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[Anna leading S Crack, 2 kb]15m. A venerable and varied classic. The wide start is tricky, the rest is sustained and interesting. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

Photo: Anna leading S Crack © MikeLeeds
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This climb is in 712 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

shah - Lead β - 17/Sep/14

scottcoates - Lead β - 13/Sep/14

williap - 2nd - 13/Sep/14 with Scott

Coel Hellier - Lead - 10/Sep/14

Polnedrane - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Chris Andrews

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14

Wizzy - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14

Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14

joeflan - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Aug/14

nick ferro - 23/Aug/14 with Sonam Norbu

ian d f - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with David Brock, Michael P

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

SteveM - TR - 05/Aug/14

tsjx - Lead - 05/Aug/14 with John Mc

gst - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Andrew Fowler

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/14

beautiful line, commit to the move above the ledge to gain solid holds in the crack
scarmichael - Lead O/S - Aug/14

thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Ed Poulter

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/14

shah - 2nd β - 18/Jul/14

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Bruce

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

Spa assessment
jcasey2436 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

Lebowski - 2nd - 16/Jun/14

Luke Jones - Lead dog - 06/Jun/14 with maria, Will

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14

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

Rachel Slater - 2nd rpt - 21/May/14 with Jennifer Slater

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 20/May/14

spragglerocks - 2nd rpt - 15/May/14 with Steve M

SteveM - Lead - 15/May/14 with Rachael

rob.grafton - 2nd - 15/May/14 with Jim

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/14

rich.manterfield - Lead O/S - May/14 with George Nunn

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Matthew

spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/14 with Steve M

SteveM - 2nd - 28/Apr/14 with Rachael

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/14

BnB - 21/Apr/14

1poundSOCKS - 2nd β - 19/Apr/14

mathematically safe - 18/Apr/14

shah - Solo RP - 13/Apr/14

Tom_Shill - 2nd - 05/Apr/14

robman - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/14

Fell off silly move at beginning (foot slip)
jessericson - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/14

I think I've finally figured out the start, which is good as it was a bit moist in the crack on this occasion
pedrosanpb - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Dominic pumfrey

CallumSmith - Lead - Feb/14

Nez - 2014

madtoclimb - Lead O/S - 2014

metcalfe1990 - Lead - 2014

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 2014 with Pete

thelps - 2nd O/S - 2014

watson23 - Lead O/S - 2014 with nat

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Nov/13

Whitty2012 - Lead - 16/Nov/13 with Tom Whitford

Hidden - TR RP - 12/Nov/13

petegunn - Lead - 07/Nov/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Nov/13

Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Louise Hall

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/13

Louise Hall - 2nd β - 06/Oct/13 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

Screwed up on the start of the last crack and fell off. Success on the second attempt!
K Mckay - Lead dog - 21/Sep/13 with Rich Pooley

Unknownbiker - Lead - 10/Sep/13 with CMC

alias dave - 2nd rpt - 25/Aug/13 with ed

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Aug/13

ERH - Lead O/S - Aug/13

BnB - 30/Jul/13

SteveM - Lead - 27/Jul/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/13 with SteveM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13

nick ferro - 20/Jul/13 with Sonam Norbu

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

Jimmy1976 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Simon

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with jim

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/13

spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/13 with Alex Young

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

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/13

Top roped first as steve had been belaying himself before i got there.
danny_85 - Lead RP - 29/Jun/13 with Steve

quickdrawmcraw - 2nd - 16/Jun/13

munch88 - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/13 with rob

robblowen - 2nd β - 05/Jun/13 with Munch

SafeNath - TR dog - 01/Jun/13 with soco, kjn

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Jim Slater

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Williams

Paul Figg - Solo - 31/May/13

Hard start and sustained above, gear was generally good. Getting pumped and desperate towards the top so ran it out for the jug!
bigredsquirrel - Lead RP - 26/May/13 with Rich Pooley

Hidden - 2nd β - 23/May/13

1poundSOCKS - Lead rpt - 23/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/13

Hidden - TR - 19/May/13

Hidden - 19/May/13

jon3163 - TR O/S - 12/May/13

greenysimon - TR - 12/May/13 with jon3163

Bill Lawrence - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Bradley Cowley

braders94 - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Billy Lawrence

TR'd this years ago but nice to go back and lead
maria85 - Lead rpt - 02/May/13 with Jules

davebrox - Lead - May/13 with Fiona

Superb climb with interest maintained all the way. Quite a tricky start.
Charlie Staincliffe - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Stuart Myatt

