Hell Gate Crack** HS 4b
[Molly cruising in the sun in Wharnderland., 3 kb]12m. The steep flake-crack splitting the face leads awkwardly to the large overhang. Step right for an easier finish. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS, Brown star climbs.

Photo: Molly cruising in the sun in Wharnderland. © adi bryant

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 299 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Tom Elliot, Sarah Woodrow

Pintsize - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Tom Elliot, Will Benfold

georgenvk - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Becks87

Becks87 - Lead - 20/Sep/14 with georgenvk

mol - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with si hall, Si Brown

pawel suhy - TR O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Neil B., Claire

prwalker - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with Donal Griffin

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with deborah

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/14

hotfeet - Lead - 01/Jun/14 with Jonathan G, StuartP

StuartP - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Alan Mountford

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/14

sjbrook - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Graham, Ross Brook

ClemB - 2nd - 29/Apr/14

Greza - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Ross, Sam

Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with WillDoyle

mky77 - 2nd - 08/Mar/14

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Steve Moore, Phil Foulger

admackie - 02/Feb/14 with chris palmer

Hidden - Solo - Feb/14

AidanG - 2014

AidanG - Lead - 2014

Will Mortimer - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Joe Mortimer

JoeMortimer_Trad - Lead - 22/Nov/13 with Will Mortimer

some nice positions
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/13 with Arno

HUMS Freshers Trip. First route to dry off.
Alex Thompson - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/13 with Matt Marsh

WOOOO FIRST PROPER OUTDOOR CLIMB :D wet conditions that morning but the day definitely got better
LaurenAmber - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/13 with James Swainston

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/13

JHiley - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/13 with Sarah, Drew

sdixon - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Drew, Joe Hiley

cjb1992 - Lead - 28/Sep/13 with Harriet, June

widdlestickmcpoos - 08/Sep/13

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Nikki

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13 with S.O.C, Emma

Elby - 2nd - 21/Jul/13 with Dan, Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/13

davidclare - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Becky Pollard, Adam Griffin

Griff1990 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Becky Pollard, Dave Clare

Did it twice in the same night, climbed it easier the second time thankfully
ayuplass - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Joan, Thea

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13

danny_85 - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/13 with Chris

Tried to lead but backed off 3/4's up in a difficult position for the tall. Placed a small nut in the crack which popped when down climbing/being lowered off. Seconded easily.
bobstones - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Marc Duhig

T/R solo
danny_85 - TR O/S - 06/Jul/13

Don't think I have done this before.
Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Michelle

chelle - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/13

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

Wayne S - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Deacon

Hidden - Lead - Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13

leeds_belle - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

tiring and balancy
rockmaverick - 2nd - Apr/13 with Jeremy

cragtyke - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Ross

Little gear on the middle section makes the layback moves really exciting
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13 with Mary Leese

in boots. quite steep!
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/13 with Tom Eadington, Liam Ingram, Robert Taylor

maryleese - 2nd - 04/Jan/13 with Liam Ingram

Nice.
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13

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

Kirill - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/12 with Conor Cussell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/12

rossco - Lead - 21/Oct/12 with pawson

Greza - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Ross

Nigel Bond - Lead - 19/Oct/12 with Bern Hardman

Rob lead
Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/12 with Rob S, Phil T

brown star climb
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/12 with Paul Hy, Phil Taylor

hard work
the power - 2nd - 15/Oct/12 with Paul Hy, rob

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

jwpil - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12 with Deacon

cmarsden5 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with david boothroyd

DBoothroyd - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Chris Marsden

jasonpm - 2nd - 06/Oct/12

john lynch - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with Ant King, mike lynch

aking12 - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Mike lynch, john lynch

JHiley - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/12

Oceanic - 02/Sep/12

Ace climb, very enjoyable
Marcusk - TR - 26/Aug/12 with Mike

Smidge awkward getting into the flake, solid HS, not sure about the two stars though.
Pike - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Bhav, Matt Wilkinson

