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[Old Crack, 2 kb]The first crack in the wall gives a good strenuous pitch. © ROCKFAX
"Easy Start but hard finish", (Comment by 01sdool). p.s. "Others would say the start is hard too!",(moderator).

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 300 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

rob.grafton - AltLd - 01/Jul/14 with Craig, Jim

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

Self-belay. Nice route when you know you can ab back off.
shah - TR β - Jun/14

scarmichael - Lead O/S - Jun/14

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Rich CMC, Chris CMC

Tricky in flipflops.
Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Jennifer Slater

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

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

bobpilgrem - 2nd - 29/Apr/14 with Matthew

Hard start, easy finish. :)
1poundSOCKS - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/14

BnB - 21/Apr/14

pedrosanpb - Lead β - 29/Mar/14 with Dominic pumfrey

jbb - 2nd - 14/Mar/14

Nerve-racking moment trying to escape out the top.
shah - Solo O/S - 2014

petegunn - 2nd - 14/Nov/13 with Davina

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

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

Unknownbiker - Lead - 10/Sep/13 with CMC

BnB - 30/Jul/13

Jimmy1976 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Simon

Simonj - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with jim

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/13

tobyk - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with simon

adamwesthead - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Paige, Lyndon

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/13

Hidden - TR - 19/May/13

Hidden - 19/May/13

bigredsquirrel - Lead O/S - 16/May/13 with Katie McKay

K Mckay - 2nd - 16/May/13 with Ben Lewis

SPD224 - 2nd - 23/Apr/13 with Jo Sunderland, Martin Smith

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/13 with Erica

AMJ098 - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/12

lanky and weak - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/12 with Nick Valente

Chris1234H - TR dog - 27/Oct/12

robinmuzette - TR dog - 27/Oct/12 with Helen Bailey

jennamsmile - TR - 27/Oct/12 with Helen Bailey

Sam Hockley - TR O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Adam Jordan

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Oct/12

Dan0Me - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Chris Hill

adamwesthead - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/12 with Old Nick, Andy P, Zeb

andrewp79 - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Adam, Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Adam

Tenko - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Neil Ashcroft, Matthew Diggle

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/12

1poundSOCKS - 2nd - 12/Jul/12

BaildonBanker - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12 with club

petekeron - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Lauren Parry

Dickon151 - TR O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Lauren Parry, Peter Keron

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/12 with Alex Minshall

cookacat - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Dafydd

Matt Harle - Solo - 27/May/12

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

PeteH - Solo O/S - 20/May/12 with James Parkinson, Chris Moxon

Hidden - TR - 11/Mar/12

Mr Fuller - TR O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Ben Lewis

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Nirmalee

in the rain
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/11 with Freshers

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 27/Nov/11 with Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 27/Nov/11 with Steve Wilson

Desi Gillespie - 2nd dog - 30/Oct/11 with Rowan Scott

spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11 with Nigel M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

johnfranklin - Lead - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/11

Multi pitch practise with Zeb
adamwesthead - AltLd rpt - 02/Sep/11 with Zeb

zebster - AltLd - 02/Sep/11 with Adam

Very polished jamming crack.
hotfeet - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Mac

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/11

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with SteveM

SteveM - 2nd - 23/Aug/11 with Kat

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/11

stephen Rowley - TR dog - 14/Aug/11

Ridiculously polished footholds at the start.
Pike - TR dog - 14/Aug/11

Boj S - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

CragDog - 2nd - 03/Aug/11 with Bojan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/11

ayoungblakelock - Solo O/S - Jul/11

ayoungblakelock - Solo O/S - Jul/11

Jimbo_28 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

David Kay - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Aaron O'Leary

AlistairB - Solo rpt - 24/Apr/11

munch88 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with dan sutcliffe

succa89 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with munch88

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 19/Apr/11

spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/11 with Steve M

SteveM - 2nd - 19/Apr/11 with Rachael

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/11

timmsy - Lead - 12/Apr/11 with David_Gledson

some lovely confident moves to this route
mr spoon - Lead - 11/Apr/11

dainbramaged999 - 2nd - 08/Apr/11 with Joshh Forber, Josh Smith

smithjmw46 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Nick Fry

Joshh - 2nd - 08/Apr/11 with smithjmw46, dainbramaged999

mataius - 14/Mar/11

Quite a comfortable lead.
APRS - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Emily Banham

