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Portcullis crack* S 4a

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[Back Forest Sunset, 1 kb]7m. Make awkward moves to gain the obvious hanging flake. Power up this and finish directly.

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS.

Photo: Back Forest Sunset © davidj
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 120 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - TR - 01/Apr/14

HB1 - Solo - 30/Mar/14

gpcomps - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/13

gazzij - Lead - 31/Aug/13

HB1 - Solo - 27/Aug/13

HB1 - Solo - 27/Aug/13

Last two moves are great
DanChad - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Chris Murray

Excellent climb. I think I mis-read the guide and finished by swinging round and going up the lhs of the arÍte, which from the toppo in the bmc guide looks to be the finish of the hvs.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 22/Aug/13 with Dan Chadfield

HB1 - Solo rpt - 14/Jul/13

HB1 - Solo rpt - 14/Jul/13

Jay lead
tomjemmett - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Justin Paul Locke, Carol

HB1 - Solo rpt - 25/Jun/13

terri mc - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Andy Shardlow

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jun/13

Marcus Brewer - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Helen

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13

PeteWilson - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with sam yarwood

HB1 - Solo rpt - 06/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/13

HB1 - Solo rpt - 05/Mar/13

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 17/Feb/13 with Becky E

HB1 - Solo rpt - 18/Nov/12

Milne - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with sarah.

Sarah Brookes - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12

Kev seconded. Got myself in an awkward position at the start and ended up moving quite a way above my gear to get out of it.
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Angela Paul

Hannes B - Solo O/S - 23/Sep/12

charley - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Steve Fletcher

chumleywarner - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Charley Fell

Originally clean on-sight years ago. Found it much harder this time getting pumped placing gear when missing a helpful handhold and lowering to the ground before being encouraged to blast up it. Thanks Paul. A good climb
tom bre - Lead β - 25/Jul/12 with Paul Deane

belaleaderdave - Lead - 07/Jul/12

RichyBOYY - Solo - 05/Jul/12

Very enjoyable.
markblair - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12 with Alison Dixon

Some exciting moves at the grade!
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with Mel Brown, Max Courtney

HB1 - Solo rpt - 21/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

HB1 - Solo rpt - 28/Mar/12

HB1 - Solo rpt - 28/Mar/12

pepperpot - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Ralph Atkinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

HB1 - Solo rpt - 13/Mar/12

HB1 - Solo rpt - 13/Mar/12

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/12 with Tony

Blackgoby - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Kris, Tracey

Marvino - Lead - 22/Apr/11

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

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/11

donkster - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with DaveNW

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/11

SHCS - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 2011

donkster - 2nd rpt - 21/Nov/10 with trigg, ben

ciaran1999 - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/10 with tom, kasha

Josh Maye - 2nd - 09/Oct/10

part.tom - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with armouredego

armouredego - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Tom Parsons

Dale - Solo - Oct/10

jumpingjimminy - TR dog - 05/Sep/10 with Ellie

Mark Hatton - TR O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Ellie

Superb. Similar to The Crack at Castle Naze (VS 4b), in style, quality and difficulty.
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Carmen

Josh Maye - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Josh Maye - 2nd - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

Josh Maye - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/10

georgebe - Lead O/S - 21/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/10

Ky - 2nd O/S - 17/May/10 with Tim

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/10

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Ralph

toasted - 2nd - 21/Mar/10 with Ian Atkins

Had lead this years ago. Felt steep good climbing moves for grade
tom bre - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Paul Deane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10

GF - 2010

It's a short VS!
alan moore - 2010

ozbaker - Lead O/S - 2010

djking1983 - Solo O/S - 29/Nov/09

Bram - Solo - 29/Nov/09

Jo wood - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Mark Hatton

Mark Hatton - TR O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Leanne Rhoden

nice route
cooper leek - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with dawn

SGD - Solo - 06/Sep/09

Dux - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/09 with Andy Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/09

Great little climb-found good gear but a bit awkward to place.Thought it nearer HS 4b.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Bob/Tom

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Dad

gaz_jones - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09

Looked like it was going to be tough, but was very nice, and simple enough when I went for it.
gav - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/09

cj1970 - 2nd O/S - 11/May/09

jk88 - Lead - May/09

Hidden - 2009

donkster - Solo O/S - Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08

martin one - Lead - 14/Jun/08 with Sue

thrutch - Solo - 10/Jun/08

hapymike - Lead - 27/May/08

Terrible...! Frozen fingers, slippy rock, took longer than my only E1
ungracefulathlete - 2nd dog - 08/Apr/08 with Helen

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Alfredo - Lead - Nov/07 with Ben H

Barry D - AltLd - 04/Sep/07 with Chris M

dpmUK - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/07 with Cider Nut

Col Allott - Solo O/S - 24/May/07

FrankW - Lead rpt - 20/May/07 with Laura

pleasant warm up
Alex@home - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with neil

Rampikino - 2nd - 19/Apr/07 with Cat

cem - Solo O/S - 09/Dec/06

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/06

Snowing. Nice final moves.
peas - 2nd O/S - Dec/05 with Chris Ford

Retroman3 - 2nd - 01/Sep/03 with Yan

Hidden - 2003

mark s - Solo - 2003

FrankW - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/00 with Mark L

Iain Thow - Solo - 09/May/95

andrew300169 - 1990

Roget - Solo O/S - 05/Nov/89 with jim

mikej - Solo - 04/Dec/83 with Mike Mason

rogerskews - Solo - Sep/74

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Voting
Total votes cast 46
hard HS0 of 17
HS1 of 17
easy HS3 of 17
hard S2 of 17
S10 of 17
easy S1 of 17
hard HVD0 of 17
HVD0 of 17
easy HVD0 of 17
hard 4b0 of 16
4b0 of 16
easy 4b5 of 16
hard 4a2 of 16
4a9 of 16
easy 4a0 of 16
hard 3c0 of 16
3c0 of 16
easy 3c0 of 16
3 Stars1 of 13
2 Stars5 of 13
1 Star7 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed36 of 120 (30.0%)
Lead41 of 120 (34.2%)
Followed32 of 120 (26.7%)
Toproped4 of 120 (3.3%)
Alt Leads1 of 120 (0.8%)
Unknown6 of 120 (5.0%)

'Climbed'42 of 120 (35.0%)
clean O/S60 of 120 (50.0%)
clean β1 of 120 (0.8%)
clean rpt15 of 120 (12.5%)
dogged2 of 120 (1.7%)