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Danwootton 14/Jan Sent
George Frisby 14/Jan Sent x
with Caitlin
Dan Baddeley 19/Nov/17 Sent
KeenClimber 02/Nov/17 Sent
monkeymyster 14/Oct/17 Sent x
crimpsoplenty 03/Oct/17 Sent x
paul__in_sheffield 25/Aug/17 Sent
with Beanie
Evasion 24/Aug/17 -
TedT 20/Aug/17 Sent x

Retroflash with no slugs this time...

francesfromedinburgh 20/Aug/17 Sent x
Bristol_Quornstar 29/Jul/17 Sent O/S
Green_t 24/Jun/17 Sent x
with Mike Green
stonejumper 20/Jun/17 -
saxamaphonejoe 18/Jun/17 Sent
alexjrt94 15/Jun/17 Sent
Hidden 15/Jun/17 Sent rpt
HazelMacLean 15/Jun/17 Sent x

Spat me right off. But I got back on and sent it I did.

with Alex
Chris Murray 14/Jun/17 Sent
tom 28/May/17 Sent
ClemB 28/May/17 -
with Will Burgess
KeenClimber 20/May/17 Sent O/S
MarkoAldridge 06/May/17 -
Hidden 22/Apr/17 Sent β
Hidden 22/Apr/17 Sent rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/17 Sent
hazel.b 04/Apr/17 Sent
MathewWright1998 02/Apr/17 Sent O/S
iamstebarker 01/Apr/17 Sent
DannyH001 24/Mar/17 -
with Jonny
Jonny Holmes 24/Mar/17 -
with DannyH001, Jess Bryne
myrddinmuse 19/Feb/17 -

Lovely problem

with Sam Willis, Rosa Taylor Beale
Richard Hartfield 20/Jan/17 -
iantoday 31/Dec/16 Sent O/S
little_livvi 31/Dec/16 Sent
with ian lee
iantoday 31/Dec/16 Sent O/S
bobstones 30/Dec/16 Sent
with Ed Wigmore, Sophie Gibbens, Owen Hancock
owenhancock22 30/Dec/16 Sent
Matt Smith 29/Dec/16 Sent O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/16 Sent
Gloria 18/Dec/16 -
ed woods 03/Dec/16 Sent O/S
matt davies 01/Dec/16 Sent O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/16 Sent
Natalie Berry - UKC 26/Nov/16 Sent
lukevf 20/Nov/16 Sent x
mikespooner 20/Nov/16 Sent x
James Smith 30/Oct/16 Sent
with hattie, melty
averageclimbingman 22/Oct/16 Sent x
with Dom, Dave
AlexBush 14/Oct/16 Sent x
Henry.Todman 08/Oct/16 Sent β
Francois R 08/Oct/16 Sent

4b Bleau

Jack93 30/Sep/16 Sent x
UnkArl 24/Sep/16 Sent O/S
James_L88 24/Sep/16 Sent O/S
with Debbie Hoskins, Karl Gregory, Kat Day
Carter 18/Sep/16 Sent β
with Anna
Garnham 15/Sep/16 -
rurp 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
crazy pierre 29/Aug/16 Sent
steveflow 29/Aug/16 Sent
afx22 29/Aug/16 Sent
scottaraya 29/Aug/16 Sent
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 26/Aug/16 Sent rpt
with Stu Ferguson
Hidden 10/Aug/16 Sent x
tveeg 09/Aug/16 Sent
ajsmallwood ?/Aug/16 -
Bullybones 25/Jul/16 -
DanChad 05/Jul/16 Sent rpt
Chris Murray 05/Jul/16 Sent
sabriel 07/Jun/16 Sent x
RichT 17/May/16 Sent
Hidden 17/May/16 Sent
dan_o_b 14/May/16 Sent rpt
Hidden 21/Apr/16 Sent rpt
Droyd 23/Mar/16 Sent rpt
Ben Turner 15/Mar/16 Sent x
Hidden 07/Mar/16 Sent
phil_91 ?/Mar/16 Sent
themattyshep 27/Feb/16 Sent O/S
Droyd 16/Feb/16 Sent O/S
jules1990 16/Feb/16 Sent β
with Richard Hill
PumpedRich 16/Feb/16 Sent
Jamiewalkerjones ?/Feb/16 Sent
amccann 20/Dec/15 Sent O/S
Bullybones 02/Nov/15 Sent
Tslater ?/Nov/15 Sent
SaraAlassam 18/Oct/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 08/Oct/15 Sent rpt
phleppy 30/Sep/15 Sent
sinistercrumpet 27/Sep/15 Sent
Bullybones 18/Sep/15 Sent
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Sent
crazy pierre 30/Aug/15 Sent
Jmpollard 07/Aug/15 Sent
Seymore Butt 02/Aug/15 -
Collette Hall 02/Aug/15 Sent
hazel.b 09/Jul/15 Sent
Hidden 09/Jul/15 Sent rpt
BoulderyDave 04/Jul/15 Sent O/S
Ehmarra ?/Jul/15 Sent
Ian Bell 27/Jun/15 Sent x
PeteMc 20/Jun/15 Sent x
magicmartin 08/Jun/15 Sent dnf

