79m, 5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
For those who found The Cracks easy enough, Lorraine provides a great sister route.
1) 15m. Climb The Cracks to ledges at 12m - belay just above.
2) 4c, 15m. Go up leftwards over a bulge to reach a left-slanting groove. Follow this until a step left reaches the short chimney on The Cracks. Belay above the chimney as for The Cracks.
3) 4c, 15m. Climb the slabby corner-crack and a further crack to the pinnacle.
4) 4c, 18m. Climb the pinnacle and move right onto a ledge. Climb the main corner-crack right of The Cracks to block belays.
5) 4c, 15m. As for the final pitch of The Cracks. © Rockfax

Ticklists: 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, North Wales Rock Graded List, AMC Uni Ticklist.

James Worthington 24/Oct/16 AltLd

Joe combined first two pitches, I led third and fourth, Joe led final pitch. Windy and cold!

with Joe
Flashy 20/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Didn't try the mantle shelf, abbed off from top of P4 - 25m to ground. Good climbing, delicate slabs at start, strenuous jam cracks at top. Poor gear low down, great on the cracks on the last two pitches.

with JMM
Hidden 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
jandyd05 15/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Tom Lawfield
Remyveness 11/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Great climbing! But felt very hard for the grade...

with Jack93
TCarrick 11/Sep/16 AltLd
Jack93 11/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 2 together, and 4, then abbed off from there as had already done the last pitch that day

with Remy Veness
Alex Eperon 26/Aug/16 -
Tim Francis 24/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
MarkRoe 15/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Minus the final pitch. As part of MIA training.

martin c 11/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Tom C
CharlieMack 09/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Will kilner
Hidden 09/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
PeteMc 31/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
tom.e 18/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Claire
Georgina Brooke 18/Jul/16 AltLd

I led the main pitches (2 and 3), got pretty scared on p3, in an off width crack that I did a very thrutchy way but Peter told me was better with a foot jam and lay back

Hidden 17/Jul/16 Lead
JessWilliams 05/Jul/16 AltLd
with Kayleigh, Dad
Hidden 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Emily_vau 22/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Wanted to take the direct route but was wet so we climbed this classic. Nice climbing. From the top we abseiled down the west gully, very wet on the abeil!

olddirtydoggy 18/Jun/16 AltLd
HimTiggins 18/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 18/Jun/16 AltLd rpt
Martin Davies 18/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

P2+3 together, and 5. Great route!

with Matt Harris
franhammond92 11/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Good fun in 3 pitches. I lead P1 to the top of the chimney of and then the final pitch.

Different Steve 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 29/May/16 AltLd O/S
ianstevens 28/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Emily Groves, Joe Dean
joedean 28/May/16 AltLd
emgroves 28/May/16 AltLd
alexm198 15/May/16 AltLd O/S

In 2 pitches. Led P2. Someone had kindly taken a shit in a crack halfway up the route and thrown their soiled underwear down into the abyss after it. Charming.

ecromwell 15/May/16 AltLd

Great route, nice climbing. Shame about the giant turd someone had left down the crack halfway up.

Pero 13/May/16 AltLd

P1-2, P4-5

Hidden 13/May/16 AltLd O/S
sambeaumont 04/May/16 AltLd O/S


with Matt
Hidden 04/May/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
jack89 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
pbb081079 18/Mar/16 AltLd

Not sure what date but i have climbed it

nodwas 17/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
suds_01 23/Feb/16 AltLd
nodwas 23/Feb/16 AltLd
with suds_01
davebrox ??/2016 -
joedean ??/2016 -
Nifec14 ??/2016 -
Rory Shaw ??/2016 -
Darron ??/2016 -
GermanAlex 27/Sep/15 2nd

Already did most pitches as a variation of The Cracks, so left all leads to Michael.

with Michael
Michael Morrell 27/Sep/15 Lead

Lead all pitches, cheeky top move but bomber hand hold

with Alex
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
tomowen13 09/Sep/15 AltLd
BPaske 09/Sep/15 AltLd
Gareth T 31/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with AndrewP
AndrewP 31/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P3 and P5. Gareth ran P1&2 together. A fine route.

Hidden 17/Aug/15 AltLd β
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
LJC 12/Aug/15 Lead O/S

P 2,3,4

with Tom B, Mark B
DanDevey94 23/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Dawn_K_B 24/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Shaun P1, me Lorraine Variation, Ben final P of the Cracks

benkelsey 24/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

the variation p2. soaking wet top pitch.

with Dawn_K_B, Shaun Humphreys
Gerallt Owain 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Iwan Cynfal
Pohil 12/May/15 Lead O/S
with SP
sgl0jd 23/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Mike Grant
Pete Sanger 09/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/15 AltLd
gravity 09/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Excellent route. I led pitches 2 and 4.

with Khalid Qasrawi
khalidq 09/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

I led P1 (approach shoes), P3 and P5. I found the mantel on the last pitch of The Cracks this time.

