Bottle Crack** VS 5a
[A very windy days climbing in Back Bowden Doors, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
14m. The bottle-shaped crack needs some bottle (and knees) to start, then eases to give good jamming above. © ROCKFAX

Photo: A very windy days climbing in Back Bowden Doors © alan1234
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 114 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

We gave it a thorough looking at, with ropes and gear and everything... But couldn't get in the crack
sarah hawker - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/15 with bob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/15

MTL - Solo O/S - 24/May/15 with Keith Swainson, Georgie Hill, Dangerous Dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/15

Hard start, had to come down and change body direction
AGoodi - Lead O/S - 02/May/15 with Euan Fowler, Brian Shackleton

robertmctague - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Theodore

theomoore - Solo β - 06/Apr/15

mikecollins - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/15 with Laura D

el diablo - 2nd - 28/Mar/15 with Graham Stein

Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 15/Mar/15 with Adam Gregg

Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Tim Rodgers

daftendirekt - Lead RP - 12/Oct/14 with Dave Woods

David Woods - 2nd - 12/Oct/14 with Dave Barber

Klingon - Lead - 20/Aug/14 with Clyde

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 14/Jun/14 with Dave Bulley, Bex

JonnoP - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Zoe S

Nille - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with johannes

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

malteserEd - 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

Phill_ Thompson - Lead - 2012

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 serge

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 Lee

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

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

Urgles - Solo O/S - Aug/03 with Fiend

Roget - Solo rpt - Aug/02

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

Russell Lovett - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/91 with alone

uphillnow - 1990

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

Steve Crowe - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/85

Hidden - 1980

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