Castration Crack** E3 6a
[Castration Crack, 3 kb]27m. The irresistable crack up the left hand wall is everything it promises and worth 3 stars if perfectly dry. Climb up fairly steadily until the crack steepens, the protection becomes even better, and the holds diminish alarmingly. Crank fiercely to salvation over the lip and a steady finish up the slab.
P Whillance, P Botterill 09/Jul/1980

Ticklists: Classic safe Lake District E2/E3.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Ross Kirkland - Lead β - 09/Sep/14 with Matthew Thomson

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/14

A tad dirty, but still great.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Alex McCann

amccann - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Matt Ferrier

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13

david morse - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with chris todd

first 6a due to the amount of bomber gear! emptied my rack into this atleast 20 runners. long moves into & out of the crux to a jug
scott quinn - Lead β - 27/Jul/13 with Al

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/13

Led with gear in place to below the crux.
Nick Clement - Lead - 29/Jun/13 with Paul Figg

Failed to lead at the crux, shown how to do it by Nick Clement
Paul Figg - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Nick Cement

Rested before crux
petegunn - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Rosie, Davina

Rosie Rothwell - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Davina, Pete

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/12

On Al's gear up to the crux
stevebarratt - Lead β - 05/Jun/12 with Al Blackshaw

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/May/12

next time!
nakedave - Lead dnf - 27/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/11

Glenn Sutcliffe - 29/Apr/11 with Nick Wharton

Hidden - 2011

Just needs a bit of traffic to be worth its 2 stars. The climbing is great though.
Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

Got it on the 3rd attemt
Shaw Brown - Lead - 25/May/10 with Philippa

Shunted, now have to go for the lead..eek.
Shaw Brown - TR - 17/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/09

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Neil Chelton

Rapped down with a brush and gave it a good clean!
GPN - 12/May/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08

1 fall. Went wrong way (right) towards top.
MONKEY78 - Lead dog - 08/Jul/07 with adam ellwood

nakedave - TR RP - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

petegunn - 2nd - 01/Oct/03 with Charly, Owen

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/03

Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 2001 with Ian C

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 24/Jul/00

Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 2000 with Ian C

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 26/May/91 with Ian Kirby

Bob - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/87 with R. Graham

Hidden - AltLd - May/85

tmawer - Lead O/S - 1985 with Steve Howe

Paul Clarke - Lead O/S - 1985 with Andy Blaylock

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/84

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/81

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
tomhull, dez

Voting
Total votes cast 33
hard E40 of 11
E40 of 11
easy E40 of 11
hard E32 of 11
E37 of 11
easy E32 of 11
hard E20 of 11
E20 of 11
easy E20 of 11
hard 6b0 of 11
6b0 of 11
easy 6b0 of 11
hard 6a1 of 11
6a8 of 11
easy 6a2 of 11
hard 5c0 of 11
5c0 of 11
easy 5c0 of 11
3 Stars3 of 11
2 Stars8 of 11
1 Star0 of 11
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Bag of .....0 of 11
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