Hidden ??/2015 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2015 -
Little Amy ??/2015 2nd O/S
with Paul
jcw ??/2015 -
Hidden 15/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd
noemie5438 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Mark, Marieke
Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
BenRyle 19/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Ollie Halford
dtalbot 18/Sep/14 AltLd
with Wm
Hidden 03/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/14 -
Louis Hume 25/Jul/14 Lead
Graeme Hammond 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Excellent and enjoyable, led in 2 big pitches

with Andy Drinkall
robman 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
dig 14/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with rob
Hidden 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Rob84 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Pidg
Naomi2003 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 1&2 as one pitch and lead 4th pitch

Nigel Coe 25/Jun/14 AltLd
with Pete Kelly
Dan724 24/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Vasco Bull
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
chris smith 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Malcolm watson, anna young
planetmarshall 22/Jun/14 AltLd
with Ned
ned_85 22/Jun/14 AltLd
lithos 14/Jun/14 -

I did variation pitch P2 (HVS 5a) paul led the first and ran the top pitches topgether

with cookie
Chris Sansum 13/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Last 2 pitches only (started on Direct route)

with Aidan Carlisle, Sophia Dentzel
Sdentzel 13/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

I lead the last pitch of lorraine

with Aidan Carlisle, Chris Sansum
jamesclimbing 01/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd
Lyndsay Superclimber 31/May/14 AltLd O/S

I led 1st & 4th pitches

with Ryan
swmackey 30/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
Cake 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

P3, P5

with Matt
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead O/S
johnself1603 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
musgravet 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
jsmcfarland 14/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Bit of a sandbag route at points, a few really tough moves that felt totally out of the grade. I strained a bicep tendon doing the mantel move onto the ledge on the last pitch which hurt like hell and I could barely move my arm. Dropped my belay device as I was about to abseil down the nearby gully and Oli had to scramble all the way back up and rescue me in the dark. Not a fun end to the day!

Hidden 11/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
carl_123 09/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
StephenS 16/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Ended up doing a mix of The Cracks and Lorraine. Bradley led pitch 1 and 2 of the cracks as one. I led crack pitch of Lorraine and last pitch. Rock was slimey and wet in some places

with Bradley
Hidden ??/2014 -
Si ??/2014 -
adie84 ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 AltLd
with Cant remember so long ago
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 11/Oct/13 AltLd
Connolly8684 23/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Partners: Innes

steven_daniels99 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

led 1st, 3rd and 5th.

Simon Cahill 12/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Lead pitches 1,2 & 3, Ran 1 & 2 together (46m) would have been better to run 2 & 3 together.

with Colin Crockart
Tarquin 26/Aug/13 2nd
Will Hunt 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led P3 and P4 as one. Abbed off from there.

Hidden 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
thomaspomfrett 20/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p1&2 together and p4

with Pat Brien
Hidden 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Mike_Hayes 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
andycash 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Simon Cahill 07/Aug/13 AltLd β

Simon pt 1, Andy pt 2 - balancey with little protection especially for second, Andy pt 3 - wide sustained corner crack takes big gear, Simon pt 4, tricky move off the pinnacle & and again at mantle shelf is difficult 4c / 5a but very well protected.

puppythedog 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Set off to climb the Cracks but after climbing the first two pitches in one and following my nose it then transpired that we had climbe dLorraine. A good route, guidebook said a 5c move, guessing that's a miss print. Lovely climb and a bit more physical than my other climb of the CC weekend.

with Alvin CC
scott mayled 22/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Very good climb with plenty of option to place kit, unlike the idiot who chose not to place any kit= 2 broken legs!

with A student
TimKnight 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Marshall
Matt Harle 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
alpinismo.uk 17/Jul/13 AltLd
EllieWoods 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & P3

with sean
MazElden 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Sean Kelly 14/Jul/13 AltLd

Climbed with Dick Curtis in June 1968. Dick lost the way and ended up on the Direct variation which was excellent climbing but not much gear! Repeated in July 2013 with Ellie 45 years after my previous ascent! Top pitch now graded 5a because of the polish!

with Ellie Woods
tmawer 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Maz
ashsleight 08/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

I led first 2 pitches on spaced gear. Scott led 3 + 4 and Jamie led the last pitch. Polished!!!

with Scott, Jamie buttle
scott mayled 08/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

First pitch run out, relatively easy other than that.

