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Crow*** E3 5c/6a

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[A pair of Colins - small belay at end of pitch 3, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: A pair of Colins - small belay at end of pitch 3 © Tim Sparrow
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Cheddar adventure climbing at it's best! I led pitches 2 and 4+5 (run together). Sprained my ankle in a stupid fall (onto a tied-off peg!) on p2 - complacency got the better of me. Pulled the ropes and led it clean. Topped out just in time, with darkness falling and a mist rolling into the gorge.
Nick Russell - AltLd - 06/Dec/13 with Alex Winter

Mint! Led pitches 1 and 3. Took about five and a half hours. Was utterly bollocksed by the final pitch - managed to just about claw over the top in a big dirty, sweaty mess before it got dark. Great line - ought to get more traffic.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/13 with Nick

P1,3,4/5. Three tops and a jacket, two pairs of trousers, hat, balaclava, scarf, gloves, socks under my climbing shoes and trainers to wear at the belays; and it was still colder than Calshot.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/13 with AlexD

only led pitch 2, Ed did the rest! perfect day, cold on the hands but bearable. lots of crows! awesome.
AlexD - AltLd β - 14/Mar/13 with Ed

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

Good route. Max cycled to the crag. Shonky pegtastic.
eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with max

All rather steep.
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with Ned

Did the first 3 pitches (all clean) then abbed off. Various excuses made - mostly lack of light and a tired Mike! Will be back to finish off when I get the chance. P3 felt hard.
Somerset swede basher - AltLd dnf - 06/Nov/10 with Mike Kann

Awesome. Pitch 1 bolder than it looks with a bit of dodgy rock, pitch 2 is a dordle then the fun starts. Good quality rock, exposed and steep and topping out into warm winter sunshine. The crow indeed lives on!!
billb - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Graham A

possibly the slowest ascent ever - 7 hours up and down. had a little hang on the last easy pitch
simon kimber - Lead - 04/Jul/09 with Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - 04/Jul/09 with Simon Kimber

Donít believe the guide. The age of the crow lives on. A 3 star classic the route is in good condition and not over vegetated. Led all the pitches, joined 4/5 together. Most of the pegs are poor but can be backed up. Take care on belays use high runners for back up. Get on it; easy for the grade.
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/07 with Tom Thorp

I lead the first pitch, but found the route rather intimidating, so Stu led the rest
Mark Kemball - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Stu Bradbury

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/06

Much gardening en route. Pitch 3 was nails.
Chubbard - AltLd dog - 22/Jan/06 with C Godfrey

Clean ascent apart from slipping off seconding the last 5a pitch. Wasn't unreasonably vegetated. Lead P1 + P3. P3 is not 6a (but isn't 5b(!) neither) if you climb the vegetation up and left of the belay, but the bulge above was a bit urgent.
Paz - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/05 with AS

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/98

pretty gnarly!
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/98 with Muir Morton

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Oct/97

Covered in dirt at the time from council sponsored cleaning activities
shark - AltLd - 1992

A truely fantastic route, must do it again. did it originally years ago....
robbie Warke - Lead O/S - 1990 with wendy sampson

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/88

DDDD - AltLd O/S - Oct/87 with John Baker

frank ramsay - Lead - 1987

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/85

2,L,2,L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/82 with Ian Milne

Hidden - 1982

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/81

Hidden - Lead - 1981

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E36 of 11
easy E35 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead6 of 29 (20.7%)
Followed2 of 29 (6.9%)
Alt Leads20 of 29 (69.0%)
Unknown1 of 29 (3.4%)

'Climbed'10 of 29 (34.5%)
clean O/S16 of 29 (55.2%)
clean β1 of 29 (3.4%)
dogged1 of 29 (3.4%)
dnf1 of 29 (3.4%)