Broomstick** VS 5a
[Dylan above Broomstick (VS) Witches'  Quarry , 2 kb]9m. The jamming crack on the far left leads to a tricky finish. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Dylan above Broomstick (VS) Witches' Quarry © kenny9601
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This climb is in 168 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Had to rest before the last move, pumped.
wilsonthewarrior - Lead dog - 30/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Sep/14

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14 with mcb

hobnobs - TR dog - 22/Jul/14 with Chris Greenhaulgh

wiiigan - TR O/S - 21/Jul/14

Hidden - TR - 21/Jul/14

ChrisGreen - TR rpt - 21/Jul/14 with Ann S

Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Jul/14 with Joe Boyd

Nice climb, 5a move is towards the end of the climb, good fun.
elskorupa - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Jill Brumby

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Gill Brumby

martintom - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Sarah Keast

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/14

sarahjk - 2nd - Jul/14 with martintom

Fell off top move...cam popped....landed 1m from deck. Lowered down on gear then lead without incident loading top section with gear this time
chris74 - Lead RP - 13/May/14 with Donald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/14 with Keith Roberts

metcalfe1990 - Lead O/S - 2014

thelps - 2nd O/S - 2014

My second lead climb and I bottled on the last moves getting over the bulge!
Christopher Hunter - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/13 with Tim Francis

rob.grafton - AltLd - 16/Aug/13 with Andy Kitchen, Ben

Screwed the last move. Arms tired after over protecting, and the last climb of the night. Great route. Looking forward to completing next outing to Witches
FarmerFred - Lead dnf - 13/Aug/13 with Vikki Haydock

Unknownbiker - Lead - 13/Aug/13 with CMC

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/13

maria85 - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/13 with graham, Jules

Ann S - 2nd - 01/Jul/13 with Chris Greenhalgh

ChrisGreen - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/13 with Ann S

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/13

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/13

Josh Hoyle - Lead dnf - 27/May/13

MattyOsh - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13

bgreen3761 - Solo O/S - 27/May/13

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 21/May/13 with Maria

maria85 - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with Rachel

GPN - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Annette

net - 2nd - 19/May/13 with George

Ste_b1978 - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Danny

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead - May/13

Felt good. Felt i could have lead
damob123 - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/13

chrisbeano - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with andy mac

Jackspratt - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/13

Simonpeel - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/12

fulton333 - Lead - 23/Sep/12 with Charlie Edwards

Charlie Edwards - 2nd - 23/Sep/12 with Grant Fulton

Very cold,rain an goin dark.....
crabtreer - TR - 19/Sep/12 with Swampy

crabtreer - TR O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Swampy

woopee! I did a VS - first one! Badger helped me though - rope very tight lol
Angie Jones - TR O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Badger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12

cathleen.rowan - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Tom

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/12

crabtreer - TR O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Swampy

Just couldn't manage the last part of this which is a bit overhung - my arms had gone. Will do this first nest time
Angie Jones - TR dnf - 10/Jun/12 with Badger

Hidden - Lead - Jun/12

sjbrook - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Dave Richards

Dave Richards - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12 with sjbrook

Hidden - TR - 26/May/12

Ste_b1978 - Lead - 16/May/12 with Danny

Forgot the nuts! :( so we dis this on cams ( scary) then went to pub :)
efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12

crabtreer - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/12

crabtreer - TR O/S - 27/Mar/12

Rob_Webster - 2012

Very cold.
Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/11 with Alistair Martland

xannaxlx - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Max Starck-Stevens

Crack climb with jugs to go. easy for a VS. where was the 5a move?
stratandrew - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Jason Hardy

Jayzen - 2nd - 13/Jul/11 with Andy Stratford

bigglesbutcha - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Ade

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/11

t8t9t8 - Lead - 04/Jun/11

Matt Reed - Lead - 02/May/11 with Phil M

jac.c123 - 2nd rpt - 02/May/11 with Alister, andyc123

mickJ - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with simon

Alan Scowcroft - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/11 with David Collier

Tom Keaveny - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/11 with Luke Harper

luke harper - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/11 with tom keaveny

Bob - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with G. Macauley

g1m147 - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Diane

fulton333 - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with Sam Cooper

jac.c123 - 03/Apr/11 with andyc123

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10

ChrisB.19 - 2nd - 02/Sep/10

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/10 with Andy Barton

Hidden - Lead - Sep/10

jamesrogers - Sep/10

Ianwesterby - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Chris Wilson, Leo

