Alpha Crack* M
[Wharncliffe Crag, Alpha and Beta Crack on the left, Great Buttress on the right, 2 kb]10m. A good beginner's climb following flakes up the left-hand side of the buttress to ledges and a finish on the left-hand arete. © ROCKFAX
FA. J.W.Puttrell et al c1900

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Puttrell's Progress.

Photo: Wharncliffe Crag, Alpha and Beta Crack on the left, Great Buttress on the right © thedatastream

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 287 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

sopaz - AltLd - 18/Oct/14 with Mackie

admackie - AltLd - 18/Oct/14 with paul renwick

the power - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/14 with deacon

Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/14

cem - Solo rpt - 16/Oct/14

Hidden - Solo - 11/Oct/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Oct/14

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 11/Oct/14

Dripping wet with puddles on the ledges but still fun
Andrew Lodge - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/14 with Pete, Tony

pedrosanpb - 2nd - 17/Sep/14 with Andrew Lodge, Tony Ryland

stev1e.wilso - Lead - 07/Sep/14 with Maria, Rosie

Rozzlarr1992 - 2nd - 07/Sep/14 with Maria, Dad

ophillips - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/14

v man - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Ceri

Cezboss - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Lewis

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/14

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with deborah

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/14

Deezel65 - Solo rpt - 18/Apr/14 with Alex Burton-Keeble

ACBK - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ross Keeble

tedswag - 2nd β - 29/Mar/14

J.Atkins - Solo - 29/Mar/14

georgenvk - Solo rpt - 23/Mar/14

first lead of the year after finishing last year with a fall!! Felt reassuringly easy!!!
Jenny Monkey - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Luke Mansfield

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14

Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Jenny Monkey

Muel - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Kelloggs

AidanG - Lead - 2014

amorousbadger - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Matt Bark

the_liquorice_man - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Leah Cameron

Actionflack - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/13

JHiley - Solo - 15/Nov/13 with Sarah

sdixon - Solo - 15/Nov/13 with Joe Hiley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/13

LivinITlarge - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/13

lordyosch - 2nd - 22/Aug/13 with melonhead

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/13

tomjemmett - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Steve Lacey, DW2

Steve Lacey - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

hlegge - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 04/Aug/13

prof_vague - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Paul

the power - Solo - 03/Aug/13

dr_botnik - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/13

flyboy86 - Lead O/S - Aug/13 with prof_vague

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jul/13

99bolivar - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Fiona Smith

self-protected
99bolivar - TR O/S - 11/Jul/13

thedatastream - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/13

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/13

Darron - 30/Jun/13

First lead climb of many years. Good fun, easy to set up belay at the top
lordyosch - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with steve wilson

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 24/Jun/13 with Jay Russell

jason smeeth - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Jenks82

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Hollywood - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Ahogg16

Hollywood - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Ahogg16

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

AMJ098 - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Lizzie Berg

Dan Geh - Solo O/S - 05/May/13 with Henry

KTC - Lead - 21/Apr/13

MarkCunnington - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Steve Moore

ramraider - Lead - 05/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/13

cragtyke - Solo - 02/Feb/13

leeds_belle - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13

kitkat78 - Solo O/S - 05/Jan/13 with Rachel S, SteveM

JFORDE - Solo O/S - 2013

LovelyMrTom - Solo - 24/Nov/12

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/12

karlb - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/12 with Gary Scott, chris gaynon

stephen Rowley - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with Marc Colbeck

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/12

Marq - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Vicky Lisle

Vicky L - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Marq

Looked too good to resist, and a quick way up to the top of the crag. Very nice for such a low grade climb
mattwilk - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/12

mky77 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

Jack Whiteley - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/12

dannygiblin - Jul/12

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/12 with solo

Hidden - 17/Jun/12

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/12

Palindrome - Lead O/S - Jun/12

tomthecoolperson - Lead - 30/May/12 with Andrew

the power - Solo rpt - 06/May/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/May/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