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/13

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

mathematically safe - 20/Apr/13

christianbreeze - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/13 with lee godson

yorkshiresherpa - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/13 with Tommaso D'Odorico

Tricky start!
tom.dodo - 2nd RP - 17/Apr/13 with John

pretty nice
papashango - Solo - 15/Apr/13 with Stu

Montecore - Lead - 14/Apr/13 with Richard Lizzimore

lanky and weak - Lead - 14/Apr/13 with Craig Usher

rfdl100 - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/13 with Rikki

SuperMike64 - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13

monkeyman79 - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with mike hargreves

nick ferro - Lead - 16/Feb/13 with Oli Birkill

Tom Dent - TR β - 2013

AMJ098 - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

Teappleby - 2nd - 2013 with max

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Nov/12

lanky and weak - 2nd β - 15/Nov/12 with Nick Valente

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/12 with Tom Adams, Euan McKendrick

Leonie - TR dog - 27/Oct/12

Chris1234H - TR O/S - 27/Oct/12

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

jennamsmile - TR - 27/Oct/12 with Leonie

Jillybean - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Brad

jimorothy - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Scott Barnett

alias dave - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Dan Allen

Sam Hockley - TR β - 07/Oct/12 with Adam Jordan

Andrew82Leeds - TR - 06/Oct/12

samrad - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/12 with Bennykr

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Laura D

riven - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Mick

dainbramaged999 - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/12 with Andy

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

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Aug/12

Super route
Alaric - TR O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Neil

Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12 with Ralph Wilkinson

Andy_B39 - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/12 with Luke

David Cowley - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Liam Martin

Excellent climb. start to a couple goes to figure out but once off the ground steep climbing on excellent holds with good gear where needed. happy days :)
Liam Martin - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with David Cowley

65m moderate millington - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/12 with lukas, naomi hatto

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

1poundSOCKS - Lead β - 12/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/12

chrishedgehog - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/12 with Kieran Myles

luke harper - Lead β - 19/Jun/12

BeckyPayne - TR O/S - 18/Jun/12 with David D'Arcy, Adam Collinge

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

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

matty123 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Mark Roe

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Matt Fisher, Matt Breakell

Nickster - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with alan Purgues

mzchambers - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with Al ~York

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12

Hardonicus - Lead RP - 28/May/12 with Jake

a13x - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Henry Hakkinen

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Joe Rudin

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Cheeky Nut placement was difficult to remove.
RUDIN.J.D.H - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Kyoichi Aizawa

PeteH - 2nd rpt - 20/May/12 with James Parkinson, Chris Moxon

RossKirtley - 2nd O/S - 13/May/12 with Matt Robinson

gmatthew - Lead O/S - 10/May/12

alias dave - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Sam.EB

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Christian Turford

daWalt - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Marq

Marq - 2nd O/S - 02/May/12 with Walter Robison

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/12

Simply superb, the loweer part is polished in places but the upper crack is fantastic when you commit to it.
Andrew Lodge - Lead - 30/Apr/12 with Pete

sparkass - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Bert Russell

Bertbee - 2nd - 05/Apr/12 with Duncan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/12

jacktomlinson - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Holder, Nick Michel

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/12

tobyk - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12

To clean another climber's gear.
Mr Fuller - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12

TRFrost - Lead β - 02/Mar/12 with W. Hooke

James Thompson - Mar/12

Commando - TR dnf - Mar/12

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Rosh

Wil.Hooke - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/12 with Frost

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

MichaelGallimore - TR O/S - 2012 with SUMC

minT(HUN) - Lead - 2012 with PaulHermes

Hidden - TR O/S - 2012

bobstones - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/11 with Wayne Murphy

gw3285 - Lead - 17/Dec/11

nice steep climbing on massive holds at top
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

Found the start really awkward, moving on - the big flake looked a bit daunting but as soon as I was on it, it was beautiful climbing - wanted it to carry on a bit more!
Cat G - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

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

spragglerocks - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/11 with Nigel M

johnfranklin - Lead - 22/Oct/11

cat22 - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11 with Mike

RossKirtley - Lead - 19/Oct/11 with Luke Robinson

PaulHermes - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with Tibor

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/11 with Alex Minshall

Will Hunt - 2nd rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Duncan MacNeil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