Leo Woodhead - 2nd β - 30/Aug/10 with Ian W

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/10

joe.91 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Ben Crook

ratm - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Joe Dobson

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Shirley Emptage

Hidden - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10

garethtodd - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10

Toby B 1985 - Lead - 27/Jun/10

Misread the guide and thought this was belladonna, Fell at around half height mega pumped and skimmed the ground!
Matt Schwarz - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/10 with Adam Barratt

Fell off twice at crux and was totally boxed !!
richorme - Lead dnf - 18/May/10 with Gary Woodburn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/10

abercolin - TR O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Kev, Hayley Riggs

climbed, but with a distinct amount of resting
Kevveth_09 - TR dog - 14/Apr/10 with hayleylouise, abercolin

hayleylouise - TR - 14/Apr/10 with Colin Riggs

Hidden - Lead - Apr/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Mar/10

gjh1978 - Lead rpt - 2010

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - TR - 20/Sep/09

Ben Farnsworth - TR - 18/Aug/09 with Len Farnsworth

Crag dry, grass very wet so slippy feet were an issue. Really nice climb up the limestone crack, very sore hands afterwards. Craig DNF leading.
goldfish_boy - TR O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Craig

Getting very wet. Slipped 1m from top 2m above gear. Ab'd down to wring out the rope.
slarty - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/09 with Chris

cem - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/09 with Graham Dolman

andrewinglis - 2nd - 13/Jun/09

Donald Kelly - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/09 with Les Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

richorme - 2nd O/S - 26/May/09 with Gary Woodburn

Dave Westby - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Rob Lewis

peewee2008 - Lead rpt - 23/May/09 with Sam Bainbridge

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 07/May/09 with Cath Sullivan

jimdanson - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Martin Ibbotson

oops, when i started this i thought i was climbing a vd (im obviously not that good with guidebooks) and only found out a week later that it wasnt!
Bainbridge - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/08 with Peter Wilkinson

peewee2008 - 2nd O/S - 24/Dec/08 with Sam Bainbridge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/08

HS my arse, it's flipping hard! And a fair amount of upping and downing was needed - up a bit, gear, down to ground, up to good ledge, gear, rest, up a bit, down a bit, up a bit, gear, down to ledge, rest, up to crap ledge, down to good ledge, considerable rest, up to crap ledge etc and so on until I could gratefully hug that tree stump at the top - despite getting stung by nettles. Phew!
Calder - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/08 with kevinwing

wheelo - Lead - 01/Jul/08 with pete

Well led by Dave-who forgot to ask me what grade it was. His first 5a route.
Ann S - 2nd - 01/Jul/08 with Dave Bartholomew

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jun/08

lancashirelass - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with kjbix

kjbix - Lead - 31/May/08 with Selma Williams

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 29/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 2008

bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/07 with John A

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/07

adec73 - Lead β - 03/Aug/07 with tom benfield

beno006 - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/07 with ade

Hard last move at top, lowered off
ChrisGreen - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/07 with Blake J

ChrisGreen - TR RP - 23/Jul/07 with Blake J

Owen_P - Lead - Jul/07

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/07 with Jan

betamonkey - 2nd - Jun/07 with Andy Blakely

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/07

Nice route. Took ages to commit to the last move from the top to the grass.
dread-i - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/07 with dave m.

spam - Lead O/S - Mar/07

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2007 with Andy Parry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/06

Trobbo - 2nd - 28/Aug/06 with lee sheard

Booey - TR β - 30/Jun/06

wushu - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06

joe larner - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Hammy - 2nd - 11/Apr/05 with Joe Gittens, Neil Matthews

pudding - TR - Jul/04

Only one move near the top may be harder for the shorter climbers.
Dave Westby - Solo - 2003

cragspud - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Wharncliffebabe

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 2002

mcb - Lead O/S - 2001

tapley - Lead - 16/Jun/00 with Alison Tapley

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 01/May/00 with Chris

Shaw Brown - Lead - Apr/00 with cliff brown

steve prior - Lead - Sep/99 with Roz C

jsw1 - 2nd O/S - 19/May/99

Hidden - 1999

craig h - Lead O/S - Jan/98 with Janet Hannah, Liz Brown

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1985 with Others, Andy Kassyk, Paul Greenland

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