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The Crack of Doom* S 4a

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[Nick soloing The Crack Of Doom, 3 kb]10m. The steep awkward off-width was a good effort for its day. © ROCKFAX
FA. J.W.Puttrell and friends c.1900

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Photo: Nick soloing The Crack Of Doom © cider nut
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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

ophillips - Lead dog - 27/Jul/14

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/14

AidanG - Lead - 2014

widdlestickmcpoos - 08/Sep/13

in trainers-forgot rock shoes
cragtyke - Lead - 24/Jul/13 with Mark B

Matt Marsh - TR β - 18/Jul/13 with Aiden Gandy

Planned to lead but couldn't find any decent gear so just kept climbing!
danny_85 - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Dad

sammycolon - Lead - 28/Apr/13

rossco - Lead - 14/Oct/12 with pawson

Greza - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

One of the more ungradable routes I have ever done. Not one I'll be rushing back to do but I can see how some must love this sort of thrutching stuff. Like the book says, "deeply traditional"!
martroberts - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/12 with robin, jim

dannygiblin - Jul/12

Choose to layback the massive crack rather than jam.
leeds_belle - TR O/S - 26/May/12

Deezel65 - 25/Feb/12

cragtyke - 2nd - 25/Feb/12 with Ross

jacob.holding - Lead rpt - 2012 with Martin Holding, Kevin Robinson

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11

In the dark. Horrible offwidth!
Laurence Cowton - 2nd - 30/Oct/11

nick ferro - 09/Aug/11 with Sonam Norbu

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/11

Couldnt see how this would go on point but breezed up with the comfort of a top rope - more confidence needed !
P Rogers - TR - 03/Jul/11 with Roni

Purple Roni - TR - 03/Jul/11 with Phil Rogers

THRUTCH! Got stuck in, suprisingly good fun and the pies and beer helped with the full body jam
thedatastream - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Big trainers worked well in the chimney.
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with JP

Tim W - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/11

adi bryant - Solo - 07/Apr/11

slacky - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Nick Taylor

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2011

colin milton - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with shaun l

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10

Oliver Houston - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/10

Totally ace.
victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/10

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/09 with Soloed

ayuplass - 2nd - 09/Sep/09 with miles

nick ferro - 07/Aug/09

danrhodes1987 - Lead - 31/May/09 with Tom Sherrif

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Alan

Awesome fun! Did it proper offwidth style, exhausting! Slotted in just about into the crack, wiggled my way up to the holds and jammed myself in to place gear, wriggled up a bit more, reached up and left for the hold, swung out onto this, jammed my cammed leg in and placed more gear, and finished off with fist jams! Clean good fun, with a dirty twist!!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Michael, Lisa, Tom and Andy

Uurgh! Love the initial precarious grunting (I don't quite fit in the crack, so it feels pretty bold). Top section is lovely in a different way. Dave cheated like a big girl and did some nimble face climbing to start... and totally missed the point!
andybuckley - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Dave Williams

Lordcarr - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09 with Spencer

Hidden - 2009

ekaterina sigida - Lead - 2009 with Tom Regan

M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/08

djp1 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/08 with Dom

Faced the wrong way first attempt and couldn't turn round to reach the holds, down-"climbed", then did it the right way round. Well worth not wearing a helmet!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Carmen

Sam W - Lead - 13/May/08 with Chris Smith

tom.ireson - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/08 with Jens Verhagh

Hidden - Lead - Oct/07

Didn't that feel much harder than it should have.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Louise Rodgers

Hard! No gear til you're some way up it. A struggle: worth VS?
JohnHutch - TR - 12/Jul/07 with L

Jenko - 2nd O/S - 01/May/07 with Matt Robinson

Lukey B - TR RP - Feb/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/06

Lost my bottle at the top of the offwith because of no gear placement and a horrible landing.
Dax H - Lead dnf - 17/Sep/06 with Marcus Evans

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Jun/06

Nicos - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06 with solo

Hidden - Solo rpt - 20/Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/02

stevo smith - Solo - 27/Oct/01

Hidden - Lead - Jul/01

ChrisJD - Solo - 21/Apr/01

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 22/May/87

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/86

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/83

Tom V - 1980

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 1979 with Nick Hyndman

mikej - Solo - 27/Sep/70 with E

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Voting
Total votes cast 39
hard HS0 of 13
HS0 of 13
easy HS9 of 13
hard S2 of 13
S1 of 13
easy S0 of 13
hard HVD1 of 13
HVD0 of 13
easy HVD0 of 13
hard 4b0 of 11
4b0 of 11
easy 4b8 of 11
hard 4a0 of 11
4a3 of 11
easy 4a0 of 11
hard 3c0 of 11
3c0 of 11
easy 3c0 of 11
3 Stars6 of 15
2 Stars2 of 15
1 Star6 of 15
0 Stars1 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed19 of 70 (27.1%)
Lead25 of 70 (35.7%)
Followed13 of 70 (18.6%)
Toproped6 of 70 (8.6%)
Unknown7 of 70 (10.0%)

'Climbed'31 of 70 (44.3%)
clean O/S32 of 70 (45.7%)
clean β1 of 70 (1.4%)
clean rpt3 of 70 (4.3%)
clean RP1 of 70 (1.4%)
dogged1 of 70 (1.4%)
dnf1 of 70 (1.4%)