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Middlefell Buttress Right Hand Crack Start (Castration Crack) S

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[Felix seconding 1st pitch, 2 kb]15m. The right hand start to pitch 1 Middlefell Buttress is quite shiny and strenuous.

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This climb is in 335 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Wesley Orvis - Lead - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/14

alex thackway - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Gareth

Led pitch 1 (severe pitch) and pitch 3 (changed into approach shies after the harder pitch).
nikinko - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Dave Cunningham

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/14

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 28/Jun/14 with hannah

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/14

James_Kendal - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Alastair

ajsburns - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with James

Led P1
anth12 - AltLd O/S - 29/May/14 with Matt, Leachy7

jacko120 - AltLd - 29/May/14

samrad - Solo - 02/May/14

Fentonio - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Frazer Burley, Ben Brady

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Chris1234H - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Andrew Harding

Wesley Orvis - Lead - 13/Apr/14

Wesley Orvis - Lead - 13/Apr/14

payne93 - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - TR rpt - 16/Mar/14

samrad - Solo - 11/Mar/14

JanBella - Solo rpt - 10/Mar/14

aerobiee - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/14 with Fiona Thexton

makes a great easy solo! carried on up to harrison stickle, devising a very dangerous route through the easier crag on the left pulling on snow covered ledges in my trainers :) then carried on around Pavey ark and down stickle ghyll for the full mountain day out.. ace
OliBangbala - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/14

A Mountain Journey - 2014

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 17/Dec/13 with Mark Glaister

Bertbee - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/13 with Mike

Had to wait for the others so bagged this quickly. Insanely polished.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Lewis

Teappleby - AltLd - 10/Nov/13 with Sarah Ingram

Hidden - 2nd β - 10/Nov/13

sdixon - 2nd - 10/Nov/13 with Joe Hiley, Josh

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/13

andy28th - Lead - Nov/13

Hidden - 29/Sep/13

xusa - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/13 with John jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/13

Adi Hooper - Solo - 13/Sep/13

Client Day-2 clients 1st time multi pitching.
beds74 - Lead - 09/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13

JanBella - Solo rpt - 18/Jul/13

IanHope - AltLd - 14/Jul/13 with Hannah L, John L

Simnel - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Ian, Hannah L

Phil373 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

magik_bob - Lead - Jul/13

Nice start to the climb. Made it a bit more spicy. Not as easy as it looks. Fantastic setting!!!
Wolfy1987 NEWMC - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13

JanBella - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/13 with sarah

bgreen3761 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Jun/13

Second the Severe start up the crack, lead the rest. Did it in 4 pitches, didn't get to the top as we ran out of time but did an an down to the bottom.
amorousbadger - AltLd O/S - 17/May/13

jimartin - AltLd - 13/May/13 with Matthew Cunningham, Stefan Trebicki

Matthew Cunningham - AltLd - 13/May/13

spadum - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13

jacktomlinson - Solo - 09/Apr/13 with Christina, Leony, Mick, luke harper

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/13

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 04/Mar/13 with Nick

joe hallam - Solo O/S - 21/Feb/13 with andrew senior

aljones91 - 2nd - 19/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Led the first pitch and a half but escaped left as we didn't know if we could get off higher up and it was getting dark. Crack was tricky in walking boots and drizzle...
gsavell - Lead dnf - 29/Dec/12 with Sarah Knight

working
John Kettle - Solo - 08/Nov/12

Simonpeel - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12

TRFrost - Solo rpt - 10/Oct/12 with T. Kimber

Excellent severe start up nice crack - looks deceptively easy at the bottom, provides some good variations to Middlefell. Seconded first pitch, soloed middle two pitches, then continued up final pitch with a short lead. Fun.
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/12 with Libby Straughen, Tom Frost, Tom Kimber

Nice start crack - eases considerably afterwards.
Tomber - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/12 with Libby Straughen, Stuart Hurworth

luke harper - Oct/12 with hazza j, GeorgeWoodward

HarryJeffery - AltLd - Oct/12 with Luke Harper

smarsy_93 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Tom Evans, Nick Bradbury

