Botterill's Crack* HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
12m. The wide crack right of the quarry entrance is a struggle. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
At least if you have a very large cam there will be no long term physical damage, only emotional. Not sure about which way to finish, I followed the crack to the left and finished with the finger crack.

Ticklists: Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Wide Cracks, Yorkshire Off Widths, WideBoyz Crack School.

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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead G/U - 18/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/May/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/15

Hidden - Jan/15

Pigeon poo & a wet hold made the top of the offwidth a bit harder.
petegunn - Lead - 07/Nov/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/13

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Andrew Cooke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/13

ERH - Lead β - Aug/13 with Ben Finley

MeMeMe - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Tom

tommytwotone - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Mike

andi turner - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

Hidden - 2012

cat22 - 2nd - 22/Oct/11 with Mike

Still horrid....without and no. 6 cam it's pretty much unprotectable and also ungradable!
adamwesthead - 2nd dog - 17/Jun/11 with Zeb

zebster - Lead dog - 17/Jun/11 with Adam

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

Was very smug about how I solved the lower part of the offwidth, but the upper part had me completely beaten. Ended up hanging out on pinches, and I got that to work after a couple of attempts. Looks like I may have missed a neat layback option though!
jonny taylor - Lead dog - 11/Jun/11 with Andy B

ablackett - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/11 with Jonny

robman - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11

awkward and uncomfortable, definitely worth it.
Matt_L_Robinson - Lead dog - 10/Oct/10

Horrible as a second. A number 6 cam is a life saver haha!
APRS - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/10 with Matt Robinson

The transition from the lower layback to the upper layback is impossible. Although Tim managed it quite neatly.
pnorth - TR dog - 31/May/10 with Tim Ewington

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Fabrizio Della Rossa

FrankW - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Aled S

luke123 - Lead - 2010

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

adamwesthead - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/09 with Zeb

Hard and awkward
adamwesthead - TR dog - 25/Jun/09 with Zeb

zebster - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/09 with Adam

zebster - TR dog - 25/Jun/09 with Adam

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Feb/08

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Helen Smith

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06

Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Ali K

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

Brown - 2nd - 11/May/06 with Ralph

chrishedgehog - 2nd - 25/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Feb/02

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/01 with Chris

jfmchivall - 1998

OriginalGeckoboy - Lead dnf - 1998

Andy Say - Solo - 21/Jun/96

Hidden - 1992

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/86 with John Byrne

Hidden - TR - 21/Oct/84

Soloed several times around this period. Not easy to protect anyway but once I'd figured out the best way to face and just where to turn round I realised that it would be quite difficult to fall out of!
Dave Musgrove - Solo - 11/Jul/78

greenbuoy - 2nd - 19/Oct/69 with A N Other

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 07/Sep/69

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Total votes cast 27
hard E10 of 10
E10 of 10
easy E11 of 10
hard HVS6 of 10
HVS1 of 10
easy HVS0 of 10
hard VS2 of 10
VS0 of 10
easy VS0 of 10
hard 5b0 of 9
5b0 of 9
easy 5b1 of 9
hard 5a2 of 9
5a3 of 9
easy 5a0 of 9
hard 4c3 of 9
4c0 of 9
easy 4c0 of 9
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