Rake's Crack** E1 5b

Rockfax Description
12m. The long groove and crack in the arete give a fine pitch, sustained, well protected and with a hard finish. © ROCKFAX

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Rather dirty.
Smith42 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/15 with kerry

Very nice bridging up the corner followed by a desperate grovelly lichenous finish! Definitely worth doing but a bit of a fight!
spenser - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Sarah Follmann

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/15

D.Russell - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15 with Stu Inchley, Adam

stuart34 - 2nd - 30/May/15 with Doug the thug, Adam Russel

Topsy Turvy - Lead rpt - 23/May/15 with John Wilson

First E1 lead. Climbed cleanly to just below the crux and after placing an extra nut and a bit of encouragement managed to cleanly top out. Good route, with two interesting buldges and nice finishing move!
RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead β - 14/May/15

Climbster - 2nd β - 02/May/15 with Vick, Ian

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 22/Apr/15 with Rob Adams, Chris Down

y2keable - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/15 with John

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Duncan Livesey

Hidden - 2nd RP - 24/Jul/14

Adamski1986 - 2nd - 25/Jun/14 with Gabe Oliver

Soft. Probably HVS
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Adam Gregg

Adamski1986 - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with Richard Gage

feels nice and steady on the second, did the crux without breaking a sweat
y2keable - 2nd rpt - 31/May/14 with John

ablackett - TR - 17/May/14

Nice locking
Dave Warburton - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Karl Marks

HO HO HO, a bit fat I am indeed!
Sam Marks - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Dave Warburton

Simnel - TR - 30/Jun/13 with John H

Adamski1986 - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with Richard Gage

tough HVS?
duzinga - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Pete Hutchinson

Lunar25 - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Tuze

MikeLell - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Tom

Dom Cordner - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Sam Wimpenny

David Cowley - 2nd dog - 14/May/13 with Chris Smith

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 06/May/13 with Bex

wence - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Andy H

a_hein - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Lawrence

Felt hard, but fair at E1
ablackett - 2nd - Apr/13 with Andy Wallace

SamWimpenny - Lead O/S - 2013

gibbermonkey - 2nd dog - 02/Sep/12

Really nice route. I got a blue CAMP air cam stuck in the crack under the roof so if anyone can wizard it out that would be rewarded with beer!
RossKirtley - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Matt Robinson

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with liv_the_div

chris smith - Lead O/S - 29/May/12

Hewitt - 2nd dog - 29/May/12

Trevera - Lead - 01/Apr/12 with nick sillem

Callum belayed, but had climbed it earlier so Emily and Henry seconded.
libby.southgate - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Henry O'Brian, Emily Suddes, Callum Tayor

Euan had just led earlier so I'd a pretty decent idea of what to do.
Callum T - Lead β - 25/Mar/12 with Euan Strachan

Euan Strachan - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with Laura Wright, Callum T

Haighy - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Ross Creber

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Mike

tmawer - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Jaime Robertson

dave o - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Julia H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

JohnTheMountainGoat - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/11 with Malcolm Pounder

PiotrB - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

TheHorroffice - 02/Jul/11

Great onsite with a bit of everything; bridging, a run-out traverse and a strong layback off a flake. Brilliant route!
y2keable - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/11

Auw Yheah!
y2keable - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with John

i wouldnt like to lead it just yet..
TomAnderson11 - TR - 25/Apr/11

arrang - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10

Em66 - 2nd - 31/Jul/10 with Jack uni

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Jul/10

ablackett - Lead - 02/Jul/10 with Andy Wallace

JonathanJones - 2nd - 12/Jun/10 with Curly Chris

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Beef Cake

Daniel Sutherland - Lead rpt - 25/May/10 with Mike

j0shwyatt000 - 2nd - 18/May/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/May/10

Consolation lead following a fall from Northumberland Wall. Perhaps in hindsight I should have lead this first to warm up better. Anyway, this one went very steady, gets tough last few moves but nowt too taxing
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

odox - Lead - 28/Apr/10

Brilliant layback finish
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Claire P

clairepoppett - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/10 with jonny taylor

scott gibson - 2010

markfairbank - 2nd - 20/Sep/09 with Ray Sharples

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/09

Date approx
Topsy Turvy - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Mike P

oliwarlow - 2nd - 25/Jun/09 with Matt

Slumped onto cam after duffing sequence and pumped on final crack. Pissed off :)
MDowson - Lead dog - 25/Jun/09 with oli warlow

Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Gary

gazb - 2nd - 16/Jun/09 with daniel sutherland

very nice route,good gear, lovely moves.
Trefo - Lead O/S - 13/May/09 with ian birtwhistle

odox - 2nd - 12/May/09 with Sam Treff

oliwarlow - Lead - 12/May/09 with Polly

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/09

miastacey - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with Bob Smith

Hidden - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

no rests required but i did hang on the rope to spend 15 mins trying to save a friend's cam to no avail.
andrew sandercock - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Chrismo

ShelleyRhodes - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Chris Morrish

tom rookes - TR - 2009 with nick stewart

stimpey - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Pete

burto - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with the pimp

Christopher Williamson - 2nd - 04/Jun/08 with Matt Sleightholme

odox - 2008

petegunn - 2nd - 2008

7om - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Rob Leiss

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Big Ian

smollett - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with Francis blunt

first e1 !... brilliant pro all the way, tricky layback crux at the top... awesome !
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Matt Dowson

Karl's first E1 and a lovely route.
MDowson - 2nd - 06/Jun/07 with Karl wood

jimstanton - TR - 06/Jun/07 with Mav

yarbles - Lead - 2007 with James

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06

Urgles - 2nd - Aug/03 with Fiend

Russell Lovett - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/02 with tony lickes

gripped01 - 2nd - Jul/02 with Stew Boyce

gypsy3006 - 2000

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 24/Aug/97 with John Sanders

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/91 with DK and SG

seconded Bob 8/6/86
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 02/May/90 with SimonGee

sdpwilliams - Lead - 1990

Neil R - Lead O/S - 09/May/87 with Sharon

Hidden - Lead - 1979

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