Richard's Sister* HS 4b
10m.

Rockfax Description
The widening crack in the right-hand side of the wall. © ROCKFAX


FA. Alan McHardy 1961

Ticklists: Eastern Grit Jamming, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 274 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Becks87 - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Adam L

atom - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/15 with Rebecca Wood

Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/15 with Poppy Henson

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/15

Worth doing if you're in the area.
djones66 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Stve mc D

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/15

bobstones - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Sophie Gibbens

On some of Andy's gear.
John Higgs - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Andy Morley

Andy Morley - 2nd RP - 30/May/15 with John Higgs

Commando - TR dog - 26/May/15 with Paul Waterhouse

paulwaterhouse - Lead - 26/May/15 with Hannah Godden

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/15

Luke90 - Solo O/S - 15/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/15

gavinpeach - 2nd rpt - 09/Nov/14 with Hellen

Rich Malcolm - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Matt Brennan

Dan Hostford - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/14 with Dennis Reddyhoff

Great fun but tough!
TobyA - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Jody

Jody - 2nd - 11/Oct/14 with TobyA

With the grease in the crack as it opens out and the polished smears this is definitely harder than HS 4b as a lead. Mainly for the cross and pull from lower to upper crack.
vigroovian - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/14

benlatham07 - TR O/S - 14/Sep/14

Well protected but hard. Vs 4c and awkward.
rurp - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with bill farmer

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Martina, Mark

Dibdawg - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/14

Rachel Slater - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/14

JonathanJones - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Al Breen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

sam26051 - 2nd - 16/Jun/14 with AlexFletcher

AlexFletcher - Lead - 16/Jun/14 with Sam Hinson

MysteriousCeorl - Lead - 12/Jun/14

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Rachel B

Batt - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with James Hoyes

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/14

farmerwad - Lead - 18/Apr/14 with Mark

Woodiee - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Tom Pitchforth

stuart90 - 16/Apr/14 with john o'hara

Good fun. Quite strenuous. Would have probably felt a lot harder if Matt had not pointed out some hidden footholds on the right face
inspiration_needed - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Mat Cooper

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/14

pete_naylor - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with James

Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/14

jogh - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Pete

Dan Arkle - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

cjb1992 - 2nd - 27/Sep/13 with Harriet, June

mynyddresident - 2nd - 14/Sep/13 with rich

Gareth Waite - 2nd - 22/Aug/13 with Laurie Holt, Alex Thackway

Alex 74 - Lead dog - 22/Aug/13 with Laurie Holt, Gareth W

Laurie Holt - 2nd - 22/Aug/13 with Alex Thackway, Gareth Waite

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Ali

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

michael burrows - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Wyn, alexstudly

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/13

michelleaukland - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with Andy Richards

Beta, as in i'd lead it before! As a relatively inexperienced HS/VS leader I think this is worth a 4c/5a. Why? Well twice now i have seen HS leaders really struggle and fail and i've then taken over and although completed, have also struggled. Its pumpy, awkward and committing, once committed.
Pixie-Andy - Lead β - 27/Jul/13 with Michelle Auckland

JanBella - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/13 with helen

First grit climb of season - what a struggle! Didn't help that guy on 1st Sister decked out while I was climbing with his gear ripping - good that he was ok
gingermike1 - Lead - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Tricky for HS
gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13 with Andy Lawrence

psychicbread - Lead dog - 31/May/13 with Gavin Peach

bigbobbyking - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Chris Allan

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with Coatesy

good gear, enjoyable climb.
OliverRoss - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

riff156 - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Jo Smith

glennofsheff - Lead β - 20/Apr/13 with Mick Bailes

Voltemands - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/13 with Amy Till, Carlene HIll

