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Crithmum*** VS 5a

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[Dan on Crithmum, summer 08, 3 kb]Once an enjoyable and popular classic but it has suffered from rockfalls over the years. The route has now stabilised but is still a bit dirty and is also a popular nesting zone. Start beneath the corner and climb the right-hand groove and some cracks above it, to a ledge. Follow the corner above to its top. © ROCKFAX
FA. C.Mortlock 20.8.69 20/Aug/1969

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Photo: Dan on Crithmum, summer 08 © ajtay
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 106 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

mossrug - 09/Jun/14 with tony penning

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 27/May/14 with Harry Martin

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

mike mo - 2014

Pero - Lead - 11/Sep/13

Did this to escape a rising tide, our 1995 rock fax giving it 3 stars. After reading this UKC log I realise it fell down shortly after the guide was published. Still pretty unstable even after all these years.
Shaw Brown - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with Loz

This climb has clearly fallen down. The guide book description bares no resemblance to what is in front of you. Also be careful in the top section. It all looks decidedly dodgy.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Nick D

Julie Carroll - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Sol Fernandez

Tightsgirl - AltLd - 23/Apr/13 with Ali Rose

2 pitches
arose - AltLd - 23/Apr/13 with Hannah Francis

Hidden - 2013

Blocky looseness distracts from the pleasure of the climbing, not recommended.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Edwin

JHiley - TR - 11/Mar/12

keith leonard - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Polly4 - 2012

pumpy and often quite balancy. Some lose rock but not too bad.
chris687 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/11 with Gareth Steel

garethsteel - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/11 with chris687

This route is VERY loose, more rock fall has made it unpleasant and effectively CLOSED for climbing!
Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Liam Byrne

all in all an enjoyable outing ... good gear throughout bit of loose stuff at around 3/4 hight but otherwise pretty fun.
TM_Horton - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11 with will

Good climb, a little scary and in parts and a fair amount of loose rock in the upper section... at some parts of the climb good balance is handy along with body tention :)
Will Horton - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Tom Horton

after backing off lead as couldnt find good gear to protect mantle
pebbles - 2nd - 31/May/11 with guido

Cold hands=cold fingers= horrid top section.Birds nesting deep in a couple o the cracks
themadbrown - 2nd dog - 08/May/11 with james

Jams Crwca - Lead - 08/May/11 with themadbrown

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Mark Sheridan

Rick Dunning - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with pete

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/09

A loose middle section made this slightly harrowing.
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Mark kauntz

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09

Definitely not 3* anymore, loose rock and maybe only 1* for the bottom section.
haydng - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/09

Epic!
OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Jade

gripped01 - 2nd - May/09 with Jim Jarvis

Kenemo - 2009

innes - Lead O/S - 2009 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/08

dts - 2nd O/S - 30/May/08 with Andy Taylor

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2008 with A. Howarth

The flake has gone on this route leaving a dirty and loose groove. Its not too bad if you are careful and i guess will clean up in time but i would give it HVS 5a and 1 star at most.
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07 with Beesley

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/07 with jon b

cem - 2nd - 05/May/07 with Graham Dolman

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Stone Muppet - 2007

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Dave Reaney

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/06

and mike doyle,has since had a rockfall june 2008 and is now E2 5b!!
michael burrows - 2nd - 07/Sep/06 with john norman

colin milton - Lead - 23/Aug/06 with fenclimb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/06

a_radiohead_fan - Aug/06

david morse - 2nd - Aug/06 with rampant

first piece of kit went in 25ft up cos i was having so much fun
beanfingers - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/06 with jeremie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Geoffers - 2nd O/S - Oct/05 with Tim

climbtim - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

drysori - Lead - 2005

sara n - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/04 with John Brooks

sara n - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/04 with John Brooks

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

After it had fallen down!
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

al99 - 2nd O/S - Sep/03 with Sam Ponsford

cornishben - Lead O/S - 2003 with Edouard Vincent

Hidden - 2001

Boxy - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/00 with Aus

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/00

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Rock Fairy - 2nd - Aug/98

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

craig h - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/96 with Janet Hannah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/96

Colin Edwards - Lead - Aug/96

five - Lead O/S - Aug/96 with JC

mikej - Lead - 27/Apr/96 with Nick Salmon

Colin Edwards - Lead O/S - Aug/95

Colin Edwards - Lead O/S - 1995

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/94

jfletcher - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/92

lithos - Lead - Apr/92 with john byrne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/89 with Ernie Horrocks

Before a rockfall - probably VS when I did it
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/89

Nick Biven - Lead - 02/Jun/89

Andy Say - 2nd - 27/May/89

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/89

Tony Buckley - Jan/89 with Robert Clark

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/88 with Little Dean (Dean Gibbs)

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Neil R - Lead - 29/Aug/87 with Sharon

ChrisJD - Lead - 27/Jul/87

andy tetsill - Lead - Jul/87 with Joy

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - Jun/86 with Phil, Jane

Nigel Coe - Lead - 29/Aug/83 with Pete Oxley

neilh - 2nd - Apr/80

steve L - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/78 with Morty

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/76

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
crag_whitelamb, Hidden, tobydunford, SamStokes, Matty, Flibble

Voting
Total votes cast 62
hard HVS0 of 21
HVS2 of 21
easy HVS9 of 21
hard VS3 of 21
VS7 of 21
easy VS0 of 21
hard HS0 of 21
HS0 of 21
easy HS0 of 21
hard 5b0 of 21
5b0 of 21
easy 5b0 of 21
hard 5a1 of 21
5a18 of 21
easy 5a0 of 21
hard 4c2 of 21
4c0 of 21
easy 4c0 of 21
3 Stars2 of 20
2 Stars1 of 20
1 Star9 of 20
0 Stars4 of 20
Bag of .....4 of 20
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 106 (0.9%)
Lead59 of 106 (55.7%)
Followed25 of 106 (23.6%)
Toproped1 of 106 (0.9%)
Alt Leads4 of 106 (3.8%)
Unknown16 of 106 (15.1%)

'Climbed'53 of 106 (50.0%)
clean O/S52 of 106 (49.1%)
dogged1 of 106 (0.9%)