Kremlin Krack** HVS 5a
[Sue Hazel on Kremlin Krack, 3 kb]11m.

Rockfax Description
A fine and intimidating route that would not be out of place on Curbar. The upper section is hard to enter, although fortunately good protection is available even without giant cams. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Yorkshire Off Widths.

Photo: Sue Hazel on Kremlin Krack © Kafoozalem
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This climb is in 194 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

awesome! scary getting established into the crack
dbrooks - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/14 with shaun

cem - 2nd rpt - 06/Dec/14 with Kirill Spiridonov

Kirill - Lead rpt - 06/Dec/14 with Charles Moreton

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Nov/14

Not what I expected at all. Nicely technical climbing in balance, and not at all powerful or thrutchy. Bridging on the limit of my leg span.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/14 with Nik

Not to hard once you get into the guts of it:-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/14 with phill ukc

greglad - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - 03/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/14

Absolutely brilliant . Gritstone scwerming at its best.
gazfellows - Lead - 29/Jun/14 with Nic

Mr Messy - Lead rpt - 16/May/14 with Sam

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

admackie - 18/Apr/14 with sexy rach

Found this a struggle and didn't have a big cam. Very trad.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Jurr

amccann - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Fran

franhammond92 - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Alex McCann

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/14

wolverine - Lead - 08/Mar/14 with Ben Burns, Jim Brownlowe

Excellent Grit tussle
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Chris Wiles, Bruce Woodley

admackie - Lead - 15/Dec/13 with chris palmer

Nice route. Pretty sure i've done this before. Definitive HVS. ie. harder than E1 :)
deacondeacon - Lead - 15/Dec/13

the power - Lead dnf - 15/Dec/13 with deacon, Paul Hy

got leg cramp.
Paul Hy - Lead dnf - 15/Dec/13 with Deacon, Phil T

got the foot swap sorted to get passed where i cramped up earlier trying lead.
Paul Hy - 2nd β - 15/Dec/13 with Deacon, Phil T

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/13

David Kay - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Moritz Lesserman

vanderz - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with patrick dawson

Reds - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Althesin, schristophersmith

althesin - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Reds, schristophersmith

schristophersmith - 2nd dog - 23/Nov/13 with silas feaver, Ian Redfern

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/13

climb the peak - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13 with tommy moore

Easier than expected. Good route
Clemmo - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Rich Purvis

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Kat, Steve M

SteveM - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with Rachael, Kat

morganator - Solo - 01/Sep/13

Ian MK - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Mark Duhig

oodie72 - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Ian Routledge

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Iain G, Bob

Another superb route.
bobstones - TR O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Iain Gray, Ian Routledge

kitkat78 - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Rachel S, SteveM

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/13

keith leonard - Lead - 14/May/13

ColinD - 2nd - 14/May/13 with Keith

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with bleggs

Great Fun. Brilliant bridging moves. A combination of nice jams and some nice crimpy holds inside the crack.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Simon Piron

The Norris - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/13 with Gavin

Nigel Bond - TR - 23/Apr/13 with Bern Hardman

David_Gledson - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Alan

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

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

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with ross garfoot

slacky - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/13 with Michael Ghyoot

Hard getting started up the wide crack but easier higher up.. Nice rest after the cruz section. First time I used my number 6 BD cam.
Mike Hegarty - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/13 with James Beanie Boy Godwin

andi turner - 2013

Fatclimber - TR dog - 13/Dec/12 with Self Belayed

slacky - 2nd rpt - 18/Nov/12 with Dan Bilton

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Dave Sargent

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/12 with Coatesy

Richard P Coates - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/12 with ianjfsutcliffe

nice, not too much in the way of offwidthing required. very well protected too.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with CCLee Leatherbreaker

davewsargent - Lead O/S - Oct/12 with peter sargent

Harri777 - 2nd - 22/Sep/12 with David Barlow

jshields - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Paul Tretheway

From a standing position inside the base of the wide crack two lovely little crimps (at arms length and on opposite sides of the crack) facilitated my upward progress. Getting both feet out onto the L face was the key move, allowing me to back-and-foot upwards. A No. 4 Helium Friend protected the move to quit back-and-footing higher up. The gear on the back loops of my harness was an encumbrance!
Falko - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/12 with Al W.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12

Excellent off-width crack route!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Luke A

Hard Work!!
Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with leo

jayrenegade - Lead dog - 11/Mar/12 with Emelio, Nikki, Adrian, Prav

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Hannah Renshall

sunshine.hannah - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with James Sanders

Kirill - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Paul Bolton, Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Feb/12

PAJames - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Nowhere near as strenuous or as hard as I was expecting. A big cam was definitely an asset!
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/11 with James Oswald

Easier than you expect.
James Oswald - 2nd rpt - 18/Nov/11 with Colin Angus

number 4 camalot helped us, without it would feel quite run out and harder than HVS
Helen Gibson - 2nd - 04/Oct/11