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12 with Alex Messenger

Bit of an awkward bitch at first but was very accommodating to a few hand jams
atom - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Mark Watkins

jon_gill1 - 2nd rpt - 20/Oct/12 with big Si

woodsy - 06/Oct/12 with dave, rich

good worth 4b
ashtond6 - Lead - 06/Oct/12

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with Mike Lea

jshields - Solo - 01/Sep/12

J.Atkins - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12

jasonpm - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Nick

adam carless - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/12 with scc

One fall trying to jam something that should be laybacked.
Harri777 - Lead - 23/Jul/12 with Simon H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/12

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

MoWalker3 - 06/May/12

sopaz - Lead - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12

mol - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Jesse

john lynch - Lead - 13/Mar/12 with rosie, Ant King

aking12 - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12 with john lynch

Alkis - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Chris Aslin

chrisclimber_1986 - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with alkis

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/12

ash longreach - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 2012 with Alex Messenger

john lynch - Solo - 19/Nov/11

ajc - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Mel

lozowen - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Sally Owen

AC - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11

Josh Dickerson - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with nutty_didz

Barry D - 2nd - 03/Sep/11 with Derek, Paul J

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/11

malc - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/11 with Paul Scott

Becky E - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with John Maxfield PCC

petellis - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Sloth

Budge - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Carl Tiivas

terrible...basically aided up...need to learn how to jam better!!
phja - Lead dog - 22/Jul/11 with candy

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/11

Harder than it looks. Great jams though.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave

ChrisBrooke - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/11 with John Inkpen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/11

Josephine - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Mike Freeman

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Apr/11

stratandrew - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Jim Symon, Colin Maddison

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

climbing_rocks1983 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Ruth, Petey

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/11

butt_crack_123 - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Pete, My Angel

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/11

roped solo
timofy - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/11

Maxim2023 - Lead - Mar/11

hard work , but cold and out of practice
Chrisc4 - 23/Jan/11

Chrisc4 - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

cloneragan - Lead RP - 20/Nov/10 with Dan Tudhope

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Oct/10

shed_hed - TR O/S - 16/Oct/10

Pete Nugent - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/10 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

benjizac - TR O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Rory Juss

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/10

Maxim2023 - 2nd - Sep/10

jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/10 with steve smith, carl manley

first bit is a little bold as it seems to be a lay back but there was no way really to do it and place gear so went up bridging until a brake. good gear tho and a good climb!
ezclimber - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with steve smith, jon gill

timcedwards - 2nd - 19/Aug/10 with Geoff Mee

rockman - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Tim Edwards

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/10

Matthew Robinson - Lead - Aug/10

Shauna - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Jules

Sketchy - but head wasnt there.
RachaelB - Lead - 03/Jul/10 with Nic Fleming

frankcp87 - 2nd - 25/Jun/10 with Ian Holbrook

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

ben_250 - 20/Jun/10 with Dave, Andrew

ben_250 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Dave

mills85 - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with czech andrew, Ben Nolan

tradguy - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Ed Lamb

ed_1973 - Lead - 31/May/10 with paul highams

I felt it was considerably harder than Cosmic Crack climbed on the same day. Being so balancy i felt much more likely to fall of this than Cosmic Crack althought the overhang at the end of Cosmic Crack is no doubt the bit that earns it the grade.
Pixie-Andy - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Silver Surfer

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/10

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 24/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Michael Clayton

Creep_pea - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Walsh

Si dH - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/10 with Gary

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10

AielSavage - Lead O/S - 2010

ian d f - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Zak

joe_alexander - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Huw

Chris Craggs - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with Colin Binks

goddamm7 - Lead - 04/Oct/09 with Sandrex

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/09

AJ007 - Solo - 20/Sep/09

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/09 with AJ, michael porter

catblack - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Dad

Ben_Bullbridge - 2nd β - 09/Sep/09 with Milne

Milne - Lead dog - 09/Sep/09 with dave saxby, cooper

johnwilson123 - Sep/09 with paul

matthewjames - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Alan Saul

Don't often solo up to HS but this looked pretty secure. Retreated the first time without and chalk, then did it the next time, not as easy as I was thinking but atleast most of it had good jams in. Used holds round the right and side of the buttress. Very cool.
Reaver2k - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/09