BethM - 2011

danny33 - Lead - 2011

keith leonard - 2011

No idea what came over me but solo it I did. Wouldn't ever do it again and haven't done anything comparable since. A moment of madness...
pedrosanpb - Solo - 2011

fulton333 - TR - 28/Nov/10

carlc75 - TR RP - 28/Nov/10

Matt_L_Robinson - Lead - 10/Oct/10

APRS - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Matt Robinson

Ryan Varnam - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Josh

jcurrie93 - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with john brayshaw

Martin McPhillie - Lead dog - 29/Aug/10 with Adam Hartley

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Matty

with simon a good day sunny
philb - TR O/S - 11/Aug/10

tricky start going to lead next time im there.
smeaton - TR O/S - 11/Aug/10 with phil

absolute bugger of a start!
djprepie - 2nd - 29/Jul/10 with Lee

adamwesthead - Lead β - 29/Jul/10 with Zeb

zebster - 2nd β - 29/Jul/10 with Adam

hawkins321 - TR O/S - 24/Jul/10 with chris thompson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/10

dkd - Lead - 22/Jul/10 with karly54

Hidden - TR - 10/Jul/10

mrplastique - TR - Jul/10 with helixmh, JD84

use the crimps
climbing_rocks1983 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Petey

mfisher - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Matthew Jeffock, Michael Mason

Easy local climb with nice pull up onto the shelf, started raining heavy so topped out sharpish.
specialboy - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Will Atkinson

lucasp - Lead O/S - 12/May/10 with rachel (lmc)

nick ferro - 20/Apr/10

pwilkie - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/10

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/10 with Andy Wilson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with michael porter

SteWatkins - Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/09

Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Louise Cowie

wildeybeast - 2nd - 08/Oct/09 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd - 10/Sep/09 with Rachel Spraggs

PaulHermes - 2nd - 19/Aug/09 with Rich

mark sadler - Lead - Aug/09 with gareth

ebf - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/09 with Woody

AlistairB - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/09 with Davey

Lumbering Oaf - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/09 with Verity Payne

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/09

timbo58 - Lead - Jul/09

Hidden - TR - 28/Jun/09

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Sean Jacobs

adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 21/May/09 with Zeb

zebster - Lead O/S - 18/May/09 with Adam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

Bennykr - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Huw

erica - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/09 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/09 with Erica

Nice climb, hadnt been to cow and calf before. Also hadnt climbed since Feb 08 so was nice to get back into it. Route flowed smoothly. Nice onsight.
Joe aka: bouldermonkey - TR O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Matt Loose

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Jan/09

pimmie - Lead - 2009

vertical worm - Solo - 2009

robert10507 - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/08 with Sam

spam - 12/Nov/08 with Esther Seddon, Rob Humphries

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/08

hetaher - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Mum and Dad

DKaye - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Nick Drinkall

Matthew Coleman - 2nd β - 09/Sep/08 with Jim Cook

AlistairB - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/08 with BRYLOWE

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Hollie

Joemanglerocks - Lead - 22/Jul/08 with Alison Ellwood

Rampikino - Lead - 20/Jun/08 with Cat

camjberry - Lead O/S - 23/May/08 with Alex Nevard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08

MeMeMe - Lead rpt - 03/May/08 with Simon

Hidden - 2nd - May/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/08

oliverthomp - Lead - 21/Feb/08 with Alice Woodhouse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

tomhull - Feb/08 with dave thornley

joe larner - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

fifth - 2008

Andy Hudson - Lead - 03/Nov/07 with Dan

martin48 - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/07 with dave

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/07 with Dave Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/07

RedFox - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Maria

maria85 - 2nd - 21/Oct/07 with Stef

Simon Perry - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/07 with Laura Carey

alexyoung - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/07 with Steak

Claire S-J - 2nd - Sep/07

Easy Start but harder finish
01sdool - TR RP - 11/Aug/07 with ACF

Hidden - 05/Aug/07

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 02/Aug/07 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/07 with Anna

betamonkey - 2nd - Aug/07 with Jim Cruickshank

pdisney - Lead - 09/Jul/07 with Chris L

Hidden - Solo rpt - 26/Apr/07

mje1398 - 2nd - 31/Mar/07 with Dom and Jude

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07

design crisis - Solo - 2007

camjberry - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06

Trobbo - 2nd - 01/Nov/06 with steve crossley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/06

debbien1 - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/06 with Robin

Northen Vince - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/06 with Oliver

andy mcc - Lead - Oct/06 with Jason King

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/06 with Ed Drake

chris2451 - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/06 with David Brigham