RichardMc - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Tony Williams, Dave Langmead

sjbrook - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Ross Brook

dannygiblin - Jul/12

jon59 - Lead - 13/Jun/12

tsjx - 2nd - 13/Jun/12 with Bruce

franhammond92 - Lead - 12/Jun/12

pete1993 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/12

Barry D - 2nd - 10/Jun/12 with Jules_L

Great route. More strenuous than Tower Face. After faffing about trying to place gear in the awkward flake and getting worried, I gave myself a bit of a talking to, leant off the flake to the right and blasted up it on good holds. That's more like it. Nice.
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with Mynydd Barry

tomthecoolperson - 2nd - 30/May/12 with Andrew

pog100 - 2nd - 16/May/12 with Cath Walton

Howard's lead
joemallia - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Howard MacDougall, Fidel Sciamanna

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

martin one - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Chris day

Nice route to second, not too much gear in the middle section, but the moves felt great.
embob - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 11/Mar/12

skittles - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Steep for HS
Laurence Cowton - Lead - 30/Oct/11 with Stevie D

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

joermann - Lead - 25/Jul/11

self protected
99bolivar - TR O/S - 12/Jul/11

wolverine - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Sarah Marks

JonnoP - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Paul Burke

peaker16 - Lead - 26/Jun/11

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

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

Andrew Lodge - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Mark

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

Bry - Solo rpt - 06/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

adi bryant - Solo - 07/May/11

cheeky - Lead O/S - 07/May/11 with Mark Philipson

mark4344 - 2nd - 07/May/11 with Matt Payne

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/11 with Andy K, SteveM

SteveM - Lead - 02/May/11 with Andy, Kat

Alpandy - 2nd dog - 02/May/11 with Steve

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

Had a go at this as last climb of the day and got tired and pumped way too quick, didn't trust my gear and had to lower off whimpering like a girl!!!
valentinesbabe - Lead dnf - 27/Mar/11 with Steven Fletcher

did not start either lol
chumleywarner - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Angela Paul

First two bits of gear in.. made it a habit that day apparently..
Ben1983 - Lead β - 19/Mar/11

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Jen

Slightly awkward climb, missed some obvious gear placements.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Colin Hill, Mattias

Tom Hobbs - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Andrea Lewis

Batt - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with James Hoyes

Hidden - 2nd β - 10/Oct/10

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Rachel B

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

katyc - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10

jshields - Lead - 18/Sep/10 with Ed James, Steve Ebbens

Sankey - 2nd - 18/Sep/10 with Jon and Ed

MeMeMe - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Tim

Finished by traversing left under overhang as for Primal Void, round corner and up close to arete
JohnHutch - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with L

tigertim - 2nd - 04/Sep/10 with Mike McEwen

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/10

petellis - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Cleric James Koran

Easier to climb laying away on the right, distinctly constricted and awkward otherwise. Pumpy for the grade and feels bold if you miss the gear in the top break.
jkarran - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with Pete

middle aged slob - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

Steeper than it looks.
crazy pierre - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Rory Juss

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/10

made a meal of this due to shortage of gear - looked nut-tastic but was far from it.
pebbles - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with matt

riven - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Pete

Dave Foster - Solo - 05/Jun/10

petellis - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Joe Barker

malc - 2nd rpt - 31/May/10 with Eric B

Hidden - 31/May/10

Chris Craggs - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Steve Cunnington

I found it hard to place gear. It quite pumpy probably not the best warm up.
grubes - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Jodie, Tom Smith

jfav4 - 2nd - 30/May/10

Thomas Smith - TR O/S - 30/May/10 with grubes

coombsy - Lead - May/10 with Danny C

nick ferro - 24/Apr/10

A bit of a fight at the top
Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Steve Wade

max_chan - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Lou

PaulHermes - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Martin VCCC

john lynch - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Lewis Andrew

pastep - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with ebf

SteWatkins - Mar/10

good route not as sustained as tower face but harder crux . exciting
glennofsheff - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Spanked by the flake, lowered off.
Rhythm24 - Lead dnf - 12/Dec/09 with Gaz Billings, MikeCheque

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/09

doogstrue - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with andy s

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/09

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with stewart murray

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 18/Aug/09 with Mark Williams

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

shed_hed - Lead β - 16/Aug/09 with James Allen

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/09

phja - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with darren

doogstrue - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with andy s

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Jul/09

Tithe Technique - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Charley, Geoff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

ayuplass - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with miles

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Rosa, Tim Pearson

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/09

gazbonutter - 2nd - 11/Jun/09 with Pete MacDonald

vanderz - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/09

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

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

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

s kennedy - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with shelley barbour

This felt quite pushy for the grade
Pilch - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Graham

