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Curving Chimney** VD

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16m. A good example of its type. Upward progress is awkward, slipping back down is a doddle. The upper section is easier. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Stanage Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, 100 Stanage stars, Stanage 100 VD - VS.

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This climb is in 170 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Oliver.Pickup - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/14

ben.phillips - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Mike Gallimore

Done as part of the 100 stanage stars ticklist. 43 routes in 15 hours. Absolutely exhausting, far too hot, and midge hell, but what an achievement! We had great fun. Well done Ben and thanks!
MichaelGallimore - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Ben Philips

Deezel65 - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/14

Hidden - TR - 08/Jun/14

Matt Marsh - Solo - 30/Mar/14

Tom Seccombe - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/14

Route 8 of the Stanage Winter Challenge. A great lead from Mike with no pro! Found the easiest way was to have one side of the body on the arÍte, the other in the chimney.
Goodstuff - 2nd O/S - 21/Dec/13 with Mike Gallimore

Done as part of the first successful completion of the stanage winter challenge, in a time of 7hrs. Cheers for an amazing day James :)
MichaelGallimore - Lead rpt - 21/Dec/13 with Goodstuff

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Joshua Leak

daprince - Lead - 07/Sep/13

daprince - Lead - 07/Sep/13

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

zzee83 - 2nd - 13/Aug/13 with David Bradbeer

kfowler141 - Lead - 26/Jul/13

Nadir90 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

Brilliant, the best of its type that I've done. Sustained, exhausting squirming of the tightest kind. Variations are possible depending on how deep into the crag you want to go.
Jimbo C - Solo - 12/May/13 with Chris

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/13

fweatherall1 - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with james

neilwiltshire - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12 with Josh Phipps, Nick Dedekind

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12

eduardo - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with James Rose

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Will Ward

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Perfect example of why I don't like VDiffs! No good gear until a very long way up. Some good climbing though. Maybe I missed all the fun by not getting right in to the chimney proper?
martroberts - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12

rockjedi - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Stuart Owen

stoo2k - 2nd - 04/Sep/12 with Tim, Craig

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/12

Dugg - 2nd - 03/May/12

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

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Something a little different.
MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/12 with Helene Roe, Ben Roe

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Oct/11

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Adam Poundall, Aileen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/11

sgl - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/11

lou_p - Lead - 15/Oct/11 with Karl

ian d f - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/11

pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/11

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

Decided not to place any gear and just go for it as the moves were easy.
gavinpeach - Solo O/S - 06/May/11 with Chris Hough

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

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

interesting cant get into chimney moves untill its nearly over
Si Croft - Lead - 26/Mar/11 with Jos

David Smith - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

2 pieces of gear on the whole climb. A little scary but the moves were easy.
the_doctor - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10

Chi Cheng - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Alistair Tamlit

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10

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

RossG - 2010

"A good introduction to climbing of this type". Yes.
mrmattwright - Lead O/S - 2010 with Sam Mould

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09

Julian Prieto - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Leon Jones

leonjones - Lead - 19/Sep/09 with Julian Prieto

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Soloed

Brown - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Solo

mic_b - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 27/Jun/09

Reds - Solo O/S - 29/May/09

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

Hidden - 2009

My belayer got scared about the lack of gear, 1 move later I got scared about the lack of gear. Downclimbed. Maybe it's ok if you're thin and can squirm up the inside of the chimney, otherwise the outside is unprotected to about 10m.
tommcdonna - Lead dnf - 12/Oct/08 with Richard Nuttall

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/08

brian watson - Solo - 28/Sep/08

sparkass - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08

petemeads - Solo - 26/Sep/08

Matthallinan - Solo - 24/Jun/08 with Jon Winter

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Martin Veale

Tez29 - Lead O/S - 27/May/08 with Ivan

Good fun, crux is first couple of moves
Pilch - Solo O/S - 20/May/08 with Graham

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/May/08

Little AndyH - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with Dan Jackson

Hidden - Solo - 16/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Solo - Sep/07

Tom Hopkinson - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Tom Hutchinson

Green and slippy at top.
98%monkey - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/Jun/07

jugglingeek - 2nd - 03/May/07

Hidden - TR - May/07

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

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

feilx - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Sophie Whyte

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

Duncan I - 2007

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Graeme Schofield

caroline256 - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/06

None of us able to lead due to extreme lack of protection (ie none). Dapper led furthest but had to have a top rope dropped in order to finish. Dav and I followed on the top rope
rig - TR dog - 03/Jun/06 with Dave Melotte, Dapper

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/May/06

SMc - 20/Jun/05 with Anne

Mike Lee - Solo - 21/Mar/05

Tobias at Home - 2005

Apharri - Solo - Aug/04 with Dave Wharton

Nicos - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/04 with mark richardson

SteveM - Solo - 26/Jun/04

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/04 with Keith Hobbs

Ropeboy - Solo - 19/Oct/03

SteveM - Solo - 01/Oct/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/03

rob k - Lead - 28/Sep/02

rob k - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 29/Jun/02

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/02

BenTiffin - Lead O/S - 2002 with Various

Hidden - 2002

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 19/May/01 with Unknown

A Crook - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/01 with Pat Boothman

rocktigger - Solo - 2001

Hidden - Solo - Aug/00

Mark Riley - Solo O/S - May/00

tlr - Solo - 2000

Paul-Michael - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/99 with Gary Bond, Diccon Proctor

I lead in my Wildebeestes, Frog followed in his sandals.
jim_randell - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/99 with MB

CrashMat Rob - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/98 with Nicky

MONKEY78 - Solo - May/98 with Tim Stallard

andrewbooth1000 - Lead - 16/Mar/98 with Ben Hirst

Hidden - 2nd - 1998

John Marsland - Lead - 07/Jun/97 with Dave Mould

Jody - Solo O/S - 1997

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/96

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

Laramadness - Solo - 04/Nov/95

Hidden - Solo - 23/Sep/95

John Southworth - Solo O/S - Jul/95

colin milton - Solo - 10/May/95

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 07/May/95

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Solo - 18/Sep/94

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/94

Hidden - Solo - 10/May/94

Roget - Solo O/S - 08/May/94

Hidden - Solo - 24/Apr/93

K1 - Jun/92

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/May/91

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/91

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Gambit - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/88 with Adam and Phil

Andy Say - Solo - 29/Apr/88

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

John Marsland - Solo - 27/Sep/87

Iain Thow - Solo - 13/Jun/87

Hidden - Solo - 09/May/87

johnny20whales - Solo - 06/Jul/85

GordonHart - Solo O/S - 1985

babymoac - Solo - 24/Jul/80

Hammy - Solo - 15/Oct/78 with Jonathon Stacey

Mark Kemball - Solo - 11/Jun/78

Colin Matheson - Solo - Apr/78 with Thompson & Blanks

mike bridges - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/77

Nigel Bond - Solo - 18/Feb/77

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

Derek Ryden - 1975

mikej - Solo - 26/May/68 with Mike Lewis

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 04/Jun/67 with Bob Knapton

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

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easy HVD9 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed84 of 170 (49.4%)
Lead47 of 170 (27.6%)
Followed21 of 170 (12.4%)
Toproped4 of 170 (2.4%)
Unknown14 of 170 (8.2%)

'Climbed'82 of 170 (48.2%)
clean O/S82 of 170 (48.2%)
clean rpt4 of 170 (2.4%)
dogged1 of 170 (0.6%)
dnf1 of 170 (0.6%)