Chockstone Chimney* HVD 4a
18m. The rift that cleaves the centre of the buttress, passing the chock (crux) early on. Safe but a battle. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 178 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Fun route but the definition of a 'thrutch' getting past the chock was a battle that took several attempts before I squirmed in the right way to actually make any progress (hips were to wide). facing left seemed to help.
SuperLee1985 - Lead - 09/Nov/14 with Alex Hunt, andrew gardner

SamT1 - 2nd β - 09/Nov/14 with Andy Wallace

GuitarGenius92 - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/14

100 IAD No. 61
sparkass - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/14

Chris Huntington - AltLd dnf - 31/Aug/14

Kate Hallam - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Chris Huntington

bendevonport - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with Jon Shields

jshields - 2nd - 08/Jun/14 with Ben Devonport

RKernan - 2nd - 16/Apr/14 with Lisa Davison

Ron - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Helen

minus8 - 2nd - Apr/14

ThomasO'Hagan - 2nd - Apr/14 with Eva Kocickova

cjcuni - Solo O/S - Apr/14

Matt Marsh - Solo - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/14

BenRyle - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/14 with James

JamesLloyd - Sent O/S - Jan/14

MikeDowsett - Lead - 2014 with Mike Irwing

Disgustingly awkward move onto chockstone!
jhobbs - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13 with Clare Sparks, Ben Watson

jason smeeth - Lead - 31/Aug/13

charley - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/13

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with S.O.C, Emma

simontyrrell - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/13

Behind the chockstone. Nice little cave system to explore at the top too.
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 12/May/13 with Chris

cathymiller - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Guy Moulton

giuly - 2nd - 02/May/13 with Neil Shephard

papashango - Solo - 28/Apr/13 with Stu

fweatherall1 - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with james

Sebastien Gastaud - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Anyes Varenne

anyes varenne - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Sebastien Gastaud

knighty - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/12 with Tom Parker

alexcollins123 - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12

Wedged in horizontally with legs sticking out at one point!
Natalyaaa - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/12 with Penny

fun flailing
penny_pops25 - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12

dsgarner - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

LifeAboveTheBolt - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12

nathan2day - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Martin Wilson

michaelcolledge - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12

Hannes B - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

bobstones - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Wayne Murphy

waynem1985 - Solo - 17/Jun/12 with Bob Stones

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/12

mchandy - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with fechtn

Emma Painter - 2nd - 06/May/12 with Tom

Heather651 - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Jonny

seanlikeskites - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Jack Pattinson

jockpat - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Sean Enderby

Marktrin - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Ellie

EllieWoods - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Fran

Goose4 - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Chris Ince, Paul Moore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Engaging grunting moves at the crux with the risk of toppling out backwards from the chimney to keep you concentrating.
JdotP - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Stanislav Huska

SteveJCox - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Tom Cox

Tom Cox - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Steve Cox

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 23/Oct/11

jwpil - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/11

Just a chimney really - any narrower and it would be an off-width. A bit of a scrape and shuffle.Odd move to get off the ground, maybe mthis gives it the H of the VD.
climbingrev - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Tim Angell

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

monkeymark - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Josh

dbarmbs - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with Neil McAlister

kermit_uk - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Kurt Davy

KurtD - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Cameron Anderson

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/11

magik_bob - Lead - Jun/11

jimmi30 - 2nd - Jun/11

harder if you have a massive bum, leave all gear except for 4 slings (it gets stuck & scratched, 2 threads in the chimney, 2 for the bomber belay)
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 17/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 10/May/11 with DICS chris

DigitalSteak - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

WillBroad - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

stoo2k - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Dylan

bigbadbob12345 - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with Steve Wilson

Was stuck trying to get on top of the chockstone (crux) for bloody ages, but completed with no falls or on rope rests.
Feneley - Lead O/S - 2011 with Geoff ?

torin_123 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10

very tight.
dannyraff - Lead β - 17/Sep/10 with michael rafferty

Hidden - Solo - 17/Sep/10

SteveM - Solo - 15/Aug/10

Rich K - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Wayne Cheung

Just too narrow to effectively bend my knees in any sensible way. Seriously ungraceful.
treg - 2nd - 01/Aug/10 with Bird

Good route for udging up. Take a long sling for the low chockstone to protect
edmitchell - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with charlotte goedvolk

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/10

tomB - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Juliette

JohnHutch - Lead - 28/May/10 with L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/10

Brodie - Lead O/S - 21/May/10 with mikey

zoeduffin - Lead - May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

AMarchant - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/10

Adam Potter - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09

katyc - Solo - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09

My climbing partner decided that this was appropriate to address my stinking hangover...
samuel_w - Lead O/S - Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd β - 27/Jun/09

mark stephenson - Lead - 02/Jun/09

EmmanuelF - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Laura

gravity - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with John Tomlinson

timbo81 - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Danny

timbo81 - 2nd - 05/Apr/09

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Chris FitzHugh

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 09/Mar/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

Couldn't figure out how to pass the lowest chockstone.
tommcdonna - Lead dnf - 12/Oct/08 with Richard Nuttall

petemeads - Solo - 09/Oct/08

French Erick - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/08 with LAK, Burnsie

mike_hough_uk - 2nd - 20/Jul/08 with chri55ie

Theeni - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Matt Kemp

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/08

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with CJ

SteveMyatt - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Ka Kei Ho; Barrie Peck

Good fun and found some dropped gear, winner
Pilch - Solo O/S - 20/May/08 with Graham

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 16/May/08 with -

dhthomson - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Pete Hart

Classic gritstone HVD i.e. completely ridiculous strenuous thrutch!
PeteH - Lead O/S - May/08 with Dave Thomson

spbond - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/08 with Rob Dyer

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Sarah Wysling

Hartley - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with claire burge

Hidden - 2008

jcurley - Lead - 12/Sep/07 with James

Stig - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/07 with Joe

C@rwyn - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/07

hetaher - Solo - 09/Sep/07

pad-rat - Lead - 09/Aug/07

icnoble - Lead - 04/Aug/07 with Eileen

liamoloughlin - Solo - Jul/07

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/Jun/07

cheeky - Lead O/S - 01/May/07 with Andy Philipson

John Eley - Lead O/S - May/07

harryt - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Patrick

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/07

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 21/Feb/07 with Paul Dewey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/07

Dave Wearing - Lead - 17/Feb/07 with rbracken

01wills - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/06

colin milton - Solo - 23/Jun/06

spqr - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Stefen

Graeme Hammond - TR O/S - 15/Oct/05 with LSMC members

Nicos - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/05 with solo

Stig - Lead O/S - 03/May/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

sam coward - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tim and Brigitte

Tobias at Home - 2005

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/04 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/04 with victim of mathematics

burnt - Lead O/S - Oct/04 with Simon Lincoln

Apharri - Solo - Jul/04 with Dave Wharton

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 29/Jun/02

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Solo - Aug/00

Gman - 2nd O/S - Jan/99 with Dan

craig h - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/95

Laramadness - Solo - 18/Jun/95

Chris Ellis - Solo O/S - 25/May/95

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 28/May/94 with Steve Wild

Hidden - Solo - 10/May/94

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Scott McRae - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/93

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/86

johnny20whales - Solo - 06/Jul/85

Nigel Bond - Solo - 18/Feb/77

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 18/Apr/76 with Tim Leach, Dennis Gray

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 10/Oct/71

mikej - Solo - 12/Jun/66 with Ted Markham

Hidden - Solo - 08/May/65

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