The Cragmeister** 6b
[Bill Gregory on the 1st ascent of The Cragmeister, 2 kb]16m. 14th route. Almost dead centre of main quarry face. Blocky, easy start leads to a perfect fat finger crack. 7 bolts to a lower off
Bill Gregory 24/Mar/2008

Photo: Bill Gregory on the 1st ascent of The Cragmeister © Paul Bowen
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This climb is in 150 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14

Brilliant finger crack. So much fun!
s0458892 - 27/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14

Only a couple of jams required, solid, a good route
mattgrange - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14

some classic jamming
hankyc - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Jul/14

Gareth T - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/14 with Ian Goude

afrosam - Lead - 15/Jul/14 with Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Sam Robinson

afrosam - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with DaveX

Great fun, did this as the 13th route of the day so probably felt tougher than it was but really good.
DaveX - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Afrosam

one rest
matjam - Lead dog - 03/Jul/14

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Kirsty Kerr

matt.woodfield - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/14

Once to practice 'the project'. Another time, in loose trainers, in the pouring rain, retrieving quickdraws, somehow climbed the thing!
Jon_Warner - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Jenni

tskelhon - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Jenni Stephens, Charlotte, Bez, John_Warner

Neil - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

hand slipped out of the wet finger crack!
dean79 - Lead dog - 26/May/14

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Nick

To put quick draws into Strawberry Jam.
Giles Davis - Lead rpt - 17/May/14 with Rob & Sara, Anita Davis

Dogged first go to work the moves and check which holds were wet.
Giles Davis - Lead dog - 03/May/14 with Rob & Sara, Anita Davis

You don't need to use the finger jams but it's more satisfying if you do :-) Nice Route.
Giles Davis - Lead RP - 03/May/14 with Rob & Sara, Anita Davis

Hidden - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/14

Got the draws in. Found the crux hard. Got the finger jams right. Hopefully it'll only take one more session to bag.
mattrm - Lead dnf - 18/Apr/14 with Nathan Williams

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Apr/14

Found tough for the grade although made harder by an isolated wet pocket and my poor finger jamming technique! Actually good overall.
Nick Sherring - Lead dog - 16/Mar/14 with Javier, Paul Borland

slugger5uk - Lead dog - 16/Mar/14

HannahC - TR dnf - 16/Mar/14 with Jo Smith

steve L - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Imogen, Joshua Lewis

vickydavies - Lead dog - 13/Mar/14 with Jim Tovey

Did it a few years ago too.
J1_TOV - Lead β - 13/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Mar/14

riff156 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Hannah Carter, Jo Smith

Definitely can't claim a clean ascent!
alastairbegley - Lead dog - 08/Mar/14

Slick - TR - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13

Nix33 - Sep/13

simo - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - Aug/13

almost fell on a few moves but got it.really good route
saraguti - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with rick sewards

Tried some finger jamming in the crack, but couldn't make them stick. So laybacked instead.
mattrm - TR dog - 24/Jul/13 with Gareth

Gareth T - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/13

Tim M - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/13 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with cheesesarnie

Cool! Laybacking on sandstone!
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 08/Jun/13 with Jenni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

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

Robheirene - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

bluesharper - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

monsteratt - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/13 with Philippa

Billg - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/13 with Paul Bowen

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Nick Smith

Gibbo - Lead - 17/Feb/13 with Pete Milner, Ollie Keynes

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/13 with paul

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/13 with Guy Percival

justaddpowder - Lead - 2013

Carl Watkins - Lead O/S - 2013

Hard - but just scraped it. Needed beta. A long reach helps - a v good route!
Phil Murray - Lead β - 15/Sep/12 with Liz