Hidden - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/12

kasha_gregson - 2nd - 18/Aug/12

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Kasha

dpiddock - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Richard B

pzkeeper - 26/Jul/12 with Richard B, Rob

IanHope - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with KatyHope

kato'sdad - Lead - 22/Jul/12 with Karen Lewis, Jon Lewis

dakidunn - AltLd - 22/Jul/12 with Tim Davies

katyhope - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with IanHope

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/12

First outing with Bill and it's raining. It made the first pitch a lot more exciting.
Simon2005 - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/12 with Bill p

powellj69 - AltLd - 30/Jun/12 with Andy Powell

Big boots and lashing rain. Hardest Severe Lead ever. Didn't finish Middlefell Buttress as river running down route!
Andy Syme - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/12 with Alistair Glasson, Dom Kirkman

nmwr - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Abi Pascoe

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/12

sce8 - 09/Jun/12 with Helen Savage

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/12

guy757 - 05/Jun/12

Jonpass - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/12

rangadan - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

jacko120 - AltLd - 25/May/12

In boots
foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 16/May/12 with Dave Couling

Nice S start.
david221088 - AltLd - 16/May/12 with Stu

sgcpurye - 2nd O/S - 13/May/12

Goose4 - Solo O/S - 12/May/12 with Ryan McGlen

le_grimpeur - AltLd - 12/May/12 with Stuart, Barbara

GeorgeWoodward - Lead - 12/May/12

dakidunn - AltLd - 06/May/12

Simnel - AltLd - 06/May/12 with katyhope, Ian, Mark, Tony S

IanHope - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with KatyHope

katyhope - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with IanHope

katyhope - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Mark Dunn, John L, IanHope, Tony Shorter

did both starts
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 05/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/12

alanrsv - 2nd - 11/Apr/12 with Josh Hall

djprepie - AltLd - 06/Apr/12 with Ben

Tricky little number.
PaulHermes - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Tibor

a windy windy day
JanBella - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Marek

bieganowski - 2nd - 06/Mar/12 with jan bella

Sun with some snow showers
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 03/Mar/12 with Judith Neaves

luke harper - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/12

wupert - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12

Antony Mottershead - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Andy Kemp

Callum Anderson - 2012

mwat - 2012

Very very very wet. And windy...oh the wind. Good day.
gb05 - AltLd rpt - 26/Nov/11 with Amy Bench, Carl Ellis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11

mcglenr25 - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11 with Francis Charlesworth

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Oct/11

3kidsandanorton - AltLd - 18/Sep/11 with Nick L

matty123 - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with fish

moved together after the first pitch
mfisher - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Matthew Breakell

gb05 - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/11 with Ian Brading

IanVB - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Gareth Brading

joeydurkin - Lead - 06/Aug/11 with Graham K

AmandaJG - TR - Aug/11

Crazy led first pitch, I led the rest as one.
Mr Fuller - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Crazy Tom, Dave Williamson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11

tomhull - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/11 with hollie beaumont

M.P L.P Trad S
OERees - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/11

Charlie Edwards - 2nd - 28/May/11 with Grant Fulton

I lead the first pitch, Niomi strung all the middle pitches together, and I led the last pitch.
carlc75 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11 with Niomi Havercroft

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/11

gb05 - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Zoe Taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11

fulton333 - Lead - 28/May/11 with Charlie Edwards

hazel's first ever outdoor route, more logical and aesthetic start
r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Hazel Parsons

Eike - Lead - 29/Apr/11 with Colin McLean

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/11

tom_holdsworth - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Owen Larsen

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/11

Matt led 1st pitch, nice variation on the start. Matt and Dean alt. leads. Good effort. Jims 2nd ever climb did really well( a little shocked at the abseil finish!!) remember to take sum tat for the abseil( or use whats been put up previously)to save the tree. Brilliant day out.
wishicud climbHVS - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Jimbo, Dean d pipe, Matt d batty

LakesWinter - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Mr Harvey

Patrick803 - Lead - 04/Mar/11 with Fraz

lukerockwalker - Mar/11 with Ed Luke

alan1234 - Lead O/S - Feb/11

Top roped the route, was very slippy and took a while to get used to in my Nepals. Shot up it the 2nd time.
Guyinsas - TR O/S - 09/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

David Smith - 2011

Paul Boggis - Lead - 2011

Approach to Gimmer. Howard lead the first pitch, avoiding the original start as his pack was in the way. I lead the second (an early lead for me). Howard lead the third pitch, and I think we scrambled after that.
markhammonds - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Howard Jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/10

