Rockfax Description
The left-hand crack gives a good sustained pitch with a mixture of loose and polished holds. Finish either rightwards, leftwards or direct over the bulge. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start up the short wall below the central crack then move left to the left-hand crack. Finish either rightwards, leftwards or direct over the bulge.
Note, the Rockfax topo is wrong - route 22 is actually What the Hell, route 20 is How the Hell, and route 19 is the left hand finish to How the Hell. Morning Crack is not marked on the topo.

FA. Joe Brown 1950

Ticklists: Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.

AndyF 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Loose, dusty, mostly shit gear... big cams and hexes needed. Only good gear is at the top of the pitch. Direct finish is best part of route. If you want an adventure at the grade go for it.... otherwise don't bother!

with Tom V
Hoyes 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
Paul ablitt 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Ardo 06/Jun/15 Lead dnf

Managed to turn into mare, though VS 4c is about right.

GermanAlex 04/May/15 Lead O/S

Found it considerably harder than What the Hell (top end of the grade I'd say). Almost as sustained and much harder individual moves, some of which are absolutely wild at the grade, easily worth 2*! Not really any loose rock.

with Jack
Derek Furze 02/May/15 Lead
with Paul Mitchell
georgenvk 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 28/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Simon
Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd
Jim Slater 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 24/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Good, not really any loose rock as the rockfax guide suggests. The start looks crap but is actually nice bridging avoiding the "muddy bit" Will be worth coming back to lead as possibly worth 2 stars

Hidden ??/2012 -
marcoleptic 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
biobuild 07/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Phil1967 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Dan
smudge 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Cleaned the crack out, even more gear placements! Super climb, nice and clean, good rock, little polish, well worth seeking out. Definitely worth 2 stars.

with Phil
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/09 2nd
Brown 04/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Bridget
bridget143 04/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Brown
Simon Caldwell 31/May/08 Lead O/S

Climbed it thinking that it was What the Hell (the topo in the guidebook is wrong). No wonder it felt hard for 4b!

with Carmen
Al Evans ??/2008 -
cem 26/Feb/06 Lead dog

Tried going left at the top, pulled a big block off and peeled off backwards

Hidden 20/May/01 2nd O/S
Iain Thow 13/Feb/00 2nd
with Richard Plant
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/97 Lead
Roget 17/Mar/96 Lead O/S
roncaves 25/Jul/93 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 09/Nov/91 Lead O/S
with Ali, Ian Athroll
leathers 21/Apr/90 Lead
with James Thomas
OMSKB ?/Jul/89 TR
Hidden ?/Mar/89 -
Hidden ??/1987 -
Pete Pozman 23/Mar/86 2nd O/S
with Mark Gray
sadams 19/May/85 Lead
with John from London
babymoac ??/1985 -
Hidden 12/Mar/83 -
charlesmfrench 12/Jan/83 Lead O/S
The Reaper 12/Apr/82 2nd O/S
Ian Jones ??/1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
tapley 22/Mar/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
ColinMeech ??/1979 -
Hidden ??/1978 -
Hidden 24/Sep/77 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/77 2nd
Hidden ?/May/77 -
uphillnow ??/1976 -
rogerskews ??/1976 -
Hidden 21/Dec/75 Lead
Nigel Bond 29/Nov/75 Lead
with Andy Brown
Mark Kemball 21/Apr/75 2nd
with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
Dave Musgrove 12/Jan/74 -
greenbuoy 26/May/71 2nd
with Bob Lister
mikej 03/Mar/68 Lead
with Wil Hurford
tutbury ?/Feb/68 -
with Mick Quinn
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