Nutcracker*** 5.8
[Nutcracker - Eric "Spider" Penman climbing, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: Nutcracker - Eric "Spider" Penman climbing © David Lanceley
View all 4 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 167 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/15 with Maia Hunnex

Hidden - AltLd dog - 16/Sep/15

Superb route, a bit of everything, really enjoyed it.
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/15 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/15 with Becky E

Brilliant climb from start to finish. The first pitch is sustained with great laybacking. The mantel is scary enough to get the blood pumping but not as hard as you think once you commit!
Matt17 - AltLd O/S - Sep/15 with Ali

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/15

Hidden - Jul/15

Sat on rope due to stuck gear, sore feet and unable to figure out a couple of sequences on the roof and mantel sections. The roof was the hardest for me me, but P1 is really committing and need to just go. It's a very long layback and run out in the middle section. Good lead from Peter. Mantel not bad once you know the move.
druss - AltLd dog - 10/Jun/15 with Peter Ocampo

poeter210 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/15 with adrian voss

I found this pretty hard, with the first pitch being the hardest. The mantel crux on pitch 5 was pretty easy and overhyped. Led pitches 1,3,4,5.
TonyB - AltLd O/S - 27/May/15 with Dave

Dave - 2nd - 27/May/15

Fun and quality.
philhilo - 2nd O/S - 09/May/15 with Mark Every, Helen E

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/15

Amazing route, interesting throughout a great few hours. Did the 5.9 alternative start. The tricky mantle shelf is actually a piece of cake.
chris smith - AltLd - Apr/15

Jen Crook - Lead - 27/Nov/14 with Katie Mead

Hidden - Lead - 09/Nov/14

adam 24 - AltLd - 11/Oct/14

Started up thin seam/crack right of the polished right hand start
timjones - AltLd - 10/Oct/14 with David Gibbs

I led P1, P3 and P5, Lindy led P2 and P4. Just a fantastic route, one of the best routes I've ever done.
1poundSOCKS - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/14

Ahab - Lead O/S - Oct/14

guy757 - 30/Sep/14

had an epic, 1/2 litre is not enough in 100 degree temps!
ashtond6 - Lead - 15/Sep/14

Prob would be lovely climbing but felt desperate with no water!
alp79 - 2nd - 15/Sep/14 with Jonny Ashton

petecallaghan - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Stephen Price, David Coley

Steve Price - 2nd - 14/Sep/14

steveprice.exmouth - 2nd - 14/Sep/14 with Pete Callaghan, David Coley

chris74 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/14 with y.g.s

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/14

abbed off after 2 pitches due to queues.
mjeffery - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with Steve

Cool route in the afternoon.
Noodles - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Jake Wood

Stickle Tarn - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Matt1234 - AltLd dog - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 2014

Neil - AltLd O/S - 2014

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/13 with Ross B

Raced that punter Tom ripley up this. We won!
markalmack - AltLd rpt - 25/Sep/13 with Duncan Campbell

Fun first route!
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/13 with Almadad

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/13 with T.Ripley

Simon Davis - 15/Sep/13 with Tim P

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/13

tomwheeler - AltLd - 04/Sep/13 with Murray

jrobbings - Lead - Sep/13

Ross Barnes - AltLd - Sep/13 with Neil A

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13

Fantastic route. P1 definitely the crux - sustained! Incredibly hot, almost to hot to touch the rock.
Laurence Cowton - AltLd - 25/Aug/13 with Donald

Good first multipitch in the Valley, top class climbing.
GuitarGenius92 - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/13 with James Lawson, Ben Coope

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/13

ianjfsutcliffe - AltLd rpt - 06/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/13

jcw - 2013

DC - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Oleg Ryjkov

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/12 with Emma Rowe

emmarowe - 2nd dog - Oct/12 with ed mitchell

Hidden - Oct/12

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/12 with lee leatherbarrow

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/12 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/12

guy757 - 13/Sep/12

Pure joy climbing. First route in the Valley. Ran up it.
ianjfsutcliffe - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Courty

M_W_Court - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/12 with ian sutcliffe

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/12

The bottom lay back pitch seemed the crux. Polished and a little unexpected low down. The roof and the mantleshelf pitches were both excelllent.
Andy Fielding - AltLd - 08/May/12 with Phil Harnett

Great climb,5 beautiful pitches of full variety! I led p1,3,5. Took a good fall on a no1 microcam on the roof pitch!
saz_b - AltLd dog - May/12 with Joel

alan1234 - AltLd O/S - 2012

Sir Stefan - AltLd - 14/Oct/11 with Enmore Lin

maria85 - AltLd O/S - Oct/11 with Gareth

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/11

First pitch
Tru - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/11

Gary took a long fall from P1. Fell off where the finger crack gets shallower, and a cam ripped. Abandoned after P2 due to thunderstorm coming in.
Chris Sansum - AltLd dnf - 13/Sep/11 with Gary Lewin

Chris P1, Gary P2. Abandoned due to late hour after got cam stuck on P1 & second couldn't remove, despite working on it for about an hour. Had to leave it :-(
Chris Sansum - AltLd dnf - 12/Sep/11 with Gary Lewin

Andy McCarter - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/11 with Pete

tommytuffa - AltLd - Aug/11 with edd, max

4hrs 20 mins to do the route. I led pitches 2 and 4. Hol led pitches 1, 3 and 5.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/11

