Earl Crack*** VS 4c
17m. The wide corner-crack is a must-do line, giving laybacking bridging and jamming, generally with good gear. © ROCKFAX
Arthur Dolphin & Mick Dwyer. 27/Mar/1949

Ticklists: A day out with Dolphin, The Complete Dolphin Collection, ARD Yorkshire Grit, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 102 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/14

Luke Jones - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Will

kkris - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Graham

Brilliant. Interesting with a couple of moves that needed thinking through but with rests at the right places
pedrosanpb - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Cycling Steve

Consistently interesting all the way up with a lovely position for the last few moves. Loved it.
Steve Waddell - Lead - 02/Jul/14

The Grist - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with Jim Rogers

Nez - 2014

BnB - 13/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/13

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Brilliant, made more brilliant by the very shiny new cams that had arrived that day, including a 5 & 6... endless fun placing huge gear!
maria85 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Jules

David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Alan

petekeron - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Chris Wright

rob.grafton - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with conor shepherd

papashango - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with Rob

talldick - 2nd - 10/Jul/13

Superb, one of the best grit VS's
sn - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Denise

MeMeMe - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Tom

Fantastic - one of the best routes I've done in a good while.
tommytwotone - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Mike

lanky and weak - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/13

MeMeMe - Lead - 02/Jun/13 with Rachel, Paul

Hidden - Jun/13

BikeClimbWalk - Lead - 22/May/13 with Chris B

Julie - TR - 22/Aug/12 with Jason

Laramadness - 2nd β - 12/Aug/12 with RF

Dafydd Llywelyn - 2nd - 11/Jun/12 with Lawrence Furse

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with laurence furst, Halla, Daffydd(LUUMC)

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/12

Classic stuff, great laybacks with just enough gear. Beautiful spot in the evening sunshine :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Becky E

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Graeme Hammond

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/May/12

mataius - 23/Aug/11

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

Totally brilliant. Much easier and safer than it appears from the bottom.
climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Andy

Pretty steady. glad to lead though as not a walkover.
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Jamie Moss

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Kieran Myles

Mitch1990 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Verity

Spanner - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Mitch Bowen

andy gittins - 2nd - Jul/11

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Cathleen

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/11

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/11 with Justine, Erica

erica - 2nd - 07/Jun/11 with John

Most enjoyable climb i have done so far.
sjbrook - TR O/S - 02/Jun/11 with PMC

Donald Kelly - TR O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Becky PMC

Dave Richards - TR O/S - 02/Jun/11 with PMC

Hidden - TR dnf - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 22/Apr/11

escalade - 2011

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10

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

Old school and really good. First ascentionists must've had big knackers.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Andy

Vikki Haydock - TR O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Mark Fyles

2nd gritstone climb - struggled to pass start!!
Eleanor - TR dnf - 02/Jun/10

monkeyman79 - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Mark Pitt

mje1398 - 2nd - 30/May/09 with Matt K + Jamie M

Bainbridge - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Peter Wilkinson

peewee2008 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Sam Bainbridge

ianburton - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2009

AndyMay - 2nd - 23/Jul/08 with Richard Hannam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08

Trobbo - Lead - 15/May/08 with Ali Welsh

Peter Smith - 2008

clive-greenwood - Lead - 20/May/07 with Anna

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 20/May/07 with Clive Greenwood

Hidden - Sent - 2007

Hidden - 2nd β - 16/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/06

Cleaned the gear on both ropes for James
KeithW - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/06 with Mike Nuttall

jim robertson - 2006

Nick Beckett - Lead - 2006 with various

lithos - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with YAC

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 04/May/05 with Mark Kitching

erica - 2nd - 04/May/05 with John

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Colin Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/04

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Fiend

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - May/02 with Fiend

Paul Clarke - Lead - 2000

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/99 with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper

jsw1 - 2nd - Jun/99

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Hidden - 2nd - May/98

Andy Say - Solo - 26/Jun/95

Charlie Staincliffe - Lead O/S - Feb/94

Jim Led.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 18/Mar/90 with David, Jim Worthington

PaulHermes - 1990

Tom V - 1990

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 07/May/89 with Dan Morgan

babymoac - Lead - 10/Sep/88 with Bob Hunter

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 16/May/87 with John Byrne

RichardMc - 2nd - 13/Jul/86 with Dave Langmead

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/79

I found the start very strenuous at the end of the day I could hardly drive back to Foulridge
oldmanofmow - Lead - 1974

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 13/Nov/71 with Dennis Gray

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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