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

Bex_M - 2nd dog - 18/Sep/11 with Duncan Dunbar

John Lewis - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Chris

hard start
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - 2nd - 04/Sep/11 with Rachel Slater

Tried it with the pack on. Found the start so hard even tho I've done it clean before?? then got pumped. Put me off doing the cassin this year
adamwesthead - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/11 with Zeb

zebster - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Adam

spitfirerick - Lead - Sep/11

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/11

Tricky lower section, very satisfying hold after sustained nice moves after mid point ledge
antdav - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Emma

hotfeet - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Mac

waynem1985 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Bob Stones

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/11

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

robman - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/11

SteveM - Lead - 23/Aug/11 with Kat

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with Clare

Ben Harper - Lead β - 21/Aug/11 with Ian Lovatt

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

Well polished, might just make it better!!
LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with rachael wragg

LMC
tsjx - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11

stephen Rowley - TR dog - 14/Aug/11

Pretty spicy start, lovely layback off the flake at the top.
Pike - TR dog - 14/Aug/11

RyanC - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Nick Valente

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/11

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Flash

Flash29 - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Rob

samfayers - TR O/S - 03/Aug/11

spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/11 with Steve M

SteveM - 2nd - 02/Aug/11 with Rachael

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11

Fantastic route
Cake - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Matt

Running_Board - Lead β - Aug/11

Legionreturns - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11

dodgy start, weighted gear about a metre up before lowering off, manning up and doing the whole thing clean.
cookacat - Lead - 02/Jul/11 with hayley

ayoungblakelock - Solo O/S - Jul/11

Last route of the day. Last move seemed a long reach.
crispycodd - Lead - 25/Jun/11 with David Tidman

mfisher - Lead RP - 20/Jun/11 with Olly Roberts

chris smith - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

APRS - Lead - 13/Jun/11 with Halla Parkin

jonny taylor - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Andy B

CragDog - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ben

ablackett - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Jonny

Andy_B39 - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/11 with James Davidson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/11

Wilst - 2nd - Jun/11

succa89 - TR O/S - 18/May/11 with Irish, munch88

munch88 - TR O/S - 18/May/11 with irish, dan sutcliffe

steev - Lead dog - 14/May/11 with Dave V

Hidden - Lead β - 08/May/11

smithjmw46 - Lead β - 07/May/11 with Sam Dunn

furry - Lead rpt - 04/May/11

wayne higgins leeds uk - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

tim_mcd - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Manchi

Manchi - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with tim_mcd

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/11

Pete Scott - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Nick Loader

Repeat
beds74 - Lead - 20/Apr/11 with Craig Hartley

SteveM - Lead - 19/Apr/11 with Rachael

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Neil R - Lead - 16/Apr/11 with Sharon

Much better on the top move this time. Very nice route!!
David_Gledson - Lead - 12/Apr/11 with Rich Timms

timmsy - 2nd - 12/Apr/11 with David_Gledson

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/11

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Ben

dainbramaged999 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Joshh Forber, Josh Smith

smithjmw46 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Nick Fry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11

mataius - 14/Mar/11

Climbed in the dark at about half 9 last night
achapman - 2nd - 20/Jan/11

Scottish78 - 2011

adie84 - 2011

BethM - 2011

danny33 - Lead - 2011

keith leonard - 2011

robertmctague - Lead O/S - 2011

Started on bottom half of S Crack then moved right and up the face for second half
fulton333 - TR - 28/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/10

David Kay - Lead - 13/Oct/10 with Aaron O'Leary

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/10

Matt_L_Robinson - Lead - 10/Oct/10

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

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

roberto18 - 2nd - 04/Oct/10 with Conor Cussell

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/10

Commando - TR O/S - Oct/10 with Jeremy Godden

petegunn - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Davina & Matt

jonny taylor - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/10 with James

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

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

Very Wet
Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/10

Windy but committing after big ledge. Buzzing.
rowanrs - Solo rpt - Sep/10

RuthC - 2nd - 31/Aug/10 with Alain

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Antonia

PeteH - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Noel Peatfield

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/10

andy mcc - 2nd - 19/Aug/10 with Robin Nicholson

with simon
philb - TR O/S - 11/Aug/10

smeaton - TR - 11/Aug/10 with phil

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/10

J1PEF - Lead - 01/Aug/10

mrplastique - TR O/S - Aug/10 with helixmh, JD84

Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/10 with Pete

petellis - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/10 with Rock and Dole

djprepie - TR - 25/Jul/10 with Megan

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with richard white

Hidden - TR - 10/Jul/10

lovely - tricky start
climbing_rocks1983 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Petey