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - Oct/11

mark4344 - Lead dog - 20/Sep/11 with Matt Payne

cheeky - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/11 with Mark Philipson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/11

sopaz - 2nd - 02/Sep/11

SteWatkins - Sep/11

Danny Crump - Lead dog - 28/Aug/11 with Richard Vaughan

JonnoP - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

hard move to get established in crack
ben_250 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11

Brown - Lead - 31/May/11 with Gabriel

riddle - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11 with Mike Stephenson

mikeyjbs - Lead rpt - 28/May/11 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

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

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11

SteveM - Lead - 21/May/11 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with SteveM

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Becca

A lot of fun with very cool moves. Shame I was a bit too scared to enjoy them properly! Take a massive cam!
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Mike, Tom

joe1979 - Lead - 02/May/11

migs493 - 2nd β - 01/May/11 with LO

lozowen - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

nickmattia - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with ryan jones

Ketu - 2nd rpt - 30/Jan/11 with Graham, Charles M

cem - 2nd rpt - 30/Jan/11 with Graham Dolman, Rob Truckle

mwatson - 2011

walts4 - 2011

kfv - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/10

Awesome. Actually felt quite nice having half my leg jammed in the crack. Cool bridging moves.
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/10 with James Rees

Backed off this years ago. Narly.
Stig - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/10 with james oswald

needed to pull on rope at crux but there u go with mark
philb - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

BrettB - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10 with tomas

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/10

Yosemite'd a number 5 cam up the crack. Not so bad once you get established with your foot out left.
Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with Chris Surfleet

willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd O/S - 16/May/10 with Haydn Martin

Tried this one late in the day and badly wanted to tick it but couldn't summon the nuts to run out above gear and get going on the crack. Will be back with bigger nuts (or cams) and get the tick.
climbinmunkey - Lead dnf - 09/May/10 with Helen

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/10 with simon smith

david morse - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10 with chris todd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/10

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/10 with Jules

geddicakes - Lead - 28/Mar/10 with Mike Hayes

wolverine - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10

Ketu - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Graeme H

not as hard as I remember, though still no push over
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/10 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

peppermill - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/10

lovely jams that mu arm and fist fitted nicely
Steven Andrews - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Steve

metal arms - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

markfairbank - 2nd - 31/Oct/09 with Harry Middleton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09

MONKEY78 - 2nd - 11/May/09 with Nige

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Graham Plant

Theeni - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Jon Leighton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/09

Martin Haworth - Lead β - 18/Jan/09 with Marek

aspyrex - 2nd O/S - 18/Jan/09 with Martin Haworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08

surprisingly pleasant route, some tricky udging but not the skin-shredder I feared.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Nick Smith - UKC

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Dec/08

one rest, the big crack is flamin akward, dont think i'd have enjoyed the lead..
fatbuoybazza - 2nd dog - 06/Dec/08 with daveyw

PenJD - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/08 with Duz Walker

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Phil Lee

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Neil Furniss

Very hard getting out of the first part of the off width crack. Once this is done nice climbing to the amazing top out on lovely holds.
IAmAStone - 2nd - 25/May/08 with Liz Swanson

Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/08 with Helen Alderson

slacky - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Very thuggish.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/07

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/07 with Ann Fooks, Dave Fooks

Tough and uncompromising
dangerousoldfool - 2nd - Sep/07 with Mike O

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07

Dad belaying
stevo smith - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07

felt bold with no big gear. Luckily was on good holds when a bird (owl?) flew out of the crack. Good route.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Tom Pascall

Benjones45_99 - Lead O/S - Feb/07 with Sam Davies

Toby Dunn - Solo O/S - Jan/07 with John

Hidden - Lead - 02/Dec/06

Alex@home - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with nicos

jimsrankin - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with Steve

Another James - 2nd - 29/Oct/06 with Christophe

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/06 with Lewis Ashton

Jon Greengrass - 2nd β - 2006 with Sue Austin

Hidden - 2006

drysori - Lead - 2006

cem - Lead rpt - 19/Nov/05 with Eric Olson

Nicos - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/05 with danny carden

markbenton - AltLd - 10/May/05 with madaxeman

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Steve Hordley

shark - 2nd O/S - 08/Jan/05 with Mark Hundleby

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/02

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/02

Stone Muppet - 2001

cem - 2nd - 17/Dec/00 with Graham Dolman, Miles Butteriss

Roget - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/00

Several times over the years
MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 2000

ajc - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/95 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/95 with mik

craig h - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/94 with Matt Ford

Hidden - 1992

Roget - 2nd O/S - 28/May/90 with jim

Andy Say - Solo - 17/Oct/89

mikej - 2nd - 09/Jun/85 with Mike Byles

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