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The Flake Climb*** S 4a

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This climb is in 237 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

jonnysims - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Andy Lang, andy knight

munch88 - 2nd β - 04/Sep/13 with rob

robblowen - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Munch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13

No sign of wedge or loose block. Great climb.
stephen Rowley - Lead - 13/Aug/13 with Marc Colbeck

Mr Fuller - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/13 with Katie MacKay

K Mckay - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with Matt Fuller

EddieA - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Mark A, Joe A

mrplastique - Lead - 17/Jul/13 with Helen C

Spent loads of time faffing around at the start so my head wasn't really in the right place for the last move. I didn't think I could reach. Belayed my partner from the ledge and he lead through. One to come back to
leeds_belle - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Marc Langley

Second this time. No sign of aforementioned loose block. July.
jimorothy - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Scott Barnett

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13

Lovely
vix - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Kathryn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

jonnysims - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with Stephen Watts, Brian Pasco

Having an easy day today. Route felt very safe. Enjoyable moves.
ralphio - Lead - 07/May/13

Great route. Nice exposed position at the top and some interesting bridging
AMJ098 - Lead O/S - May/13 with martin jordan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

riven - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Mick

scott.hill - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Mike Soulby, Alisa

tinyali - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Scott Hill, Mike Soulby

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Scott Hill, Alisa

Due to our lovely wet summer, it was a bit green at the bottom. By the time I got to the top, it was a bit of a rope dragathon. A nice climb though.
Will242 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Anneka Welding

AnnekaW - 2nd - 22/Aug/12 with Will

Ander - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Bad Toro

Sparrowmonkey - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Bootcamp Broadman

petekeron - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/12 with Solo

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/12

David Cowley - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Wendy Lynch

rockman - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 25/Jul/12 with Geoff Mee

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/12

SPD224 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Kirsty Haynes

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Graeme Hammond

great finish
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Becky E

Palindrome - 2nd - Jul/12

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

adamwesthead - 2nd rpt - 29/May/12 with Zeb

zebster - 29/May/12 with Adam

BeckyPayne - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with David D'Arcy

stev1e.wilso - AltLd - 07/May/12 with Simon

simonhicklin - AltLd - 07/May/12 with Steve Wilson

h-hewlett - Apr/12

mikekeswick - 2012

tsjx - 2nd - 16/Oct/11

Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Lisa Witty

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

dainbramaged999 - 2nd rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Joshh Forber

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

Dafydd Llywelyn - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with LUUMC Freshers, Matt Robinson

Green and wet at the bottom. Great move out of the cave to get to the ledge on the left. Flake at the top was pleasantly warm and dry.
markhammonds - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Miles Walmsley

kitch22 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Rob Bell

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/11

stefelafel - TR O/S - 19/Aug/11

Kevster - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Aug/11

sammycolon - 2nd - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - 05/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/11

Green in places! Seconded this but managed to slip off a green patch and took a huge swing around the arete and back again - threw my confidence for the rest of the evening!
BethanWhite - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with Aaron O'Leary

tobyk - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Emma Akam

nich0las - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Ewan P

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/11

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/11 with David Burnett

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

dkd - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/11

MikeLeeds - Lead rpt - 18/May/11 with Maya

1poundSOCKS - 2nd - 01/May/11

Climbster - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11

ChrisWills - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

whity4420 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

bigbadbob12345 - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Steve Wilson

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with Dylan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/11

This is what 3* Severe climbing is all about! worth the walk over from the quarry just to do this one!Climbed the groove then stepped right so as to do the hand traverse back left and so to the ledge,brilliant top section up the flake and wall.great views from belay.
mike bridges - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Geoff Nichols

pie_eater_pete - Lead - 14/Oct/10

lots of rope drag! hard to set up belay at the top!
dainbramaged999 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10

Ewan Russell - Solo - 22/Sep/10 with Myself!

APRS - 2nd - 22/Sep/10 with Conor Cussel

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/10

ajeakins - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

AWESOME!! especially the final slab!
djprepie - Lead - 29/Aug/10 with Iain

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/10 with Tony Womersley

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/10

hellorichie - 2nd - 28/Jun/10

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Rich

The first half of the climb is very good loads of places for gear and the cave bit is fun just be kind to the locals who have nested in there, the pigeons can be very moody! Top half after the ledge the big flake no where to put gear so had to be creatives with two 120cm slings a wire gate and a size 3.5 cam sling that over the top of the flake to give protection incae of fall but the grip on the flake is fantastic, top bit after the flake fine no protection but grips good enough enjoyable climb!
Tiddles09 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Alex Charlesworth

alisonk - 2nd - 05/May/10 with Martin

Rich Thornton - 2nd O/S - May/10 with James Harland

chrishedgehog - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/10 with Kieran Myles

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/10

A really wandering route that can be tricky with rope drag
GrahamHP - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Richard Apthorp