I'd been advised to lead this - bloody glad I didn't. Fell off at second move. Beginning is awkward and polished. Steep and sustained all the way up but good jugs and foot ledges.
samcook - TR dog - 26/Jun/10 with Kristoph

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Almost spat off at the start but after a welcomed break at about 3 Meters made it with no further slips
thetradlad - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10

Will_Maxwell - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Carina Topham

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/10

Really good solid climb. Found the start tricky but fine once you sort the moves.
niallk - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Pam

hellorichie - 2nd - 16/Jun/10

wet
barni - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/10 with Alys, Justin Hughes, seanmalone

On mate's gear
Brendan - Lead β - 05/Jun/10 with Mikey and Paul

Shauna - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Jules

JulesV - 2nd - 05/Jun/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/10

mikeyg - Lead O/S - 27/May/10 with Harry

Failed on my first attempt a couple of years ago so very pleased.
lucasp - Lead O/S - 12/May/10 with rachel (lmc)

venture10 - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with RC

DanH9883 - Lead - 02/May/10 with Lee

Freezing cold couldn't feel fingers
peggy_on_the_rocks - 2nd β - 02/May/10 with DanH9883

Only did this as someone else bailed and went to collect the gear. Was initially told it was graded an S, so pleased when I looked in the book to see a VS. Tricky start, but found the top half harder. Made a mess at the top where there is a nice ledge (to the right of the crack) as I pulled onto it with nowhere to go so had to drop back down and move left to the crack.
dazwan - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Paul S

pastep - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/10

Bailed off the crux of Fairy Wall into this.
lrandall - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Christophe

nick ferro - 20/Apr/10

pwilkie - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 20/Apr/10

gazb - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with wendy

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

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

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/10 with Andy Wilson

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

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/10

cyril - Lead RP - 11/Apr/10 with Tim Eley

Hidden - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/10

raptorheli - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10 with peter smith

really cool route
alexrafferty1986 - 08/Apr/10 with David Bishop

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/10

hailtryfan - 2nd O/S - Apr/10 with AJ Bowley

Boj S - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Cocky

bottom section is way to polished!
adam coxsell - 2nd - 27/Mar/10 with laurence

Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Mike Gadd

petegunn - Lead - 18/Mar/10 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/10

AlistairB - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/10 with Lisa

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/10

lanky_bastard - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

very nice climb, took a little rest on the ledge half way, after the start. Good route.
Sam Marland - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10

hoyle118 - 2nd - 13/Mar/10 with AMC Club trip

Andy_B39 - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Sam Marland

lauren k - 2nd - 13/Mar/10 with AMC

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

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

petellis - Lead rpt - 31/Oct/09 with Luke

After Luke's sgrit.
petellis - 2nd rpt - 31/Oct/09 with Luke

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Pete aka Dad

david morse - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with lole

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/09

Jamie Goodwin - Solo - 04/Oct/09

lrandall - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Andy C

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Oct/09

Rowansb - 2nd O/S - Oct/09

Will Hunt - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Sean Jacobs

Flash29 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with berrie

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with david wands

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/09

spragglerocks - 2nd rpt - 10/Sep/09 with Matt Box

repeat of a classic - still, struggled for the top reach!
Lumbering Oaf - Lead - 10/Sep/09 with Rachel Spraggs

Hidden - 2nd β - 10/Sep/09

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with C. Prescott

jonka - Lead - Sep/09 with sean

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Russell Lovett - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/09 with andrew haigh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09

al99 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Al Benson

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Gareth Lewis

Hidden - 2nd RP - 06/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Aug/09

mark sadler - Lead - Aug/09

Hidden - TR - Aug/09

Rich Kawecki - 2nd β - 22/Jul/09 with Pauls

Nice to lead it clean, having only ever dogged it seconding years ago!
Batt - Lead β - 11/Jul/09 with James Hoyes

great moves near the top.
duzinga - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Omer

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/09

Tim W - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Jul/09

Hidden - TR - 28/Jun/09

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

JonathanJones - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with JoeT

Hidden - 10/Jun/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/Jun/09

Soloed the first half before down climbing/ jumping off.
bridget143 - Solo dnf - 31/May/09