Couldnt manage to keep my feet on...

with Alex Fisher, Zane Butcher
Bullybones 04/Jun/15 Sent
MYox 23/May/15 Sent
Hidden 11/May/15 Sent rpt
Alex Hallam 04/May/15 Sent O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 Sent x
Hidden 04/May/15 -
Charlotte Nelson 04/May/15 Sent
Michael Bortoluzzi 18/Apr/15 Sent
A Crook 16/Apr/15 Sent O/S
NeilGriffiths 16/Apr/15 Sent
with A Crook
foostu4 14/Apr/15 Sent O/S
Jambow 05/Apr/15 Sent x
Pewtle ?/Apr/15 Sent O/S


Chris1234H 28/Mar/15 Sent
Angus Taylor 15/Feb/15 Sent O/S
Jake Young 17/Jan/15 Sent O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/14 Sent
Nick1812P 06/Dec/14 Sent
with Claire, Jamie
Hidden 06/Dec/14 Sent O/S
The Big Sender 06/Dec/14 Sent
adamraymondwhite 06/Dec/14 Sent
Hidden 06/Dec/14 Sent rpt
UBMC 06/Dec/14 Sent
mikedevcole 30/Nov/14 Sent x
Hidden 16/Nov/14 Sent
SDM 16/Nov/14 Sent O/S
with Michael
Duncan Campbell 16/Nov/14 Sent
with Frogman, Rich Bennett, Robbie, Bubbles
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 16/Nov/14 Sent
with Tom Ripley, Rich Bennett, Duncan Campbell, Katy Whittaker
Hidden 13/Nov/14 Sent O/S
jrccrosby 02/Nov/14 Sent O/S

lovely climb looks a lot harder than it turns out!

with Olly Gluck, Federico
Fragmod 18/Oct/14 Sent
Snowbones 11/Oct/14 Sent
with Cas
Caspian Johnson 11/Oct/14 Sent
Scott Anderson 02/Oct/14 Sent x

Great move!

Hidden 07/Sep/14 Sent rpt
edmillsdilkes ?/Sep/14 Sent
Hidden 14/Aug/14 Sent O/S
TGreen 30/Jul/14 Sent rpt
MarkCunnington 26/Jul/14 Sent O/S
with No One
JP78 26/Jul/14 Sent rpt
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Sent
JP78 26/Jul/14 Sent
Hidden 18/Jul/14 Sent
AlexRenshaw 05/Jul/14 -
with Raffles
radioshed 01/Jul/14 Sent x
mrdigitaljedi 30/Jun/14 Sent
Andrew Abraham 18/Jun/14 Sent
AndyPagett 26/May/14 Sent x
with Jon Howson, Steph Potter
chancer 18/May/14 Sent O/S
with Lydia Farley-Hulse, Bob Stones
Hidden 18/May/14 Sent
Sophie Gibbens 18/May/14 Sent
bobstones 18/May/14 Sent
katyc 05/May/14 Sent
Hidden 16/Apr/14 Sent
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Sent β
Chris Murray ?/Apr/14 Sent
a13x 16/Mar/14 Sent rpt
Matt Harle 15/Mar/14 -
Matt Harle 15/Mar/14 Sent
a13x 15/Mar/14 Sent rpt
DannyH001 14/Mar/14 Sent dnf
Hidden 14/Mar/14 Sent rpt
Chris Murray 12/Mar/14 Sent
DanChad 12/Mar/14 Sent x
Bullybones 26/Feb/14 -
dantheoptimist 22/Feb/14 Sent
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Sent x
JimboWizbo 02/Feb/14 Sent