P 1, 3, 5
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Ry McHenry

Very fun - easy once honed to the valley
sparkass - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Erika Anderson

Did 5.9 variant start
DavidEvans - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Helen Garrett

mshorter - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/11

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 30/May/11 with Richard Clarke

Did the 5.9 right variation for first pitch
dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/11 with Thom Simmons

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Brillant route, 5 great pitches thought the first was probably the crux. Topped out about 5pm with the sun setting over towards El Cap and a great view down the valley towards the Half Dome - great belay position and good times
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/10 with Laura Turnbull

graeme & i did the right hand variation to start (10a?). kyle & elissa went for the standard start. took all day to do the route because of norweigan epic going on above us. waited hours on belay ledges, ran out of water, got off the top at dusk and descended in the dark. brilliant!
katherinesydney - 2nd β - 24/Sep/10 with elissa jack, graeme gilchrist, kyle breuning

Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Roel Driesen

Graeme Gilchrist - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/10 with katherine sydney

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Roel, Ed Booth

Absolutely classic, with a great variety of climbing packed in: layback, crack, slab, overhang, mantle - you name it, it's got it. Led Ps 2 and 4.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Tim

juhah - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/10 with Mikko Vartiainen

Hidden - Sep/10

pretty epic.
twigulus - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10

45 min evening ascent, did serenity crack and sons of yesterday in the morning. good day of cragging.
dan gibson - AltLd rpt - 03/May/10 with alex scola

Awesome climb - I think the crux of the whole thing is the actually on the first pitch! Sustained interest throughout.
Pythonist - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Greg Rybka

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/09 with Hal

HIGHTOWER - AltLd rpt - 05/Oct/09 with Dave Gleave, Liz

liz-264 - AltLd - 05/Oct/09 with Hightower

simon kimber - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - Oct/09 with Simon Kimber

Chris Plewa - AltLd O/S - Oct/09

tuukka - AltLd - 17/Sep/09 with Maija

7/10, polished and crowded. Was reputed to be a valley classic, therefore a lot of human traffic took a bit away from the route, but still a nice climb.
hlegge - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Thomas Codrington

tcn_2002 - AltLd - 15/Sep/09 with Hamish Legge

Did the first 2 pitches and then did your own variation...
AdrianP - AltLd - 14/Sep/09 with Olli

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/09

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with Andy F

Bern - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with Andy Mos

Hidden - Sep/09

mike lawrence? - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Giles

david morse - AltLd rpt - Jul/09 with todd

Stig - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Doug

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/09

Chubbard - AltLd O/S - 09/May/09 with Michelle, Bryan & Fox

johno072 - AltLd - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/08

Nicos - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/08 with rich howels

soloable! just need some bigger balls!
markalmack - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with federico pisani

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/08

fritz_in_aotearoa - 2008

zchael6 - 2nd O/S - 2008

PenJD - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/06 with Lianna Scholes

al99 - AltLd O/S - Oct/06 with Luke Thomas

wherewelf - Jul/06

mikelaing - AltLd O/S - May/06 with Pete Harrison

zero six - AltLd O/S - 2006

Totally 'awesome'!
Stefan Kruger - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/05 with Sarah Porter

keith leonard - Oct/05 with steve mead

Hidden - Oct/05

chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 22/May/05 with Joe Thompson

Christian Beck - Lead O/S - Oct/04

timreynolds - AltLd - 09/Sep/04 with Martin Hoather

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/04

Ben1983 - AltLd - Sep/04

steveP - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/04 with Chris Wynn

shark - AltLd - Apr/04 with Guy Maddox

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 05/Oct/03 with Andy Lockwood, Ivor

Chriswynn - AltLd - 30/Jun/03 with Steve Pettit

Bella - AltLd - Jun/02 with Phil

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/01 with Greg Caire

Hidden - 2001

My only climb in Yosemite, brilliant route, ran out of gear on pitch 2 made for an "interesting" belay!
Beardyman - AltLd O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/99

Ace route
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - Jul/99 with Steve Hastings

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - Oct/98 with helen gibson

Climbed with an American guy whose name I now forget.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd O/S - Sep/98

D Tempest - AltLd - 11/Sep/97 with Rick

WB - AltLd O/S - May/97 with Nicola

Like 5 3-star solid gold VS's from Stanage stacked one on top of another. Led direct start up curving crackline in face on right at 5.9.
Scott McRae - AltLd O/S - Sep/95 with Darren Lambert

CMacD - 1995

Roget - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/94 with baccy

K1 - Sep/94

neilh - Lead O/S - Jun/94 with sara hyde

Hidden - 06/Sep/93

Hammy - AltLd - 05/Oct/92 with Damian Ryan

Babika - AltLd O/S - May/89 with Mark Jones

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 16/Sep/87 with Jan Gellis

neil3965 - AltLd - May/84 with Pete McKenzie

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 26/Aug/81 with Bob Millward

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 10/Sep/79 with Richard Langthorp

Hidden - AltLd - 1979

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
druss, jezb1, misterb

Total votes cast 49
hard 5.90 of 23
5.90 of 23
easy 5.910 of 23
hard 5.810 of 23
5.83 of 23
easy 5.80 of 23
hard 5.70 of 23
5.70 of 23
easy 5.70 of 23
3 Stars24 of 26
2 Stars2 of 26
1 Star0 of 26
0 Stars0 of 26
Bag of .....0 of 26
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat