Middle Crack* S 4a
[Middle Crack at Castle Rock, 3 kb]10m. The central jamming crack with a difficult start for the grade.

Ticklists: Cheltonian Road to HVS ruins.

Photo: Middle Crack at Castle Rock © JamesRich
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 208 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - TR - 26/Aug/15

Hidden - TR - 11/Aug/15

MikeLell - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/15

Somewhat out of practice, despite the steep and polished start this shouldn't have been as hard as I made it look.
swhite - Lead dog - 25/Jul/15 with David Chadwick

Mayaculpa - TR - 21/Jul/15 with Mike Rotraxion

yarrow - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/15

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/Jun/15

matt peacey - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15

pftom - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Rosie Hawker

Nice jamming crack. Polished ledge low down, but very positive holds. Fine
zimpara - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/15

ajhawkins - TR - 26/Mar/15

John Higgs - Solo - 24/Dec/14

Chownsy - TR O/S - 18/Nov/14

Hidden - TR - 16/Sep/14

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Mikael, Mark

Blackgoby - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/14 with Nick, Tracey

ben_crofts - Lead - 15/Aug/14 with Aled Donaldson

AledD - 2nd - 15/Aug/14 with ben_crofts

Hidden - TR - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - TR rpt - 22/Jul/14

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/14 with Simon Smith

SarahA - Lead - 18/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14

matt peacey - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14

squicky - TR O/S - 31/May/14 with Lizzy

brightadamas - TR O/S - 21/May/14

Tricky start, v polished ledge at 2m
pete.surtees - Lead O/S - 19/May/14 with Rich Hugo Woodhouse

pftom - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Rosie Hawker

Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - 2nd β - 14/Mar/14 with Adam Girling

practicallypixie - 2nd - 14/Mar/14 with Duncan

Duncan Turner - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/14

hands solo - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14

Fatclimber - TR β - 22/Feb/14 with Kelwyn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14

Similar to the Handjam in climbing, nothing strenuous again.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/13 with Brian Goodman

hands solo - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13

Mike Hood - Lead - 11/Aug/13

vikx85 - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/13

p3tersen - Lead - 28/Jul/13 with Christian

Blackgoby - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Dave, Tracey

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

philiplines - TR O/S - 24/Jun/13 with chris smith

kamikazejedi - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with mark armstrong

very loose in places, broke a block off even though I put my weight on it ultra gently.
colinkeb - 2nd - 12/Apr/13 with john presley

Practised my cam placements
johnnyhobo - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Colin Baker

riddle - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Phil Lilley

MikeLell - 19/Mar/13

MikeLell - Solo rpt - 14/Mar/13

Hidden - 2013

Roget - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/12 with robin, jim

Mike Hood - Lead - 28/Aug/12

Mike Hood - TR - 26/Aug/12

rusteswan - TR O/S - 19/Aug/12 with CatherineSwan

CatherineSwan - TR O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Alex Swan

JamesColeman - TR O/S - Aug/12 with James

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/12

Hidden - TR - 21/Jul/12

Psych - Lead O/S - Jun/12

JoeBuck - Lead - 19/May/12

GuySummers - May/12

arunthomas - TR O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Shaun E

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Mar/12

kabalski - TR O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Grant Adlard, Pete Bodington

Adlarddo - TR O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Pete Bodington, Chris Smith

Ross B - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Kevin

Mistee - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with Phil

98%monkey - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Nicki

Voltemands - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Carlene HIll

Voltemands - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Carlene HIll

Hidden - Solo - 01/Sep/11

sk8world19 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11

Heggie - Lead - 19/Aug/11 with Zeb Knight

Mike Hood - TR - 16/Aug/11

Mike Hood - TR - 16/Aug/11

Jon Olliffe - Lead β - 09/Aug/11 with Louis Wardall

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/11

Fatclimber - TR - 26/Jun/11 with Self Belayed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11

kal darton - Lead O/S - 26/May/11

nate1991 - 2nd O/S - 18/May/11 with john

Andy Merrick - TR - 28/Apr/11 with Matt Thomas

s 4a in guideook
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Paul Rich

ajc - 2nd rpt - 03/Apr/11

Neil D - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/11 with Beth Hodgett

Chuffing freezing. Worst hotaches since Jan last year in SCNL. Sacked it in to TCA.
Gibbo - Lead - 11/Jan/11 with Ollie Keynes

Franklypeter - TR O/S - 2011

Ad Shaw - Lead β - 2011

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/Oct/10

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

Gibbo - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Tom Gibbison

gilbert - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Jonathan Percival

Phil Layton - TR O/S - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

susan1234 - TR O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Alan Cooney.