Ran up this racing Lisa, did have a slight advantage in that I kept sabotaging Lisa's climb by undoing her shoes and having Mike throw turf at her, but a wins a win isnt it. Pulled out all the gear quickly luckily as otherwise would have definitely lost!
Reaver2k - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Matt Marshall

Lisaaa - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with Mike Watson

Mattyk - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/09 with Jamie Moss

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/09

Kirill - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with Kirill Spiridonov

Lil'Lou - 2nd - 05/Jul/09

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

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/09

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Greg Slee

garywong - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Perry Keller

givemetea - TR O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Hannah Heywood

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 17/Jan/09 with Neil and Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/09

Climbed in approach shoes, hard for the grade.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Steve Grove

chrisbussell - Lead - 28/Sep/08 with Debbie Porter

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/08

gravity - 2nd - 21/Sep/08 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

b.hayley - Lead - Sep/08

tractorbachcoch - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/08 with Andy, Peter

really nice jamming
chadrads - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with andy chapman

LankyPaddy - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Sophie Price

SKippy5 - 2nd - 11/May/08 with Ed Northridge

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/08

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Ben

Tim Bateman - Lead - May/08 with Alistair

danm - 2nd - Feb/08 with Sion

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

dan gibson - 2008

spbond - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Jen Slowey

malc - 2nd rpt - 07/Oct/07 with Paul and Andy

John Marsland - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Goi

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo - 27/Aug/07

dan gibson - 16/Jun/07

twodada - Lead - 10/Jun/07 with Rich B and Kiwi Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

max_chan - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Lou

mooseloose - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Keith

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/07

Brown - Solo O/S - 01/May/07 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

matthewss - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Miles & Sarah

Hidden - 2007

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2007

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/06 with martina

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/06

Green and damp in the back of the crack, but doesn't interfere too much.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Alex@Home

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/06 with Cara-lyn Reynolds

wahniel - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/06 with Stewart McConnell

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Jun/06

Nicos - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/06 with solo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/06

Stig - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/06 with Les

ewen - Lead - Apr/06

Paul Tomo - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/06 with Paul James

mahjongg - TR rpt - 11/Mar/06 with Col

WRMusall - 2nd dog - 04/Mar/06 with Gary B.

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/05

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 16/Apr/05 with John Inkpen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/04

Chris Davids - Lead dog - 02/Aug/04 with Dad

Hidden - TR - 09/Jun/04

Marq - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/03 with Daniel Dennehy

Hidden - Lead - Aug/03

Hidden - Solo - Aug/03

mikej - 2nd - 15/Jul/03 with Rick Naylor

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/03 with Carmen

Hidden - Solo - 11/May/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 21/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/02

Pete Nugent - Lead - 05/May/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/May/02

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/01

mikej - Lead - 24/Jun/01 with Dave Power

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/98

Ropeboy - Lead - 07/Feb/98

Iain Thow - TR - 02/Aug/97 with Roger Hardon

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 19/Jul/97

craig h - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/96

crater - 2nd - 07/May/95

cragspud - Lead O/S - 1995

Hidden - Solo - 30/Apr/94

Mick King - Solo - 09/May/93

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/90

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jun/90

steve prior - Solo - Aug/89

Andy Say - Solo - 17/Oct/87

Hidden - 1986

babymoac - 23/Apr/84

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/83

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/78

no doubt done it before
uphillnow - Solo - 15/May/77

Nigel Bond - Lead - 11/Oct/75 with Giles

mikej - Solo - 30/May/70 with Dave Williams, E

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Total votes cast 115
hard VS0 of 41
VS3 of 41
easy VS5 of 41
hard HS18 of 41
HS13 of 41
easy HS2 of 41
hard S0 of 41
S0 of 41
easy S0 of 41
hard 4c0 of 39
4c4 of 39
easy 4c7 of 39
hard 4b14 of 39
4b12 of 39
easy 4b1 of 39
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4a0 of 39
easy 4a0 of 39
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