Crooked Mile** E3 5c
[Gurning hard on Crooked Mile (E4 6a), 3 kb]30m.

Rockfax Description
Another great pitch taking a direct line up the wall passing the break of The Smile. Start 4m right of the boulder at the start of Diamond Smiles. Photo on page 137.
30m. Move up the wall to a good nut-placement in a pocket at 4m and continue to the wide break of The Smile. Move left and follow a faint line of weakness rightwards up the vertical wall to another diagonal break. Move left along the break to a brown stained widening of the break and take the left leading crack above it to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. M. Hardwicke 15.5.86 15/May/1986

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Photo: Gurning hard on Crooked Mile (E4 6a) © Sue Hazel
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This climb is in 62 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

ferdia - 2nd - 06/Apr/15 with Burton

burto - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with ferdia, hertha

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

tash - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with ali k

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/14

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with jon stewart

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/14

Good route, accidentally started up Wraith instead, line on the upper wall is confusing - following chalked holds I ended up coming into the sandy hole bit from below rather than along the break. Mild panic on top section having dumped all my large gear into the first half, Russ kindly provided air support with cams from above to finish it off without gibbering too much...
Justin T - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Nancy

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with james marjot

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2014 with Colin

mike mo - 2014

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13 with AlexD

AlexD - 2nd - 20/Sep/13 with Ed

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/12

Climbed the smile to the break so not a proper ascent. Good fun.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12 with ollie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/12

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with ciaran tracey

nick arding - Lead β - 25/May/12 with ben bradford

today's warm up was probably the hardest trad route I've attempted
Jim Brooke - 2nd dnf - 12/May/12 with Pip, Rich

Pippa - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Jim Brooke, Richard

Brian H - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Kafoozalem, Rik

Pete Graham - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Ben Silvestre

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/11

Not E4!
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with FlyingSaucerAttack

soph - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Helena Robinson

JRae - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11 with M Watson

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Dad

chris j - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Ben Bradford

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Jim Higgins

Slightly harder than Diamond Smile, though I think the guidebook grade of E3 5C is still fair.
jameshiggins - 2nd O/S - 27/May/11 with Neil Adams

ellis - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Alan Willoner, Tom Bridgeland

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

mwatson - 2011

Started up Diamond Smile to first break, so only E3 for me.
chris j - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/10 with Ben Bradford

Bold start, then a wicked tehnical upper wall. Felt E4 compared to break on through.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10 with Mikey G

Toby Dunn - Lead - 14/Apr/09 with Alex Hughes

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 04/Apr/09 with Alex Hughes

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

sara n - TR - 10/Oct/08 with Neville Contractor

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/07 with KM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07

With a 6 limpets on a rock in my shoe on my harness. Five minutes or so in a hot oven and their weight was well worth it for their taste.
Paz - 2nd β - 27/Aug/07 with AB

Richard White - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/07 with Toby

ecowaller - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Dave-Westlake - 2006

westaway - Lead O/S - 2005

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2005

Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Sep/04 with Lee Bartrop

cornishben - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Mike Raine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/97

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/97

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/95 with Jim Cheshire

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
alexjz, RFWilkie, Ropeboy, Ian Jones, Rowansb, pmot

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