Downes' Crack* VS 5a
11m.

Rockfax Description
Layback the thinning flake rapidly with hard moves to reach the ledge. An easier crack completes the route. © ROCKFAX


Geof Sutton, A. J. Maxfield 1957

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

John Higgs - Solo dnf - 03/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead G/U - 25/May/15

Very butch!
Wayne S - Lead O/S - 21/May/15 with Richard W

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/May/15

ColdAndWet - Lead - 22/Apr/15 with Glyn Carter

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/15

a little gem
Ian Broome - Sent O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Laika

Hidden - Solo O/S - Nov/14

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/14

OliverRoss - 2nd dog - 23/Jun/14 with Craig Osborne

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/14

Andy Hardy - 15/Apr/14

Not too bad once you get on with it.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13

some good thuggy laybacking, definitely worth a star or two. The topout is quite steep shrub pulling though.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with SecretSquirrel, James Rowe

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Aug/12

Haydn Jones - Solo O/S - 23/May/12 with tonanf

Hidden - Solo β - 07/May/12

belay bunny turned bad - Sent O/S - 07/May/12 with loundsy

nickwhimster - Sent O/S - 06/May/12

funny
masonwoods101 - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/12 with danjimwill

danjimwill - Solo - 20/Mar/12 with masonwoods101

nathanlee - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Steve Ramsden

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Nathan

harold walmsley - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Colin Struthers

Seconded and still found this strenuous work but a fantastic line.
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Howie

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Nov/11

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11

very simple laybacking so soloed it a nice little hidden gem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usZH-0OPuos
sean0409 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with dad, mark

lovely lay-backs, but quite a hard move getting onto the ledge (not using the tree). Felt tough for VS.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11 with james pcc

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/May/11

markhilton - Lead O/S - 27/May/11

Slightly harrowing getting onto the ledge using the tree!
Joe Costello - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Matt

Slightly scary getting onto the ledge!
mattwyles1 - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/11

Not a good warm-up
Anthony Dixon - Lead dog - 27/Mar/11 with Ben

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Brown - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Solo

Beautiful. VS 4c in BMC guide.
Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Tom Lyons

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jan/11

cymjt - 2011

Very taxing, had to rest just before the tree.
BennoC - Lead dog - 24/Jul/10 with Paul Justin

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Brad Cowley, Bill Lawrence

braders94 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Billy Lawrence, James Oakes

ollie_e - 2010

mattyork2 - 2nd - 27/Sep/09 with Johnny Richard

Pilch - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Graham

Circus - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Scaffolder Dave

nai - Lead - 2006 with Tim

tlr - 2nd - 2006 with Pom

Roget - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/98

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/93

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1980

JEP - 1980

JEP - 1980

Dave Musgrove - 17/Sep/79

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/77

Hidden - 01/Aug/76

mikej - Lead - 14/Jun/69 with Mike Browne

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Voting
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