Deezel65 - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/12

GermanAlex - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/12

p_won - Lead - 03/Feb/12 with ric eliot

lidiya nedevska - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/12

keith leonard - 2012

Chris Hind - 2012

mattwomersley - 2012

Mr Tumness - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with ilch

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 22/Oct/11 with Sam James

Sam James-Louwerse - 2nd - 22/Oct/11 with Alan James - UKC

andy jennings - 2nd β - 11/Sep/11 with Momber

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

not sure if its this one or not, just called alpha in rock fax
danceswithcats - Lead RP - Aug/11

JHiley - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/11

cloneragan - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/11

no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with iain

Katya - Solo - 06/Jun/11

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/11

Bry - Solo rpt - 06/Jun/11

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

Palmer - Lead - 17/Apr/11

gemmasimpson77 - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Pete

Easy climb. Warm, bright sunshine. Leading debut climb with 3 gear points, Pete soloed the climb adjacent to mine for support. Belayed by Joseph. WOO HOO!
olster101 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Pete, Joseph

pete_81 - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/11

99bolivar - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Christina Anderson

Ollie B - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/11

Steven Andrews - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jan/11

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11 with martina

the power - 2011

Richard P Coates - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/10 with Mac

Hidden - Lead - Nov/10

grubes - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/10

tiga271 - 2nd - 10/Oct/10

pete_81 - TR O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Gemma

Hidden - Solo - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/10

mark20 - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/10

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/10

joncannon - Lead - 18/Aug/10 with John Bale

Rachael Coley - 2nd - 29/Jul/10

crazy pierre - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Rory Juss

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/10

Dave Foster - Solo - 31/May/10

Hidden - 20/May/10

thedatastream - TR O/S - 10/May/10

Practice lead gear placement, loose top rope
thedatastream - TR β - 10/May/10

WillCass - Lead O/S - 08/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/10

Used as a way back up for practicing abseiling off Great Buttress.
Shandy - Solo - 10/Mar/10 with Ian Gillings

NHARRIS - Solo O/S - Mar/10

Left Back - Solo O/S - 2010 with Ryan king

A very straightforward warmup.
SuperstarDJ - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/09 with Tom Smith

TigerTomsk - 2nd O/S - 13/Dec/09 with DJ Millington

Hidden - Solo - 01/Nov/09

I think this is the one we did. In Eastern Grit it is called just Alpha (p50).
MPSBunny - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/09

David Wynne - Solo - 02/Oct/09

descent
Simon Caldwell - Solo rpt - 30/Aug/09

Profile Removed 22 - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 18/Aug/09

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 18/Aug/09 with Wee man

Howard J - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Darren Shepherd

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/09

nick ferro - 08/Aug/09

Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/09

Ben.hopkinson - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/09 with Pam Rozniakowski

Graham Booth - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/09

carrying all of days kit
altairego - Solo - 10/Jun/09 with Paul S

Climber Paul - Solo O/S - Jun/09 with tp

IBR Paul - Solo O/S - 30/May/09

ayuplass - Lead rpt - 09/May/09 with jo

Ryans second climb of the day
Left Back - Solo O/S - 04/May/09

Ryan King - Solo - 04/May/09 with Gavin king

Solo'd barefooted, never anything more than a Mod, and only just that! Nice easy scrambling though! Waiting for Tom to get the rope...
Reaver2k - Solo rpt - 29/Apr/09 with Michael, Lisa, Tom and Andy

