Damascus Crack Left-Hand Finish VS 4b
[Neil Bennett on Damascus Crack Left Hand Finish, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: Neil Bennett on Damascus Crack Left Hand Finish © KevinGibbs

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Gympaul - 09/Nov/14

ben_crofts - Lead - 01/Nov/14 with Aled Donaldson

AledD - 2nd - 01/Nov/14 with ben_crofts

jammy4536 - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/14 with Jonny Raines

griffithpatrick - 2nd - 28/Sep/14

mr random - Lead - 27/Sep/14 with olly

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/14

r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/14 with dan bulman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14

Done in 2 pitches. Joe led P1 which was great, I did P2 which we thought was the normal finish as its drawn on the topo (should have read the description again) was very good and had a sting in the tail, may have just been the damp conditions but it felt tough.
SGD - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Joe

MikeLell - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Fraser

cpforbes - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Tim Rodgers, Chris Down

FraserMcClennan - 2nd - 09/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14

JP78 - Lead - 26/Jul/14

SPD224 - Lead - 12/Jul/14 with Jo Sunderland

poigol5043 - Lead - 28/Jun/14

HumphreyJ20 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Ross Millar

Andrew Abraham - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/14 with Pete Bridgewood, Ky

Valentino - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Jay

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/14

chris p duck - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Tom L, Nik

tom_lewis89 - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with Chris Pinnell, Nik Hawkins

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - Jun/14

Andrew Abraham - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Sam Riley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Vicki Cox

Hidden - 2nd β - 17/May/14

PeteMc - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Tom French

tom0french - 2nd - 23/Apr/14 with Pete McNamee

Pete got to the top of Damascus Crack and I traversed back out to finish up the left hand finish.
David Kay - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Pete Dalzell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14

nesbear - 11/Apr/14 with marshy

Paul Hy - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Deacon, Andy S

Took the topout head on. Intimidating for the grade but actually pretty steady. Really enjoyed this.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Took a minute or two on the overhang, glad i commited in the end tho!
Tom McCabe - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Chris Bowden

Nice climbing.
knighty - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Dan Roberts

DaveB61 - Lead - 12/Mar/14 with Mike Dowsett

Repeat
MikeDowsett - 2nd - 12/Mar/14 with Dave Bankart

Tricky top out left but good gear, well worth it.
dpovey - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14

Pretty cool route, bit green at the top.
zcsharp - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Camilla

Last moves need some thinking. Really good route.
luke glaister - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/14 with casey johns

tried the vs finish couldnt commit even with great gear.
casey johns - Lead dnf - 02/Feb/14 with luke glaister

funky last moves
chris fox - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

adam06 - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with JJ

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 10/Sep/13

leglesslizard - Lead O/S - Sep/13

Paul Hy - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/13 with Dave E

gavster - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with rob

RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Sam Rudin, Paul Rudin

peterwisaac - 03/Aug/13

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/13 with Claire D

MoWalker3 - 20/Jul/13 with Sue

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Dave E

Charlie Staincliffe - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Stuart Myatt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/13

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Kyle87

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Umer, Jack C

Followed the guide book description up the crack in the tower and not up the tower it's self. Felt 4b, a bit ungraceful getting over onto the ledge but was good fun, from there onto the top of the tower, falling from the ledge would be on good gear but not a nice scrap and swing.
matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Tala M

Awkward finish onto ledge, especially with baby bump
Tala M - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Matt Thomas

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/13

RichyBOYY - Lead - 05/May/13 with Rob Caesar

Dan_Staff - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Geoff Pyatt

beth_may - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Will Pope

becoming-stranger - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Beth Mc

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/13

Paraicj - 2nd β - 20/Apr/13

James_L88 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with James Moore

ellmang - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

David Weston - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Nathan Ling

louby - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Chris Burn

Very nice and fun climb
Senna - 2nd - 15/Apr/13

rashwell - Lead - Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Feb/13

Matt Smith - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Miguel Gonzalez

saffy - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Oct/12

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Khalid

khalidq - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Dan Vajzovic

Whitters - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

fraserbarrett - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12

paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/12 with Chris Poad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12

Charley Carpenter - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Imogen carpenter

Reds - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Althesin

althesin - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Reds

jjclarke70 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with justin barker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

Double Knee Bar - 2nd rpt - 29/May/12

TimKnight - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Paul Anker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

