Craven Crack* VS 4c
[Craven crack, with invisible climber, 2 kb]The crack is harder than it looks. Follow it to the ledges under the roof then move out right to finish. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Photo: Craven crack, with invisible climber © alexyoung

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 183 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

BnB - 18/Sep/14

Lessworkmoreclimbing - 2nd - 14/Jul/14 with Deb, Kev

alpinismo.uk - Lead - 14/Jul/14 with kev, Jen

mol - 2nd - 05/Jul/14 with Jesse

robman - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/14

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

nick ferro - 14/Jun/14 with Sonam Norbu

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Dave Shields

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

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14

erica - 2nd - 08/Jun/14 with John

dpovey - 2nd - 31/May/14

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 06/May/14

Vikki Haydock - 2nd - 29/Apr/14

Unknownbiker - Lead - 29/Apr/14 with CMC

Seymore Butt - 2014

Really pleased with this. 3 months since serious hand surgery and managed a VS (soft one) on my first time out.
Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Rohan Goel, Steve Hutton

Did the bulk of the climb with lots of dogging having worn myself out on a few attempts at the start. Stepped right rather than doing the proper top of the climb.
swhite - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/13 with David Chadwick

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Aug/13

Horrible slippery start. Steep after that but its all there.
eldre070 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Alan

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 30/Jul/13 with Rob Nelson

betamonkey - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Steve Wilson

talldick - Lead - 12/Jul/13

1poundSOCKS - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/13

BaildonBanker - 2nd - 12/Jun/13 with BoulderBully, club

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13

Nigel Bond - Lead - 05/Jun/13 with Dave Dewhurst

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/13

SteveM - Solo - 13/Apr/13

cpt_crunch - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13

Jack93 - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Brad Staniforth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13

jack_44 - 2013

bit awkward, damp and green. Good fun to have a bash at on toprope!
col3 - TR - 21/Oct/12 with Climbing Club

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 14/Oct/12 with Amy Till

Hidden - Lead - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

DaveAtkinson - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with jw

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Peri Stracchino, Ali Wood

PaulHermes - AltLd - 06/May/12 with Tibor

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

aussie ray - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

BenLarby - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Ray P

mrplastique - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with helixmh

steve.warrington - Sent O/S - 24/Sep/11

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Ali

five - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11 with S, AV

Hidden - 03/Jul/11

nick ferro - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/11

luke harper - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with mal

tomthecoolperson - 2nd - 14/May/11 with Ben 250, Andrew

ben_250 - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Tom

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/May/11

tully1987 - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Adam Barratt

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/11

Climbed with bad shoulder. Found it hard to get established and then never got back in control. Disco leg!
hairynortherner - Lead dog - 16/Apr/11 with howarth_89

Rach 20 weeks pregnant. Thought we would do a nice steady severe to start the season... I must stop using the old guidebook! Pretty pumpy.
jimorothy - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Rachel Crolla

bwestwood - Solo - 06/Mar/11

A nice climb
agolay - 2nd β - 06/Mar/11 with Ben Westwood

Mitch1990 - Lead - 01/Mar/11

petekeron - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Dickon Morris

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/10 with Andrea Lewis, Rachel Spraggs

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Andrea Lewis, Matt Box

hellboundblr - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with LCCC

The gear's so good MVS would be adequate. Be hard to hurt yourself on this route.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Natalie Treadgold

monstermunch - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Martin

Daniels735 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Clair Fowler

PeteH - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Peter Hart

bwestwood - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10

A good route but the top out is definitely the crux!
abercolin - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Kev

Kevveth_09 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with abercolin

mickJ - Lead - 03/Jun/10 with mike b

akhughes - Solo O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/10

Cold at forst - odd flurries of snow. Gradually brightening and warming. Lucky as all the showers missed us.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 12/May/10 with Ali Climber, Sweary Ian

NorthernRock - Lead - 12/May/10 with Tony

Russell Lovett - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with gede gibons and alan taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

SteWatkins - May/10

Hanski - Lead - 15/Apr/10

tomhull - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with bridget noble, adam noble

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/09

chris_j_s - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Catherine Speakman

Kirk - 2nd - 02/Aug/09 with Skenders

hot and sweaty rock today
pebbles - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09

steven - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Simon Holden

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/09

Justin Tracey - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Matt Debenham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Huw

indigostarlight - 2nd - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - 21/Mar/09

MVS in the book.
Booey - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/09

vertical worm - Solo - 2009

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/08

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/08 with Gaz Scofield

Donald Kelly - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Adrian Bridge

v man - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

Claire S-J - Lead - Sep/08

tash - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/08 with Hels

tash - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/08 with Hels

betamonkey - Solo O/S - 28/May/08

Nick Beckett - Solo β - 11/May/08

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Chris Bradley

Hidden - Lead - Oct/07

Good gear with slightly tricky start.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead RP - Sep/07 with Ian Kane

Simon Perry - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Mick Ellerton

Aussie Mick - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Simon Perry

ndb - Solo - 15/Jul/07

stewart murray - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with David Bogle

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Jon Lury

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Fantastic route and quite strenuous at times. The top out is, erm, interesting...
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/07 with James

mattyork2 - 2nd - 25/Feb/07 with Pete Ellis

wet and slimey
petellis - Lead dog - 25/Feb/07 with mattyork2

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

design crisis - 2nd - 18/Feb/07 with Tom W

First proper lead. Placement for good gear higher up becomes a bit sparse
alexyoung - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/07 with Steak and Rachel

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/06

Nick Beckett - Lead - Sep/06 with various

lithos - 2nd - 15/Jul/06 with cef arch

Pleasant. Definitely easier than the average VS
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Jamie

Jamie Brown - 2nd - 04/Jun/06 with Curly Chris

Zoomer - Lead - 02/Jun/06 with Ollie Noakes

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/06

Tom M Williams - Lead O/S - Oct/05 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead - Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 26/Jul/05 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead - 26/Jul/05 with Anna

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/05

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 2005

leighjepson - Lead - May/04 with Tim Watkins

Brown - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/04

The Pylon King - Solo O/S - Oct/03 with jonathan t

crater - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/03 with andrew

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/03

cem - 2nd - 26/Jul/03 with Liam Mark

tapley - Lead - 07/Jun/03 with Alison Tapley

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/03 with lee sheard

Alaric - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/02 with Syd F

Roget - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/02 with baccy

EddieA - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/02

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Carmen

Andy Say - Solo - 18/Jun/00

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/99 with Chris J

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1999

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/98 with Paul Kitchingman

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/96 with Martin Cooper

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/95

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/94

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/94 with Debbie Wilkinson

whispering nic - Solo - Apr/92

Mick King - Solo - 23/Nov/91

craig h - Solo O/S - 1989

Paul Clarke - 1988

Neil R - Solo - 1988

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 31/May/87 with David

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/85 with John Byrne

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 1984

Hammy - Solo - 19/Nov/79

Hammy - Solo - 29/May/79

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/77

oldmanofmow - 1975

mikej - Solo - 20/Aug/72 with John Bickerdyke, E

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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VS4 of 22
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