LouMullen 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

1st Pitch up The Cracks -Mark; 2nd Pitch - into the groove and right side up the crack to grassy ledge - Lou; 3rd Pitch: around the pinnacle spike and leftwards up to stone slab - Mark; 4th pitch - boulder 6a move, crimp holds - Lou

with Mark
woody0606 ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Deb
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd
cathymiller 09/Jun/13 Lead

Did route by mistake while aiming for The Cracks. Didn't do last 2 pitches as out of time.

Bert 07/Jun/13 Lead
kirsten 03/Jun/13 2nd

pyb. first three pitches

with Matt Stygall, Dan Vajzovic
Dan Vaj 03/Jun/13 2nd O/S


with Matthew stygall, Kirsten
adam06 02/Jun/13 AltLd
peter myers 01/Jun/13 Lead
danpyrs 01/Jun/13 2nd
cem 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led p1, 3 & 5

rbharries 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

good stuff. the infamous bit isn't as bad as bad as it sounds, highly recommended

with lee
Pero 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Jones_88 01/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
JenRoberts 30/May/13 2nd β
with Andy G
Pete_Frost 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Polished to a fine gloss. The "hard mantle" wouldn't be so hard if you couldn't see your face reflected in the holds.

Ray Sparks 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
with pete frost
Andrew Lester 25/May/13 AltLd
Bryan M 24/May/13 AltLd O/S

P1,2 & 4

with Mat Downes
simonvand 07/May/13 AltLd
leeoftroy ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
pie_eater_pete ??/2013 -
tim20 ??/2013 -
tim20 ??/2013 -
richpickford ??/2013 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
kwaidy 12/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

tricky moves in the wet.

with sting
sting 12/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Tricky at the top of Pitch 3 when it started raining. Topped it out after much deliberation ;)

with kwaidy
sting 12/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

The slabby pitch was wet which made it a bit more interesting.

with kwaidy
howlingbaboon 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Just the narrow slab pitch as part of The Cracks - great pitch! Woven wires helped reach a greatful runner.

with Scott
Scott Anderson 09/Sep/12 2nd
jezb1 27/Aug/12 Lead

Good route, the crack section was cool.

Sam Cooke 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Jay Conlon, stevetheleg
Jay C 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
SteveHi 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Jay Conlon, Sam Cooke
Sardien 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Greg Edwards
Zoomer 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Johnywilks 22/Jul/12 AltLd
Jake Young 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Mark R
mark20 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Daymo 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Lead
kitch22 18/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 3 & 4 linked.

with John Proctor
Hidden 28/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/12 AltLd
Bex_M 27/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
angleseykayaker 29/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with Simon Jones, Chris Smith
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Owen_P ??/2012 -
piersg ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
tedburt 02/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Aaron Burdett
Andy DJ 02/Oct/11 2nd dnf

rained off had to ab off after pitch 3

with james walker
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
MoWalker3 29/Sep/11 AltLd
with Cormac
Bennykr 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S

cool route, nice to be back on welsh rock

smolders 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

MK ran P1&2 together, and decided not to put any protection in. I chose to follow up P2 of The Cracks, because I didn't fancy a big swing across the slab if I came off. I did P3; MK p4; me P5.

mariannekhoo 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P2 as one as I went slightly off-route on P2 and needless to say, couldn't find any gear. Virtually soloed it until I reached the short chimney. Martin had to climb part of The Cracks to avoid taking a swing that would have made him land on the other side of the nose. Led P4, with gear this time. Martin led P3 and P5.

Noodles 14/Sep/11 AltLd

Slightly wet and windy made this more sketchy

pastep 02/Sep/11 AltLd


with Woody, ebf
ebf 02/Sep/11 AltLd
Viki 21/Aug/11 2nd dnf

second 1st pitch ... weather to bad all 3 of us had to ab off leaving a sling - pretty much a waterfall!

Tom Livingstone 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed and back down in under 30 mins.