Morwood - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with gillywillyhoo

gillywillyhoo - 2nd - 21/May/12 with James Morwood

MaccMark - Lead - 15/Apr/12 with Laura Maguire

williamsd79 - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12

David Walker - 2nd dnf - 07/Apr/12 with Dan Piddock, Maria

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Jo

franhammond92 - Lead - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Dave W, Barry

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with jim, daveyw

Hidden - Lead - 04/Feb/12

First VS lead!! Brilliant climb :)
Ross.Cooper - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Robin Wilson

robinmuzette - 2nd - 15/Jan/12 with Ross Cooper

Hidden - 2012

gingerwolf - Lead rpt - 23/Oct/11 with Glenn

love it
mew - Lead - 15/Oct/11

chedder - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with luke watts

Hero's finish.
treg - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Beka, Bird

gd303uk - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with birdie num num

Took the left hand exit as couldn't make it over the top. Definitely one to repeat!
Wil.Hooke - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Olly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Andy

Last move on VS variation was hard, almost fell off!
lizzie789 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

marcduhig - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/11

stratandrew - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Jason Hardy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

DaNo123 - Lead - 15/Jul/11 with Hannah, mike turner

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jul/11

Dux - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Andy Smith

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/11

Pete Randall - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Seb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11

jwpil - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Mat

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Dylan Williams

hellboundblr - Lead - 02/Jul/11 with Steve P

williamsd79 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Mark Freestone

As per definitive (VS 4b) up the crack diagonally left to the ledge not topping out on the middle of the tower. The top of the tower above the crack has no relieable gear that I can see and rock fax lists finishing direct up there as VS 4c. Seeing as the gear in the crack would be well below your feet and a fall would probably involve hitting rock lower down and that the hardest move is mantelshelving the top I think it would be very stiff VS.
CurlyStevo - Lead - Jul/11 with Rob

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

Double Knee Bar - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/11 with TomBond

gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Glenn

Ly-Cilph - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with PCC

Tricky mid section on crack and bold crux at the top, slimy holds following a big committing move didn't help but made it and clean too !
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Patrick PCC, Rosa Vilaseca

simone.lombardi - 2nd - 20/Jun/11 with Mark Ward

Enjoyed the variation finish.
Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Rachel B

A combination of a polished Froggatt crack and a Brimham top out
Batt - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with James Hoyes

Some great finger/hand jams. Finished up the middle of the tower to the ledge on the left. Not an elegant top out
JimboWizbo - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ian

Tough getting over flake just below top - required use of chin, not very elegant! Finished onto turret, exposed but good holds on top
ipblake - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Jim

rockjedi - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Danny Ryder

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11

sneaks - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with stephen, janey

nevets - Lead - Jun/11

AMJ098 - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with James Barber

MariaT - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with David Walker

The tower finish is a good airy position, did last move inelegantly.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Stewart

Stewart Armstrong - 02/May/11 with Ivan Bicknell

Dave Mahon - Lead - May/11 with Alice

mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Mike Smith

Smithy Smith - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Ryan McGlen

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Ben Roe

BRoe - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Mark Roe

philgriffiths - TR - 20/Apr/11 with Matt Bano

The upper tower is well worth doing. Easy to protet the crux move with bomber gear.
tasmat - Lead - 18/Apr/11 with Steph

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/11

Mike Soulby - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Scott Hill

scott.hill - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Mike Soulby

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/11

Climbing with Paul and Jason
tsjx - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Thomas Geh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11

First VS
johnpuddephatt - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Jamie Sparkes

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with johnpuddephatt

pertty steady going, bits and pieces of decent protection, large slopey/juggy overhanging exposed finish
minirollsrule - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with matt reynolds

Stuart William - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Matt Snell

Hadn't done this finish before.
Aid@n - Lead rpt - Feb/11 with Dan Stephens

Finally udged to the top after falling off it a few years ago.
LP - Lead rpt - Jan/11 with dpitt83

Hidden - 2011

John Mckeating - 2011

jamests99 - 2011 with Jase

Steff007 - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 2011

andysroom - 2nd O/S - Nov/10

RD had previously led Damascus Crack
rd20 - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

matthias13 - Lead - 09/Oct/10 with JamesA

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Oct/10

riddle - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Yasmina

Finished over the "tongue" beneath the tower. Felt VS and at least 4b to me. This finish not described in my book so using linked photo (Neil Bennett 2010) as reference.
Blackgoby - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Tracey

