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Ivy Crack*** HS 4b

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[Ally seconding on Ivy Crack, The Whangie, East Dumbarton, 3 kb]15m. Very stable climb, great protection all the way up, pumpy at times but good bridge rests. Good belay options at top either direct or indirect available. Deserving of the three stars.

Photo: Ally seconding on Ivy Crack, The Whangie, East Dumbarton © Gethin Williams
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 129 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/14

Nille - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14 with johannes

a challenge.
rebecca5095 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/13

johannes - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - 20/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 04/Jun/13

remi_mcm - 2nd - Jun/13

crispy - 2nd - 15/May/13 with Niall, Steven

aldo56 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with gsevan

gsevans - Lead β - 27/Apr/13 with aldo56

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13

gsevans - 2nd - 09/Dec/12

Yourlead - 2nd - 27/Sep/12 with Graham Penny, Paul Freeman

Good pro, found pumpy on calves. First numb hands after summer. Finished as it got dark, left Backstep for another time.
Kevin Woods - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with David Macmorris

beccafrench - TR - 22/Sep/12 with Seb

First lead on almost 4 months and went pretty, was really messy with the final pull over but either than that the climb is pretty spot on and a must for someone looking for a climb with bomb proof protection.
dmacmorris - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Kevin Woods

Tougher than Vampire Crack I reckon.
Koon - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/12 with Geoff

gjd - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/12 with KM

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Matt Thompson

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/12

John Workman - 2nd - 25/Jun/12 with Mark II

heywoodj - Lead O/S - 29/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/12

Couldn't do final moves as too pumped and not fit enough having only climbed a couple of times in last 9 weeks coz of cracked ribs. Fantastic climb though which looking forward to doing again when back on form.
Doby - 2nd dog - 26/May/12 with Iain

ross18391 - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

beccafrench - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Rob Brown

rob16 - Lead - 20/May/12

bigyfrunts - Lead O/S - 2012

Got stuck at the crux at the start, climbed back down had a good look at it then beasted through it. A really cool climb.
Foggles - Lead - 26/Sep/11

karinh - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with richard baynes

Well deserving of its stars.
gurumed - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Colin

olekemi - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Jamie L

MAGWITCH - TR O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Danielle, Rebecca

Bob1984 - Lead - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Jun/11

thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Jason King

JasonK - 2nd - 14/Jun/11 with Tom Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 26/May/11 with Jamie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

shakey
unbezonking - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Roderick Aitken

Nice climb, big chock stone at the top.
rodders24 - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

Owain - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Andy

Some thrucksy moves to good rests very nice!
andymoin - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Neil Mackenzie

Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Marie P

rebecca duxbury - 2011 with MAGWITCH

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/10

Milesy - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Craig

polished!
Carol Goodall - AltLd - 31/Aug/10 with Neil Adams

Derek Graham - Lead - 30/Aug/10

KeithAlexander - 2nd rpt - Jul/10 with Graeme Diack

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10

gus85 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Gavin Law

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10

FrankW - TR O/S - 03/Jun/10 with My Shunt

Craig Geddes - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Gemma

Josato - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/10 with B. Robertson

didn't feel that easy
KeithAlexander - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/10 with Jelle Muylle

Hidden - 2010

rossml21 - TR O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Jen

excellent highly protectable climb, stable rock, good belay options at top, fantastic scenery on way up. Good jamming makes it easier if yu need to hang aroung to build up courage. Grade is spot on.
colinerees - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

Really nice route.
subflux - TR O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Sheryl (The Langie)

Hidden - Lead - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09

andybroadway - 2nd - 25/Jun/09 with Maggie Bass

2nd outing to rock climb
Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/09 with John Jackson

ANC - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Keith Alexander

Vicki M - Lead - 02/Jun/09 with russel

qboyd - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with russell

qboyd - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/09

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Walter Robison

niallk - Lead O/S - 27/May/09 with Sarah

stuaart - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Neil Redgrave

Brendan - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Paul, Rachel

Spence22 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/09 with Blakey

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/09 with Tom Anurism and Welsh Tom

KeithAlexander - 2009 with karinh, Angus N Clark

KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 2009 with karinh, Angus N Clark

Hidden - 2009

Doby - Jun/08

Elsier - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Jo, Michael

yehti - Lead - 30/May/08 with Hertha Taverner-wood

Dr Rorlasaurus - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Wayne Cleworth

slipped at the start but cought myself, or rather my hand got cought in the crack and cought me so it's a bit bruised and tender now :(
kmac - 2nd O/S - 13/May/08 with Graham Kocjan

frazzy4 - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with kev

ShaneHoubart - Lead O/S - May/08

JLS - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/08 with Jacqui

John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead - 2008 with Colin Bell

westaway - Solo O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - 20/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/07

Judd_IV - 2nd - 08/Aug/07 with Derek

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jul/07

Crux is polished. But great protection. Set up an indirect belay from the chockstone for second. Was spitting rain during climb.
climberuk - Lead O/S - 31/May/07 with Sarah Hyde

dougs1232 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Robert Strachan

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 03/Apr/07 with Anne-Marie

nukebat - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/07 with Craig

PeteH - Lead O/S - 2007 with Dave Leonard

DaveLeonard - 2nd - 2007 with PeteH

Ross Barnes - Lead - May/06 with Nicola

Hidden - Lead β - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05 with Angie Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Captain Solo - Lead - 01/Jun/03 with Karen

Fraser - Lead - 27/Mar/99 with Justin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Marti999 - Lead - 1996

CMacD - 1996

babymoac - Lead - 26/Jul/92 with Davy L

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/92

Old Tyke - 1987

Hidden - 17/Aug/86

cam1401 - Lead - Aug/85

johnkeith - 1977

Lone Rider - 1975

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Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard VS0 of 17
VS0 of 17
easy VS2 of 17
hard HS3 of 17
HS11 of 17
easy HS1 of 17
hard S0 of 17
S0 of 17
easy S0 of 17
hard 4c0 of 16
4c0 of 16
easy 4c3 of 16
hard 4b1 of 16
4b12 of 16
easy 4b0 of 16
hard 4a0 of 16
4a0 of 16
easy 4a0 of 16
3 Stars11 of 14
2 Stars1 of 14
1 Star2 of 14
0 Stars0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 129 (2.3%)
Lead71 of 129 (55.0%)
Followed35 of 129 (27.1%)
Toproped6 of 129 (4.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 129 (0.8%)
Unknown13 of 129 (10.1%)

'Climbed'51 of 129 (39.5%)
clean O/S64 of 129 (49.6%)
clean β3 of 129 (2.3%)
clean rpt8 of 129 (6.2%)
dogged3 of 129 (2.3%)