A few times

with gaz, Beth
Greg Jones 25/Jan/14 Sent x
ksteadman88 ??/2014 Sent
emily_allen 26/Dec/13 Sent O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/13 -
ashtond6 30/Nov/13 Sent
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Sent
embob 30/Nov/13 Sent

Loved this! Nice moves up the crack.

with Alex
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Sent O/S
tebs 31/Oct/13 Sent rpt
with Sam
harold walmsley 08/Oct/13 Sent rpt
MatthewH 06/Oct/13 Sent
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Sent x
db79 22/Sep/13 Sent x
TedT 18/Sep/13 Sent dnf

Beware of slugs! Speared a few in top pocket ruling the route out for today.

Andy Fielding 14/Sep/13 Sent
dohart 29/Aug/13 Sent
with martin
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Sent O/S
PeteWilson 21/Jul/13 Sent O/S
with Andrew Graham
Monk 14/Jul/13 Sent rpt
rickeden 04/Jul/13 Sent O/S
Dale ?/Jul/13 Sent O/S
_MJC_ 30/Jun/13 Sent x
Eoinparker 29/Jun/13 Sent
with Jim Morris
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Sent
partz 23/Feb/13 Sent O/S
RKirke 16/Feb/13 Sent O/S
geoff.comley 02/Feb/13 Sent O/S
JimboWizbo 02/Feb/13 Sent

Twice, always hard until you remember what to do

ross brinson 14/Jan/13 Sent O/S
Paint 05/Jan/13 Sent
Dawsyboy17 ??/2013 Sent
matthomas79 01/Dec/12 Sent x
freddy25 24/Nov/12 Sent β
with Joe
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Sent rpt
Hidden 04/Nov/12 Sent
Hidden 02/Nov/12 Sent x
Hidden 26/Oct/12 Sent
Hidden 18/Oct/12 Sent x
Dannyatb 08/Oct/12 Sent x
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Sent
augustus trout 14/Aug/12 Sent O/S

this is a pretty awkward problem most of the footholds are polished so its becoming a thuggy finger crack ... lovely (!)

JP78 28/Jul/12 Sent
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Sent x
Hidden 09/Jul/12 Sent O/S
gritrash ?/Jul/12 -
Nordie_matt 18/Jun/12 Sent rpt
Dibdawg 13/May/12 Sent x
Dean177 13/May/12 Sent O/S
Hidden 08/May/12 Sent
Double Knee Bar 30/Apr/12 Sent x

Took me ages crack this one. Tricky till you get the sequence.

Mattrock1711 23/Apr/12 Sent O/S
TomCC 15/Apr/12 Sent x
Dan Geh 15/Apr/12 Sent x
JimboWizbo 15/Apr/12 Sent