Very pumped, tricky top move.
David_Gledson - Lead - 31/May/09 with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn

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

Not very fit at the moment. Hung off a no. 1 cam before doing the final moves. Should have pulled through. The top is easy with jugs.
adamwesthead - Lead dog - 26/May/09 with Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 26/May/09 with Adam

cat22 - 2nd rpt - 03/May/09 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd - May/09

Rich H - TR - May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Huw

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/09

Helen23 - 2nd - 03/Apr/09 with Ben Hirst

gripped01 - 2nd - Apr/09 with Jim Jarvis

failed last move
timbo58 - Lead - Apr/09

climbingpixie - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with James

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/09

Only placed 3 quick draws. Abseiled off.
good_value - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Rob S

Hidden - Lead - 20/Feb/09

matthew154 - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

vertical worm - Solo - 2009

Bitterly cold, fingers numb until I gained the ledge. After that a really nice climb.
dazbarker - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/08 with Pete Davis

hetaher - Lead - 11/Oct/08 with Mum and Dad

simoncov - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/08 with George

AndyMay - 2nd - 17/Sep/08 with Dave Payne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08

JWB - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Dave Button

First move went well but struggled after that. Nice route though.
lucasp - Lead dog - 07/Sep/08 with Bruce

Jack00 - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/08 with tommyzero

harryt - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Roslyn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08

Quiddity - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Curious Yellow

givemetea - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/08

Anna Horrox - Lead - 20/Aug/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 20/Aug/08 with Anna

sparra - TR dog - 16/Aug/08 with treborant

petellis - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/08 with Jenny Clarke

Si dH - 2nd rpt - 10/Aug/08 with Neil Furniss

Excellent climb, crux is probably the start which is very awkward.
AlistairB - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/08 with BRYLOWE

hetaher - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/08 with George

hawkins321 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/08 with rosie atkinson

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Ben

Great route,lovely moves and good gear
mikekeswick - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with gill

practicalcat - 2nd dog - 27/Jul/08 with Adam Carless

hot, greasy and polished - definitely not the right conditions. Still a great route though, the holds keep getting better all the way up.
adam carless - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/08 with practicalcat

flippin hard
gilldando - 2nd β - 26/Jul/08 with Mike

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

AlistairB - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Josh

Lead Onsight before.
Fire Marshall - Lead - 20/Jul/08

kitch22 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08 with Paul Quinn

lankystreakof - 2nd - 01/Jul/08 with John Walsh

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

Hidden - 24/Jun/08

had a total epic on this. struggled up the bottom half which was more awkward and polished than expected, arrived at the mid way ledge totally pumped, chickened out and traversed left to finish up Old Crack (VS 4b) beside it. would to come back and have another go though!!!!!
pebbles - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/08 with will smith

porridgefan - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/08 with Gareth Borthwick

gareth scott borthwick - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/08 with phil and liam

riven - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Alisdar Breen

polished but a beaut!
jonny5 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Nick Lambert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08

An absolute beauty of a route.
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Andy B

cat22 - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/08 with Jonny

We had a bit of a struggle with this one. Mick led upto the ledge but got pumped and lowered off his gear. I tied onto the sharp end but popped off the tricky first move twice before getting it right. Continued up and finished the climb fine - top is sustained but really positive.
markfairbank - Lead dog - 30/May/08 with Mick D

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

Great climb. no prob with last 'long' reach but fannied about lower down.
Rawstron1 - 2nd O/S - 15/May/08 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/08

Hidden - TR O/S - May/08

Easier than it looks at the top, but I thought the hardest of the Ilkey 3* VSs.
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Chris James

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/08

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/08 with Jono

Classic Climb,cold & windy added to the fun,cheeky move at the top for short people!
FrankKeogh - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/08 with Pete Davies

matt thornton - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/08 with peotrick

nakedave - 18/Feb/08

Hung on rope to retrieve jammed cam, then lowered and linked route cleanly
joe_alexander - 2nd β - 17/Feb/08 with Henry Castle

