Terrace Cracks* HVS 5a
[Final moves of Terrace Cracks, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A popular crack-climb and nearly always out of the clutches of the sea. Start on a high ledge at its left end below a thin crack.
1) 5a, 19m. Climb the thin crack and then step left to another, which quickly leads to a good ledge. Climb a left leading flake-crack and then work back up right to a stance and belay next to a gully.
2) 4c, 14m. Move up the gully to below an overhanging V-shaped corner. On its left wall is a series of thin undercut cracks, climb these to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Final moves of Terrace Cracks © Master Chief
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This climb is in 108 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Led P1. Didn't have a guidebook, so ended up the wrong (but worthwhile) leftward leaning crack at the ledge. Loic got back on-route with a small traverse.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/15 with Loic Menzies

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/15

Led both pitches. Three parts all great, first steep sustained thin crack. Then wide crack layback on slab. Then the steep finish in the V corner.
Robin Brooke - Lead - Jul/15 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - 2nd - Jul/15 with Robin Brooke

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/15

Think we did top pitch donna for top pitch?
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Halla

Tom Last - 2nd rpt - 17/May/15 with Hernan 'Chile' Ibanez, Pete Greening

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

fulton333 - 2nd - 15/May/15 with JakeB

Good and tough. 2nd clean.
Tom Last - 2nd - 07/May/15 with Andy March

Stu gets the first and tricky pitch.
lost.arrow - AltLd - 02/May/15 with Stu Sherwood

crawa003 - Lead - 06/Apr/15 with Jack darling

Brian H - AltLd - 05/Apr/15 with Rob Davies

Took a couple of goes to commit up the first few moves, a balanced approach is definitely necessary.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Luke Gorman

Will Mortimer - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/14 with Milton Wakefield

fulton333 - Lead - 28/Sep/14

e.sunnyside - 2nd - 28/Sep/14 with Grant

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with joe

dready - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with whiteexplorer

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14

Led p1. Tough.
cem - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Peter Murphy

petegruf - AltLd - 03/Sep/14 with charles m

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

Matt P1, me P2 after a nice gear faff. Led top of P1 as start of P2.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/14 with Matt George

Stoked to lead this beast (P1), but shame had to take a rest on my gear. Not as pumpy on the arms as expected, but hard as nails on the feet. Also thought the big ledge was the end of P1, so Matt continued up the slab/flake which was also tricky.
manbat - AltLd dog - 23/Jun/14 with Matthew Box

klipkabouter - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with German Patrick

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 28/May/14 with Clare

Simon cook - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/13

mat cooper - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Nick Wallis - AltLd - May/13 with BMC international meet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/13

Had climbed to the first ledge four years ago, first lead of the year, loads of faffing around eventually got me to the belay. Nice few moves on final black wall.
Spearos - AltLd rpt - 01/Apr/13 with Riggo

Lead P1. Scary without cams.
dprctr - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Patrick

Lead the first pitch then couldn't be bothered to do the second pitch so went around to the left instead.
zcsharp - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/13 with Sam Hooper

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Colin

janegallwey - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/12

Mayo - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12

P1 Terrace Cracks, P2 Dolphin Cracks
tim.fairhall - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Catty

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12

Great crack climb - scary but fun!
Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 11/Jul/12 with Mike Hayes

mark88 - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Paul Millen

El3ctroFuzz - AltLd - 15/Apr/12 with Elaine Budden

2nd pitch
Elaine Budden - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with tom bunn

guy757 - 14/Apr/12

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Guy Buckingham

Hidden - AltLd dog - 08/Apr/12

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/12 with Harry Martin

zcsharp - 2nd - 17/Mar/12 with Becky, Al

Davebryant - Lead - 26/Feb/12 with Sam Hann

Really scary, very top end of HVS. Did as 3 pitches so I could be sure Wendy could do it. The 2nd pitch (3rd for me) had some really good moves.
arandall - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd - 12/Feb/12 with arandall

wojt - Lead O/S - 2012

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Mike

Nicely sustained crack pitch, and great contrasting 2nd pitch on black rock up the left wall.
embob - 2nd - 26/Aug/11 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/11

Climbed it a year ago with great difficulty and lots of rests. Climbed it mich better today. great to see some improvement!
manbat - TR O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Matthew Box

Nest in the corner after the big flake so we finished up the RHS of the roof - absolutely brilliant climbing through great terrain with no change in grade. A far more appealing-looking proposition than the original route!
Matt Fry - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Alistair Brash, Lisa Alhadeff

LisaA - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Matt Fry, Alistair

AlistairB - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Lisa

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

Clay C - AltLd dog - 12/Mar/11 with Alasdair

Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/11

The lower cracks of the first pitch are as sustained and enjoyable to climb as they look. The upper flake crack and second pitch all felt a bit disjointed (and thrutchy at times!). Worth seeking out for the initial cracks, might be worth trying to join the second pitch Dolphin Cracks here? Would yield a good 2 star combination.
lrandall - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Matt

Lead 2nd, short, pitch
Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with Luke

Top pitch only as a finish to Hayloft
paddymitton - Lead - Mar/11

cornishmackem - 2011

Justin T - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/10 with Cherry

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10 with Nancy Jones

Rowansb - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with dave

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/10

verticon - Lead O/S - 11/May/10 with Scott Titt

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Billy

freakeystyley34 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Dan

Hidden - 2010

jominator - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with wu

Ben Harper - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with John Brown

TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Steve M

muzz44 - Lead O/S - Apr/09

led p1, not sure what we did for the top one
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Howard

jfreeman - AltLd rpt - 07/Jun/08 with Simon Robinson

simonr - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with Jon Freeman

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/08

Rob Kennard - 28/Aug/07 with Jon Biddle, Jon Howell

Neil Adams - 2nd O/S - 06/May/07 with Tim from BUMC

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Rebecca Holland

Beck Holland - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Dan_Carroll

timharrison - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/06 with Matt Burrows

Lev - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

timharrison - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Ashley Hold - Lead - 03/Sep/04 with Laurence North

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jan/03

lost.arrow - 06/May/02

jfletcher - Lead - 28/Apr/01

andybenham - 2nd O/S - 2001

Roget - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/00 with jon

crater - 2nd - 11/May/00

crater - 2nd - 10/May/00

stuart100 - 2nd O/S - 18/May/97 with Ian Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/95

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/91

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Master Chief, Maywood96, SurferStan, johnpr, Dilwat, JackMountains

Total votes cast 46
hard E10 of 17
E10 of 17
easy E11 of 17
hard HVS9 of 17
HVS7 of 17
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VS0 of 17
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hard 5b0 of 16
5b0 of 16
easy 5b4 of 16
hard 5a10 of 16
5a2 of 16
easy 5a0 of 16
hard 4c0 of 16
4c0 of 16
easy 4c0 of 16
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