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/10

petegunn - 2nd - 18/Mar/10 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/10

vincentchopper - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/10 with Chris Baker

cjbaker - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/10 with Jack Sage

pratty25 - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09

iccy - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Aidan

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/09

reubensampson - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Ben Cocker

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

David_Gledson - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn

christensena - 2nd - 16/Sep/09

nick ferro - 06/Sep/09

Sylvi - 2nd - 06/Sep/09 with Peter

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

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09

adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Adam

David Wynne - 2nd - 29/Jun/09

Simon Perry - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Helen Megson

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/09

andy mcc - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Robin Nicholson

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

fun
lithos - 2nd - 03/Jun/09

Very nice. Thought the move out the cave was pretty tricky but very well protected throughout.
Will Smith - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Rob

Fun and varied climbing. Plenty of gear, but difficult to avoid rope drag.
barney800 - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Katherine Shaw

skatkins10 - Lead - Jun/09

al jackson - Lead - Jun/09

clairepoppett - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Jim Gaffney

lucy_kempster - 2nd - 09/May/09

Jim Gaffney - 2nd - 30/Apr/09 with Claire Poppett

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/09

Liam Martin - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Craig Thompson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Bit manky at the bottom. The overhang above the cave is overcome using the two cracks either side of the disc flake and a lovely bridging technique. The final move over the upper overhang off the flake (which can of course be avoided) is really good, there is a massive jug on the top block. Brilliant climb, but with a lot of rope drag - extend placements.
jimorothy - Lead - 12/Oct/08 with Rachel Crolla

very slippy and green
JonathanJones - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/08 with Al Breen

abreen - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/08 with JonathanJones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08

daviesp2 - 2nd - 23/Aug/08

harryt - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Gary

garywong - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Harry Trevelyan

Si dH - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Neil Furniss

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - Aug/08 with Jenny Watson

Green and grubby low down but excellent positions at the top.
Zoomer - Lead - 29/Jul/08 with Calli Johnson

Very enjoyable, a little wet/green in places but hardly surprising given current conditions.
AlistairB - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/08

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

lucasp - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08 with joe(lmc)

Hidden - 10/Jun/08

Hidden - 10/Jun/08

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08

joe_alexander - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Henry Castle

thinair48 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

fifth - 2008

a bit grubby lower down, but overall excellent climb
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Stuart Berry

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Jon Lury

net - 2nd - 01/Sep/07 with Tanya & Neil

Neil Pacey - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/07

furry - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/07 with LMC

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/07 with Rob Nelson

Nice little route but was quite dirty, damp at the bottom and the first ledge was covered in bird shit. faffed a bit on the top ledge, never mind.
Adam Greenwood - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Kevin Hanlon

first outdoor climb for YEARS
sparra - 2nd - Aug/07 with kefus

Retreated due to evidence and sound of nesting birds behind the top flake
popebenedictus - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/07 with Ruth Harding

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07 with John M

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jul/07

pdisney - Lead O/S - 18/May/07 with Dom

Tim W - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Sarah Jenkins

gingerkate - 2nd O/S - 03/May/07 with L

Bob Clough - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Claire Richardson

Sean_J - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Dec/06

jonny taylor - 2nd - 02/Dec/06 with Flicka

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/06

twin ropes a must!
robman - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/06 with Paula

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Dave Foster - Lead - 2006 with Bryn

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

A double rope is pretty much compulsory
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2005

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 19/Sep/04 with Anna

Anna Horrox - Lead - 19/Sep/04 with Clive Greenwood

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/04 with Paul Doyle

DavidR - Lead O/S - 19/May/04 with Aidan McGuffie

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/04

Shaw Brown - Lead - 18/Apr/04 with simon blythe

Hidden - Solo - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/03

Stone Muppet - 2003

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/02

Just Another Dave - Solo O/S - 18/May/02

cem - 2nd O/S - 18/May/02 with Werner

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

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Carmen

rlrs - 2nd - 2002

Whealiebob - 2001

1st Route on Yorkshire Grit. could have been 2000?
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 2001 with Tim Kavanagh

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/00 with RF

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/00 with RL, SL

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2000

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2000

beaumap - Lead - 06/Nov/99 with John Stafford

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/99

OriginalGeckoboy - 1999

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

andrew300169 - Lead - 05/Feb/98

Bug - 1998

nickdonohue - 2nd - 28/May/97

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/96 with Dan Bailey

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/95

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/94

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/93

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/92 with Andy Farley

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/87

Pete Pozman - AltLd dog - 08/Feb/87 with John Byrne

johnwright - 2nd - 26/Sep/84 with A Lang

John Marsland - Lead - 20/Apr/81 with Cliff Barker

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/80 with Phil Newell

Hidden - Lead - 27/Oct/79

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/78 with Keith Peel

mikej - Solo - 04/Jun/72 with Stewart Grant, E

mikej - Solo - 05/Aug/71

Howard Dixon - Lead O/S - 1971 with Martin Dixon

Dave Musgrove - 1967 with Bob Knapton

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Style of ascent

Soloed14 of 237 (5.9%)
Lead129 of 237 (54.4%)
Followed72 of 237 (30.4%)
Toproped1 of 237 (0.4%)
Alt Leads4 of 237 (1.7%)
Unknown17 of 237 (7.2%)

'Climbed'95 of 237 (40.1%)
clean O/S123 of 237 (51.9%)
clean β4 of 237 (1.7%)
clean rpt13 of 237 (5.5%)
dogged1 of 237 (0.4%)
dnf1 of 237 (0.4%)