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Ella7 25/Oct Lead O/S

Fun moves up the crack, the VS top is definitly the better finish, but felt a bit forced when you've essentially reached the top of the crag anyway at that point.

with Tom Liddell
Hidden 10/Oct Lead O/S
hthom 10/Oct 2nd O/S
JenShelley 27/Sep Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden 25/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Sep Lead
Hidden 20/Sep 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug 2nd rpt
Becky 20/Aug Lead dnf
royle883 11/Aug Lead O/S
dannyboy83 09/Aug Solo O/S
mariannekhoo 19/Jul Lead O/S

Great exposure on the VS finish! Totally worth doing, although you run out of good holds just below the top section - hard to avoid doing a belly flop onto the penultimate shelf.

Hidden 19/Jul 2nd O/S
birthers 19/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul Lead O/S
petegruf 10/Jul 2nd O/S
with john evans, patrick h
gavster 03/Jul Lead
John Eley 10/Jun 2nd O/S
with Ed, Stephen Graham, Martin o'mahony
FlavioL1989 06/Jun Solo O/S
Paul Hy 03/Jun Lead rpt
with Harry G
jshields 10/May 2nd

The best finish for Damascus.

with Mike Irwin, Tony Fidler
TonyF 10/May Lead
gpcomps 02/May Lead O/S

Felt quite exposed on the exit but the gear's good. Enjoyable route

miketong 02/May 2nd O/S

Enjoyed, nearly backed out of tricky finish but pushed through it.

Adamski1986 26/Apr 2nd
with Zoe Strong
Lukem6 26/Apr Lead O/S
with andgy g
lee1234 25/Mar 2nd O/S
with HarryG
Tony Kartawick 22/Mar Lead O/S

Brill top, well prtected, quite steep, need your hands in the right order!

with Jan Kartawick
Chrissy202 22/Mar 2nd dog
with Jack
Hidden 14/Mar Lead O/S
mdjb 14/Mar -
Tom McCabe 07/Mar 2nd rpt

Followed Joe up as he made easy work of his old rival.

JRJones 07/Mar Lead RP

After bailing right twice last year.

Jmpollard 15/Feb 2nd
Hidden 15/Feb Lead
James-m-h ??/2015 Lead O/S
Mike W ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 03/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Sam Weigert, Joe Herbert
Gympaul 09/Nov/14 -
ben_crofts 01/Nov/14 Lead
AledD 01/Nov/14 2nd
jammy4536 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Jonny Raines
griffithpatrick 28/Sep/14 2nd
mr random 27/Sep/14 Lead
with olly
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead
r_o_b_h2 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
SGD 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

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.

with Joe
MikeLell 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Fraser
cpforbes 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Tim Rodgers, Chris Down
FraserMcClennan 09/Aug/14 2nd
BoulderyDave 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
JP78 26/Jul/14 Lead
SPD224 12/Jul/14 Lead
with Jo Sunderland
poigol5043 28/Jun/14 Lead
HumphreyJ20 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 25/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Valentino 25/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Jay
Hidden 24/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
tom_lewis89 06/Jun/14 2nd
WillDoyle ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Sam Riley
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Vicki Cox
Hidden 17/May/14 2nd β
PeteMc 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
tom0french 23/Apr/14 2nd
David Kay 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Pete got to the top of Damascus Crack and I traversed back out to finish up the left hand finish.

Hidden 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
nesbear 11/Apr/14 -
with marshy
Paul Hy 30/Mar/14 2nd rpt
deacondeacon 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Took the topout head on. Intimidating for the grade but actually pretty steady. Really enjoyed this.

andy.smythe 30/Mar/14 Lead
with Paul Hy
Tom McCabe 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Took a minute or two on the overhang, glad i commited in the end tho!

with Chris Bowden
knighty 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Nice climbing.

with Dan Roberts
DaveB61 12/Mar/14 Lead
MikeDowsett 12/Mar/14 2nd


dpovey 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Tricky top out left but good gear, well worth it.

zcsharp 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Pretty cool route, bit green at the top.

with Camilla
luke glaister 02/Feb/14 2nd O/S

Last moves need some thinking. Really good route.

casey johns 02/Feb/14 Lead dnf

tried the vs finish couldnt commit even with great gear.

