Slippery Crack* VS 4b
12m. A slippery start leads to good jamming above. High in the grade and worth 4c in anything less than perfect conditions. © ROCKFAX
The slightly too wide crack. Big cams will help. Can live up to its name in less than perfect conditions.
Proably A. Austin and friends 1955

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, A "Dirty Dozen" More.

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Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/14

jonnysims - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Pete Simcock

Keith Swainson - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with david stevens

David Stevens - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Keith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14

henry peter jenkins - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with jake mcmanus

FragOcon - 2nd - 13/Aug/13

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/13 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Jul/13

Lead it on Matt's gear after he sent it. Threw in a chicken wing or two, fantastic route, worth two stars.
Pike - Lead β - 21/Jul/13 with Marc, Matt Wilkinson

All going well until I tried to step up but had foot jam wedging rope and couldn't move. Unfortunately took it as excuse to rest. Lost my bottle a bit on the top and got Mike to hand down another couple of cams to protect the finish. Great route, really varied, and satisfying top-out moves.
mattwilk - Lead dog - 21/Jul/13 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - Jul/13

Good
petegunn - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Charlie Staincliffe - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Stuart Myatt

Looks like a vdiff from the bottom but is actually harder then it looks. However such a fun route, got to practice knee jams, chicken wings and a few fist jams -really enjoyed it.
charley - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Ange, Kev

Still nice, really enjoyed it last time too.
valentinesbabe - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/13 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - TR rpt - 10/Jun/13 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Ali

adywarner - 2nd - 08/May/13 with jon evans

jon59 - Lead - 07/May/13

alias dave - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Dan Allen

bclifton - Lead - 2013

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Mike

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Casss, Oli Read

David Wynne - Lead - 27/Jul/12 with Tony Womersley

Seconded this last year so had to lead it. Good climb.
Connorsgrandad - Lead β - 30/May/12 with William Jackson

Pete Pozman - 2nd - 28/May/12

When walking past this route thought: "that looks really easy! Why is it a VS??" so decided to climb it. It was harder than it looks!! Had to wholly rely on a fist / hand jam for the first time (no backup face holds etc). Pretty fluttery but brilliant route and absolutely chuffed to have done it!
RockaJo - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Pete Archer

SteveM - Lead - 01/Apr/12 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with SteveM

Good lead by Kev in less than perfect conditions
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Angela Paul

Wizzy - 2nd - 2012

a13x - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/11 with Paul S

a13x - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Paul S, Jessie Harris

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Max Harms, Hannah Hunt

Looks VDiff from the ground. It isn't.
ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Drew

Hanski - 2nd - Jul/11 with Simon Kimber

rockman - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 24/Jun/11 with Geoff Mee

Simonj - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with jim

Jimmy1976 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Simon

kato'sdad - Lead - 12/Jun/11 with Jon Lewis

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/11

Tried to lead this but got foot stuck. Tried second time but got to same place and couldn't get up, so came down and Bill lead it and I seconded it. When got to top enjoyed it.
Connorsgrandad - 2nd dog - 25/May/11 with William Jackson

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/May/11

pmordue - Lead O/S - 16/May/11

Will_Maxwell - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Ashley Pendlebury, Jonny Berman

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Si Bulmer

josephgrimwade - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Remy Butler

nick ferro - 06/Mar/11

pwilkie - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with nick ferro

danny33 - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - 04/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/10

did twice, once the conventional jamming way, the second time (folowing daves example) as a layback which works far better!
pebbles - 2nd - 25/Jun/10 with james meredith, andy templeman

jadm2 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/10

JonathanJones - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Freddie, Al Breen

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Andre Knirsch

Much harder than I remember
alexyoung - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/10 with Alisdair

mfisher - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Brian

David Wynne - Lead - 21/May/10 with Adam Burt

Definately slippery in the rain!
Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 21/May/10 with Dave Wynne

David Wynne - 2nd - 19/May/10 with Katherine Jones, Steve Jones

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with Adam Bibby, Daz Graham

SteWatkins - May/10

Nice climb, good laybacking
cjbaker - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with djcochran

Mark.One - TR O/S - 14/Jan/10

Andy Graham - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Dan Liddy

Nailed it straight off. Good as backed off 4 years ago
adamwesthead - Lead β - 21/Aug/09 with Forshaw