Hidden 17/Aug/11 AltLd
harryjan 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Thought it was the cracks HS at the time! I led 1st, 3rd and 5th pitches James 2nd and 4th Nice bouldery crux on p5 but good protection available

Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
bwestwood ?/Aug/11 AltLd
marcushorgan 26/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
pimpy 26/Jul/11 AltLd
Tiinster 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Lee
Sophie Nunn 23/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with Pete S
Frank Blakeley 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

another great climb.

with Lee, Simon
edmitchell 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd β
Simon Cahill 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Frank Blakely, Lee Paskin
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/11 2nd
1906johns 22/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd
stvredmond 04/Jun/11 AltLd

led P1,3 and 5.got a bad little romp. 2 pitch seemed very runout

brockers 03/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jun/11 AltLd
tjmillen ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with simon hall
Ollie B 01/May/11 AltLd O/S

the 40mph winds added another dimension

with S.Bennett
Clarky10 ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Ben Matthews
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd
The Bad Cough 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mike_clayton 22/Apr/11 AltLd dog
bsmedz ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rob Evans ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
vertically_challenged ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
PaulHermes ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
djromberg ??/2011 -
VPJB ??/2011 -
webbe01 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Sam Clarke
clipskipper 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with John Orr
Hidden 30/Aug/10 AltLd
fizzychewitt 21/Aug/10 AltLd
with Ali
Luke Dawson 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S


bigbobbyking 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

I led the first three pitches in one, Chris led the top two in one. Nice climbing

with Chris Bull
Katex 09/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Simon Edwards
Hidden 06/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
djking1983 06/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
KevB 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris W
stuart34 22/Jun/10 2nd
pebbles 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

pitch 1, pitch 3, pitch 5. assume the 'height dependent' comment for pitch 5 was the guidebook writers having a little joke, it isnt at all.

Andrew Lester 17/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
stuart34 15/Jun/10 2nd
stoned 05/Jun/10 AltLd
krusty23 ?/Jun/10 Lead
with Iwan Jones
Lawrie Brand 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Phil, Mike
Hidden 24/May/10 AltLd O/S
tomhull 24/May/10 AltLd O/S
with matt harris
Hidden 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
PaulHarris 21/May/10 AltLd
with John, Simon, Micheal
PaulHarris 21/May/10 AltLd
hedgehog77 20/May/10 AltLd O/S
Neil D 02/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1,3,5

BorisVBlade 02/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4. Great route.

Owain Llewelyn ?/May/10 Lead
with Steve
steev 22/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

First pitch of The Cracks then rest of this.

with Gaz
vincentvega 18/Apr/10 AltLd

Pitch 3

with danny robb
Ken Applegate 09/Apr/10 AltLd

Led P1,3&5. Nice to finish the route off, unlike last time, when it started raining!

grady ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Tomprusk 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Nick Nitro 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

It was bloody cold up there.

Hidden ??/2010 -
RHarding ??/2010 -
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
sionjosh ??/2010 -
mcgrathr ??/2010 -
El3ctroFuzz 01/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

A huge turd on the 3rd belay of The Cracks. Funking Bar Stewards!!! :@ :@

with Kris Saunders
Hidden 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
mikeshewring 24/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Alex Mason 23/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Think i did pitch 1 of the direct then the rest of this and the cracks

Hidden 11/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
beardy mike ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Matt Bengy
Ken Applegate 12/Aug/09 AltLd dnf

Got as far as Pitch 3, before rain stopped play.

with Alex Wheldon
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Brendan 18/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3. P4 is excellent. Nice way to conclude our week in Wales.

with Paul
matjaques ?/Jul/09 AltLd
with Moony
Barry D 28/Jun/09 AltLd
with Trish & Seth
Hidden 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Adam1973 30/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2 & P4

with Alex
victim of mathematics 30/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led P4 (after Graeme ran pitches 1-3 together). Some nice, varied climbing, but the crux is definitely the 5a move in common with The Cracks. Nasty.

with Graeme
chadrads 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
with andy chapman
A Crook 25/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Ray Lindley
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 20/Apr/09 AltLd
Julie Carroll 17/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Steve Rivers
Ben1983 11/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Sophie Nunn 05/Apr/09 AltLd
Kyle Rance 02/Apr/09 AltLd
with Jurgen Dissmann
keith leonard ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Gibson27 ??/2009 Lead O/S
MD 27/Sep/08 AltLd
with Paul H
Hidden 21/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
MikeLell 30/Aug/08 2nd

Great route!

with Tim Steward
RCrockford 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Andy G
HIGHTOWER 22/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Dave Gleave
jamie ward 14/Aug/08 AltLd dnf

Did not finish Abseiled off on 3rd pitch after a tricky leftward traverse to escape during heavy rain!

with Stuart Williams
liz77 27/Jul/08 AltLd

Led P3 and 5

with HRC
SamStokes 26/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Again amazing climbing just loved every minute!!!

ritchierich 23/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Run first two pitches into one.If your doing second pitch make sure you have some small wires with you.