Led first pitch again. Seemed harder than first time years ago.
Ann S - AltLd - 09/Oct/10 with Craig Quirk

lovely, first multi pitch
muwasi - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/10 with tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/10

tim123487 - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/10 with murray weatherly sinclair

15M S
Eunan - TR O/S - 17/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/10

alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

Mark Stewart - TR - 17/Aug/10

nich0las - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Catriona C, James S

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/10

Wayne A - Lead - 11/Aug/10

Hidden - 07/Aug/10

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Richard Vaughan

sausage - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Duncan Ferguson, Nick Irlam

Duncan Ferguson - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/10 with sausage

Adrianw - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Sarah Hawker, Steve Edmondson, Leslie Humphreys

sarah hawker - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Les (Lancaster), Steve (Kendal), Adrian W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10

fulton333 - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Sam Cooper

sam2590 - Lead - 24/Jul/10 with Grant Fulton

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/10

kylebradshaw - Solo O/S - 30/May/10

Captain Solo - Solo - 06/May/10

speedbird104 - Lead - 30/Apr/10 with Josh Pilkington

mark stansfield - AltLd - 18/Apr/10

Phil West - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with mark stansfield

pyro2312 - 2nd dog - 10/Apr/10

Did as a 3 lead all pitches. Polished, good easy gear, first pitch was fun, stunning weather.
DaveWarren - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Rich Hill

malc - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Nick

spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Matt Box

Nice sustained severe with good gear
sk8world19 - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/10

cjbaker - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Harry Wright

Olli-C - 2nd - 06/Mar/10 with Moritz

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/10

AndyT1151 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/10

Andrew_ing - Lead - 22/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Lead 1st and 3rd pitch
adamjc13 - AltLd rpt - 2010

bazpearson - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/09 with ash harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/09

MartinN - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09

Used shunt
dazbarker - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/09

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/09

kylieo - 2nd - 24/Jun/09 with Phil

PhilR - AltLd - 24/Jun/09 with Kylie

jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Jamie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09

VD, 75m, with Owain Jones
HansUDes - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/09

Claireee - 31/May/09 with Ed_Bailey

joncurry - AltLd - 31/May/09 with Skinner

LardClimber - 24/May/09 with Nic Dynes

Then trotted on to the top!
Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Nats

Hidden - 02/May/09

tom rookes - Lead - 27/Apr/09 with nick stewart

monkey1 - Lead - 21/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/09

pissed down, done in walking boots slippy!!!!!!
ritid - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/09 with martin race

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

CKegan - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with neil

Lead pitches 2 & 4
isi_o - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Adam Thickett, Alex Roddie

Did the shiny crack start (led, easier than I had expected), then alt led the rest of the route. A nice sunny day of climbing!
Only a hill - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/09 with Isi Oakley and Adam

Lead the first pitch as the heavens opened and made the polish even worse, then decided to back off! Not a particularly pleasant experience. Especially sitting huddled up at the first belay getting lashed by the wind and rain. Good hot chocolate at the puib at the bottom though
HuwT - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Petr Klus

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Josh Daymond

Hidden - 28/Feb/09

beaumap - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/08

lead first and second pitch, jack lead third pitch and I soloed up removing the gear before he set up belay.
robert10507 - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/08 with jack bray

Repeated again after many years - Ogwen rescue team practicing on the climb proved interesting
DGY - Lead - 13/Sep/08 with Mark, Paul,

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Antony Harrison

Bailed because it was getting dark and we just couldn't be arsed.
Andy S - Lead dnf - 03/Aug/08 with Laura

Hidden - TR - 03/Aug/08

4b - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with adam

Hidden - 20/Jul/08

Led all 4 pitches. Severe alternative start. Severe in polish if not in grade!
eldre070 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Maurice

Karl Cookson - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/08 with Simon Johnston

gingerkate - 2nd O/S - 27/May/08 with M

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

williamsf1 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/08 with Adam Griffin

