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Terrace Cracks* HVS 5a

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[Mark starting his ascent Terrace Cracks, 3 kb]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

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Photo: Mark starting his ascent Terrace Cracks © Master Chief
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This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/13

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

Hidden - AltLd - May/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

AndyMcCoy - 2nd - 24/Sep/12 with Bill

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

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

wolverine - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Caroline Ashman

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

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

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

Beckholland - 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

andybenham - 2nd O/S - 2001

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

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/91

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Maywood96, Hidden, Hidden, SurferStan, johnpr, Dilwat, Lumbering Oaf, Hidden, JackMountains

Total votes cast 37
hard E10 of 14
E10 of 14
easy E10 of 14
hard HVS8 of 14
HVS6 of 14
easy HVS0 of 14
hard VS0 of 14
VS0 of 14
easy VS0 of 14
hard 5b0 of 12
5b0 of 12
easy 5b3 of 12
hard 5a8 of 12
5a1 of 12
easy 5a0 of 12
hard 4c0 of 12
4c0 of 12
easy 4c0 of 12
3 Stars0 of 11
2 Stars7 of 11
1 Star4 of 11
0 Stars0 of 11
Bag of .....0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 72 (1.4%)
Lead29 of 72 (40.3%)
Followed17 of 72 (23.6%)
Toproped1 of 72 (1.4%)
Alt Leads20 of 72 (27.8%)
Unknown4 of 72 (5.6%)

'Climbed'25 of 72 (34.7%)
clean O/S42 of 72 (58.3%)
clean rpt3 of 72 (4.2%)
dogged2 of 72 (2.8%)