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May Crack* VS 4c

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[Tim on May Crack, 3 kb]10m. From the left edge of a triangular recess, follow the thin crack that splits the diagonal overlap above. © ROCKFAX
FA. Chris Craggs 1985

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This climb is in 184 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

pog100 - 2nd - 21/Sep/14 with fat boys

keith leonard - Lead - 09/Sep/14

alex thackway - TR O/S - 18/Aug/14 with Dave m

minaturechris - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Stacey

Not the greatest route, bit of a poor eliminate between routes with gear.
67hours - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Erinna

staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Chris Gardner

mike8331 - Lead - 03/Jul/14

May as well have soloed it.
OliverRoss - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Adam Ptretlak

With side runners
timreynolds - Lead - 14/Jun/14 with Phill Blight

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

Felt trepidatious before getting on it just from looking. Maybe should have listened to those feelings. I placed the gear in the first break, I considered gear off to the right in Bent Crack and should have placed some realistically. I then teatered and wobbled up the slab scared. Guidebook says VS 4b, I thought more like HVS 4c and not a good route at that.
puppythedog - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14

Hidden - Solo - 03/May/14

migs493 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Retro Rowan - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Jack Whiteley - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Sarah, Tim George

TimG - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Jack

ssnow157 - 2nd - 12/Mar/14 with Tim, Jack

Simonj - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Paul

HB1 - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with KB

pete_naylor - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with James

jogh - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Pete

Rob Greenwood - UKC - Solo - Oct/13 with Mal Scott

darlolad - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13

jamie ward - 2nd - 02/Aug/13 with Iain Harman

MikeB1 - Lead O/S - Aug/13

richardhopton - Lead - 23/Jul/13 with Matt Thombs

Ron - Lead β - 09/Jul/13 with Helen, Chris

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

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Placed gear in the adjacent climb to protect move over the overhang, as scaring yourself on such a poor quality eliminate felt pointless.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Steve L

stevelismore - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Jim Slater

adam carless - Solo rpt - 02/Jun/13 with SecretSquirrel

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

ClimberJimmyB - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Dan Matthewman

3kidsandanorton - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Tom, Diccon Proctor

Oliver Houston - Lead - 05/May/13 with Sarah

sarahsuth - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Oliver Houston

slacky - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Mark

paul horabin - Lead - 29/Sep/12

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with deborah

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Sep/12

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/12

rfdl100 - TR O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Simon Waters

daniel.loram - TR O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Sian Reece

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Mar/12

natalio - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Murilo

Murilo Lessa - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Natalio

Alkis - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Chris Aslin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with alkis

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Mark Dennison - Lead - 20/Nov/11 with Dawn

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

pete1993 - Lead - 22/Oct/11

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Anders, Kim

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

RichardMc - Lead - 09/Oct/11 with Ian Gunn

Adderbury Climber - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Richard

Chris Craggs - 2nd - 27/Sep/11 with Steve Cunnington

ChrisBrooke - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Keeley Scholes

As per comments below. Backed off due to the lack off gear from the cam and nuts in the first break (1/3 height). Would be good if there was gear above but move through the overlap is hard for 4b. Feels more like HVS 4c.
Giles Davis - Lead dnf - 27/Jul/11 with Anita Davis

riff156 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Jo Smith

mfoster8180 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Julie Carlisle

belayed John on this earlier in the week, so had slight heads up on the lack of gear, crap escapable route.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with Pete aka Dad

delicate for the grade
john_ni - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Graeme Hammond (PCC)

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

Probably off route...
Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Matt

Freddie 1 - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Andyh83

RalphC - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Helen, Ali

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

tonymw - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with John Proudfoot

thekendo - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/11 with andy peak 1

David Smith - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Richard Lines

tmaciel - Lead - 07/Nov/10

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

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Sep/10

smolders - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Gareth H

GarethHall - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Martin Oldham, Teck

Podling - Lead - 08/Jul/10

rockman - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with Geoff Mee

adam clarke - TR - 19/Jun/10 with Will Legon

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jun/10

nick ferro - 05/Jun/10

chili-d - 2nd - 05/Jun/10 with Pixie (Mikey Burton), Poz

Jim Malo - TR - 18/May/10

Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with Chris Bowker

Hidden - TR - 18/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Christian Minett

shed_hed - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Jake Harrison

phja - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with zoe marshall

Stuart Wildman - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Andy Potter

katiep - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Tom Downes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/09

