Long Layback Crack*** VS 4c
[Long Layback Crack, 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
12m. One of the classics of the cliff - a great line and with bold sustained laybacking being the order of the day. Very big cams might help but only if you can stop to place them. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket.

Photo: Long Layback Crack © Fiona
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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Bloody hard and fantastic at the same time. Would be a serious lead! Not sure VS indicates how sustained or easy to fall it would be when trying to place gear! Bloody good though.
harrison - TR RP - 01/Aug/15 with Sarah

Craig Holden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/14

peterhubbard - Lead dog - 13/Aug/14 with Conrad

Hidden - TR O/S - 2013

s.scott - Lead - 26/Aug/12

cballard - 2012

Gareth-Evans - 25/Oct/11

scary to place gear
David Bulley - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Andy Chisholm

rgd1977 - TR rpt - 25/Sep/11

JonnoP - 2nd - 14/Aug/11

jonny taylor - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with Andy B

HVS 5a with Camelot size 5 and 6, E1 5a without them I reckon, great climbing. Layback it or stick a leg in the crack and wiggle.
ablackett - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

petegunn - Lead - 02/Jun/11 with Davina, Owain

owain-1978 - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Pete, davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/11

chris smith - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

How can this be vs 4c its so much harder than any of the other routes I lead that day including a E2 5c.Get this up graded I,m going for E1 5a.
neil0968 - 2011

stix - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

mastiffmat - 27/Jun/10

rgd1977 - TR O/S - 22/Jun/10

jimstanton - 2nd - 05/Jun/10 with Oli Warlow

oliwarlow - Lead - 05/Jun/10 with Jim

Alison2 - 2nd - May/10 with Jordan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/10

akhutton88 - 2nd - 10/Jul/09

Dan and james also,
joe king - TR dog - 03/May/09

Only James made the route cleanly without resting
DanT - TR dog - 03/May/09 with Rose Rowlands, Helen Lambert, James Moore, Paul Rowlands

Rosey Posey - TR dnf - 03/May/09

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/09 with -

burto - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/09

steviewindsurf - 2009

Gandy - Lead O/S - Jun/08

How on earth is this a VS? It's either a death on a stick sustained 4c moves or very strenuous moves in an out of the crack to place giant cams if you have any. Great climbing though, probably the best of the day.
duzinga - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Helen and Chuck

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2007

Rattis69 - TR - 2005 with Richard Abbott

akamini - Lead - May/94

Roget - 2nd O/S - Aug/89 with chris jones, jim

Steve Crowe - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/89

I was leading E2/3 when I had a crack at this. Was determined to layback all the way...fine until the awkward bulge at half height-I had no runners that would fit and none up to that point, so it was a 'do it or fall' move. Did it and decided E2/3 was easier!
allmag - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/89

Alone at the crag commited and shitting myself.
Russell Lovett - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/88 with alone

Bruce Kerr - Solo - 14/May/83

Hidden - 1981

2nd: Malcolm
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1980

Neil R - Lead - 1976 with David M

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 1971 with Geoff Leach

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
westleas, Lenny, Adamski1986, Matt Poole

Total votes cast 41
hard HVS1 of 15
HVS0 of 15
easy HVS9 of 15
hard VS0 of 15
VS4 of 15
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HS0 of 15
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hard 4c2 of 14
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easy 4b0 of 14
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