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Feb/08

decs - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Steve

Hidden - Lead - 09/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/08

tomhull - Feb/08 with dave thornley

Hixmclix - Lead dog - Feb/08

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

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Jan/08

DKaye - 2nd O/S - Jan/08 with David Smith

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

JSA - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

fifth - 2008

Finally led this nice VS
Lumbering Oaf - Lead rpt - 10/Nov/07 with Alex Young

alexyoung - Lead β - 10/Nov/07 with Matchbox

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Nov/07

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

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

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

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Sean Jacobs

heidavey - TR O/S - 01/Oct/07 with Susi

hardest climb so far, really enjoyed it though, some good hand jams when you neeed them.
flower like - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Adam Hicks

Becky E - 2nd - 29/Sep/07 with Peter Ellis

petellis - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Bex

Simon Perry - Lead dog - 18/Sep/07 with Hannah Buckland

2nd time I've seconded the climb. Nice route following the crack with a long reach at the top flake.
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd β - 16/Sep/07 with James Hoyes

Claire S-J - 2nd - Sep/07

@ndyM@rsh@ll - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Jay

ksjs - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/07 with mark

Hot weather!
01sdool - TR O/S - 11/Aug/07 with ACF

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/07

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 Niall McCurry

scorky345 - Lead - Aug/07 with Owen Pearce

khawk - Lead - Aug/07 with WH

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07

Thomas L - TR rpt - 17/Jun/07 with Steve Robinson

Thomas L - TR O/S - 03/Jun/07 with David Donnison

munchkins - 2nd β - 26/May/07 with Em, Rob and Ed

Toby Dunn - Solo O/S - 20/May/07

adi bryant - Lead O/S - May/07 with Ian

MeMeMe - Lead - 29/Apr/07 with Simon

supafly - TR dog - 22/Apr/07 with john

HC~R - 2nd - 15/Apr/07 with John Rushby

Sylvi - 2nd - 10/Apr/07 with Glen

furry - 2nd - 04/Apr/07 with SteveM

Benwa - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/07 with Alex Hyslop

Finished up Fairy Wall, half way up.
howlingbaboon - TR dnf - 31/Mar/07 with Scott

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

design crisis - Solo - 2007

northernneil - 2007

camjberry - 2nd - 2007 with Greg Grace

Kevster - Lead - 2007

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Nov/06

Trobbo - Lead - 01/Nov/06 with steve crossley

Miles87 - 2nd O/S - Nov/06 with Alan Royale

robman - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with stu

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Dave

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

andy mcc - Lead β - Oct/06 with Arifa Chakera

Bob Clough - TR β - 29/Aug/06 with Tony Reed

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Aug/06

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/06 with John Jones

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

chris2451 - Lead RP - 12/Aug/06 with Greg Grace

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/06

alaan - Solo rpt - 29/Jul/06

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/06

not a bad little climb
WB - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/06 with Jim

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

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/06

will.grange - Lead dog - Jul/06 with Nick Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/06

Haglington - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with John Fitzgerald

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

Elsier - 2nd - May/06 with Clare LMC, Ian

Immediately I'd started leading this a load of chavs (about 30 of them?) turned up blasting music and shouting loudly. A little difficult to concentrate on leading under the circumstances. Still, I enjoyed the climb nevertheless. The crack is bigger than it looks from the bottom - i.e. your fingers do fit into it! Interesting move at the top - I coould only just about touch the positive hold, so had to trust my feet on some very small footholds to gain the crucial extra reach required. Conditions were absolutely freezing due to high winds, but at least it dried the rain off quickly. A great climb.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/06 with Weilin Wang

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

Hidden - 2006

Dave Foster - Lead - 2006 with Bryn

attitudeclimber - TR O/S - 2006 with paul gibson

Sean_J - Lead dog - 2006

Hidden - Lead - Nov/05

oliver.stewart - Lead rpt - Oct/05 with Kate Moss

barney_edin - Lead - 17/Sep/05

Nick Taylor - Lead RP - Sep/05 with Scott Mackenzie

Hidden - Solo rpt - Aug/05

Elsier - 2nd - Aug/05 with Ian, Stuart

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/05

penrithblencathra - Lead - 29/Apr/05 with Ed or Jon

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/05 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 27/Apr/05 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/05

Chris Davids - Lead dog - 09/Apr/05 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/05

VS4b - 2nd - 2005

Brown - Solo O/S - 2005 with Solo

Jamie Brown - 2nd - 2005 with YUMC

Nick Beckett - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Dec/04

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 29/Aug/04

antroy - Lead - 23/Jun/04

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/04

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

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

alaan - Lead O/S - 2004 with Weilin

Nobby - 2nd - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

spoony84 - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/03 with Chris Tan & Shaun Walby

