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Downes' Crack** VS 5a

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11m. 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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This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

999thAndy - 15/Apr/14

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

Needed fresh arms, not for the last climb of the day. Glad the cam held.
emmit21 - Lead dnf - 02/Aug/12 with Tosh

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

Seriously hard work!
JohnHutch - 2nd - 25/Nov/11 with MG

Brannock - 2nd 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

Hidden - 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

slacky - Lead - 22/Jan/11 with Andes, Nick Taylor

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

thedoctorisin - 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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, Steve Waters, Mynydd, Imosavageking, gavjwp, DerwentDiluted, jeffsheard, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 43
hard HVS0 of 15
HVS0 of 15
easy HVS1 of 15
hard VS7 of 15
VS4 of 15
easy VS3 of 15
hard HS0 of 15
HS0 of 15
easy HS0 of 15
hard 5b0 of 14
5b0 of 14
easy 5b0 of 14
hard 5a1 of 14
5a7 of 14
easy 5a1 of 14
hard 4c5 of 14
4c0 of 14
easy 4c0 of 14
3 Stars2 of 14
2 Stars4 of 14
1 Star7 of 14
0 Stars1 of 14
Bag of .....0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed15 of 45 (33.3%)
Lead15 of 45 (33.3%)
Followed7 of 45 (15.6%)
Bouldered2 of 45 (4.4%)
Unknown6 of 45 (13.3%)

'Climbed'15 of 45 (33.3%)
clean O/S26 of 45 (57.8%)
clean β1 of 45 (2.2%)
dogged2 of 45 (4.4%)
dnf1 of 45 (2.2%)