Hidden 23/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
crag_monster ?/Jul/08 AltLd
crag_monster ?/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
hazatgym 15/Jun/08 2nd
with Joe Herbert
fennerz 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Angus Kille
anguskille 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

a nicer version of 'the cracks'

Hidden 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
michael burrows 08/Jun/08 AltLd

used parts of the cracks on pitch 2+4

Sarah Black 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
RichardMc 08/Jun/08 AltLd
with Tony Williams
Ian Andrews 08/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
tumbling wizard ?/Jun/08 -
TimPerkin 23/May/08 Lead O/S
with Richard Harris
garythomas ?/May/08 AltLd dnf
with Nic Koyama
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 03/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
kieranrex 02/Apr/08 Lead

in the dark on damp rock!spicy one!

Mike Goldthorp ?/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

3rd pitch

with Kieran King, Sophie Wilmes
nicki_2712 21/Mar/08 2nd dnf

3rd pitch done, instead of the cracks 4th pitch. Extremely cold by this point.. (still hailing)! Abbed off to the right down the descent gully.

with Al Franks
Alasdair88 21/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Pitch 3 only

with Nicki
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden 19/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden 05/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
hamish2016 24/Sep/07 AltLd
Andy Clarke 09/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Led Ps 1,3,5.

with Rob
rob1 09/Sep/07 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
vet 27/Jul/07 2nd

Lead 1st pitch

with Helen
Hidden 06/Jun/07 AltLd
hamish2016 26/May/07 Lead O/S

P3 only instead of The cracks P4.

with Tom Thorne
MikeT ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with MO
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
sammoore ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Will Sutcliffe
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
richardr ?/Jul/06 -
Sandy P ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Joel Barker
Rob Davies 09/May/06 2nd
with Cyrus (BMC)
chris murnin 27/Apr/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/06 AltLd
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
sammoore ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with Will Sutcliffe
TobyA 12/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

Was going to do the cracks but wandered onto this one I think when avoiding other climbers.

Julie Carroll 11/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Malcolm Dyson
Hidden 14/Jun/05 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead
climbtim 10/Jul/04 Lead
steve prior ?/Jun/04 AltLd
with Andy C
Hidden 01/May/04 AltLd O/S
jamie ward 11/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with John Howes
Marq 03/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
spidey 11/Jul/03 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
csalvage ??/2002 AltLd O/S
with Bryan
Hidden ??/2002 -
fenn123 ??/2001 -
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Moley
pigeonjim ??/2000 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/99 Lead O/S
JiveWeasel 08/Aug/98 Lead
Hammy 30/May/98 Lead
with Richard Munro
Hidden ?/May/98 Lead
zero six ??/1998 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 30/May/97 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
John Pickles 24/May/97 AltLd O/S
with Dave Elliot
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
rurp ??/1995 Lead
rob.grafton ??/1993 -
with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, chris pugh
Rob Davies 06/May/92 AltLd


with Mick Moss
Iain Thow 12/Aug/91 AltLd

Led 1,2&4

with Rob Ivens
Hidden 24/Mar/91 AltLd
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/88 AltLd
andy gittins ??/1988 -
babymoac 11/Sep/86 AltLd
with Rich Reeder
rogerskews ??/1985 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Robmwatt ??/1984 -
Chris Craggs 03/Apr/81 AltLd
with Colin Binks
Paul Clarke ??/1981 Lead
with Mick Tolley
Hidden 03/Jul/80 AltLd
tapley 04/Apr/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
mikej 16/Aug/77 AltLd
with Mike Mason
Nic Robinson 07/Aug/77 AltLd O/S
with Paul Greenland
mikej 25/May/77 Lead
with Tony Waite
Ian Jones ??/1976 AltLd O/S
with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Nnewton
ill_bill ??/1975 Lead

climbed in 1970's

D Tempest ?/Jul/74 AltLd
with Chris
Andy Say ??/1974 Lead
Nigel Bond 08/Sep/73 Lead
with Bob Panther
RichardMc 07/Sep/73 AltLd
with Pete Stokes
Steve Clegg 22/Jul/72 AltLd
with Chris H
Tom V ??/1972 -
with John Bossingham
pneame ??/1972 -
Martin Bennett 01/Oct/71 -

Near death experience in descent!!!

with JD
mikej 11/Apr/70 Lead
with E
Gordon Stainforth 24/Aug/68 AltLd

'Technically interesting'

with John Stainforth
kjacks ??/1965 2nd

Done immediately after the cracks.

with Dave Peers
uphillnow ??/1963 -
oldmanofmow 14/Apr/61 Lead

Pat Higson and Pete Williams, nice route the top of the Cracks is still the crux.

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