Angus > Glen Clova - Red Craigs area >
 
Central Crack*** HS

Adjacent Climbs
<< Flake Route
 
Lemmings >>
[Nikolay on the bottom section before Central Crack, 1 kb]45m. Climb thin corner crack running straight up the face right of Flake route. "Superb" ...Worthy of the stars. Sustained HS for much of the first 2/3s of the route... (Mike)

Ticklists: Ultimate Scottish Rock, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK..

Photo: Nikolay on the bottom section before Central Crack © OwenF
View all 6 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 256 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Brilliant climbing, well protected
MrRiley - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Debbie Lee

skirton - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Donald Slater

fall-line - 2nd - 11/Jul/14 with Sarah Kirton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14

mav - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/14 with JS

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/14

Led this from the base of the crag. Excellent long pitch close to 50m if done from the bottom. Good HS climbing with loads of gear.
QuicNic - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

LiamJC - 2nd O/S - 29/May/14 with Marcus Mclernon

fireloveswater - Lead O/S - 29/May/14 with Liam Christie

oliverk - 2nd - 24/May/14 with Zoe

JonnoP - 2nd - 24/May/14 with Zoe S

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/14

oliverk - Lead rpt - 03/May/14 with Emily

Scott Fong UK - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Mairet Fong

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/14

mcstanton - Lead - Apr/14

kagreen - 2014

gateaublaster - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Dad

adw07 - 2nd - 12/Oct/13 with Scott Becker

scottbecker - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Andrew Warren

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Jeanie

sergio46 - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Tim Clark

mhamiltonj - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Joseph, Ian Howie

RocKalina - Lead - 31/Aug/13 with Andyclimb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

AMJ098 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Fran coles

SUColdo - Lead - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/13

Plenty of good climbing in this one.
niallk - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Pam

danimal88 - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with charlie

Mark Bull - 23/Jul/13 with Mike

noemie5438 - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Anna, Amy Goodill

Really nice
yehti - Lead - 17/Jul/13 with Susan Young

girlymonkey - 2nd - 17/Jul/13 with Tom Young

punj - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with Lewis mckenzie

Excellent if at times unobvious
pebblespanker - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Mark Powell

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/13

ephraim - 2nd β - 17/Jun/13 with Dave B.

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

hepy - Lead - 07/Jun/13

michael83 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Stuart Kennedy

stefelafel - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

scatface - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with pepette

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

malone - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Ryan Gil, Andrew Appleby

olekemi - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with John C

jfmchivall - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Ole Kemi

mrbird - Lead - 25/May/13

Tobes - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with mejules

Yourlead - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/12

girlymonkey - 2nd - 05/Oct/12 with David Reeve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/12

JonnyCrimper - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with sarah, Ben

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/12

Ross L - AltLd - 15/Sep/12 with Keith M

Gadameer - 2nd - 04/Sep/12

david0811 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Cat, debbie, Will, Dave Riley

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/12

Very nice with some tricky moves
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Mike

Nice sustained route.
Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Fiona

adw07 - Lead - 26/Jun/12 with FIndlay

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/12

Graciosly allowed McG the lead after his failure on Parapet Route Direct Start! Lovely route, will be back to lead it.
McKenna - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Brian McG

smollett - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with jurga

Jurga - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

daWalt - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Lisa

R0bbie - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with James Franklin

franksnb - 2nd - 06/May/12

stewart100 - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Nikki

b-mouse - May/12

stuartmunn - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/12 with Rachel Bennet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12

oliverk - Lead - 10/Mar/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

Hidden - 2012

lisafer - 2012 with Walter

Hidden - 2012

aalper - 2nd - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - 19/Nov/11

gjt - 2nd - 19/Nov/11 with Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Tom Davy - Lead - 08/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 08/Oct/11

Rickrick - 08/Oct/11

Chris wilson - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Paul

DundeeDave - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/11 with Ewan Gourlay

First HS and really enjoyed it. Thanks Nikolay!
OwenF - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Nikolay