Shandy - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Mike Rogers

Did it a second time to help Asim
Shandy - Solo - 22/Apr/09

Left Back - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Alex Bass

JohnHutch - Lead - 04/Apr/09 with Tom

JohnHutch - Solo - 02/Apr/09

cem - Solo rpt - 16/Mar/09

Pilch - Solo - 07/Mar/09 with Graham

Adam Smedley - Lead O/S - Mar/09

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Dave Wynne

David Wynne - Lead - 21/Feb/09 with Adam Burt

Hidden - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

redsulike - Solo - 09/Oct/08 with Gordon Gibbons

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo - 17/Sep/08

The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/08

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Soloed

edd rab - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/08

descent
Simon Caldwell - Solo rpt - 07/Sep/08

Jamie Brown - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Paul Davies

Reaver2k - Solo rpt - Aug/08 with Matt Marshall

matthewjames - Solo O/S - Aug/08 with Alan Saul

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/08

Girth - Lead - 16/Jul/08 with Rick

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08

SteveM - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Kat & Bryan

Chris46 - TR - 26/May/08 with Moving Outside Course

Moving Outside course with Dave Green
Tim Hudds - TR - 26/May/08

stuckonarock - Lead O/S - 22/May/08 with Rob

rob2410 - 2nd β - 22/May/08 with Helen Rogers

Hidden - 07/May/08

descent
john lynch - Solo - 02/Apr/08 with Lewis Andrew

cem - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/08

descent
john lynch - Solo - 07/Feb/08 with Bo Robertson

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hannah Moulton - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 18/Nov/07

dfbpdave - Solo O/S - 21/Oct/07

Easy route with solid protection.
pishmishy - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Jonathan

Owen Meany - 2nd - 02/Sep/07 with Cefyn Arch

Dax H - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Marcus Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/07

Profile Removed 22 - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/07

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 26/May/07 with John

pog100 - Lead O/S - 03/May/07 with Reaver2k

Almost too easy really! Probably on the Diff/Mod border-line. Some quite nice moves on the bottom section regardless. Nice sharp flakes to play about laybacking on smoothly. Was a really quick lead by my dad, I was determined to get one more route in before being benighted! All very efficient indeed!
Reaver2k - 2nd O/S - 03/May/07 with Mike Saul (Dad)

Jenko - Solo - 01/May/07 with Matt Robinson

Nix Ward - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with boynamedsue

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

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

Hidden - Solo - 28/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Jun/06

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

Brown - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/06 with Henry

fizzy_elephant - Solo - 25/Feb/06

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 25/Feb/06

gonzo_ls9 - 2006

redsulike - Lead - 25/Sep/05 with Gordon Gibbons

TN - Solo - Sep/05 with Julian

descent
Simon Caldwell - Solo rpt - 07/Jun/05

lithos - Solo - 07/Jun/05

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/05 with Little Old Lady

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/May/05

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/05 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - Solo - 10/Apr/05 with Colin Angus

nmwr - Solo O/S - 2005

Girth - 2nd - 2005 with Rick

Girth - Lead - 2005 with Rick

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 2005

colin milton - Solo - 10/Oct/04

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - Oct/04

Hidden - Solo - Aug/04

Simon Caldwell - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/04

craigswoods - Solo - Mar/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/04

Rampikino - Lead - 13/Aug/03 with Liz Hay

Hidden - Solo - Apr/03

Climbed many times over the years. Also climbed on 29.6.06. With Adele G.
stevo smith - Solo rpt - 06/Sep/01 with Jonny Teasedale, Arthur smith (Dad)

Roget - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/00

martroberts - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/98

Solo
andrew300169 - Solo O/S - 11/May/96 with Pom Tim Kim

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 1996

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/95

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/94

DanEm - Solo - 1994

Chris Ellis - Solo O/S - 09/May/93

Iain Thow - Solo - 17/Jan/89

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

johnwright - Solo - 06/May/85

malc - Solo - 02/Jun/84

babymoac - Solo - 29/Nov/81

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/81

Tom V - 1980

RichardMc - Solo - 01/Jan/78

mikej - Solo - 03/Mar/68 with Wil Hurford

mikej - Solo - 11/Feb/68 with Richard Gravenstede

mikej - Solo - 31/Dec/67 with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner

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