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[Lead Derek Reeve-Cox. Second E.Boyer Sinister cracks Ilkley, 2 kb]12m. Move right from the large block to a ledge on the arete. Follow the crack above then the slab just to the right. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Lead Derek Reeve-Cox. Second E.Boyer Sinister cracks Ilkley © E.Y.C.M.C.
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John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/14 with Keith Roberts

SteveM - Solo - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jul/13

The start felt a bit hard for VD
bigredsquirrel - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Rich Pooley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/13

Interesting finding a belay at the top out on a slab...
lizard-16-07 - Lead O/S - 16/May/13 with Rich Pooley

DinoGator - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

lanky and weak - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13 with Craig Usher

Had to do a proper hand jam which is unusual for a VD
adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Adam

rand526 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/12

SteveM - Solo - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - 18/Aug/12

Seconded Rob up. Nice route, slab at the top must have felt pretty bold for VDiff on the lead.
The Iain - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/12

Trace - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/12

start felt harder than vdiff
ralphio - Lead - 26/Jun/12

VickyPhil - 2nd - 26/Jun/12

kyaizawa - Solo O/S - 26/May/12

mzchambers - Solo O/S - 25/May/12

Very tricky first moves (about 4b?), couldn't figure my way round it
thedatastream - Lead dnf - 21/May/12 with Vix

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/11

Mr Fuller - Lead β - 04/Oct/11 with Lisa Witty

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/11

Pigeon poo everywhere! Grim and slimy
Legionreturns - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11

PrincessLozza - 2nd - 25/Jul/11 with Legionreturns

Pussied out at the start, which felt stiff for the grade.
Mr Fuller - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/11 with Ally

SteveM - Solo - 09/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/11

phleppy - Lead - 19/May/11 with stubba123

TCarrick - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

AMJ098 - Lead O/S - Oct/10

tomprestwich - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/10

Very tricky first move to the cracks. I think this section is harder than VDiff and I doubt protection would stop you decking out to a very unpleasant landing. However, once you reach the cracks it is much easier. Would not be worth climbing again except for the beginning - perhaps as a boulder problem?
samcook - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Graham Arkley, Dan Hedges

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09

Ander - Lead - 17/Oct/09 with Jimb0

Jimb0 - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with Ander

Flash29 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with berrie

Feisty VD. Austrian Roland's intro to Yorkshire Grit.
jimorothy - Lead - 12/Jul/09 with Rachel and Roland

David Wynne - 2nd - 14/Apr/09 with Jon Lury

1st Lead me and Rob did - really easy, just a practice
good_value - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Rob S

shouter - Lead - Sep/08

sparra - TR O/S - 16/Aug/08 with David Payne

put the little brother on it, bit hard for a vd? good job he can climb harder.
stewart100 - 2nd - 28/Jul/08 with Adam Jordan

looks like someone got the polish buffer out the car showroom!!
kitch22 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08 with Paul Quinn

lankystreakof - 2nd - 01/Jul/08 with John Walsh

pippa_g - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08

Joemanglerocks - Lead - May/08 with Dave Smith

Hidden - TR O/S - May/08

banx22 - TR O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Adam Taylor, Dave

John-Luke Casey - Lead - 25/Oct/07

Will Smith - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/07 with Simon and Carmen

Nice
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/07 with Carmen and Will

Hidden - Lead - 09/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/06

windedcolt - 2nd - 13/Nov/06 with mark routledge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - 09/Aug/06

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

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/06

Elsier - Lead - May/06 with Clare LMC, Ian

Tom M Williams - Lead O/S - Oct/05 with Nick Ward

John Brayshaw - Solo rpt - 23/Sep/05

John Brayshaw - Solo rpt - 14/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead - Jun/05

rock ape - Solo - 2005

Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/04 with Malcolm

EddieA - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/03

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/02 with Jesse Bryant, Pete Greaves

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/02

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/00 with John Kennedy

Alaric - 2nd O/S - 31/May/00 with Syd F

Rampikino - 2nd - 26/Feb/00

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/99 with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper

Roget - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/99

MartinN - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/99

Bug - TR - 1997 with Robert

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/96 with Martin Cooper, Andy Farley

barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 18/May/95 with mark b

rob.grafton - Solo - 25/May/93 with Bruce

John Brayshaw - Solo rpt - 18/Aug/92

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/86

Tim Bateman - Solo - 30/Oct/85

Tim Bateman - Solo - 08/May/85

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 01/May/81 with Phil Newell

mikej - Solo - 24/Jun/71

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

greenbuoy - 2nd - Apr/68 with A N Other

Dave Musgrove - 1965

Voting
Total votes cast 29
hard HVD1 of 18
HVD1 of 18
easy HVD9 of 18
hard VD0 of 18
VD6 of 18
easy VD1 of 18
hard HD0 of 18
HD0 of 18
easy HD0 of 18
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Style of ascent

Soloed24 of 97 (24.7%)
Lead44 of 97 (45.4%)
Followed22 of 97 (22.7%)
Toproped4 of 97 (4.1%)
Unknown3 of 97 (3.1%)

'Climbed'37 of 97 (38.1%)
clean O/S48 of 97 (49.5%)
clean β1 of 97 (1.0%)
clean rpt9 of 97 (9.3%)
dnf2 of 97 (2.1%)