Viks - 08/Sep/12

Pleased to get clean at last.
climbojimbo - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 20/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Aug/12

slipped out of a finger lock near the top
Jim Brooke - Lead dog - 14/Aug/12 with Rich

nickwhimster - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/12

'Warmed up" on this, over reached and fell near the top with solid forearms! Great route
Days on Rock - TR dog - 24/Jul/12 with Dan, Simon

nickwhimster - Lead dog - 30/May/12 with monsteratt

Better technique this time
monsteratt - Lead rpt - 30/May/12 with Nick Whimster

gingernick - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Dan the Man, Daryl

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/May/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/May/12

Finally clean
Gareth T - Lead rpt - 23/May/12 with Ian Goude

Only one rest this time
Gareth T - Lead dog - 20/May/12 with James Mcmunn

Mmm finger crack. Done in terrible style trying to do too quickly
monsteratt - Lead rpt - 20/May/12 with Will Kilner

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 17/May/12 with Leo

Phoebus - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Great climb, wetness did not help
Gareth T - Lead dog - 06/May/12 with Rus

SamStokes - Lead β - 30/Mar/12 with Ben Matthews

Climbed as a Trad lead, probably about E1 5c. Great protection but run out at the top.
davesimpson - Lead - 2012 with rob turner

tommytom - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

chrispymocha - TR dog - 28/Aug/11 with Chris, Rob

philmcf - Lead - Aug/11

JoshuaLewis - Lead RP - 10/Jul/11 with James Taylor, Neil Murphy

Swamp murphy - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Yosh89

Got past first finger jam ok. Bit of a stopper move on the 2nd side pull at 1 bolt to go. Flippin sweet route tho!
Fatboy1000 - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/11 with Ceri

Rock Lizard - Lead - Jul/11

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with B.Brewer

monsteratt - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/11 with John Munro

monsteratt - Lead rpt - 15/May/11 with Andrew Abraham

Nicola - Lead rpt - 03/May/11 with Piers

Tim W - Lead rpt - 02/May/11 with Wangy

jon clayton - Lead - 21/Apr/11 with rob jones

Nicola - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Marc

AmyR - Lead dog - 06/Mar/11 with Charles Romijn

nutcracker - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with Tim

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Liv Pearson

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Sep/10

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

bluesharper - Lead RP - 23/Jul/10 with Agusia

jon clayton - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10

Glyn - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Amy

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Ben Sutton

cornishben - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Gareth Pratt

bbrowne - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Kelly Atkin

disposition62 - Lead RP - Jun/10

James_86 - Lead - 15/May/10 with Jacob

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Feb/10

wilchivs - Lead dog - 20/Feb/10 with Ella Chinnery

stu1981 - Lead - Feb/10

Hidden - Lead - Feb/10

brynteg - 2010

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Aug/09

Herron - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Shane Underwood

right hand in first crack
hash - Lead RP - 30/May/09 with Janette

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/May/09

Hidden - Lead β - 30/May/09

chrisg90 - 25/Apr/09 with Alan Rosier

chrisg90 - 25/Apr/09 with Alan Rosier

Billg - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/09 with Paul Bowen

Rock Lizard - Lead - Apr/09

irish paul - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Sarah Joyce

Brucifer - Lead dog - Apr/09 with Piers

Hidden - TR dog - 2009

chrisg90 - 2nd - 2009 with Alan Rosier

Nicobains - 2009 with Bertie Jones

Brucifer - Lead dog - 2009 with Chris Gilbert

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2009 with Jake Day, Rosea, Ed Heslam

mikeshewring - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08

dave657 - TR dog - 24/Jun/08

gejones - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Sean

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jun/08

Lead it in very wet conditions: it took me 20 mins:-)
Iskander - Lead O/S - 27/May/08 with Luis Herraez

Some nice moves
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Mark, Clare

Hidden - 2nd RP - May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/08

DafSWMC - Lead dog - 16/Apr/08 with Hash/Christian

hash - TR dog - 16/Apr/08 with DafSWMC

Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with John James

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/08

First Ascent
Billg - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Paul Bowen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

deano - Lead - 2008

monsteratt - 2008 with Ben Hills

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