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

good climbing
ellie macpherson - Lead - 16/Oct/03

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/03

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/03

adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/03 with Hoult

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 16/Sep/03 with Richard Tomlinson

Hidden - TR - 26/Jun/03

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

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Jun/03

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

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/03

hedgehog77 - Lead - 21/May/03

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 20/May/03 with Richard Blowes

Hidden - TR - 13/May/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/03

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/03 with Jude

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/03

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 2003

Stone Muppet - 2003

sdht - 2003

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/02

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - May/02 with Fiend

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/02

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2002

rlrs - 2nd - 2002

ClimberJimmyB - Lead O/S - 2002 with Ben Jones

shoulders - Lead - 13/Oct/01 with joules

Hidden - Oct/01

davetigger - Sep/01

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/01 with Chris

Whealiebob - 2001 with Robin

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2001 with john d

smudge - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2000

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2000 with Dave Peart

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/99

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/99

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

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/99 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/98

jfmchivall - 1998

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/97

chrishedgehog - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/97 with RockthrowerTom

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/97 with Chris

Bug - TR - 1997 with Warren

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Hidden - Solo RP - 1997

John Brayshaw - TR rpt - 26/Sep/96 with Empire +

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

nickdonohue - Lead - 23/Aug/95

nickdonohue - 2nd - 12/Apr/95 with Dave Chapman

rob.grafton - Lead - 02/Apr/95 with Bruce

Andy S - Lead O/S - 1995 with Dad

thinair48 - Lead O/S - 1995

Climbed many of times with Art.Smith (dad). And others throughout years? 91' onwards! 2nd on 6,5,02. with Mark H.
stevo smith - Lead rpt - 1995

Andy Say - Solo - 21/Sep/94

rob.grafton - Lead - 26/Apr/94 with Bruce

Adam Greenwood - Lead O/S - 1994

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Aug/93

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/93

crater - 2nd - 14/Mar/93

grazedandconfused - 2nd - 1993 with a.n. other

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

crater - TR - 06/Jun/92

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/92

Hidden - 1992

Andy Fielding - Lead - 14/Sep/91 with Mark Lardner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/91

Roget - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/90 with jim

lithos - Lead O/S - 1990 with all sorts

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/88 with John Byrne

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988

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

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/87 with Chris

Colin Matheson - 2nd - Aug/86 with Euan Cameron

steve prior - Lead - Aug/86 with Chris S

Tim Bateman - Lead - 24/Nov/85

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/85 with John Byrne

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

Hidden - TR - 06/Oct/84

andy tetsill - Lead - Feb/84 with Manchester Poly

99bolivar - TR - 1984

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 1984

Nic Robinson - Solo - 21/Jun/81

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1980

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 28/Sep/79 with Trevor Lilley

dsgibson - Solo - 1979

Hidden - Lead - 1979

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/77

GeoffG - Lead - 02/Mar/77

Evening with the Leeds Mountaineering Club.
mikej - Lead - 22/May/73 with Paul Exley, Stewart Grant

Tom V - 1972

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

greenbuoy - Lead - 26/Apr/70 with Bob Lister

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 07/Sep/69

Dave Musgrove - 04/Sep/66 with Bob Knapton

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Voting
Total votes cast 211
hard HVS0 of 74
HVS0 of 74
easy HVS0 of 74
hard VS14 of 74
VS55 of 74
easy VS5 of 74
hard HS0 of 74
HS0 of 74
easy HS0 of 74
hard 5a0 of 69
5a0 of 69
easy 5a10 of 69
hard 4c33 of 69
4c24 of 69
easy 4c2 of 69
hard 4b0 of 69
4b0 of 69
easy 4b0 of 69
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Style of ascent

Soloed26 of 712 (3.7%)
Lead378 of 712 (53.1%)
Followed208 of 712 (29.2%)
Toproped54 of 712 (7.6%)
Alt Leads3 of 712 (0.4%)
Unknown43 of 712 (6.0%)

'Climbed'263 of 712 (36.9%)
clean O/S288 of 712 (40.4%)
clean β36 of 712 (5.1%)
clean rpt80 of 712 (11.2%)
clean RP13 of 712 (1.8%)
dogged27 of 712 (3.8%)
dnf5 of 712 (0.7%)