danex ??/2014 2nd
chris fox 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

funky last moves

adam06 22/Sep/13 2nd
with JJ
jjclarke70 22/Sep/13 Lead
with adam06
buxtoncoffeelover 10/Sep/13 Lead
leglesslizard ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 28/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Dave E
gavster 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with rob
RUDIN.J.D.H 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Rudin, Paul Rudin
peterwisaac 03/Aug/13 -
Paul Hy 24/Jul/13 Lead rpt
MoWalker3 20/Jul/13 -
with Sue
Paul Hy 17/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Dave E
Charlie Staincliffe 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Stuart Myatt
Hidden 04/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Mayaculpa 29/Jun/13 2nd
with Kyle87
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd
Paul Hy 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Umer, Jack C
matthomas79 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S

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.

with Tala M
Tala M 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Awkward finish onto ledge, especially with baby bump

Hidden 27/May/13 2nd
RichyBOYY 05/May/13 Lead
Dan_Staff 05/May/13 2nd
beth_may 05/May/13 2nd
becoming-stranger 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Beth Mc
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd
Paraicj 20/Apr/13 2nd β
James_L88 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
ellmang 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
David Weston 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
louby 20/Apr/13 Lead
chris_B 20/Apr/13 2nd
Senna 15/Apr/13 2nd

Very nice and fun climb

rashwell ?/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 24/Feb/13 2nd
Matt Smith 16/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Miguel Gonzalez
saffy ??/2013 -
rob 528 ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd rpt
Dan Vaj 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Khalid
khalidq 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Whitters 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
fraserbarrett 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
paulerussell 03/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Chris Poad
Hidden 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Charley Carpenter ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Imogen carpenter
Reds 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
althesin 19/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Reds
jjclarke70 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 29/May/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Morwood 21/May/12 Lead O/S
gillywillyhoo 21/May/12 2nd
MaccMark 15/Apr/12 Lead
with Laura Maguire
williamsd79 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
David Walker 07/Apr/12 2nd dnf
Luuuuuke 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Jo
franhammond92 25/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd
Jim Malo 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Dave W, Barry
fatbuoybazza 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with jim, daveyw
Hidden 04/Feb/12 Lead
Ross.Cooper 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S

First VS lead!! Brilliant climb :)

robinmuzette 15/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
gingerwolf 23/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Glenn
mew 15/Oct/11 Lead

love it

chedder 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with luke watts
treg 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Hero's finish.

with Beka, Bird
gd303uk 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Wil.Hooke 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Took the left hand exit as couldn't make it over the top. Definitely one to repeat!

with Olly
Hidden 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Yanis Nayu 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
lizzie789 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Last move on VS variation was hard, almost fell off!

marcduhig 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
stratandrew 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jason Hardy
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
DaNo123 15/Jul/11 Lead
with Hannah, mike turner
Mike Turner 15/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Dux 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Pete Randall 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Seb
Onion magnet 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Jack
jwpil 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Mat
HIGHTOWER 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
hellboundblr 02/Jul/11 Lead
with Steve P
williamsd79 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Jul/11 Lead

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.

with Rob
paul horabin 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with TomBond
gingerwolf 28/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Glenn
Ly-Cilph 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with PCC
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

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 !

with Patrick PCC, Rosa Vilaseca
simone.lombardi 20/Jun/11 2nd
Hoyes 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Enjoyed the variation finish.

Batt 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

A combination of a polished Froggatt crack and a Brimham top out

JimboWizbo 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Some great finger/hand jams. Finished up the middle of the tower to the ledge on the left. Not an elegant top out

with Ian
ipblake 11/Jun/11 2nd

Tough getting over flake just below top - required use of chin, not very elegant! Finished onto turret, exposed but good holds on top

with Jim
rockjedi 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Danny Ryder
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
sneaks 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S
nevets ?/Jun/11 Lead
AMJ098 ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with James Barber
MariaT 21/May/11 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 02/May/11 Lead O/S

The tower finish is a good airy position, did last move inelegantly.

with Stewart
Stewart Armstrong 02/May/11 -
with Ivan Bicknell
Dave Mahon ?/May/11 Lead
with Alice
mcglenr25 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mksmith35 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Col Kingshott 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ben Roe
BRoe 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/11 TR
tasmat 18/Apr/11 Lead

The upper tower is well worth doing. Easy to protet the crux move with bomber gear.

with Steph
Hidden 18/Apr/11 2nd
Mike Soulby 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
scott.hill 17/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead
tsjx 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Climbing with Paul and Jason

Dan Geh 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
johnpuddephatt 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S

First VS

JamieSparkes 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
minirollsrule 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

pertty steady going, bits and pieces of decent protection, large slopey/juggy overhanging exposed finish

with matt reynolds
Stuart William 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Matt Snell
Aid@n ?/Feb/11 Lead rpt

Hadn't done this finish before.

with Dan Stephens
LP ?/Jan/11 Lead rpt

Finally udged to the top after falling off it a few years ago.

