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Bottle Crack** VS 4c

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[A very windy days climbing in Back Bowden Doors, 3 kb]The bottle-shaped crack needs some bottle (and knees) to start, then eases to give good jamming above. © ROCKFAX

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 91 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Klingon - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with Capt Kirk

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/13 with Matt Thompson

olekemi - Lead - 18/Aug/13 with Mark G

oliverk - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Tim E, Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/13

watson.b - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with nicky

08nbrierley - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with ben watson

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/13

Tobes - Lead - 10/Jun/13 with mejulie

Klingon - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Tony, Capt Kirk

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/13

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 15/Apr/13 with Ali Rose

Hard to get off the ground
arose - Lead - 15/Apr/13 with Hannah Francis

jazzyjackson - Lead - 06/Sep/12 with stuart

stugreen75 - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Jase

Strenuous start with a hand jam. Good climbing after that, take lots of friends
michaelb1 - Lead O/S - Aug/12

redshapedfriday - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with tom anderson

zejrus - Lead - 25/Jul/12

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

Jack Whiteley - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Tim George

smollett - Lead - 27/May/12 with jurga

Jurga - 2nd - 27/May/12 with James

ksneds - Lead - 16/Apr/12 with Mike T

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Feb/12

ewan i - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/11 with mark duggan

ewan i - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/11 with mark duggan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

sergio46 - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Tim Clark

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Mike

klipkabouter - Lead - 06/Oct/11 with Tim Austin

Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Chris with webbed feet

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with Lawrence

Somewhat strenuous off the ground
wence - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Rob

Couldn't get onto face from crack. Too knackered.
Klingon - Lead dnf - 14/Jul/11 with Capt Kirk

RhedwrMynydd - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Jun/11

Mark D - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Ewan Irvine, Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Ewan Irvine, Mark D

Tried to lead - couldn't start! Easy when you know how. Easy 2nd.
Klingon - 2nd - 13/May/11 with John

Typical Northumberland start, first 2m boulder problem, and interesting move around bulge on the left.
sergio46 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Walter

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with sergio46

alan1234 - Lead O/S - Feb/11

Daniel Sutherland - Lead - 26/Sep/10 with Chris

duncman - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Libby Kerr

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/10

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Ruth Colston

nic42 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with dru

RuthC - 2nd - 24/Aug/10 with Matt Maynard

Desperate start and no picnic higher up. Top end MVS 5a is fair enough. Thanks to Hayley for steering me away from the lead!
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Jon

mikecollins - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with stg

Liam Ingram - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Nick DW

rnotman67 - 2nd - 29/Jul/10 with Uncle Micky

shouter - Lead - 28/Mar/10

Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/10

Steve Crowe - Lead - 2010

ferdia - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Hertha

oliwarlow - Lead - 10/May/09 with Christine

3 of us did this climb and all found it just about as hard as Magic flute!
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with dave

Hidden - Solo - Apr/09

stukent - Lead - 22/Mar/09 with Ciaran Treanor

Ardginny - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Stu Kent

jimstanton - Lead - 22/Mar/09 with Christine

Boy - Mar/09 with Fiona Fullwood

Hidden - 29/Jun/08

mshorter - Solo - 14/Jun/08

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/08 with Sandy + Reinhart

odox - 2008

Getting into the groove is Bastard hard with a capital B. I think the climbing above that was nice, but my arms were too busy not working to tell...
victim of mathematics - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/07 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with victim of mathematics

andyandy - Lead - 26/May/07 with Martina

chris2451 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/07 with David Brigham

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Chris Thain

Hidden - 2nd RP - 22/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/06

hard work!
kevinknights - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/06 with sasmojo

Found the move onto the arete tricky. But once I had that it was pretty much OK.
Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd - 01/Jul/06 with Sasmojo (Scott)

sasmojo - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06 with kevinknghts/bill(matt)

curlymynci - Jun/06 with Kat & Maz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/06

Mr Pink 2 - 2005

barney_edin - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/04 with Penny

Ken Applegate - 2nd - 25/Oct/03 with Alan Duncan

The Pylon King - Solo O/S - Aug/03 with Fiend

gypsy3006 - 2000

Beardyman - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/99

craig h - Solo O/S - May/98

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/93

kato'sdad - Lead - 1992 with Bear Sports

Roget - 2nd O/S - Aug/89 with chris jones, jim

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Voting
Total votes cast 70
hard HVS0 of 26
HVS0 of 26
easy HVS8 of 26
hard VS6 of 26
VS11 of 26
easy VS1 of 26
hard HS0 of 26
HS0 of 26
easy HS0 of 26
hard 5a0 of 26
5a0 of 26
easy 5a19 of 26
hard 4c4 of 26
4c2 of 26
easy 4c0 of 26
hard 4b1 of 26
4b0 of 26
easy 4b0 of 26
3 Stars0 of 18
2 Stars12 of 18
1 Star3 of 18
0 Stars2 of 18
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 91 (5.5%)
Lead48 of 91 (52.7%)
Followed31 of 91 (34.1%)
Unknown7 of 91 (7.7%)

'Climbed'44 of 91 (48.4%)
clean O/S42 of 91 (46.2%)
clean β1 of 91 (1.1%)
clean RP1 of 91 (1.1%)
dogged2 of 91 (2.2%)
dnf1 of 91 (1.1%)