Charming Crack** E2 5c
[Paul Ingham on Charming Crack, Brimham. 1980., 3 kb]9m.

Rockfax Description
8m. The shady, leaning jamming crack is a little gem. As to the grade - one of the last major Yorkshire sandbags gets its come-uppance, perhaps? © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks.

Photo: Paul Ingham on Charming Crack, Brimham. 1980. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

Two rests on the rope to get the crux in order. No skin and a bit of damp in the upper section prevented the lead attempt. Will be back. Again.
Alex Hallam - TR dog - 09/Nov/14 with Rosie Hoare

Hard. Couldn't work out the crux first go. Will be back due to its alluring masochistic charm.
Alex Hallam - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/14 with Matt Rust

Not charming - just hard. Got spanked. Al gave it a solid effort.
rustaldo - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/14 with Alex

Bloody hell! Yorkshire grits answer to the vice aka well harder. Placing gear was really strenuous no let ups. Good fun though in a masochistic sort of way and still felt like an achievement topping out regardless of the many rests.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead dog - 26/Aug/14 with Martin Smith, Jim H

Jack00 - Lead RP - 25/Jun/14 with Edd and Rob

Ed carrigan - Lead RP - 25/Jun/14 with jack colbeck

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/May/14

Olli-C - 2nd β - 17/May/14 with Swanny

robertmctague - Lead RP - 2014

petegunn - 2nd - 06/Oct/13 with Matt Reeve, Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/13

I took multiple falls at the crux and in the end gave up. In my last attempt I passed the crux, so next time, hopefully. What a route! E1 5c in the definitive guidebook (2012?), but I felt this was harder than Emerald Crack (Chatsworth) E3 6a!
masa-alpin - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/13 with David F

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Aug/13

andi turner - 2013

petegunn - Lead - 02/Dec/12 with Tom, Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/Dec/12

Top a bit green and damp.
petegunn - Lead - 07/Oct/12 with Davina

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

Peter Reynolds - 2nd dog - Apr/12 with matt harle

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

colkurtz - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Adam, Robb

Another spanking :-(
petellis - Lead dnf - 05/Jul/10 with Cleric James Koran

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Jul/10

Utter spanking dealt out by a Joe Brown classic. Must come back for more punishment and with more time available.
petellis - Lead dnf - 02/Jun/10 with mattyork2

mattyork2 - Lead dog - 02/Jun/10 with Pete Ellis

joe brown is hard as! fell off about three times needless to say i thought it was hard.
80s pete - Lead dog - 04/Oct/09 with jas wood

Bloodied hands! Superb
petegunn - Lead - 10/May/09 with Steve, Cas, Tom, Davina

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/08

Mostly aid tactics to get up in the end
Dan 85 - Lead dog - 17/Jun/08 with Phil

Fantastic route. The rockfax grade of e2 5c seems about right.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 21/May/08

don't place gear in the jam's!!clean next time?
mikekeswick - Lead dog - 18/May/08 with gill

Brown - Lead dog - 22/Sep/07 with Tom Bell

7 to 8 goes to do the first half and get gear in. 4 goes and falls for top half. Didn't pul on gear though :-)
MikeLeeds - Lead dog - 16/Sep/07 with Matt Hopkinson

Karl Bromelow - Lead - 2006

shoulders - Lead - 04/May/02 with mart, dai

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 16/Jul/98 with Adam Wainwright/Suzy

sadams - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/97 with Team Midlands

rob.grafton - Lead - 07/Jul/92 with Bruce

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1992 with Various

craig h - Lead - Oct/91

One of Joe Brown's forays into Yorkshire. Took 3 visits to crack this one but knowing where the hidden hold is helps - I didn't! My guide book has it as E1 5b - felt more like 6a.
allmag - Lead dog - 12/Aug/91

ian caton - Lead - 1991 with Matt

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/79

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1976

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Alex Hallam, pebbles, Jonathan Rhoderick, Siderunner, aged novice, richardw87, betamonkey, Simonj, jonnybull, Sam Marks, Dr Caterpillar, vanderz, PanzerHanzler

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