3 pitches. Three Pitches:

Pitch 1. The short handcrack to a good ledge. 5.9
Pitch 2. The long hand crack to an even better ledge. 5.9.
Pitch 3. The off width above and left. 5.10a.

An alternate finish from the ledge, tunnelling through to the other side of the flake which forms the off width, and then up, is the regular route. Doing neither, is neither route.

Ticklists: Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks.


ClimberDateStyle
littleluke 21/Sep Lead
myrddinmuse 18/Sep AltLd O/S

Brilliant first pitch with the two handcracks (layback finish), and an incredible finish. Didn't do the offwidth finish (no gear) but P2 gets 10a in the new guide and rightly so, I think. 2nd best route of the trip.

George Killaspy 18/Sep AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2 - just awesome! Had to run the offwidth out, having used my No.4 lower down, but what better way to encourage good technique?

with Eben
cat22 18/Mar AltLd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 04/Apr/16 -
al99 19/Oct/15 Lead rpt
martinazando 19/Oct/15 2nd
Greg M 16/Sep/15 AltLd dog
with Nick T, K2
elcapitainkev 16/Sep/15 AltLd
with Greg M
Jim Slater 14/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Chris Hindley 14/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Splitter-philiac ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S

1st pitch, then got rained off

matt_read 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S
duncan 02/Jun/14 Lead rpt
tomwheeler 23/Aug/13 AltLd
with Mike Jones, bencoope
bencoope 23/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
PeteH 09/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Regular route finish.

elCapitano 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

http://lifeinthetopstep.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

with Courty
M_W_Court 12/Aug/12 AltLd

Sutty p1, me p2.

Hidden 12/Sep/11 2nd β
juhah 22/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Two pitches to large ledge. 1M 2J.

with Mikko Vartiainen
Lizard ?/Jun/09 2nd
al99 20/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/09 AltLd O/S
alasdair19 ??/2009 -
Nicos 02/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with aiden jones
Hidden 23/Sep/06 AltLd dnf
Mark Stevenson 16/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Tania Noakes
French Erick 08/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
Dave Kerr ?/Oct/05 AltLd
with Erick Baillot
Hidden 27/Sep/04 AltLd dog
akhughes ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Steptoe
andybirtwistle 02/May/01 2nd
with John Mountain
Simonfarfaraway ?/Jul/00 AltLd

Great jam crack, like being at millstone

with Steve Hastings
dan gibson ?/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
D Tempest 11/Sep/97 AltLd
with Rick
WB ?/May/97 Lead O/S
with Nicola
Derek Ryden ?/Sep/95 Lead O/S
with Andy Draper
Roget 10/Sep/94 AltLd O/S

Just first two pitches

with baccy
Hidden ?/Sep/93 -
Hidden 30/May/93 AltLd O/S
Rob Davies 21/Sep/92 Lead dnf

P1 only. Backed off P2 due to heat and not enough gear

Hidden 21/Jul/92 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/1989 -
with Mark lloyd
neil3965 ?/May/84 AltLd
with Pete McKenzie
tmawer 27/Aug/82 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/82 -
Hidden 05/Oct/81 Lead
duncan ?/Sep/81 AltLd O/S
with Simon Reed
Eugetj ?/Sep/81 Lead O/S

Brilliant crack

Mark Kemball 20/Aug/81 Lead
with Tim Wakeling, Stuart
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Oct/79 2nd O/S
with Alan Walmsley
Hidden ?/Oct/78 AltLd O/S
jon 08/Sep/78 Lead
with Elaine
petemeads ??/1975 -
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Voting
High 5.10b
Mid 5.10b
Low 5.10b
High 5.10a
Mid 5.10a
Low 5.10a
High 5.9
Mid 5.9
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Votes cast 8
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Style of ascent
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Followed
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Repeated
DNF
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