Dave Pellatt - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Joe Bell

Practise before lead.
Dave Pellatt - TR O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Joe Bell

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Aug/10

Dassie - TR rpt - 17/Jul/10 with Self belay with shunt

Urgles - TR O/S - 14/Jul/10 with Mr Shunt

tricky finish!
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with super gav

Ty Milsom - TR RP - 03/Jul/10

Hardonicus - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Douglas

ajc - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/10

Hidden - TR - 03/Jun/10

will randall - Solo O/S - Jun/10

Super Si - TR - 19/May/10

ajc - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Dax - TR O/S - 15/Apr/10 with shamalv8

anthonyp - TR O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Darrell Russell

afrosam - Apr/10

ezclimber - TR O/S - Apr/10 with afro sam

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/10

As good as Hand Jam
manwithacam - Lead - 27/Mar/10 with Sarah

Hidden - TR rpt - Jan/10

marfell10 - 2010

alan1234 - Lead O/S - 2010 with Susan Ford

Dassie - TR RP - 05/Dec/09 with Self belay with shunt

Dassie - TR rpt - 05/Dec/09 with Self belay with shunt

Dassie - TR rpt - 05/Dec/09 with Self belay with shunt

t10101 - TR O/S - 10/Oct/09

Turbo - Lead β - 13/Sep/09 with Ash

sean72 - TR O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Chadrads

marclloyd77 - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/09 with Dean Bucknall

marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Sharon Lannie

sharon lannie - 2nd - 16/Aug/09

will randall - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with sarah

will randall - TR O/S - Aug/09 with sarah

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/09

climbingxcat - TR O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Brian

Daymo - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/09

Bobbyonrock - TR rpt - 01/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/09

A Downing - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Damian Lawson

Daymo - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with A Downing

Hidden - TR - 21/Apr/09

Dassie - TR rpt - 28/Feb/09 with Joanne

Dassie - TR rpt - 25/Jan/09 with Self belay with shunt

Dassie - TR rpt - 02/Jan/09 with Self belay with shunt

Rock was freezing cold and cramping on the fingers
Dassie - TR O/S - 28/Dec/08 with Self belay with shunt

pzkeeper - TR - 16/Oct/08 with Rob

Joanne did this one too
Dassie - TR β - 28/Sep/08 with Joanne

Dassie - TR rpt - 20/Sep/08 with Self belay with shunt

Dassie - TR rpt - 13/Sep/08 with Self belay with shunt

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/08

Jon Olliffe - TR O/S - 15/Aug/08

Rampikino - TR - 22/Jul/08 with Bob Brown

Hidden - TR - 17/Jun/08

AsleepOnBelay - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Sarah Davis

Ian Archer - TR O/S - 20/May/08

Karlos - TR O/S - 20/May/08

pzkeeper - TR - 14/May/08 with Andy / Rob

chadrads - TR O/S - 09/May/08 with Iwan jones-roberts

Dassie - TR dog - 12/Apr/08 with Joanne

Henryrouse - Lead - 26/Mar/08 with ollie

Bristoldave - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/08

Canno - Lead - 2008 with Henry

beccak - TR - 2008

Hidden - TR O/S - 13/Sep/07

tom - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07

tom - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07

chrismrutherford - Lead RP - 22/Aug/07 with Casper

Hidden - Lead - Aug/07

Hidden - Aug/07

Adam Girling - Lead - 31/Jul/07 with ross t

RossT - Lead - 31/Jul/07 with Adam

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/07

Hidden - TR - 06/Apr/07

leigh - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Mark

JackMountains - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/07 with James Fleming

Hidden - Solo β - 05/Sep/06

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/06 with Allan Watson

toasted - Lead - 03/Sep/06 with Simon Whitehead

Andrew1 - Lead - 29/Aug/06 with Rachel Smith

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Aug/06

Hidden - TR - 11/Jun/06

Bigedthehead - TR - 06/Jun/06 with Pete Roberts

Jeremy Wilton - Lead - Jun/06 with Heather Aston

paulerussell - TR - May/06 with JamesH

Dave Latimer - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/05

Rampikino - Lead - 19/May/05 with Bob Brown

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

drgrange - TR O/S - 01/Jun/04 with Jacqui

BruceW - Lead O/S - 2004 with Julian

Dux - TR O/S - 09/Aug/03 with Premal

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - TR O/S - 2003

timreynolds - Lead - 01/Apr/02 with Suzanne Murray

petegunn - Solo - 15/Aug/01 with Matt Wilkes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/00

Bobbyonrock - Lead - 2000

Very late but desperate to get some more climbing in before Winter....it was bloody cold!
Rob Oram - TR - 04/Oct/98 with Tom Asbridge

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Nigel Coe - Solo - 1998

Jason Gotel - Solo - May/97 with Tim Weekes

Rampikino - 2nd - 17/Feb/96

simon kimber - Lead - 1996

Neil Curtis - Lead O/S - 29/May/95 with Glenn Kelly

aged_ape - Lead rpt - May/93

johnyspuitnik - 1988

Jelly Mould Surfer - TR - 1988

mikej - TR - 16/Sep/87 with Pete Rowbottom

mikej - TR - 01/Apr/87 with Pete Rowbottom

mikej - TR - 03/Sep/86 with Pete Rowbottom

chrisrogers - Lead O/S - Jun/85 with Chris J

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