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Black Jam Crack* VS 4c

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[Making good work of the route, 3 kb]30'. The narrow crack on the extreme right-hand side of the main face. BEES NEST ON BELAY LEDGE
Pete Biven, Cliff Fishwick May/1961

Photo: Making good work of the route © mike hooper
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This climb is in 81 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

My first trad lead fall :) glad I put that hex in when i did...! Bomber gear all the way, just very little for left foot at crux which was my downfall, smear gave way. Straight back up and finished the lead though, very happy.
jhobbs - Lead - 06/Aug/14

timreynolds - Lead - 06/Aug/14 with Harry Pearce

John Sheehan - 2nd - 06/Aug/14 with Jamie

Jamiet297 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14

Hidden - 31/Jul/14

phil456 - 2nd β - 15/Jul/14 with Graham M

Cool route, easier than it looks .
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Hernan 'Chile' Ibanez

I Jones - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Kyle

neiloutdoors - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/13 with Tracy

Old school thrutch - Great
mark schramm - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13

phil456 - 2nd β - 07/Aug/13 with Mark Schram

Marktrin - 2nd dog - 07/Aug/13 with Mark

Sarah Welsh - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Emma Grant

steveprice.exmouth - Lead - 07/Aug/13 with Josie Field

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13

Please note bees nest in old tree trunk on belay ledge.as I found out.
mike hooper - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with jobey martin

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/13

led . a short sharp challenging route , well protected but still requiring a lotta bottle. worth at least 3 stars.
rockpool - Lead - 21/Apr/13 with wendy mathews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/13 with rockpool

Tough! Great effort from Jack.
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Great route, not often you find a good quality VS struggle like this.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/12

nickdonohue - Lead - Jul/12 with Emma Grant

pretty sweet climb a bit dodge once stuck in the arete
JackHatton - Lead dog - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

martin clarke - TR - 06/Aug/11 with steve ashworth

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

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/11

Lewis Stewart - 2nd β - 24/Jun/11 with Chris

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

Myfingershavefallenoff - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/11

Very nice climb indeed. Also seconded by a new SDMC member (possibly Dave).
Neil Rigiani - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Pete Callaghan

Dave Cooke - 2nd - 01/Jun/11

DCIGadget - TR O/S - 01/Jun/11 with tim sdmc

timreynolds - Lead - 01/Jun/11

Motown - Lead rpt - 22/May/11 with Jo Day

Homes - Lead - 14/May/11 with Sam A

paul reah - TR RP - Apr/11

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 14/Mar/11 with Nic Dill

Hidden - 2011

timreynolds - 2nd - 16/Aug/10 with Steve Taylor

Sean Kelly - 28/Jul/10 with Ade

Ade Lane - TR - 28/Jul/10 with Sean Kelly

petecallaghan - TR O/S - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/10

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

Luuuuuke - Lead - 05/Jun/10 with Leon

Kim Middlebrook - 19/Apr/10

Hidden - TR - 18/Apr/10

gailc - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Helen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/09

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

One of the most frustrating experiences I have ever had on rock.
aphyx - TR dnf - 22/Mar/08 with Tim, Ralph, Vicki, Georg

Hidden - Lead - Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/07

richardr - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with K

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/May/07

Hidden - TR - Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/06

timreynolds - TR - 10/Apr/06

sam coward - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/05 with Wayne

hayleylouise - 2nd - 12/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/03

quite hard; wide jams and awkward groove
nickdonohue - Lead - May/03 with Kath Donohue

jonlord - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/02

rockferret - 2002 with Richard

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

petegunn - Lead - 16/Nov/99 with Matt Wilkes

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/99

sixties - Lead - 20/Jun/98 with hrd

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 26/Oct/97 with Bill McKee

Good dry Paul
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/97

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/96

Lee
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/96

Dry
climbingrichard - Lead RP - 06/Aug/94

colin milton - Lead - 29/Aug/93 with eric milton

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Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard HVS0 of 16
HVS0 of 16
easy HVS0 of 16
hard VS6 of 16
VS10 of 16
easy VS0 of 16
hard HS0 of 16
HS0 of 16
easy HS0 of 16
hard 5a0 of 15
5a0 of 15
easy 5a2 of 15
hard 4c8 of 15
4c4 of 15
easy 4c1 of 15
hard 4b0 of 15
4b0 of 15
easy 4b0 of 15
3 Stars1 of 16
2 Stars9 of 16
1 Star6 of 16
0 Stars0 of 16
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Style of ascent

Lead46 of 81 (56.8%)
Followed20 of 81 (24.7%)
Toproped9 of 81 (11.1%)
Unknown6 of 81 (7.4%)

'Climbed'40 of 81 (49.4%)
clean O/S30 of 81 (37.0%)
clean β3 of 81 (3.7%)
clean rpt1 of 81 (1.2%)
clean RP2 of 81 (2.5%)
dogged2 of 81 (2.5%)
dnf3 of 81 (3.7%)