Rockfax Description
The wide crack on the left. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The steep and rather loose crack in the left-hand corner of the bay to the left of Walk on By.

FA. Don Whillans, Joe Brown, Nat Allen, Don Chapman 23/Mar/1952

Ticklists: UK road to wide crack mastery.

SGD 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S

We laid siege to this! Rob tried 1st and got suckered onto the ledge on the left and then fought his way part of the way up the crack before having to sit on the gear. He eventually found something that worked for him and finished the route. I seconded but couldn't get a cam out so Rob then had to ab for the cam which took about 15 minutes to remove before I then lead the route clean but not without difficulty (gear on the wrong side of the harness). 1st route proper route at Curbar, 3 ascents in 2.5 hrs!! Loved it. The route itself climbs really well and is well worth a couple of stars.

Hidden 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/16 Lead
Graeme Hammond 05/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Worth seaking out for an alternative warm up at curbar right hand end as is soft for HVS and particularly for Curbar though those who can't jam steep cracks might not agree. BMC guide gives a star which is deserved.

with Jim
Jim Slater 05/Apr/16 2nd O/S
TP 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with tim, ironmax
Ironmax 18/Jul/15 TR
with Tim, TP
badgerjockey 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Thuggish crux. Put a large hex where I wanted to jam!

with Tom
soph 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Stone
Tony Holdsworth 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Andy Sloan, Martin Haworth
Andrew Sloan 30/Aug/14 2nd rpt

I till think crux move is nails.

with Tony Holdsworth
dannyboy83 16/May/14 Solo O/S
with Maisy, Alex Hallam, Jonny P
Tony Holdsworth 30/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Seconded this a couple of years ago. A much better route than it appears to be.

with Martin Haworth, Nick Mitchell
robgixer 29/Sep/13 2nd
masa-alpin 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Good route. Worth 1 star.

with Rob G
Hidden 08/Jul/12 2nd
Roget 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with robin, jim
stuaart 26/Feb/12 Lead

Freezing hands again. Found a bag of dog poo on the way up that someone had thrown down the crack at the top. One move wonder climb and very dirty.

with Chris Burn, Thomas Smith
thomasaneurinsmith 26/Feb/12 2nd
with Chris, Stuart Reeves
hotfeet 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ant
Hidden 04/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Martin assured me this was a soft touch HVS to warm up on at the start of the day. I thought it was a bit of a sandbag especially if, like me, you're not a good hand jammer.

Pilch 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S

A good climb with some steep moves

with Graham
Martin Haworth 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Great route

with Pete Harris, Tony
Tony Holdsworth 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Martin Haworth, Peter Harris
Hidden ??/2006 -
Stig 01/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Dave Mason ?/Nov/03 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
Hidden 28/Oct/78 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 28/May/77 Lead
with Harry Woodbridge, Betty Seiffert
Dave Musgrove 10/Apr/75 -
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