Rockfax Description
12m. The wide crack right of the quarry entrance is a struggle. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
At least if you have a very large cam there will be no long term physical damage, only emotional. Not sure about which way to finish, I followed the crack to the left and finished with the finger crack.

Ticklists: Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Wide Cracks, Yorkshire Off Widths, WideBoyz Crack School, UK road to wide crack mastery.

Dan Vaj 15/Oct 2nd
with Khalid
karly54 25/Jul Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 02/Jun Lead O/S

No big gear, awful but cool! Took my helmet off and used a headjam.

Hidden 27/May Lead O/S
Jmpollard 27/May Lead β

Good pure offwidthing at the bottom and then some more awkward moves around half height. Quality, if a bit green

FlavioL1989 26/May Solo O/S
billyjoel2995 25/Apr TR O/S
with kav
quickdrawmcraw 22/Apr Lead dnf
with amit, liz osbourn
Ben C ??/2017 -
Gordon W 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S

filthy, awkward and not having a large cam, slightly scary - great fun

Hidden 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Rachel Slater 29/Sep/15 Lead O/S
tim newton 29/Sep/15 2nd O/S
robertmctague 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Martin
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead G/U
will9911 07/May/15 2nd O/S
with Neil
Hidden 21/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jan/15 -
petegunn 07/Nov/13 Lead

Pigeon poo & a wet hold made the top of the offwidth a bit harder.

with Davina
Hidden 07/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
Hidden 06/Aug/13 2nd O/S
ERH ?/Aug/13 Lead β
with Ben Finley
tommytwotone 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
MeMeMe 14/Jul/13 2nd
with Tom
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
andi turner ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
cat22 22/Oct/11 2nd
with Mike
adamwesthead 17/Jun/11 2nd dog

Still horrid....without and no. 6 cam it's pretty much unprotectable and also ungradable!

with Zeb
zebster 17/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Adam
chris smith 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
jonny taylor 11/Jun/11 Lead dog

Was very smug about how I solved the lower part of the offwidth, but the upper part had me completely beaten. Ended up hanging out on pinches, and I got that to work after a couple of attempts. Looks like I may have missed a neat layback option though!

with Andy B
ablackett 11/Jun/11 2nd dog
with Jonny
robman 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Matt_L_Robinson 10/Oct/10 Lead dog

awkward and uncomfortable, definitely worth it.

APRS 10/Oct/10 2nd dog

Horrible as a second. A number 6 cam is a life saver haha!

pnorth 31/May/10 TR dog

The transition from the lower layback to the upper layback is impossible. Although Tim managed it quite neatly.

with Tim Ewington
simon kimber 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Fabrizio Della Rossa
FrankW 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Aled S
luke123 ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/09 Lead O/S
zebster 25/Jun/09 Lead dnf
with Adam
zebster 25/Jun/09 TR dog
with Adam
adamwesthead 25/Jun/09 Lead dnf


with Zeb
adamwesthead 25/Jun/09 TR dog

Hard and awkward

with Zeb
mike fenwick ?/Oct/08 Lead

Really tough thrutch with minimal gear. Mathew simply laybacked it with no bother at all.

with Matthew Gibbins
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd
dannyboy83 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Helen Smith
Hidden ??/2007 -
Mattyk 30/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Ali K
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
John Kettle 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Brown 11/May/06 2nd
with Ralph
chrishedgehog 25/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Mark Stevenson 24/Aug/02 Lead rpt
with Kev Edwards
Mark Stevenson 02/Feb/02 Lead dnf
with Pete Johnson
John Brayshaw 04/Sep/01 Lead O/S
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 Lead dnf


Andy Say 21/Jun/96 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/1992 -
Pete Pozman 02/Oct/86 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Hidden 21/Oct/84 TR
Dave Musgrove 11/Jul/78 Solo

Soloed several times around this period. Not easy to protect anyway but once I'd figured out the best way to face and just where to turn round I realised that it would be quite difficult to fall out of!

greenbuoy 19/Oct/69 2nd
with A N Other
Dave Musgrove 07/Sep/69 Lead
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