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Curving Cracks* VS 5a

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18m. Climb the awkward curving crack, complete with jammed blocks, to ledges and a potential stance. Finish up the thinner crack in the upper wall to the right of the corner. © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 140 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Bottom half only, felt very slippy, couldn't make it work and lobbed three times until it suddenly clicked and I went up smoothly. Very polished in the crack.
pedrosanpb - Lead dog - 08/Jun/14 with Dominic pumfrey

spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 15/May/14 with Steve M

SteveM - 2nd - 15/May/14 with Rachael

jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with ross garfoot

SteveM - Solo - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

Did top half as a continuation of Peg crack. Bit dirty, moves felt a little desperate.
blackreaver - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Greg

Top crack after doing peg crack.
Jimmy1976 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Simon

GAshby - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

MikeLeeds - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/13 with Clive Greenwood

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jun/13

SteveM - Sent - 16/May/13

Did second half as a continuation of Peg Crack. Dirty and sandy.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Luke Cullum

SteveM - Solo - 30/Apr/13

Seymore Butt - 2013

SteveM - Solo - 02/Sep/12

SteveM - Solo - 14/Aug/12

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with RF

fooforever - Lead O/S - 29/May/12

a13x - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Henry Hakkinen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Done as a 2 pitch for added interest.
pastep - AltLd - 23/May/12 with Will242

RossKirtley - Solo O/S - 13/May/12

Have to try again when drier as the the holds on the upper section were full of mud - hung on rope here. Quite liked the bottom section but somewhat lacking in friction for the feet.
stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 26/Feb/12 with Steve Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Nigel M

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Duncan MacNeil

Always looked too green before but given the whole summer to dry, the bottom section was more than fine.
specialboy - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

jac00 - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Tom

ChrisWills - Lead dog - 01/Oct/11 with Tom Dewhurst

I did pitch 1
adamwesthead - AltLd rpt - 02/Sep/11 with Zeb

zebster - AltLd - 02/Sep/11 with Adam

woodybenwood - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with mark saville

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/11

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with SteveM

SteveM - Lead - 23/Aug/11 with Kat

SteveM - Solo - 17/Aug/11

LMC
tsjx - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

SteveM - Sent - 08/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11

CragDog - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Bojan

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with James Davidson

SteveM - Solo - 09/Jun/11

dainbramaged999 - 2nd O/S - 27/May/11 with Josh Smith

smithjmw46 - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Nick Fry

second letter box crack and the end of curving crack
munch88 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with dan sutcliffe

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 19/Apr/11

SteveM - Solo - 19/Apr/11

pedrosanpb - AltLd - 2011 with Andrew Lodge

griffithsa - 2nd RP - 27/Oct/10

Climbed top half as a good follow-on from Peg Crack
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with James

Jimmy O - 2nd - 17/Sep/10 with Jonny Taylor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10

Just up first crack
ollyroberts - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Matty

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/10

worked up crack up to tuft at top of the first crack. very polished, even to about 6/7 feet up.
JamesPullan - Sent - 19/May/10

Rain
DafSWMC - Lead dog - 25/Apr/10 with Siwan

Enjoyed this climb though hard work. Decked out on the first crack as foot slipped from a polished hold. Got up it on second attempt then dogged twin cracks above ledge. Foot jams and big reaches to top out.
samcook - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/10 with Luke Randall

Soloed the first section whilst my second was faffing. Top section is solid 5a, glad someone was holding my ropes by that point!
lrandall - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Sam Cook

nick ferro - 20/Apr/10

Fell off at bottom. Really struggled on upper cracks. Would like to try again in future.
pwilkie - Lead dog - 20/Apr/10

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

Mattyk - Solo rpt - 24/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09

lead first part and traversed right and set up a belay. Nick lead through up the second part.
adamwesthead - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/09 with Hoult

brockers - 2009

Hidden - 2nd β - 23/Aug/08

nice. upper cracks felt like the crux.
Quiddity - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Curious Yellow

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/08

Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - 24/Jun/08

porridgefan - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/08 with Gareth Borthwick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/08

Joemanglerocks - 2nd - May/08 with Dave Smith

joe larner - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/08 with Jess

JSA - 2008

fifth - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/07

alaan - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/07

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 05/May/07

design crisis - Solo - 27/Mar/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/06

reg_measures - Solo O/S - 11/May/06

King Rat - Lead rpt - 2006

Dave Foster - Lead - 2006 with Bryn

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - 2nd - Jul/05 with Clive Greenwood

Hidden - 2nd dnf - May/05

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2005 with gritstone club

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - Nov/04 with Weilin Wang

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/04 with Dominick Spracklen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Jul/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/03

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 24/May/03 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd - 24/May/03 with Mark Collins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/03

Hidden - 2003

sdht - 2003

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/02

shoulders - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/02 with neil

Whealiebob - 2001 with Robin

cragspud - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 28/Aug/99

ando227 - Lead O/S - Aug/99

Roget - Solo O/S - 1999

jfmchivall - 1998

nickdonohue - 2nd - 29/Jul/97

Bug - TR - 1997 with Robert

Andy Say - Solo - 21/Sep/94

Adam Greenwood - Lead O/S - 1994

John Southworth - 24/Jun/93

rob.grafton - Solo - 25/May/93 with Bruce

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/92

Hidden - 1992

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/91

John Brayshaw - Lead dog - 01/Jun/91 with Andy Farley

ChrisJD - Solo - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/88

Pete Pozman - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/88 with John Byrne

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988

andy tetsill - Solo - Dec/87

Moses - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/87

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 11/May/85

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1985

shark - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/84

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/84

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 1984

Nic Robinson - Lead - 21/Jun/81 with Nick Bond

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/79 with Trevor Lilley

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/79

mikej - Lead - 16/May/72 with Stewart Grant

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

greenbuoy - Lead - 06/Apr/70 with Bob Lister

Dave Musgrove - 23/Mar/67

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Voting
Total votes cast 46
hard HVS0 of 16
HVS0 of 16
easy HVS1 of 16
hard VS8 of 16
VS7 of 16
easy VS0 of 16
hard HS0 of 16
HS0 of 16
easy HS0 of 16
hard 5b0 of 17
5b0 of 17
easy 5b1 of 17
hard 5a9 of 17
5a6 of 17
easy 5a0 of 17
hard 4c1 of 17
4c0 of 17
easy 4c0 of 17
3 Stars0 of 13
2 Stars6 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed24 of 140 (17.1%)
Lead65 of 140 (46.4%)
Followed25 of 140 (17.9%)
Toproped1 of 140 (0.7%)
Bouldered3 of 140 (2.1%)
Alt Leads8 of 140 (5.7%)
Unknown14 of 140 (10.0%)

'Climbed'54 of 140 (38.6%)
clean O/S67 of 140 (47.9%)
clean β1 of 140 (0.7%)
clean rpt9 of 140 (6.4%)
clean RP1 of 140 (0.7%)
dogged7 of 140 (5.0%)
dnf1 of 140 (0.7%)