Emotional top-out.
ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Sarah Freeman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/09

hoyle118 - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/09 with Kieran

jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/09 with Cat

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Jonny

ritid - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

Hidden - TR - 28/May/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/May/09

Hidden - 06/May/09

al jackson - Lead - May/09

Awkward mid section
jkarran - TR - 22/Apr/09 with Pete, Jim

1pt.
petellis - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09

padski - 2009

betamonkey - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Marcin Ostasz

Wet & Dark Conditions
Rich Thornton - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Andy Roberts, James Harland

Claire S-J - Lead - Jul/08

Harder than it looks.
JWB - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Gemma

babymoac - 2nd - 28/Jun/08 with Jon I

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/08

Rod somehow managed to end up laying horizontally in the final break
DanT - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/08 with Edward Moore

dazbarker - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Frank

A bit harder than it first looks, Daz was allowed to huff & puff!!
FrankKeogh - 2nd O/S - 07/May/08 with Daz

davebold2008 - TR - May/08 with Daz Barker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08

traceymay6 - 2008

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 2008

gonzo_ls9 - 2008 with dickey

Simon Perry - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Hannah Buckland

save some big cams and hexes for the top bit.
duzinga - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Pete

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Oct/07

in trainers...hmm
gilldando - 2nd - 16/Sep/07 with Mike

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07 with Adam 'Buddy' Smith

monkeyjumper - Lead - Sep/07

led this in the past. really nice climbing worth more than the single * . MVS in my book
Mattyk - Solo rpt - 28/Aug/07

Sooner forgotten, the better
Duncan Skelton - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Stuart

Pete Randall - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Duncan

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/07

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with John M

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

crazydaisy - 2nd - 08/Jul/07 with Joe Alexander

used my large gear low down and couldn't get my number 9 hex to fit in the top crack, had to be so smooth...
joe_alexander - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Emma

found this very hard going but fun
gilldando - 2nd - 07/Jul/07 with Mike

where's the slippery bit??
mikekeswick - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/07 with gill

beaumap - 2nd - Jul/07 with Peter Camp

Bug - TR - 26/Jun/07

Colin Matheson - 2nd - 26/Jun/07 with Dave Gugan

Happyphil - TR O/S - 26/Jun/07 with Jonathan Chell

alexyoung - Lead - 06/Jun/07 with Simon Thomson

swoosh - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Jamie Armatage

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07

Not as simple as it seems, makes for a more triumphant finish.
Goose - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Paul

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Paul Alexander, Chris Britton

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

fifth - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/06

alicia - 2nd - 05/May/06 with Matt K

King Rat - Lead - 2006 with A

Chris Sansum - 2006

markalmack - Lead O/S - 2006

Birdie - 2nd - Sep/05 with Daz

lithos - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with dave epstein

Trashed level 1
adamwesthead - Lead dnf - 02/May/05 with Tim

aaronthehippy - Lead O/S - 2005 with Jasmine

Liam Martin - TR - 04/Sep/04

Brown - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/04

Paul's Lead
DanT - 2nd O/S - 15/May/04 with Simon Ringrose, Paul Rowlands

Joe Noake - Lead O/S - 2004 with David Noake

Marq - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/03 with Tim Brogden

Simon2005 - TR - Apr/03 with Phil

SteveM - Lead - 28/Mar/03 with Bekhs

Chris the Tall - 2nd - Mar/03 with Ian and Alan

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/02

a bit of an epic due to not having any gear left to protect the top half!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/01

Big problems, past last placement, no spider bashers left, saved from above by Craig
ramsay8202.freeserve.co.uk - Lead dog - 12/Aug/00 with Craig Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/May/00

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/99

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Bug - Lead - 1998 with Robert

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/96 with Dan Bailey

nickdonohue - Lead - 19/Mar/95

tapley - Lead - 06/Aug/94 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/94

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/93

Tony Little - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/92 with DK and SG

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/89

Pete Pozman - 2nd rpt - 29/Jan/89 with Jack Rossindale, John Byrne

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 1985

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/77

beaumap - Lead - May/77 with Phil Revell

Hidden - Solo - 13/Sep/75

mikej - Solo - 05/May/71

Dave Musgrove - 06/Oct/68

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