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Kern Knotts Crack* VS 4b

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[Kern Knotts Crack .1954.., 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.
O G Jones, H C Bowen 28/Apr/1897

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Great VS Climbs in the Lake District, Select VS Climbs in the Lake District.

Photo: Kern Knotts Crack .1954.. © USBRIT
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This climb is in 118 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

climbalive - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Chris Hill

A good old crack climbing struggle! enjoyed! :) As Rob 2nd'd he dropped a piece of gear. has i rigged it up to abseil. Using the tat what was there and backing it up with a friend behind. And using another to deviate the ropes to above the crack. The deviation popped out and miraculously unclipped from the rope? Which went sailing past to the ground aswell. finally getting down after messing around with the ropes. lol now! I found all the gear plus another piece he forgot? So it was well worth the abseil, then climbed the route again on top-rope...
stevo smith - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Rob hall patch

Wonderful. Exiting sentry box is very scary and very committing with slings well below. Stayed direct with crack: tried not to bite down on the heart in my mouth! Fantastic.
jimorothy - Lead - 24/Jul/13 with Rachel Crolla

martrin - Lead - 07/May/13 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - 2nd - May/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Klingon - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with Nimble

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/12

moose ridd - Lead - 11/Aug/12 with M.Sadler

Took the wall option from the sentry box - tough 4c climbing with so-so gear a few feet below, a great lead by Carmen. Next time we'll take a no 4 Camalot and stick to the crack! A great route, harder than it looks - miles harder than Innominate!
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12

SPD224 - 2nd - 14/Jul/12 with Vivian Sherwood

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/12

jcooper8 - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Ian Hinkins - 2012

gingermike1 - 2012

JonG - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/11

Exodus - Solo - 03/Jun/11

Dave Doc - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with sam booth

Jack Loftus - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Craig Naylor

craig naylor - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with jack

Graham Iles - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with Mark Holt

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - Apr/11 with Clare

Bob - 2011

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Dave Smith

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/10

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

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Anna

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10

top roped using abseil point on top of the Innominate Crack after climbing Kern Knotts Chimney
HansUDes - TR O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Bradley Morrell

wolverine - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with James Graham

Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Richard

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Mark Fyles

Hidden - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

mic_b - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/09 with James Blake

Fell out of polished sentry box, almost decked (oops). Lead clean using wall moves on right.
RCrockford - Lead RP - 17/Oct/09 with Jonah

jl - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Penny

Jack Shepherd - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Luke Jones

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09

John Pickles - 2nd - 18/Apr/09 with Zac Poulton

Orlov - Solo β - 14/Apr/09 with some friendly chaps from classic rock

petegunn - 2nd - 19/Mar/09 with Davina & Matt

petegunn - 2nd - 19/Mar/09 with Matt Reeve, Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08

Very cold. Snow shower didn't stop me.
Swotson - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Steve Crossley

m dunn - 2nd - 14/Jun/08 with Mick

Dr Rorlasaurus - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Tom Sparkes

sparkoclimb - Lead - 07/Jun/08 with Edwards

Tricky middle offwidth section. Fun though, did it with a slight smattering of rain. I think this is harder than its neighbour Innominate Crack.
perfectlynormalbeast - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Stuart Fox

jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with James

Jimmy O - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Jonny Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

tomhull - Lead - May/08 with dave thornley

TonyP - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/08 with KENNY

Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Sandy Ogilvie

ewen - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07 with ian hinkins

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/07

steveP - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Paul Rowlands

joe king - AltLd - 04/May/07 with steve petit

Johann - Lead O/S - 2007 with Darryl Fish

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/06

karabiner - Lead O/S - 06/May/06 with Dom

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 2006

alpinismo.uk - 2006

nakedave - Jan/05

platt2000 - Lead - 2005

dave o - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/04 with Julia H

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/02

cem - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/02 with James Gregory

Lakesben - Lead - 2002

A lot more serious than Innominate crack
Shaw Brown - Lead - Aug/01 with simon blythe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/01

FELL OFF THE FIRST TIME - BIT OF A WHIPPER
chris wyatt - Lead RP - 2000 with TRICOUNIS

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/99

Sean Kelly - Jun/99

Ben lad - 1999 with briff

mikej - 2nd - 09/Aug/98 with Nick Salmon

Neil Conway - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/96 with Steve Hardy

MaNimal - Lead - 10/Jun/96 with Rob Whiteman

Trobbo - 2nd - 06/May/96 with andy hartley

ed woods - 2nd - 1995 with Rob, Claire & Winnick

Steve Lenartowicz - 1995

biggianthead - 01/Apr/94 with C

EddieA - Lead O/S - Apr/94 with Adrian

Hidden - TR - 1992

PeteCheung - Lead - 1992 with Ian

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Apr/91

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/89

lithos - Lead O/S - Jun/89

Andy Say - Solo - 13/Nov/88

Guy - 1985

graham lawrie - Lead O/S - 1985

sadams - Lead - 09/Jul/83 with Steve Newman

ill_bill - Lead - Aug/82 with Martin Bown

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 03/May/80

Hidden - Solo - 1980

Hidden - Lead - Aug/79

Hidden - 2nd - 1979

greenbuoy - 2nd - Oct/76 with Dave D

RichardMc - Lead - 10/Jul/76 with Ken Salter, Brian Cooper

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Jul/75

Also did Sepulchre that day. Since fallen down.
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 04/Jun/67 with Jim Worthington

Both up and down
USBRIT - Solo - 1957

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Voting
Total votes cast 32
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS0 of 12
easy HVS0 of 12
hard VS7 of 12
VS3 of 12
easy VS2 of 12
hard HS0 of 12
HS0 of 12
easy HS0 of 12
hard 4c0 of 10
4c0 of 10
easy 4c8 of 10
hard 4b1 of 10
4b1 of 10
easy 4b0 of 10
hard 4a0 of 10
4a0 of 10
easy 4a0 of 10
3 Stars3 of 10
2 Stars7 of 10
1 Star0 of 10
0 Stars0 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 118 (5.1%)
Lead63 of 118 (53.4%)
Followed26 of 118 (22.0%)
Toproped3 of 118 (2.5%)
Alt Leads3 of 118 (2.5%)
Unknown17 of 118 (14.4%)

'Climbed'63 of 118 (53.4%)
clean O/S52 of 118 (44.1%)
clean β1 of 118 (0.8%)
clean RP2 of 118 (1.7%)