RedFox - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with Maria

andy jennings - AltLd O/S - May/08

Hidden - Lead - May/08

john_boy_scottie1985 - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/08 with Jack Bray

le_grimpeur - Lead - 16/Apr/08 with Kate

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/08

Emma JC - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/08 with Craig Kitching

oliverthomp - AltLd - 22/Feb/08 with Craig kitching

jh5638 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

1st pitch john, 2nd me, final by john
jak_005 - AltLd O/S - 2008 with john scott

Hidden - 2008

BRYLOWE - AltLd O/S - 2008

nickcj - 2008

first pitch only, it was so cold that we gave up
Tony Little - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/07 with Claire

Just did the first pitch.
cliffy - Lead - Dec/07 with Darren Cook

vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Charlie Caunt

Hidden - Lead - 04/Nov/07

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Nov/07

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - Oct/07

My first ever outdoor route... led :-) I have a feeling my first piece of gear was a hex in the initial crack that fell out as I topped out! Not much to it after the first crack.
andybuckley - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Hilary Macmillan

Running belay, led Right Hand Crack Start.
Goody - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Conan Harrod

lazybones - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/07 with Helen Sanders

Theeni - AltLd - 30/Aug/07 with Matt Kemp

Rawstron1 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/07 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/07

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/07 with Bob/Tom

Miles87 - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/07

MG50 - 2nd O/S - Jun/07

We did the hard start because it's easier than the easy start.
Howard J - Lead rpt - 05/May/07 with Mark Hammonds

Protheroe - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Dave C

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/07

Led first RH crack pitch
tiga271 - AltLd - May/07 with Dave

le_grimpeur - AltLd - 17/Apr/07 with Dad

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - Mar/07

Lead the first pitch, followed on the second and then the weather closed in
Eddie1234 - AltLd dnf - Mar/07 with Ryan Smith

Hidden - 2007

petegunn - AltLd - 2007

bigbenb - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Nov/06

dave o - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/06 with Julia H

simonfife - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Andy Bruce

simonfife - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Andy Bruce

HannyHancock - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Steve

simon kimber - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/05

tom_holdsworth - 2nd - 19/Feb/05 with Mike Kennedy

tomhull - Solo O/S - 2005 with dave thornley

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/04

Dan 85 - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/04 with Alexander

Andy Barwell - Lead - Feb/04

Wayne S - 2004

runwildjohn - 2nd - 27/Aug/03 with Roger Pleasant, Alice Horton

adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/01 with Myerscough

Hidden - Lead - Nov/00

Juicy start up the initial crack.
Ann S - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/00 with Bill Harrison

alpinismo.uk - Lead - 2000

mikej - AltLd - 24/Apr/98 with Bill Turner

five - Lead O/S - Feb/98

rocktigger - AltLd O/S - Apr/97 with Clare

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/93

As part of High Impact Training course
Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - Jun/92

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/92 with Chris

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/92 with Peter Horton

Hidden - Solo - 1992

Raggar - 1992 with julian l

Yourlead - Lead - Aug/89 with Philip Harnden

Chris the Tall - Lead - Jun/88 with Nick Woad

With Bog and sac. 1987?
Gary Coggon - Solo - 1987 with Bog

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 19/May/85 with Zsybshek Kotowicz

Hammy - Lead - 06/Jun/84 with Pete Smith

99bolivar - 1984

Hidden - 1983

ewar woowar - 1982

johnkeith - AltLd - 1982

Hammy - Lead - 07/Apr/78 with Jonathan Stacey

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/77 with Dave Crookes

Hidden - 1975

John Stenhouse - Lead - Sep/74 with Iain Scade

mikej - Lead - 18/Sep/71 with E

Peter Main - Lead - 16/Aug/71 with Stew Webb

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Total votes cast 52
hard HS0 of 26
HS1 of 26
easy HS6 of 26
hard S1 of 26
S18 of 26
easy S0 of 26
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Style of ascent

Soloed24 of 335 (7.2%)
Lead126 of 335 (37.6%)
Followed43 of 335 (12.8%)
Toproped7 of 335 (2.1%)
Alt Leads100 of 335 (29.9%)
Unknown35 of 335 (10.4%)

'Climbed'157 of 335 (46.9%)
clean O/S154 of 335 (46.0%)
clean β3 of 335 (0.9%)
clean rpt15 of 335 (4.5%)
dogged1 of 335 (0.3%)
dnf5 of 335 (1.5%)