd dog - 02/Jun/12

richyg - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12

Great route although it is quite hard to find. Dave lead crux pitch top bridging all the way. second pitch jungle adventurneering.
Dale - AltLd O/S - May/12 with dave

I lead the second pitch
therat - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/12

First climb at Tremadog. I lead 1st, which was a brilliant bridging corner. The climb is let down by the second pitch which was, to be honest, dump. Also the Diff approach was terrifying in the damp with trainers.
Dave 88 - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Double Knee Bar

Lead P2. First pitch was class, second was crap.
Double Knee Bar - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Dave 88

This is a good route if you can find it. The scramble to the start is as hard as the main pitch. Beware of the brambles.
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Anita Grey

jossjones - AltLd O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jan/12

Callum Anderson - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Led p2
cem - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Paul Bolton

A bit of an effort to get to the route. Led P1.
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Charles Moreton

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Nov/11

AntWallace - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

great first pitch! then gets very overgrown! needs a good clean...
adam06 - Lead - 24/Sep/11 with chris white

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/11

Katex - 2nd - 05/Aug/11 with Will, Simon Edwards

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11

most challenging route ive done so far as a climber which hasn't really been very long. The second pitch was fine and i got through it easy but i must admit i did struggle a bit on the crack.layed back up the middle part then there was a few holds to get up the rest. I did rest down on the rope once or twice but i managed to get through it so overall happy :)
outlaw87 - 2nd - 20/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Brilliant first pitch, terrible second, dont bother with it!
vertigo714 - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11 with Tom Morgan

TomMorgan - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11 with James Slater

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 24/May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/11

mike_uk82 - 16/Apr/11

kdalzell - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Liam Fleming

Liam FLeming - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with karen dalzell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11

The corner is lovely. Led in one big pitch, origional finish.
HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Nikki

fine first pitch well worth the arduous approach.
brockers - 02/Apr/11 with Maggie Bass

Hidden - 02/Apr/11

wilkie14c - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Dave Clarke

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

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

Steve Woollard - Lead - 15/Oct/10 with Lou Reynolds

Pretty hairy in places but otherwise enjoyable climbing, got a old (rigid) size 3 friend stuck just a few feet from the top, if you can get it out you deserve it
sdrawkcabeoj - 18/Sep/10 with Ken Priest

dan-8990 - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with AO

dominiclincoln - 04/Sep/10 with attirechimps, griffon

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/10

Olli-C - AltLd - 26/Aug/10 with dad

popov86 - May/10

popov86 - Lead - May/10

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/10 with Clare

as part of the tremadog clean up festival
michael burrows - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with mike doyle

Hidden - 2010

simeclimb68 - 2010

simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09

aged_ape - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/09 with Alex B

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/09

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/09

Way harder than grades given the guidebook. 1st pitch is outstanding; very gymnastic. Second pitch is initially jungle exploration followed by by a desperated climb up a corner 'cause a crucial foothold is very polished. Might be better for the tall!
climbinmunkey - AltLd dog - 13/Apr/09 with Helen

Top pitch needs a bit of gardening.
ritchierich - AltLd rpt - 12/Apr/09 with Wyn Price

Just beat the dark. P2 still vegetated but worth it for the main crack.
babymoac - Lead - 25/Jan/09 with Gareth

Seymore Butt - 2009

Scramble to the start (up broken chimney left of Kestral Crack) might want to be pitched. 1st pitch looks intinidating, but strenuous moves alls short lived, and load of good gear. Really nice pitch. 2nd pitch still a bit over grown, but good position on exposed slab.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Ben

Led pitch 2. The approach was rather exciting! Pitch one also had its moments (and was definitely harder than the 4b given in the guide). A nice route all told though. Could do with more traffic on the upper slab!
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Sarah Clough

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Oct/07

1st
barni - AltLd - 2007 with Paul James

Lead as one big pitch
ChrisJD - Lead - 27/Aug/06 with rc

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/06

sgl0jd - AltLd - Jul/06 with Steve Hobbs

I got first pitch but found getting to the climb more hairier.
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Ritchie Griffiths

NickBrat - 2006

Hidden - 2006

samwelli - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/05 with Steve Hobbs

GScot38 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 09/May/04 with Scott Titt, Andy March

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/00 with Joe Thompson

Marq - AltLd O/S - May/00 with Mel Cutler

Marti999 - AltLd - 2000

Rog Wilko - Lead - Nov/98 with Debbie Wilkinson

Paul Boardman - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/98 with Iain Boardman

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

five - AltLd O/S - Jun/96 with TW

Overgrown at top in '96
iskra2000 - AltLd - 27/May/96 with Paul Woodcock

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/96

Budge - Lead O/S - 1995 with Pete Stockton

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/92

Pitch 1 only
Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Jun/91 with Niel

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Mar/91

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/90

ChrisJD - AltLd - 25/Feb/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

tlr - AltLd - 26/Nov/89 with Fin

Iain Thow - Lead - 04/Jun/89 with Paul Whatley

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 22/Apr/89 with Ernie Horrocks

nigehughes - 2nd - Apr/89 with Mark Hall

Carl Smethurst - AltLd dog - 24/Sep/87 with Simon Tovell

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/87

ewar woowar - 1987

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/85

sadams - AltLd - 15/Sep/84 with Celia Bull

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/84

nigehughes - AltLd - Sep/83 with Jim Rintoul

AlanLittle - AltLd - Feb/83 with Simon Catterall

nigehughes - AltLd - Sep/82 with Mick Taylor

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1982

Tim Sparrow - Lead - 1982 with Steve Gynes

andy gittins - 1982

mark-abz - 2nd - 27/Sep/81 with Andy W

Andy Fielding - AltLd - 15/Sep/81 with Mike Gilbert

Hidden - Solo - 04/May/81

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/80

Ian Clare - 1980

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1980

rogerskews - AltLd - 1980 with Richard Walters

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/79

Hidden - 1978

Wearing mountain boots
RichardMc - Lead - 03/Dec/77 with Betty Seifert

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 20/Dec/75 with Roger Leval

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/75

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 28/Feb/75

petemeads - Lead - 1975

Ian Jones - Solo O/S - 1975

granitbahn - AltLd - 1975

Mike Owen - 1975 with John Roberts

mikej - 2nd - 16/Jul/74 with Mike Byles

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 09/Feb/74 with Bob Knapton

One of John's ropes 'fell off' his harness ...
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 17/Oct/71 with John Williams

lump'o'lead - 1970

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 25/Apr/69 with Dennis Gray

mikej - AltLd - 26/Feb/68 with Keith Johnson, Geoff Williams

RichardMc - 2nd - 05/Mar/67 with Ian Stromberg

DONE MANY TIMES SINCE
David Smith - AltLd - 1964 with jim williams

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VS27 of 41
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HS0 of 41
easy HS0 of 41
hard 5a0 of 41
5a0 of 41
easy 5a4 of 41
hard 4c12 of 41
4c24 of 41
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 178 (2.2%)
Lead46 of 178 (25.8%)
Followed19 of 178 (10.7%)
Alt Leads84 of 178 (47.2%)
Unknown25 of 178 (14.0%)

'Climbed'102 of 178 (57.3%)
clean O/S64 of 178 (36.0%)
clean β1 of 178 (0.6%)
clean rpt5 of 178 (2.8%)
dogged4 of 178 (2.2%)
dnf2 of 178 (1.1%)