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Crosstie* HVS 5a

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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

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.
Pete_Frost - AltLd dnf - 25/May/13 with Ray Sparks

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
cem - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Peter Murphy

Having a wimpy day. Backed off 2nd pitch poorly protected traverse and found the final crack ridiculously hard
petegruf - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with charles m

David Smith - 2011

John Kettle - AltLd - 03/Aug/10

stoned - AltLd - 05/Jun/10

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10 with Lee Bonner

Hidden - 2010

Dave Thompson - AltLd O/S - 29/May/09 with John Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 10/May/08

Matt Vigg - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 13/Jun/07 with Dad/Phil

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Glynne Andrew

WB - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/98 with Paul

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

rob.grafton - 1993 with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, chris pugh

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/91

Sean Kelly - Lead - Jun/89 with Alan Payne

Bold!!
Backinthegame - AltLd O/S - Jul/86 with Hugh Watkins

sadams - Lead - 24/Aug/84 with Chris Thwaites

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - May/84 with Andy Heald

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.
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/83 with Robert Barton

GordonHart - AltLd - 1981 with James Taveran

Hidden - Lead - 1981

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/80 with Dave Langmead

mikej - Lead - 10/Jul/80 with Tony Waite

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/80

Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/80

Mike Owen - 26/Aug/78 with Elaine Watson

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1978

GeoffG - AltLd - 08/May/77

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 01/Jun/76

steve L - 1976

petemeads - AltLd - 1975

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 12/Aug/73 with Speedy Smith

Tom V - Apr/72 with Paul O'Hara

greenbuoy - AltLd - 13/Aug/70 with Ken Toms

mikej - AltLd - 11/Jun/68 with Geoff Williams

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Total votes cast 9
hard E10 of 3
E10 of 3
easy E12 of 3
hard HVS0 of 3
HVS1 of 3
easy HVS0 of 3
hard VS0 of 3
VS0 of 3
easy VS0 of 3
hard 5b0 of 3
5b0 of 3
easy 5b2 of 3
hard 5a1 of 3
5a0 of 3
easy 5a0 of 3
hard 4c0 of 3
4c0 of 3
easy 4c0 of 3
3 Stars0 of 3
2 Stars0 of 3
1 Star2 of 3
0 Stars1 of 3
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Style of ascent

Lead9 of 39 (23.1%)
Followed1 of 39 (2.6%)
Alt Leads21 of 39 (53.8%)
Unknown8 of 39 (20.5%)

'Climbed'28 of 39 (71.8%)
clean O/S10 of 39 (25.6%)
dnf1 of 39 (2.6%)