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jan/09

smokeyj - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 18/Oct/08

Awkward indeed. Strenuous to place gear, but the climbing itself is good and not too hard.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Sarah Clough

stuckonarock - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Seth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/08

The Mountain Goat - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Nick Payne

clive-greenwood - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/08 with Anna

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 27/Aug/08 with Clive Greenwood

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Alex Twist

Alright- graeme can't place cams
Twisty - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Graeme Hammond

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/08

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Mike Hayes

slacky - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/08

rossbeesley - 2nd O/S - Apr/08 with Richard Armour

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Feb/08

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with Mike Nuttall

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/08

robbo - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hannah Moulton - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/07

A very pumpy little number! I think I was using my arms way too much though! Initial tricky moves lead up to the groove. Constantly felt like I was supposed to be out on the right hand side laybacking it (it was pushing me out) but I had to move up it for my own security! Had some right trouble placing gear in places, and found myself clinging to one piece of rock whilst I was pumping out making a small safety net. Need to learn to trust my gear, or atleast place gear which I can't not trust! Once at the top, have a rest on the big jugs and move out right to a easy finish up a short flake. Must use feet more, must use less gear, must use jugs on arete everyone are talking about? Dad flew up it, flicking out my carefully placed wires which took a couple of minutes each, felt a small sence of disappointment, sorry Dad!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Mike Saul (Dad)

pog100 - 2nd - 11/Nov/07 with Reaver2k

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with John M

lithos - Lead - 07/Oct/07

Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/07 with Carmen

moreno - 2nd - 05/Oct/07 with ieverett

ieverett - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Liz Moreno

Rampikino - Lead - 16/Sep/07 with Cat

MikeDowsett - Lead - Sep/07 with Pete Scott

Hidden - Solo - 11/Aug/07

eduardo - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Rob Pilling

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/07 with Chris FitzHugh

Hidden - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/07

worrying traverse near the top, but huge holds all the way.
adam carless - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/07

Lukey B - 2nd O/S - 06/May/07

mr bounce - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/07 with Shona

It is a really nice route! Highly recommend to anyone who is around S leve. Just remember to lean off the flake. Must lead it next time. Short of time this round.
munchkins - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Dan,Ed, Em

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/07

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Pete Krug & Louise Farr

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Big Ian

Profile Removed 22 - Lead dog - 11/Mar/07 with H

Hidden - 2007

Bob - 2nd - 17/Dec/06 with Alex Challoner

Batty - TR - 18/Nov/06

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/06 with Tom Lambert

mel holmes - Lead - 06/Nov/06 with nick w

Brown - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/06 with John

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/06

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

Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/06 with Neil Manly.

Profile Removed 22 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/06

Tenchu - Lead O/S - Apr/06

peas - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/06 with Chris Ford

drysori - 2006

Chris Craggs - 2nd - 12/Oct/05 with Bruce Perry

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/05

nice route huge holds on the flake.
Alex Mason - Solo - Jun/05 with Steve Ramsden

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/05

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 27/Nov/04 with Carmen

mooseloose - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/04 with Alan Rocky Roberts

Hidden - Solo rpt - 20/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/04

Sankey - Jan/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

SteveM - Lead - 26/Oct/03 with Tobs

PenJD - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Tony Heron

Hidden - Lead - Sep/03

pauldr - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/02

Smeegan - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Owen

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/02

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/May/02

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 2002

Climbed many times over the years. Lead on April 1995
stevo smith - Solo rpt - 27/Oct/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/01

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

tlr - Solo - 2000

Hidden - Solo O/S - Oct/99

99bolivar - 2nd - 27/Apr/99 with Richard Smith

Doug led.
Iain Thow - 2nd - 10/May/98 with Doug, Dave Walch

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/98

Tim W - Lead - 15/Mar/98

martroberts - Lead β - 20/Apr/97

Tim W - 2nd - 10/Jan/97 with Andrew Wilkinson

five - Lead O/S - Apr/96 with SB

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 1996 with Matt Hawley

Hidden - 2nd - 1996

DanEm - Lead RP - 1995

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/93

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/92

steve prior - Lead - Jul/89 with Claire P

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 27/May/87

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

malc - Lead - 02/Jun/84

John Marsland - Lead - 11/Jul/81 with Barry Gray

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/81

Tom V - 1980

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

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

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

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