Scoop and Crack* S 4a
[Scoop and Crack. Eastby Crag, 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
12m. Start up the grassy groove to the roof, then move right and udge up the fine (if a little wide) crack to a belay ledge. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Scoop and Crack. Eastby Crag © xusa
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Slab finish
John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 03/Oct/15 with Andy Hudson

Slab finish
Andy Hudson - Lead - 03/Oct/15 with John brayshaw

Difficult finish for the grade, very commiting
LauraC567 - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/15 with Sarah Short

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/15

paulh.0776 - Lead - 09/Jun/15 with hmc Steve

Great finish up the off width. Don't understand why the VS's don't finish up it as well.
Alex the Alex - Solo O/S - 30/May/15 with Ed, Rog

Stroppy - Solo O/S - 30/May/15 with Alex Thomson, Roger Kirke

tsjx - Lead - 23/May/15 with Jen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/15

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 11/May/15 with Harry

erica - 2nd - 10/May/15 with John

Slab finish
John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 10/May/15 with Erica

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/15

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/15 with Steve Wilson

Lead this time with help from a rather large cam.
stev1e.wilso - Lead - 26/Apr/15 with John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/15 with Vikki

Vikki Bassek - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/15 with John Brayshaw

Just didn't feel secure in the offwidth with gear below my feet so escaped right. Jack got it so I seconded him and quelle surprise; it was fine. Ah well.
Dave 88 - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/14 with Jack

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14

ChrisGreen - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/14 with Dave Craw

Hidden - 05/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/14

robman - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/14

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Becky Chadwick

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/14 with Gareth

Slab finish
John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/14 with Dave Hunter

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/14

Hidden - Apr/14

joemallia - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/14 with Mark Sinclair

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Mar/14

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 16/Mar/14 with Phil

Phil Mercer - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with John Brayshaw

BnB - 11/Jan/14

mikestr555 - Lead - 11/Jan/14

matt.thornton123 - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Keith Roberts

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13

tmawer - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Graeme James Cook

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

garywalker147 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Mob

Danny Crump - 2nd - 16/Aug/13 with Tony Wood

tony wood - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Danny Crump

Martin Bagshaw - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Tony Wood, Danny Crump

Didn't like the crack so finished up holy tree crack on the right
agolay - Lead dnf - 10/Jun/13 with Alec

gemmasimpson77 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Pete

Nigel Bond - Lead - 30/May/13 with Bern Hardman

SteveM - Lead - 27/May/13 with Tobs, Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13 with Toby J, SteveM

SteveM - Solo - 22/May/13

daWalt - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Lisa

erica - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/13 with Stewart B, Wardy

Tried to lead but could not commit to the offwidth at the top so finished on top rope.
stev1e.wilso - TR - 03/Mar/13 with Simon

jamie d - Lead - 01/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Feb/13

PaulHermes - 2nd - 13/Jan/13 with Stewart VCCC

Simonpeel - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12

Escaped right... oops!
maria85 - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with Andy H, Jules

Laybacked the offwidth top.
Mr Fuller - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Ally

Scrabble - Lead - 27/Oct/12

Alfuller18 - Lead - 27/Oct/12 with Matthew Fuller

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

Ann S - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/12 with Joe

SeasonalDrip - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Ann

rockman - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 24/Jul/12 with Geoff Mee

ben.phillips - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Escaping right was extremely appealing, but I would have regretted it as the crack is a hoot.
johnfranklin - Lead - Jul/12

kitch22 - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/12

First time on Yorkshire grit. 1st offwidth. Loose blocks but easy enough start then befuddled by offwidth. Couldn't protect with my kit. Escaped to right then top-roped using laybacks. Spanked.
glaramara - Lead dnf - 23/May/12 with tamzin

Backing off a Severe? Oh dear... Evil offwidth, a fall from which would leave you breaking ankles on the ledge, probably inverting, and then rolling onto the slab below...
Richard Alderton - Lead dnf - 12/May/12 with Pickles

After Joe had led Knuckle Slab Arete,
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Joe

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/12

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Mike Mason

Turned back at the lose blocks. Will come back with a rope
adamwesthead - Solo dnf - 29/Mar/12

Easy up to off-width which just requires some faith in udge!
mattwilk - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Jamie

sbrowitt - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Rebecca Browitt

Last move is hard! left foot in a tiny pebble, left hand in a small pebble, right foot inside the crag (very wide crag) and right hand pinching left hand side of the crag... horrific! Not a Severe
xusa - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Gareth Borthwick

JonG - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11

spitfirerick - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11

erica - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/11 with Erica

akhughes - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/11

couldnt protect the offwidth (boot width my arse, didnt fancy a fall on to a slab so bottled it, finished to the right. Need to return and jam for all I'm worth!
colinw - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11

David Wynne - Lead - 24/Sep/11 with Adam Burt

Horrible awkward crack to finish on. I got a friend in below the bottom of the crack but there was no protection after that. On the advice of an Eastby local, I jammed my left leg in the crack and thrutched up to top out. Wish I'd laybacked it now, as I was left with a horrible gash on my left shin. My advice to my partner coming up on the back end was "avoid the crack it's a bastard".
Gerry_Doncaster - Lead - 22/Sep/11

iainpowell - Lead - Sep/11

wheelo - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with ted

Good lead by Neil, as the top crack is awkward. He pioneered a new iPod jam!
eldre070 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Neil

