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max_dickens 21/Apr 2nd O/S
bede.west 21/Apr Lead

P1&2 of direct route, seconded. then finished leading up last pitch of this which was awesome! 5b?

jcw ??/2015 -
Pete_Frost 25/May/13 AltLd dnf

Finished up "The Cracks" because the start of the final pitch was so lichenous - needs a good brushing, so may be best late in the season after a bit of traffic.

cem 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Led all 3 pitches. Last pitch certainly felt like the 5b it gets in my guidebook. Traverse on p2 is committing owing to the lack of gear

with Peter Murphy
petegruf 02/Jul/11 2nd

Having a wimpy day. Backed off 2nd pitch poorly protected traverse and found the final crack ridiculously hard

with charles m
uphillnow ??/2011 -
John Kettle 03/Aug/10 AltLd
stoned 05/Jun/10 AltLd
The Bad Cough 24/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
Hidden ??/2010 -
Dave Thompson 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
with John Evans
Hidden 10/May/08 AltLd
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Owain Llewelyn 13/Jun/07 AltLd
with Dad/Phil
Derek Ryden ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Glynne Andrew
WB 04/Sep/98 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
rob.grafton ??/1993 -
with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, chris pugh
Hidden 10/Apr/91 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/89 Lead
with Alan Payne
Backinthegame ?/Jul/86 AltLd O/S


with Hugh Watkins
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
sadams 24/Aug/84 Lead
with Chris Thwaites
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/May/84 Lead
with Andy Heald
Gordon Stainforth 03/Jul/83 AltLd O/S

Nearly fall off leading last pitch. Further comment added in 2014: I'm surprised no-one ever talks about this pitch. Of course it's not HVS 5a, as this UKC guide claims, and everyone refutes in the grading comments on the right. It's a superb 5b pitch, immaculate rock, in a wild position. Gets meaner and meaner towards the top (well it's sustained 5a, and then has a very tricksy, mean 5b move). The rest of the route is very good (and scarily badly protected). No idea why it's given only 1 star. Would be 5 stars in keeping with over-hyped Stanage grades.

with Robert Barton
GordonHart ??/1981 AltLd
with James Taveran
Hidden ??/1981 Lead
RichardMc 13/Jul/80 AltLd O/S
with Dave Langmead
mikej 10/Jul/80 Lead
with Tony Waite
Hidden ?/Jul/80 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/May/80 AltLd
steve L 13/May/79 AltLd O/S
with Charlie
Mike Owen 26/Aug/78 Lead O/S
with Elaine Watson
Mark Kemball ??/1978 Lead
GeoffG 08/May/77 AltLd
Bolt Phobia 01/Jun/76 Lead
petemeads ??/1975 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 12/Aug/73 AltLd
with Speedy Smith
Tom V ?/Apr/72 -
with Paul O'Hara
greenbuoy 13/Aug/70 AltLd
with Ken Toms
mikej 11/Jun/68 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
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