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/06 with Chris Thain

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/06

Elsier - 2nd - May/06 with Ian

Nice hand jams on the route!
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/06 with Weilin Wang

Xav - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/06

Hidden - 2006

Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - 2006 with Will Grange

Dave Foster - Lead - 2006 with Bryn

barney_edin - Lead - 17/Sep/05

AlanDavis - TR O/S - 31/Jul/05 with Howie

Hidden - 2nd β - Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/05

SteveM - Lead - 04/May/05

erica - 2nd - 13/Apr/05 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/05 with Erica

rock ape - Lead O/S - 2005 with Ian T

Jamie Brown - 2nd - 2005 with YUMC

Simon Caldwell - Lead dog - 09/Jun/04 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/04

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 03/May/04 with Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - 2nd - 03/May/04 with Clive Greenwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/03

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/03

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/03

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 20/May/03 with Vicky Taylor, Richard Blowes

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/03 with Jamie Moss

johancilliers - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/03

Hidden - 2003

sdht - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

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

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead β - Mar/02

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

rlrs - Lead - 2002

davetigger - Sep/01

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/01 with Keith Shaw, Chris

Whealiebob - 2001 with Robin

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/00 with John Kennedy

With a friendly pull from above.
Alaric - 2nd dog - 31/May/00 with Syd F

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/00

Hidden - Solo - 2000

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2000 with Dave Peart

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/99

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/99 with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper

ando227 - Lead O/S - Aug/99

MartinN - 2nd dog - 02/Apr/99

Roget - Solo O/S - 1999

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/98 with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper

rachm2004 - 2nd - 27/Apr/98 with Ian L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/98

jfmchivall - 1998

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/97 with RockthrowerTom

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/97 with Chris

Hammy - Lead - 10/Dec/95 with Alastair Boston

thinair48 - Lead O/S - 1995

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/94 with Richard Spryut

Adam Greenwood - Lead O/S - 1994

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/92 with Andy Farley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/92

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/92 with Chris

malc - 2nd - 21/Apr/92

Hidden - 1992

lithos - Lead O/S - 1990 with all sorts

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

Moses - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/87

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1987 with barry maybank

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 08/May/85

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/84

Tried it in 68? on a top rope round the waist, but it was too hard for me. Settled an old score eventually.
Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/84 with Dev

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 10/Jun/83 with Donald Gibson

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/81 with Shaun

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1980

Marq - Lead dog - 1980 with Daniel Dennehy

dsgibson - Solo - 1979

mikej - 2nd - 19/Jul/72 with Stewart Grant, E

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

Tom V - 1972

johnwright - 2nd - 02/May/71 with A Whitworth

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

greenbuoy - AltLd - 19/Oct/69 with Terry Taylor

mikej - Lead - 25/Aug/68 with Bill Lawrenson, Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner

mikej - Lead - 18/Feb/68 with Graham Platford

Dave Musgrove - 1965

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Voting
Total votes cast 82
hard HVS0 of 32
HVS0 of 32
easy HVS0 of 32
hard VS0 of 32
VS15 of 32
easy VS13 of 32
hard HS4 of 32
HS0 of 32
easy HS0 of 32
hard 4c0 of 27
4c0 of 27
easy 4c4 of 27
hard 4b1 of 27
4b16 of 27
easy 4b6 of 27
hard 4a0 of 27
4a0 of 27
easy 4a0 of 27
3 Stars2 of 23
2 Stars11 of 23
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Style of ascent

Soloed18 of 300 (6.0%)
Lead145 of 300 (48.3%)
Followed83 of 300 (27.7%)
Toproped23 of 300 (7.7%)
Alt Leads6 of 300 (2.0%)
Unknown25 of 300 (8.3%)

'Climbed'123 of 300 (41.0%)
clean O/S119 of 300 (39.7%)
clean β8 of 300 (2.7%)
clean rpt34 of 300 (11.3%)
clean RP3 of 300 (1.0%)
dogged12 of 300 (4.0%)
dnf1 of 300 (0.3%)