Did twice because I didn't like it

Tamsyn 15/Apr/12 Sent rpt
tgeh 15/Apr/12 Sent x
with dan geh
Hidden ?/Apr/12 Sent x
Duncan 88 29/Mar/12 Sent x
gingerwolf 29/Mar/12 Sent rpt
stefie c 25/Mar/12 Sent
JohnFJP 24/Mar/12 Sent
David Kay 22/Mar/12 Sent O/S
dan23584 20/Mar/12 Sent O/S
Croakinglizard 20/Mar/12 Sent
Alex Winter 11/Mar/12 Sent
cookacat 25/Feb/12 Sent x
disturbed_one51 23/Feb/12 Sent
tombeasley 19/Feb/12 Sent rpt
Coops_13 29/Jan/12 Sent O/S
yarrow 29/Jan/12 Sent x
TGreen 28/Jan/12 Sent O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Sent rpt
Nordie_matt 16/Jan/12 -
with Tom redmond, craig morrison, Matt JM Stevens
Matt JM Stevens 16/Jan/12 Sent
Hidden 16/Jan/12 Sent rpt
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Sent x
Climbfool_88 ??/2012 Sent O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/11 Sent O/S
tchallen99 09/Dec/11 Sent O/S
dr_botnik 03/Dec/11 Sent x
Hidden 30/Nov/11 Sent
david.pearmain 27/Nov/11 Sent
Grindcore 27/Nov/11 Sent
andrusht84 13/Nov/11 Sent
Jim Slater 13/Nov/11 Sent x
Steve Waters, Mynydd 06/Nov/11 Sent
mtempest 06/Nov/11 Sent
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Derek Furze 28/Oct/11 Sent
mtempest 26/Oct/11 Sent
tompilgrem 24/Oct/11 Sent O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 24/Oct/11 Sent β
with Bob/Tom
georgenvk 22/Oct/11 Sent x
Hidden 21/Oct/11 Sent O/S
mrginna 04/Oct/11 Sent x
with Bernie
Haydn Jones 02/Oct/11 Sent x
with andy
James82 02/Oct/11 Sent O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 28/Sep/11 Sent
Gaz McShee 24/Sep/11 Sent
HarleyQ 04/Sep/11 Sent
alek 04/Sep/11 Sent O/S
with Ahlam Qattan, Martin Lane
Robin Nichols 02/Sep/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Sent O/S
Simon Davenport 10/Jul/11 Sent O/S
el_monty 03/Jul/11 Sent O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 03/Jul/11 Sent rpt
Sankey 26/Jun/11 -
The Bad Cough 26/Jun/11 Sent O/S
Rampikino 25/Jun/11 Solo
with MMC Various
Anthony Dixon 16/Jun/11 Sent
PazzaAE86 18/May/11 Sent O/S
with Mike Hall, Steve230681
Metz ?/May/11 Sent O/S
tradguy 30/Apr/11 Solo O/S
rich_hw 25/Apr/11 Sent x
snomonkee 25/Apr/11 Sent O/S
Shorty83 24/Apr/11 Sent
stoo2k 23/Apr/11 Sent
Hidden 14/Apr/11 Sent O/S
jas128 10/Apr/11 Sent x
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Sent O/S
daftendirekt 31/Mar/11 Sent β

Super polished, but a really nice problem

with Adam (Keele), Tor Allin, Davey Entwistle
owain-1978 31/Mar/11 Sent
with Pete, davina
Hidden 31/Mar/11 Sent
Hidden 31/Mar/11 Sent
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Sent rpt
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Sent x
Lunar25 08/Mar/11 Sent O/S
Lunar25 08/Mar/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/11 Sent x
gingerwolf 01/Mar/11 Sent rpt
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 28/Feb/11 Sent O/S
with Harry Massey
kermit_uk 02/Jan/11 Sent O/S
with Ian, Billy Gwinnutt, Steve Woolass
skawarz ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Sent
Birdo 28/Nov/10 Sent
with Rich Siddle
gingerwolf 28/Nov/10 Sent O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/10 Sent
jack01 14/Nov/10 -
Hidden ?/Nov/10 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Sent
frume 24/Oct/10 Sent
with Troy
highrepute 24/Oct/10 Sent
mtempest 17/Oct/10 Sent
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 17/Oct/10 Solo
Roberttaylor 16/Oct/10 Sent x
FrankW 02/Oct/10 Sent rpt
with None
koalapie 17/Sep/10 Sent x
dashitboarder 12/Sep/10 Sent
with Jess
eel 30/Aug/10 Sent O/S
freemanTom 07/Aug/10 Sent
mtempest 02/Aug/10 Sent
andrea83 24/Jul/10 Sent x
jamiev 17/Jul/10 Sent rpt
with Audrey Seguy, Adrian Berry
Nibs 17/Jul/10 Sent O/S
with Jude
Col Allott 27/Jun/10 Sent
marclloyd77 20/Jun/10 Sent
dean79 20/Jun/10 Sent
dread-i 19/May/10 Sent O/S
axeman 15/May/10 Sent O/S
PanzerHanzler 14/May/10 Sent x
saalty ?/May/10 Sent x
with eddy
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Sent
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Sent
DerwentDiluted 16/Mar/10 Sent
Hidden 17/Feb/10 Sent
nathanlee 14/Feb/10 Sent O/S