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/11

girlymonkey - Lead - 24/Aug/11 with Tim Hamlet

Stephi - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Alper

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11

Blownie - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Steve Wallace

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/11

Brilliant!
whistler - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11

joeydurkin - Lead - 04/Jul/11 with Jockey

gforce - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Rory OHM, Emma

Wojttek - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/11 with Ilona

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11

abbeywall - Lead - 05/Jun/11 with K

Excellent. Great lead by Amelia.
bnewman - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11 with Amelia

Ross L - 2nd - 27/May/11 with Duncan, Patrick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/11

Hidden - 15/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/11

jess - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/11 with martin

gforce - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Emma

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

keith hal - 2nd - 31/Oct/10 with Peter Berwick

A quality pitch, continuous interest and always with good gear.
daWalt - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with TC

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Oct/10

Pete23 - Lead - Oct/10 with Keith Haldane

Classic stuff. Sustained climbing but never harder than 4b. Great variety of moves, with plenty of bridging opportunities and more gear than enough. This route is only 28m in length, not as advertised.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 31/Aug/10 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/10

Brilliant route
Andy Chubb - 2nd - 13/Aug/10 with Guy Hustinx

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10

david reeve - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Cacyn - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Tom Bain

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/10

BallsOfSteel - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/10

mshorter - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/10

Great wee route for the grade
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

rockrat - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Jemma Race

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

jess - Lead O/S - 29/May/10 with martin

Elsier - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Jo

amy - Lead - 22/May/10 with Dave Farnell

Doby - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Elsie

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Mike Hatherly - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Douglas MacGraw

franksnb - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/09

t_stork - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Steve Walls

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/09

Great climb
oliverk - Lead - 20/Sep/09

Simon Osborne - Lead - 12/Sep/09

Julie Black - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Rachel Dilley

Hidden - 10/Aug/09

thebat - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Ontour

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/09

stuartmunn - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Chris Barnett

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09

Great route, one of my favourites. Always a bit of gear if you want one. None of the moves are really difficult but just had to think it through at times. Brilliant.
telemarker - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Clare Houlker

Jandors - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Alan Welsh

cat22 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Mike

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Warren

its a good one
adw07 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Neil Mackenzie

Abseiled down it as quickest descent, so lost on sight :-( Awesome route though.
isi_o - Lead β - 02/Jul/09 with Alex Roddie & Jamie Bankhead

Found very hard on second (was having a bad day).
Only a hill - 2nd - 02/Jul/09 with Isi Oakley and Jamie Bankhead

Sandy Simpson - AltLd - 31/May/09 with brian duthie

Mike H - Lead - 26/May/09 with Jamie Smith

nice sunny day with outdoor ed, good route with sustained climbing, pretty hard for me
Badam - 2nd O/S - 14/May/09 with John Jackson

ellis1 - Lead rpt - 03/May/09 with heidi

dangates - AltLd O/S - May/09 with Kirsty Maguire/ Pamela Millar

iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Sam Wood

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/09

Drapes - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Rosie Goolden

Julie Black - Lead O/S - 2009 with Marriane

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

dav_713 - AltLd - 2009 with Glenda, John Wall, Gil Von Gavel

R0bbie - 2nd - 15/Nov/08 with Fin

Paulww - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Chris wilson

Chris wilson - 2nd - 18/Oct/08 with Paul

Sim_Sim - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Ian Jones

morsy - 12/Oct/08 with gerhard mors

Absolutely fabulous. One of the best single pitch routes of it's grade (Mild VS)
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Mikael Simmonsen (Swe)

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Colm

Hidden - 28/Sep/08

mike_r_c - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with kdlauder

kdlauder - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Mike C

burto - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with jonny and theresa

joe larner - Lead - 21/Sep/08

jonskippy - 2nd β - 06/Sep/08 with Old Man Pete

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/08

Chris wilson - Lead - 30/Aug/08 with Sonya

SeanB - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Tim

beegsyboy - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/08 with Sean

s kennedy - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/08 with shelley barbour

Neilm18 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/08 with Stuart Kennedy

