9m.

Rockfax Description
12m. The kinked crack is an ancient and awkward classic. Traditionally graded VS, it's nearer HS with a suitably large cam. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Possibly Brimham's oldest VS and an often green one at that. The north facing crack that doglegs right at two thirds height. If you take a BIG cam, probably only hard severe.

Sidney Thompson (pre 1937)

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The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven., Brimham VS Challenge

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
joepowellll 16 Jul 2nd rpt Not as fun when sweaty :(
with Ollie Martin
Not as fun when sweaty :(
with Ollie Martin
olliemartin 16 Jul Lead O/S Decided to forgo a large cam for the top crack, keep it traditional
Decided to forgo a large cam for the top crack, keep it traditional
Joseph Lord 15 Jul Lead O/S
with Jade Astbury, Matt Chaib
with Jade Astbury, Matt Chaib
Hidden 5 Jul 2nd
PaulFleming 29 Jun 2nd β
with Daz
with Daz
Hidden 22 Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jun 2nd
Hidden 9 Jun Lead O/S
joepowellll 9 Jun Lead O/S
with Oli Williams
with Oli Williams
FredrikEglese 7 Jun 2nd First ever Trad route. A lot of fun, even if I was seconding!
First ever Trad route. A lot of fun, even if I was seconding!
Munnoch 12 May 2nd O/S
with Toby
with Toby
Toby_kitching 12 May Lead
Tom_Shill 31 Mar Lead
Jono_1989 26 Mar Lead rpt
deacondeacon 24 Mar Lead O/S
merski 24 Mar AltLd
with Jen Brewin, Antoine Marnat
with Jen Brewin, Antoine Marnat
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 24 Mar 2nd
Antoine M ?? -
j.kirby 7 Oct, 2018 Lead
Hidden 30 Sep, 2018 Lead
petegunn 27 Sep, 2018 2nd
Tony Jones 27 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
ConnorJC 22 Aug, 2018 2nd β
Owen Johnson 4 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
George Frisby 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Good fist jam moves up to the offwidth at the top. Owen found it so easy but I had to try about 4 times to thrutch my way up. Just too narrow to get my bum so made it hard.
Good fist jam moves up to the offwidth at the top. Owen found it so easy but I had to try about 4 times to thrutch my way up. Just too narrow to get my bum so made it hard.
Ben.donnison 1 Aug, 2018 2nd
rumblesan 1 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Jam jam jam
Jam jam jam
David Kay 13 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with abi.k.l
with abi.k.l
abi.k.l 13 May, 2018 2nd O/S Really enjoyed the first crack systems. Perfect fist jams for smaller hands! Offwidth at top marginally terrifying though. May have had to grab David's harness temporarily near the top to manage last little udge!
Really enjoyed the first crack systems. Perfect fist jams for smaller hands! Offwidth at top marginally terrifying though. May have had to grab David's harness temporarily near the top to manage last little udge!
David Chase 18 Apr, 2018 Lead
timjamesmedley 18 Apr, 2018 2nd
JoeFoster59 8 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Brimham VS Challenge. Great fun. The bottom is nice and the top is easier than it looks the top wasn't brilliantly protected would have hit the ledge but not the ground. Classic udging fun.
with Rib1356
Brimham VS Challenge. Great fun. The bottom is nice and the top is easier than it looks the top wasn't brilliantly protected would have hit the ledge but not the ground. Classic udging fun.
with Rib1356
Rib1356 8 Nov, 2017 2nd
Flavio 30 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 25 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Jul, 2017 2nd
Mr Fuller 9 Jul, 2017 Lead dnf Utterly grim. Hot and humid and without a big cam the top crack felt too insecure. Scampered round the side to avoid the top crack (not easy in itself).
Utterly grim. Hot and humid and without a big cam the top crack felt too insecure. Scampered round the side to avoid the top crack (not easy in itself).
Climbster 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Vixie
with Vixie
Vixie 7 May, 2017 2nd dog
Wesley Orvis 24 Sep, 2016 2nd Good route bang on vs.
Good route bang on vs.
Keith Swainson 10 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Georgie
with Georgie
Georgie25 10 Jul, 2016 2nd
Hidden 9 May, 2016 2nd
pastep 8 May, 2016 2nd
with ebf
with ebf
ebf 8 May, 2016 Lead O/S A #4 friend fits (just) right at the back of the bottom of the top crack (if you haven't used it in the first crack, lol). However, definitely VS as the fall would be unpleasant. Worth the stars!
