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Wellington Crack*** E4 5c

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[Pete Brown on Wellington Crack. E4 5c Ilkley Quarry., 2 kb]16m. The stunning crack is a classic product of the 70s. The crack is relentless, but the gear is good throughout, stopping to place it is the only problem. If successful, it is time to head south for a crack at London Wall, which many think is about the same. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Good E4s, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, 50 cracks to Squamish, Cracks And Corners To Greatness.

Photo: Pete Brown on Wellington Crack. E4 5c Ilkley Quarry. © Crofty
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This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 47 wishlists.

Tom_Shill - TR dog - 05/Apr/14

Nez - 2014

munch88 - TR dnf - 04/Sep/13 with rob

robblowen - TR dnf - 04/Sep/13 with Munch

Very wet and green! As it was getting dark. Fell off once first time up, went to the top. Did it in a one-er with the gear in place next go.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 09/Feb/13

Seymore Butt - 2013

Too keen, had the power but not the stamina. A bit early on in the season.
petegunn - Lead dnf - 01/Mar/12 with Davina

lanky and weak - TR O/S - Feb/12 with Ryan Conroy

Tony Kartawick - Lead β - 2012 with Mark Danson

Mark Bouldered out the start and showed me how to do it. Buoyed up with his encouragement I fought to thhe top.
Tony Kartawick - Lead β - 2012 with Mark Danson

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Oct/11

on some of lukes gear, placed one runner
jacobjacob - Lead β - 01/Oct/11

Fell once - the barn door opened - got straight back on and made my way shakily to the top. Slightly disappointed but gave it a good fight. My excuse is a good one... it was the wind. I was robbed.
gforce - Lead dog - 22/Sep/11 with Dave O

Ridonculously pumpy though I did place far to much gear!
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Floris

akhughes - Lead - 16/Jun/11

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Hidden - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Dave Parton - 2011

JJJunior - Lead - 13/Oct/10

simon kimber - Lead dnf - 06/Sep/10 with Hannah Hunt

richiebongo - Lead dnf - 06/Sep/10 with Gwen Thomson

JulesV - Lead β - 05/Jun/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Lead placing gear to 3/4 height fell off pumped, lowered. mate did it. Got back on did it with gear pre-placed. Need to go back and do it properly.
rob.s22 - Lead - Jun/10 with Fabritzio

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Apr/10

first E4 - whoop whoop!
markalmack - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with gregg capon

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/09

Pumpy, took 2 slumps on rope, once stronger will be back to lead
Bennykr - 2nd dog - 05/Apr/09 with Matt

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/09

simoncov - TR - 11/Oct/08 with Davin

Almost every move felt like 5c and I only found one semi-rest...pumpy and I imagine even more so on the lead...
mikekeswick - TR dog - 27/Jul/08 with gill

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Jul/08

JSA - 2008

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with simon richardson

Xav - TR dog - 03/Mar/06

sadams - Lead O/S - 20/May/00 with Tom Briggs

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 2000 with Mike Stacey

after a day climbing at Malham (Raindogs for the "n" time, etc.).
Mike Owen - 15/May/99 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/96

teenage nemesis goes down..
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 06/Apr/95 with Martin Reynard

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Cowflinger - TR O/S - Jun/92 with Andy Sharp

keefe - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/89

Had to second it as well as Mike couldn't do it at all.
Bob - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/88 with M. Lynch

shark - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/87 with Graeme Telfer

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 30/Aug/87 with Murray Hamilton

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1987 with barry maybank

dominic lee - Lead - 1982 with daniel lee

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Lead28 of 57 (49.1%)
Followed5 of 57 (8.8%)
Toproped11 of 57 (19.3%)
Alt Leads1 of 57 (1.8%)
Unknown12 of 57 (21.1%)

'Climbed'23 of 57 (40.4%)
clean O/S13 of 57 (22.8%)
clean β4 of 57 (7.0%)
clean RP1 of 57 (1.8%)
dogged10 of 57 (17.5%)
dnf6 of 57 (10.5%)