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Straight Crack** HS 4b

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An awkward narrowing fissure shrinks from a thin chimney to a wide crack. Once the good jams arrive, things ease. © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

JonnoP - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Zoe S

watson.b - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14 with rich

Hidden - TR - 23/Mar/14

philm_uk - TR O/S - 23/Mar/14

Klingon - Lead - 11/Jan/14 with Nimble, Capt Kirk

SPK06 - 2nd - 11/Jan/14 with paul, jack

Perfect hand jams at the end.
sikcby - Solo O/S - 10/Nov/13

Klingon - Lead - 05/May/13 with Tony, Capt Kirk

malteserEd - Lead - 06/Apr/13

Adrianw - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Myriam Neaimeh, Ed Sciberras

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Feb/13

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead - 07/Nov/12 with Charl

Peter Reynolds - Lead O/S - Nov/12 with simon smith

Good jams superb route
michaelb1 - Lead - Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/12

gibbermonkey - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/12

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

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

tomB - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Juliette

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Anna Wilding

Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/12

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/12 with A. Monks

petegunn - Lead - 09/Dec/11 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Dec/11

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

sergio46 - 2nd dog - 23/Oct/11 with Tim Clark

Pulled on cam at highest awkward jamming bit. Not a clean lead at all.
Klingon - Lead dog - 14/Jul/11 with Albert

Awesome hand jams! :) Short-lived though.
CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Pam

hard for HS, thats for sure!
pudding - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/11 with mike mason

Under instruction. One rest on gear. Found the jams pretty hard going.
Fiona Reid - Lead dog - 01/Jun/11 with Mike, Davy

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 01/Jun/11 with Fiona

Top crack takes 3.5 Cam (hexes 7 or less). Didnt have the right gear. Hand jam is the way to finish it.
sergio46 - Lead dnf - 20/Mar/11 with Walter

C&t
daWalt - Lead dnf - 20/Mar/11 with serge

Struggled to get out of the chimney. Need to improve my jamming.
markhammonds - 2nd dog - 06/Nov/10 with Khalid Abdulla

Anna_wells - 2nd - 17/Oct/10 with pete

jamming masterclass. tough for the grade if you can't jam!
whistler - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Anna

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

Matt.L - Lead RP - 18/Sep/10 with Kane Foster

need to work on my hand jam before i reattempt this one.
Kane L. - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/10 with Matt.L

Adrianw - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/10 with Sarah Hawker

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 29/Aug/10

nic42 - Lead dog - 24/Aug/10 with dru

RuthC - 2nd - 20/Aug/10 with Matt Maynard

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/10 with Ruth Colston

Couldn't even get out of the chimney on lead. Proved my point by falling while seconding. Bloody sandbags...
Richard Alderton - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/10 with Hayley

gforce - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with James

James Prowse - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with Graham

jameslord - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/10 with chris

hand jambs..
alanramsay - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Alastair Ferguson, Dave

Had a bit of fight to get out the chimney, but the jamming after that was brilliant
jmjw - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Fi D, Bob B, Sophie R, KevinW

not totally straightforward!
tomdude - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with ben warlow

nails if ye cannae jam!
mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with james

Alison2 - 2nd O/S - May/10 with matthew154

shouter - Lead - 28/Mar/10

scott gibson - 2010

Steve Crowe - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 15/Nov/09

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/09

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

French Erick - Solo O/S - 09/May/09 with Dave Kerr

Chimneyed the crack until it narrowed, then had a right battle finishing it off.
Hardcore Pat - Lead - 02/May/09 with Graham Plant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09

ShelleyRhodes - 2nd - 22/Feb/09 with Chris Morrish

barney_edin - Lead - 2009

Klingon - 2nd - 30/Jul/08 with Brin & Heather

beegsyboy - Lead dog - 20/Jan/08 with Sandy + Reinhart

frenchpeter - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/07

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/07

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

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with victim of mathematics

Hand jamming galore!
Sam Judson - 2nd dog - 26/May/07 with Adrian Heath

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/07

dave o - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Julia H

ed woods - Lead - 17/Mar/07 with Marshall

bloody caving! nice route, quite tricky once you escape the chimney
MDowson - 2nd - 19/Nov/06 with phil ( numc )

jimstanton - Lead - Nov/06 with Jen

curlymynci - Jun/06 with Kat & Maz

dpmUK - 2nd - 27/May/06 with Adam Carless

adam carless - Lead O/S - 27/May/06 with dpmuk

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/06

jdgaventa - Lead O/S - Apr/06

Hidden - 2006

ChrisJD - 2nd - 07/Aug/05 with TimS & rc

Mr Pink 2 - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/04

alicia - 2nd - Jan/04 with Tom Gilbert

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - 2nd - 2000

gypsy3006 - 2000

Beardyman - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/99

craig h - Solo O/S - May/98

kato'sdad - Lead - 1992 with Bear Sports

Hidden - Lead - Aug/91

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 28/Aug/89

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

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Voting
Total votes cast 58
hard VS0 of 21
VS0 of 21
easy VS12 of 21
hard HS6 of 21
HS3 of 21
easy HS0 of 21
hard S0 of 21
S0 of 21
easy S0 of 21
hard 4c0 of 19
4c0 of 19
easy 4c13 of 19
hard 4b3 of 19
4b3 of 19
easy 4b0 of 19
hard 4a0 of 19
4a0 of 19
easy 4a0 of 19
3 Stars1 of 18
2 Stars15 of 18
1 Star1 of 18
0 Stars1 of 18
Bag of .....0 of 18
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 98 (4.1%)
Lead57 of 98 (58.2%)
Followed29 of 98 (29.6%)
Toproped2 of 98 (2.0%)
Unknown6 of 98 (6.1%)

'Climbed'46 of 98 (46.9%)
clean O/S36 of 98 (36.7%)
clean RP1 of 98 (1.0%)
dogged10 of 98 (10.2%)
dnf5 of 98 (5.1%)