A #4 friend fits (just) right at the back of the bottom of the top crack (if you haven't used it in the first crack, lol). However, definitely VS as the fall would be unpleasant. Worth the stars!
Anti-faff 2 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Mike
with Mike
freemanTom 12 Aug, 2015 2nd
with Callum
with Callum
Calum Wadsworth 12 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Another lovely brimham route. Laaaarge cam useful.
Another lovely brimham route. Laaaarge cam useful.
spragglerocks 8 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with Tom
with Tom
SamT1 24 May, 2015 2nd β
SuperLee1985 24 May, 2015 Lead O/S Good Route. Ended up doung an ungraceful belly flop onto the penultimate ledge and then the final off-width took a bit of thinking/psyching myself up for. I managed to retrive my size 6 Dragon from the top of the lower crack and place it low in the offwidth which gave me a bit more confidence.
with SamT1
Good Route. Ended up doung an ungraceful belly flop onto the penultimate ledge and then the final off-width took a bit of thinking/psyching myself up for. I managed to retrive my size 6 Dragon from the top of the lower crack and place it low in the offwidth which gave me a bit more confidence.
with SamT1
JonLongshanks 2 May, 2015 Lead dnf I'm not good at grit...! wide crack and all slopey! Managed to slither onto the wet ledge under the final chimney in a very awkward position. Fiddled some gear behind my back, but couldn't commit to the grim off-width with a wet slopey top-out, nasty tumble potential and onto poor gear. Crawled along the crag until i could find a solid piece to lower off!! Somehow the afternoon flew by. Once we gave up trying to climb due to it all being too wet, we ran round the crag like nutters finding placements for this that and everything. Cold.
I'm not good at grit...! wide crack and all slopey! Managed to slither onto the wet ledge under the final chimney in a very awkward position. Fiddled some gear behind my back, but couldn't commit to the grim off-width with a wet slopey top-out, nasty tumble potential and onto poor gear. Crawled along the crag until i could find a solid piece to lower off!! Somehow the afternoon flew by. Once we gave up trying to climb due to it all being too wet, we ran round the crag like nutters finding placements for this that and everything. Cold.
Hidden 14 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Al_Matheson 14 Sep, 2014 2nd RP
Paulo H 4 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Good test for a variety of jamming techniques
Good test for a variety of jamming techniques
Matt Marsh 21 Apr, 2014 Lead
with Sam Carey, Alex Thompson
with Sam Carey, Alex Thompson
Hidden 21 Apr, 2014 2nd β
BenedictIEP 21 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Brilliant.
with MrRum
Brilliant.
with MrRum
Hidden 21 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
thetradlad 16 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with Vybz
with Vybz
katyhope 10 Aug, 2013 2nd β
with IanHope
with IanHope
katyhope 10 Aug, 2013 Lead dnf
with IanHope
with IanHope
IanHope 10 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S bottled the top body jam move. Ended up traversing right.
bottled the top body jam move. Ended up traversing right.
jkarran 7 Jul, 2013 Lead Worrying at the top, awkward rather than insecure but with horrible tumble potential
Worrying at the top, awkward rather than insecure but with horrible tumble potential
petellis 7 Jul, 2013 2nd rpt
with jkarran
with jkarran
pizza 23 Apr, 2013 2nd
with tom
with tom
robertmctague ??, 2013 Lead had seconded before.
had seconded before.
Hidden 15 Nov, 2012 2nd O/S
petegunn 15 Nov, 2012 Lead First placement using my new monster cam, Giggling crack next!
First placement using my new monster cam, Giggling crack next!
Matt Cooke 14 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Luke Dyer
with Luke Dyer
Hidden 14 Sep, 2012 2nd
rockman 22 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Probably VS and makes you work for it.
Probably VS and makes you work for it.
timcedwards 22 Jul, 2012 2nd
with rockman
with rockman
Paul Figg 20 Jun, 2012 Solo
Paul Figg 20 Jun, 2012 Solo
DanT 18 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with James Moore
with James Moore
jon59 28 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Simonj 22 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with jim
with jim
Jimmy1976 22 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S Oldschool hardcore body jamming at the top
with Simonj
Oldschool hardcore body jamming at the top
with Simonj
Arty 16 Jun, 2011 Lead
David_Gledson 16 Jun, 2011 2nd
with Arty
with Arty
Ewan Russell 6 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S
with Myself!
with Myself!