Simon_Letman - Lead - 06/Sep/10

Bit of an epic this one! Mark lead and bailed to the right after much tooing, froing and deliberation. I went second and struggled over the top move through the middle of the flakes! Kev got it better and moved left to get over the flakes of the top move with style.
Peeley.b - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Kev Gibbs, Mark Readman

Hidden - 05/Sep/10

cem - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Paul Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/10

dja - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Andy Smith

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/10

DavidR - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/10 with Holly Adamthwaite

DaNo123 - Lead - 10/Jul/10 with martin

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Emma Hawkins

Laura-lou - 2nd - 30/Jun/10 with Paul Shepherd

andycooper - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with nomi

Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

Think I wimped out of the final move so not the full tick.
Bobling - Lead - 12/Jun/10 with Andy

Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

wi11 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Chris Gee

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Dave Watson

Good climbing, i had a good struggle with the overhang but did it at the third attempt. (VS 4c as described in the guidebook).
KarlH - Lead - 28/May/10 with Gemma

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

Bernie Wylde - Lead - 23/May/10

Shad - 2nd - 23/May/10

Jon Dittman - 2nd - 23/May/10

Good gear placements all the way. Enjoyed it
christensena - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Helen C

FrankW - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Andy P, Lee Bonner

John Pickles - 2nd - 07/May/10 with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson

Really good crack but sketchy going out onto the tower boulder
sklarke - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/10

Shorty83 - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with Giles

Eddie1234 - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/10 with Steve Drake

treeminkies - Lead - 17/Apr/10 with carole

Really enjoyed. First VS of the year and didn't feel hard. Crack that had stacks of protection and then slight overhang that again was really well protected.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Dan

Completely pissing with rain. Done in trainers.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Ben Finley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/10

bavarianGaz - Lead - 07/Mar/10 with DJ, Andy Merrick

Andy Merrick - 2nd - 07/Mar/10

deejmonkey - 2nd - 07/Mar/10 with Gaz

Gigga - Lead O/S - Mar/10

aipattison - Lead dog - 06/Feb/10

GF - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 2010 with John Harrison

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/09

bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Andy

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09 with Ralph

nice route,intresting finish haha!!
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with gareth jones

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/09

flyboy86 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Nick Kennedy

done in two pitchs i lead top crack in tower alan lead bottom crack.
Russell Lovett - AltLd - 23/Aug/09 with alan taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09

daviesp2 - Lead - 02/Aug/09

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Andrew

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09

Hidden - Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09

Hidden - TR - 04/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/09

dannymoo99 - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Tom Shooter

Byronius Maximus - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - Lead β - 25/May/09

this is the best climb i have ever done to date. really really enjoyed it, nice moves with the finish to the left been very exposed with big moves over the overhangs but with bomber protection, amazing climb well worth it!!!
axeman - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with grace+scofield

@ndy - 2nd - 11/May/09 with Jonah

Elsier - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Ian, Stuart

tedburt - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Pete Hayes

danoflynn - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Cat Black

catblack - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Dan O'Flynn

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Tom Seabridge

RachelP - 2nd - 19/Apr/09 with Kelly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/09 with michael porter

Hidden - 2009

Netgear7 - Lead O/S - 2009

tjmillen - Lead O/S - 2009 with simon hall

keith leonard - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

DavidR - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/08

daviesp2 - 2nd - 21/Sep/08

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 21/Sep/08 with Abi Greves

Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Martin Parmiter

springything - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Kyle Wood

asmith37 - 2nd - 31/Aug/08 with Dave Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08

James's Lead
DanT - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Helen Lambert, James Moore

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 2008

Becky C - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/07 with Fat Al

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Rosie Henstock

tradguy - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Ute Wegenhoff, Mark Hazell

nice and steep. A cracking climb for a HS leader.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Mark Moody

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/06

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/06 with Arnaud Garcon

donkster - Lead O/S - 2006 with neil

Hidden - Lead - Aug/03

mark s - Solo - 2003

Stone Muppet - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - Jun/96 with Richard Bower

Raggar - Lead - 02/Apr/90

Roget - Solo O/S - 1990

Iain Thow - 2nd - 04/May/89 with Rob Ivens

Hidden - 1988

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

oldmanofmow - 1962

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