PrincessLozza - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Legionreturns

Legionreturns - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Lozza

andy jennings - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Momber

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/11 with Josh

jcurrie93 - Lead - 08/Jun/11 with john brayshaw

Hidden - TR - 22/May/11

Shaw Brown - TR - 22/May/11

Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 21/May/11 with Ann S

Finished to the left under the overhang avoiding the wide crack.
Ann S - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Adam

Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo - 23/Mar/11

Jimbo_28 - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

pratty25 - 11/Dec/10

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Nov/10

erica - Lead rpt - 14/Nov/10 with Shirley

Hidden - TR dnf - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - 02/Oct/10

stimpey - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Tom, Cas

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/10

mfisher - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Michael Mason

erica - 2nd - 23/Jul/10 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/10 with Erica

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

dellboy - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Jon Rogerson

jonny5 - 2nd - 03/Jul/10 with James Dell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10

needed a big cam for the top crack! scooted off right
Hanski - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/10 with Jack

Jack00 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Hannah

petegunn - 2nd - 01/Jul/10 with Davina

Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 31/May/10 with Sean L

santobugito - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Adam

Whoever described the crack as "boot width" had very big feet!!
David Wynne - Lead dnf - 25/May/10 with Betamonkey

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 06/May/10 with Josh

jcurrie93 - 2nd - 06/May/10 with john brayshaw

Ange's Lead
charley - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Steve Fletcher, Ange, Kev

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 03/May/10 with Charley Fell

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 03/May/10 with Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Nice climb...interesting offwidth at the top
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher

SteWatkins - May/10

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/10 with Erica

erica - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/10 with John

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/10

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Mark Kitching

groove finish
John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/10 with Erica

Variation, finished to the left
erica - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/10 with John

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/10

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10 with Jon Lury

Hidden - 2010

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Dave Warburton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09

Led up to off-width, got spooked, feared for knackered heel so finished to right, before some worrying belayer ineptitude that certainly justified my spooked-out vibe. Then climbing back down to do the big 'thrutch' on a top-rope - very poor form.
jimorothy - TR - 12/Aug/09 with Super Malcs

Easy slab and then awkward "crack" which is really a sort of off-width chimney ankle shredder.
Noelle - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Chris

i cheeted a bit. :( recon i could do it again without any rope shenanaigans.
Chriscoreline - 2nd - 06/Aug/09 with Noelle

johniebriggs - Solo - Jul/09

sjdg5 - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with trish1968

trish1968 - Lead - 28/Jun/09 with Si

sjdg5 - 2nd - 24/Jun/09 with Dave C

Hedley - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Ingrid

Hammy - 2nd - 22/May/09 with Chris Chilcott, Adam Wilson

Matthew Coleman - Lead O/S - 21/May/09 with Lesley

Back off as didn't fancy hauling over the bulge on the two wobbly blocks.
Jamie Brown - Lead dnf - 16/May/09 with Paul Davies

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/09

Bennykr - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Dad

reinschgm - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Ben

Russell Lovett - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/09 with alone

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Matt Jones

Matt Bill Platypus - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Adam

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/09

pebbles - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/09

Hard pulling over the bulge on wobbly blocks and again entering the upper crack. HS 4b would be a lot nearer the mark.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/08 with Tom

crossdressingrodney - TR O/S - 01/Aug/08 with tom mills

Hidden - TR - 01/Aug/08

nick ferro - 13/Jul/08

SteveM - Lead O/S - 13/May/08 with Mark

IanJackson - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Big Ian

John Brayshaw - Solo rpt - 09/Feb/08

fifth - 2008

Did this when couldn't do Knuckle Slab Arete!
erica - 2nd - 23/Oct/07 with John

PaulHermes - 2nd - 07/Oct/07 with VCC

matt thornton - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/07 with James M

pdisney - Lead - Aug/07 with Will

erica - 2nd - 31/Jul/07 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/07 with Erica

Mattyk - Solo O/S - 29/May/07 with Ali K

Darrell Read - Lead - 21/Apr/07 with Ian Baker

Sarah Bough - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Jo Burke, Dan Curtis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07

Daniel Curtis - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Sarah Bough, Jo Burke

pdisney - 2nd - 12/Apr/07 with Dom

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/07

Hidden - TR - 25/Mar/07

design crisis - Solo - 21/Mar/07 with Ness

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Carmen

Wayne S - 2007

I'd give it 2 stars because of the "boot width" crack. This gives an excellent couple of moves to compensate for the not so good start.
sandywilson - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with Danny Fielding

leighjepson - Lead - Apr/05 with Tim Watkins

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/04 with Clare Wilkie

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/02 with Pete Greaves

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2001

Trobbo - Lead - 15/Jun/00 with les ward

Hammy - Solo - 16/Apr/00
Steve Pardoe - Lead - 13/Jun/99 with Dave Raper, Kate R

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 14/Feb/98 with Dad

Andy Say - Solo - 04/Apr/97

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/96 with John Kennedy, Tony Salter

Graham Kennedy - TR - 21/Oct/91 with Graeme Hill

lithos - 2nd - 1990 with dave stokes

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/84 with John Harrison

Nic Robinson - 1980

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/79

mikej - Solo - 01/Jan/75 with Stewart Grant

mikej - Solo - 16/Jul/72 with E

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 01/Aug/71 with Keith Butler, Andy Wild

Total votes cast 89
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