Smeggles - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08 with Stu and Neil

s kennedy - 2nd - 16/Jul/08 with neil and meg

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/08

Excellent
dangates - Lead - 12/Jun/08 with Lisa Kamphausen

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

oor wullie - Lead - May/08 with Risto kalampa

TrollJester - Lead O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Chris wilson - 2nd - 03/Nov/07 with John F

beegsyboy - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/07 with Sandy + Andy

andymoin - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/07 with sandy, Tim Cross

francois - 2nd - 01/Sep/07 with Gunnar

Clean on-sight lead. Wonderful climb!
rusty_nails - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/07 with Ellis Lawrence

ellis1 - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/07 with rusty_nails

Judd_IV - 2nd - 04/Aug/07 with Derek

gordon henderson - 2nd - Aug/07 with Chris

crisaitken - Lead - Aug/07 with gordonhend

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/07

Had to do as 2 pitches since forgot to take enough gear. Was going to carry on and lead second half as well, but nowhere sensible to belay, so built a fully hanging one, after which I realised it would be a total nightmare getting Flicka onto that and me leading the rest, so she led the top bit.
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/07 with Lizzie (Flicka)

ellis1 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/06 with Phil Hudson

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with joe and lou

andyinglis - 2nd - Jun/06 with Matthew B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

frecro - 2nd - 2006 with malcolm h-s

Chris L Hill - 2nd O/S - Dec/05 with Stuart Shaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/05

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2005

Yourlead - 2nd - 23/Oct/04 with Graham Penny

RAK - Lead - 12/May/04 with Henning W.

richardlong78 - 01/May/04 with Pete Welsh

Hidden - Apr/04

Yourlead - Lead - 29/Sep/02 with Garry Cohen

barney_edin - Lead - Jun/02

dave o - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/02 with chris lawton

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 2002 with Flexibility Boy, Mrs Weasel

Yourlead - 2nd - 03/Nov/01 with Graham Penny

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/01

Jamie B - Lead - Jul/01 with Robin Bankhead

brianrunner - 2001

Yourlead - 2nd - 10/Jun/00 with Raymond Simpson

graeme gatherer - 2000

alan moore - Solo - 2000

Yourlead - 2nd - 28/Aug/99 with Graham Penny

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Howard

Yourlead - 2nd - 20/Apr/97 with Brian

Iain Thow - 2nd - 18/Jul/95 with Phil Green

auld al - Lead O/S - May/95

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/94 with DR

Stuart S - Lead O/S - 01/May/94 with Pauline Grewar

Yourlead - Lead - 25/Jul/93 with Gillian Lyall

mark-abz - Solo - Sep/92

Yourlead - 2nd - 24/Jun/91 with Alex Runciman

Yourlead - Lead - 30/May/91 with Doug Rennie

Yourlead - Lead - 27/Jun/90 with Jim Drysdale, Jim Hamilton

Yourlead - Lead - 20/Jun/90 with Jim Hamilton

Yourlead - 2nd - 01/Apr/90 with Graham Penny

johnkeith - 1985

amcleish - 1984

amcleish - 1984

don.husband - 1960

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
erbridger, CMCM, gateaublaster, Barney_GT, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Hyperopic, stvnhp, madeleine, brucestevenson916, crombie, smallpaul1980, Dustin, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 122
hard VS0 of 63
VS0 of 63
easy VS6 of 63
hard HS39 of 63
HS16 of 63
easy HS1 of 63
hard S1 of 63
S0 of 63
easy S0 of 63
3 Stars48 of 59
2 Stars10 of 59
1 Star1 of 59
0 Stars0 of 59
Bag of .....0 of 59
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 256 (2.0%)
Lead126 of 256 (49.2%)
Followed92 of 256 (35.9%)
Alt Leads10 of 256 (3.9%)
Unknown23 of 256 (9.0%)

'Climbed'123 of 256 (48.0%)
clean O/S112 of 256 (43.8%)
clean β3 of 256 (1.2%)
clean rpt18 of 256 (7.0%)