Harry Holmes 07/Feb/10 Sent
Phil Jennings 07/Feb/10 Sent O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/10 Sent O/S
andy jennings 06/Feb/10 Sent rpt
galpinos 30/Jan/10 Sent β
with Ben & Martin
GF ??/2010 -
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
Ade P ??/2010 Sent
littleluke ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Dec/09 Sent x
Diggler 31/Oct/09 Sent
Stuart_Burbidge 25/Oct/09 Sent O/S
with Seb Anderson
JLS 13/Oct/09 Sent O/S
with Jacqui
Hidden 08/Oct/09 Sent
Hidden 08/Oct/09 Sent
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Sent x
AndyJBooth 19/Sep/09 Sent O/S
Protheroe 15/Sep/09 Sent O/S
with Dave C
Hidden 15/Sep/09 Sent
beegsyboy 08/Sep/09 Sent x
Russell Lovett 23/Aug/09 Sent rpt
with alan taylor
Simon Davenport 09/Aug/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Sent O/S
mol 08/Aug/09 Sent
dashitboarder 25/Jul/09 -
with Jess
Yanis Nayu 20/Jul/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/09 Sent
sgl0jd 13/Jun/09 -
siah 24/May/09 Sent x
with gavin nixon
benny_m 04/May/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Sent O/S
tebs 28/Feb/09 Sent x
with John and Orion
Hidden 26/Feb/09 Sent
jibberingwreck 26/Feb/09 Sent O/S
with On my own
dja 26/Feb/09 Sent x
phildavies84 08/Feb/09 Sent x
andyebbens 17/Jan/09 Sent
with Steve E
daveagriff ??/2009 Sent
rachaeldanks 29/Oct/08 Sent
with mark,andi
Andy Clarke 08/Oct/08 Sent
mikeshewring 20/Aug/08 -
nugski 26/Jul/08 Sent O/S
with sash and john
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/08 Sent O/S
jimjimmyjimjim 08/Feb/08 Sent O/S
catt 12/Jan/08 Sent x
kitkat78 12/Jan/08 Sent
with SteveM
SteveM 12/Jan/08 Sent
with Kat
hebson ??/2008 -
gb83 11/Nov/07 Sent x
Somerset swede basher 11/Nov/07 Sent O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Sent x
Hidden 01/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 01/Sep/07 Sent x
gibbo38 07/Aug/07 Sent x
with Robert
Hidden 09/Jul/07 Sent
Hidden 29/May/07 Sent
Rampikino 12/May/07 Solo
with MMC Various
Charles 20/Apr/07 Sent O/S
MontyH 21/Mar/07 Sent O/S
andy jennings ?/Mar/07 Sent O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Sent x
Chriswallis2 03/Feb/07 Sent x
Mike W ??/2007 Sent x
Sankey 29/Oct/06 Sent x
Hidden 29/Jul/06 Sent O/S
Pythonist 17/Jun/06 Sent O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/06 Sent O/S
Chesh 19/Feb/06 Sent
fizzy_elephant 01/Feb/06 Sent
Hidden ?/Jan/06 Sent O/S
Paul Boardman ??/2006 Sent
Hidden ??/2006 -
Joe Costello ??/2006 Sent O/S
Charles ??/2006 Sent
with Tom Fox, Mike Whitehurst
tom bre 19/Jul/05 Sent x
crossdressingrodney 20/Feb/05 Solo O/S
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden 24/Apr/04 Sent
Hidden 07/Feb/04 Sent β
Neil Curtis ??/2004 Sent
Andy Fielding 20/Jul/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Sent
Gus ??/2002 Sent
Cassidy 09/Jun/01 Sent
Stuart S 21/May/01 Sent
Hidden 20/Aug/99 Sent
Backinthegame ?/Jun/92 Solo
with Lynn Wilkins, John Wright, Mark Atkinson
Roget ??/1990 Sent x
Iain Thow 17/May/89 Sent
Hidden ??/1989 Sent x
Ena ?/Mar/84 Sent O/S
Gary Gibson ??/1974 Solo

Again, how has this become to be known as Don's Crack? I climbed there extensively in the Seventies and Eighties and it was always, yes always, known by everybody as Whillans' Crack. Please correct this.

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