Ed carrigan 10 May, 2011 -
Palindrome ?May, 2011 2nd
whity4420 17 Oct, 2010 2nd
Whitty2012 17 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 19 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 18 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
pr1984 10 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 2010 Lead dog
Hidden 22 Mar, 2010 2nd
al99 9 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
martinazando 9 Aug, 2009 Lead β
with al99
with al99
martinazando 9 Aug, 2009 2nd
with al99
with al99
Hidden 8 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
alexyoung 19 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
with Gilles
with Gilles
Col Kingshott ??, 2009 Lead
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead
wheres_my_harness 26 Dec, 2008 2nd
popebenedictus 26 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S
Batt 23 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Hoyes
with Hoyes
pippa_g 2 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
with Tom Foote
with Tom Foote
JonathanJones 21 Jul, 2008 2nd
with Jimmy56
with Jimmy56
Hidden 21 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
johniebriggs ?Jul, 2008 Lead
petellis 19 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S this is proper old skool hard, hard as nails, and thats bloody hard. Took half an hour of swearing and bellowing whilst I fought my way up the crak at the top... was I doing it wrong?
this is proper old skool hard, hard as nails, and thats bloody hard. Took half an hour of swearing and bellowing whilst I fought my way up the crak at the top... was I doing it wrong?
Hidden 4 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Adam1973 9 Aug, 2007 2nd rpt
stewart murray 9 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Adam1973 16 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with philnorv
with philnorv
Simon Caldwell 1 May, 2007 Lead O/S Easier than expected. Probably only HS 4b with big gear.
with Lemming
Easier than expected. Probably only HS 4b with big gear.
with Lemming
victim of mathematics 14 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Jaime
with Jaime
Brown 13 Nov, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden 21 Jul, 2006 Solo O/S
jimstanton ?Jun, 2006 Lead
ramsay8202.freeserve.co.uk 1 May, 2006 TR 1st successful hand jam technique
1st successful hand jam technique
Hidden ?Oct, 2004 -
Hidden ?May, 2004 Solo O/S
Small and weak ?Aug, 2003 Solo
craig h ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead
Tenko 8 Sep, 1999 Lead O/S
with Andy Ilston
with Andy Ilston
uphillnow ??, 1998 Solo
gareth_hull ?Jul, 1994 Lead O/S
with Richard Forrester
with Richard Forrester
Herbie973 18 Jul, 1993 2nd
Hidden ??, 1992 Lead
kato'sdad 11 Aug, 1991 Lead
with Jerry Mattinson
with Jerry Mattinson
Hidden 7 Jul, 1991 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 29 Apr, 1990 Solo
Dave Musgrove Jnr 29 Apr, 1990 2nd
with Jim Worthington
with Jim Worthington
Jon Read ??, 1990 Solo
lithos ??, 1988 Lead O/S
with all sorts
with all sorts
Moses 28 Oct, 1987 Solo
Pete Pozman 18 Jun, 1986 2nd O/S Awkward
with John Byrne
Awkward
with John Byrne
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1984 -
Andy Say 25 Jan, 1982 Solo
Hidden ??, 1980 2nd
RichardMc 3 Jun, 1978 Lead O/S
with Keith Peel
with Keith Peel
cenotaphcorner ??, 1977 Solo O/S
Hidden 19 Jun, 1976 Lead
Rob Davies 17 Nov, 1974 Lead Big boots, no gear - I think I asked Father Christmas for EBs after this
with Paul Welford (ICMC)
Big boots, no gear - I think I asked Father Christmas for EBs after this
with Paul Welford (ICMC)
mikej 18 Mar, 1973 Solo
with Mike Mason
with Mike Mason
mikej 16 Aug, 1972 Lead
with E C/W
with E C/W
Steve Clegg 17 Jul, 1972 Lead
with Chris H
with Chris H
mikej 5 May, 1971 Solo
greenbuoy 27 May, 1970 Solo
Dave Musgrove 6 Oct, 1968 -
Dave Musgrove ?Jun, 1967 Lead
with Bob Knapton
with Bob Knapton
Seymore Butt ??, 1964 TR
with Jack
with Jack
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High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 23
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
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