with dpitt83
Hidden ??/2011 -
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
jamests99 ??/2011 -
with Jase
Steff007 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
andysroom ?/Nov/10 2nd O/S
rd20 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S

RD had previously led Damascus Crack

with Martin
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
matt0759 09/Oct/10 Lead
with JamesA
Hidden 09/Oct/10 2nd
riddle 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Yasmina
Blackgoby 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S

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.

with Tracey
Simon_Letman 06/Sep/10 Lead
Peeley.b 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S

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.

with Kev Gibbs, Mark Readman
Hidden 05/Sep/10 -
cem 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Wilkinson
Hidden 16/Aug/10 2nd rpt
dja 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd rpt
DavidR 10/Jul/10 2nd rpt
DaNo123 10/Jul/10 Lead
with martin
Different Steve 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Emma Hawkins
Laura-lou 30/Jun/10 2nd
andycooper 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with nomi
Martin Cleaver 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Bobling 12/Jun/10 Lead

Think I wimped out of the final move so not the full tick.

with Andy
Spidermunkie 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
wi11 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Gee
Jonny M 30/May/10 Lead O/S
KarlH 28/May/10 Lead

Good climbing, i had a good struggle with the overhang but did it at the third attempt. (VS 4c as described in the guidebook).

with Gemma
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Bernie Wylde 23/May/10 Lead
Shad 23/May/10 2nd
Jon Dittman 23/May/10 2nd
christensena 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Good gear placements all the way. Enjoyed it

with Helen C
FrankW 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Andy P, Lee Bonner
John Pickles 07/May/10 2nd
with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson
sklarke 30/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Really good crack but sketchy going out onto the tower boulder

Shorty83 24/Apr/10 2nd
with Giles
Eddie1234 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt
treeminkies 17/Apr/10 Lead
with carole
andrea83 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

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.

with Dan
Will Hunt 20/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Completely pissing with rain. Done in trainers.

Hidden 20/Mar/10 2nd O/S
bavarianGaz 07/Mar/10 Lead
with DJ, Andy Merrick
Andy Merrick 07/Mar/10 2nd
deejmonkey 07/Mar/10 2nd
with Gaz
Gigga ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
aipattison 06/Feb/10 Lead dog
GF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/2010 2nd
with John Harrison
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Oct/09 Solo
bavarianGaz 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andy Clarke 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ralph
brew_guru 09/Sep/09 Lead O/S

nice route,intresting finish haha!!

gaz_jones 09/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead
flyboy86 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Nick Kennedy
Russell Lovett 23/Aug/09 AltLd

done in two pitchs i lead top crack in tower alan lead bottom crack.

with alan taylor
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
daviesp2 02/Aug/09 Lead
tomthecoolperson 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 -
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/09 TR
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead
dannymoo99 02/Jun/09 2nd
with Tom Shooter
Byronius Maximus 31/May/09 2nd O/S
with Graeme Hammond
Hidden 25/May/09 Lead β
axeman 25/May/09 Lead O/S

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!!!

with grace+scofield
@ndy 11/May/09 2nd
with Jonah
Elsier 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ian, Stuart
tedburt 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Pete Hayes
danoflynn 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Cat Black
catblack 02/May/09 2nd
with Dan O'Flynn
CharlieMack 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Seabridge
RachelP 19/Apr/09 2nd
with Kelly
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
dan gibson 13/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with michael porter
Hidden ??/2009 -
Netgear7 ??/2009 Lead O/S
tjmillen ??/2009 Lead O/S
with simon hall
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
DavidR 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/08 2nd dog
daviesp2 21/Sep/08 2nd
freemanTom 21/Sep/08 Lead
with Abi Greves
Mr. K 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
springything 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
asmith37 31/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
DanT 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S

James's Lead

with Helen Lambert, James Moore
Goose4 ??/2008 Lead O/S
Becky C 06/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Fat Al
Laurence Everitt 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
tradguy 22/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Ute Wegenhoff, Mark Hazell
Dave Mahon ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S

nice and steep. A cracking climb for a HS leader.

with Mark Moody
dan gibson 04/Jun/06 Solo rpt
goi.ashmore 28/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Arnaud Garcon
donkster ??/2006 Lead O/S
with neil
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jun/96 Lead
with Richard Bower
Hidden 27/May/95 Lead
Jonno 27/May/95 2nd
with Andrew
Raggar 02/Apr/90 Lead
Roget ??/1990 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 04/May/89 2nd
with Rob Ivens
Hidden ??/1988 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
oldmanofmow ??/1962 -
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