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

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

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Chris

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/09

Got up to the first break and fiddled in a poor cam (needed a size smaller), looking higher I couldn't see any more gear.. didn't feel happy about falling onto a marginal cam, so backed off.
Poco Loco - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/09 with Bob Barnes

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Dave Rose

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09

sadsetts - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Al

Pretty scary! Put some gear in the first decent break (small cams) then stood up (easier than it looks) to reach the holds just below the overlap. Started getting scared and placed some gear slightly further right, probably in October crack really. Then mvoed back left and up. Glad I put the gear in as the rest is pretty poor above 4b moves on some slopers. Nice climb though, maybe next time I will run it out although the gear didn't really feel like a side runner or anything.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/09 with Michael

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Matt Jones

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Adam

Brown - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/08

got as far as the first break and could not find any further gear, hard move to break, could not see any gear on the moves above. bailed out rapidly to October slab. Looking at guidebook after may have been too far right, but looked very thin whatever you did.
pebbles - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/08 with Liz

not great gear !
lithos - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Debbie

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Ant Schwirtz

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Mark (UBMC)

wingalina - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Robert Turnbull

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

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

profb - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with Steven Love

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/08

James B - Lead - 11/May/08 with Phil

alaan - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/08

Found this very hard and committing. Not much gear, in fact put a friend at half height off route onto the HS next to it, The Marmost, before finishing. Hard at the grade, the rock was very grippy though and I pulled up ok, guess it was the lack of gear I found unnerving. Tough at VS 4c.
wanderso - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Graeme Shaw

Jim Walton - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

dan gibson - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 27/Aug/07

gibbo38 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07 with Robert

gibbo21 - 2nd - 12/Aug/07 with paul

Theeni - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Matt Dalby

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/07

BallsofBritishSteel - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Sailor Pete

mooseloose - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Alan Rocky Roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07

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

Thomas L - TR O/S - 02/Jun/07 with David Donnison

kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Steve Woolass

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07

Hidden - Solo - 21/Apr/07

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 21/Apr/07 with AJ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

lovely route
SGD - Lead - 10/Mar/07 with Renata

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/06

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/06

just wanna climb - 2nd - 28/Jun/06 with Colin

colin milton - Lead - 28/Jun/06 with just wanna climb

ieverett - Lead - Jun/06 with David Everett

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/06 with Chris scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/05

Hidden - TR - Jun/05

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/May/05

Hidden - Solo - 14/Nov/04

darren1 - 26/Sep/04 with Janna Miller

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/04 with Darren Miller

Nicos - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/04 with mark richardson

M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/04

dicky79 - 2nd - 2004 with Mike Bottomley

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/03

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Jul/03

Pelleas - TR - Jul/03 with Martin

Skell - Lead - 01/Jan/03 with Dave

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 30/Aug/02 with A. Murray

Ropeboy - Solo - 19/May/02

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

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2001 with Clare

martroberts - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/99

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - Apr/99 with Hazel Jonas, Steve Jonas

chris sm - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/98

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

cragspud - Lead - Sep/95

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Sep/94

Hidden - Solo - 30/Apr/94

leathers - Lead O/S - 24/May/92 with Charlotte Evans

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - May/92

BRUCESTRAC - 1990 with Chris Cracknell,Various

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/89

Hidden - Lead - 1971

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Voting
Total votes cast 105
hard HVS0 of 37
HVS1 of 37
easy HVS8 of 37
hard VS7 of 37
VS19 of 37
easy VS1 of 37
hard HS1 of 37
HS0 of 37
easy HS0 of 37
hard 5a0 of 37
5a0 of 37
easy 5a3 of 37
hard 4c9 of 37
4c15 of 37
easy 4c4 of 37
hard 4b5 of 37
4b1 of 37
easy 4b0 of 37
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Style of ascent

Soloed29 of 184 (15.8%)
Lead89 of 184 (48.4%)
Followed44 of 184 (23.9%)
Toproped13 of 184 (7.1%)
Unknown9 of 184 (4.9%)

'Climbed'64 of 184 (34.8%)
clean O/S108 of 184 (58.7%)
clean β1 of 184 (0.5%)
clean rpt6 of 184 (3.3%)
dogged1 of 184 (0.5%)
dnf4 of 184 (2.2%)