Devil's Chimney** D
[Neil soloing Devil's Chimney D at Stanage Popular, 3 kb]12m. The dark rift that separates the walls is tackled in traditional style to an awkward narrowing exit. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Stanage; Diffs on the cliffs, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Photo: Neil soloing Devil's Chimney D at Stanage Popular © Guru
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This climb is in 246 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Chrissy202 - Lead - 02/Nov/14 with Jack

Took the squeeze exit at the back, more like caving than climbing. Ended up removing my helmet, harness, and eventually glasses, in order to fit through the final squeeze. A classic!
Simon Caldwell - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/14

35 climbs into attempted 100 Solo's (M-VD) in a day, this was my favourite of the whole day. Maybe I went in too deep but found it the most ridiculously narrow climb ever!
noteviljoe - Solo - 28/Sep/14

100 IAD No. 70
sparkass - Solo rpt - 13/Sep/14

smoreda - Lead - 02/Sep/14

stp - Solo - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/14

sshandy - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Zoe Pickering

Duncan Campbell - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/14 with Bubbles

Hjort - Solo rpt - 05/Jul/14

Ron - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Steve G

Polnedrane - 30/Jun/14

JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/14 with Claire Holland

Done in error whilst on the 100 stanage stars day. Oops! Great route!
MichaelGallimore - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Ben Philips

mrteale - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/14

MrBIond - Solo - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Deezel65 - Solo rpt - 03/May/14

Tightsgirl - Lead - 19/Apr/14 with Matthew Cooksey, Yvonne Markwick, Alex Hockin, Rachel Clutterbuck, Tom Lawson

Matt Marsh - Solo - 15/Apr/14 with Aiden Gandy

Matt Boyd - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/14

tprebs - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/14

Eireannach - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo dnf - 12/Apr/14

cjcuni - Solo O/S - Apr/14

minus8 - Lead O/S - Apr/14

ThomasO'Hagan - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with Eva Kocickova

Dan Arkle - 2014

Route 9 of the Stanage Winter challenge. Nice variety of climbing with some good exposure at the top.
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 O/S - 21/Dec/13 with Goodstuff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/13 with -

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13

Foxy1984 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Youngy10

Didn't seem to fit through the very finish...
pheotleyr - Solo dnf - 10/Aug/13

Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/13

kfowler141 - Lead - 26/Jul/13

ju59 - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Helen

Curlyhelen - Lead - 13/Jul/13 with Judith

Went through the squeeze hole - good fun
MTL - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/13

victim of mathematics - Solo rpt - 01/Jul/13

too fat to get through the gap, though looking at others comments, may have to try harder.
Mayaculpa - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/13 with Paul Bonson

The Grist - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/13

A textbook chimney. Don't get lured in too deep -unless you're under 5, or anorexic there will be no escape at the top.
mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Ben Moss

Didn't fit up the back, and the front end was a little scary for feat route of the day. Try again sometime.
gsavell - Lead dnf - 19/May/13 with Sarah Knight

brownie mike - Lead - 02/May/13

papashango - Solo - 13/Jan/13 with Stu

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jan/13

drsdave - 2013 with Mat

AlanPedrick - 2013

JohnHutch - Solo - 29/Nov/12 with Pip

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

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Freshers

Private Flounder - Solo - 27/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/12

Not had so much fun in a long time...spent most of my time on this route laughing my socks off. I'm a fairly buxom size 12 and believe me it's a bit of a squeeze exiting this one, had to manually manouever parts of my body to get through and had to use every bit of chimneying technique to work it all out. Excellent climb :-)
valentinesbabe - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Jack Drake

Jackwd - Solo - 02/Sep/12

Charley Carpenter - Sep/12 with Amy prosser

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

BeckyPayne - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with John Proctor

Couldn't get my shoulders through the exit, not a route for the fat and the trickiest Diff I've climbed
gpcomps - Solo dnf - 16/Aug/12 with Steve Kinsley

hainesck100 - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/12 with Phil Jones

very tight squeeze through the back of the chimney. probably not the way to go!
Phil_Hall_97 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Phil Jones

Deezel65 - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/12

its a good job i'm no bigger then a size 10 :)
Wendy Watthews - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/12

Utterly nasty. Still unconvinced that I even fit in it.
missxandrabee - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/12 with Steve

deacondeacon - Solo - 26/Jul/12

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Alun Freem

The worlds hardest (and best) route ever!!!!!!!! No man belongs "in" that route! Fair play to martin for getting in this first! Christ!
Stanners - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/12 with James Rich, Martin Stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

This route really does take the cake for the best route that you are guaranteed struggle on graded less than severe. One of the few things where factors such as dampness, shoes, and gear make little or no difference whatsoever. In order to do it you need to relatively skinny and on the crux turn your head sideways as well as hold your breath in order to squeeze through the tiny gap inch by inch. The route is also entertaining especially for any climbing parters you may be with and as each of us did it the rest of us stood at the top looking down the chimney mainly laughing. Memorable quotes include "Can you drizzle some lube down" and "its a boy" upon success.
Quarryboy - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/12 with James Rich, Martin Stanfield, Rob Stanfield

Stanley - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/12 with James Rich, Stanners, Jack Bradbrook

gavinpeach - Solo O/S - 30/May/12

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 29/May/12

antdav - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with John, Dan

Awesome body camming finish - move into a horizontal position and feed yourself through the slot.
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 06/May/12 with Chris

robthered - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/12

sgl - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/12

rooftops - Solo - Mar/12

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Hidden - 2012

J.Atkins - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Sep/11

victim of mathematics - Solo rpt - 15/Sep/11

Didn't fancy going up through the back, and not brave enough to step out onto the face so I retreated gracefully whilst retrieving my gear.
ceri's - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/11 with Charles

Dugg - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11

Don't get sucked into the crack
Mick Loughran - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/11

Debbie got 'stuck' so I had to go up to retrieve the gear. I'm pretty skinny but it was a real struggle getting up there. Seems like the size of your waist is the deciding factor on this not your technique/thrutchiness.
UnkArl - Solo β - 09/Jul/11 with Debbie

Debs - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/11 with Karl

tlmarjot - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/11

Confusing route, that I found hard for the given grade of H. Diff.
antmorgan1991 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Ross Monaghan

JohnHutch - Solo - 16/May/11

johnpuddephatt - Solo O/S - 14/May/11

David Bird - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with AliB

alisterrobbird - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11

A very tight crack!
Chris Perry - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/11

rustaldo - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/11

Anna Hammond - 2nd - Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

David Smith - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

kitkat78 - 2nd - Oct/10 with SteveM

Tony Mustow - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/10

?Devil's Crack
thoabb - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with sophie

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/10

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Jamie

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Liam Ingram, Harry Holmes, Claire Holland

llamaglama - Solo - 10/Aug/10 with Jam

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Jul/10

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

Hidden - Solo dnf - 31/May/10

MichJ - 24/Apr/10

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

AMarchant - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Ally Hurst

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/10

andrew sandercock - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/10

mountaingoatgirl - Solo - 2010

Tricked Lucy into going first!
Cardi - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Lucy R

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

A swine of a squeeze and quite a puzzle. I'm surprised anyone's ever made it through with a harness on.
howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/09

SteveM - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/09 with Andy

Alpandy - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Steve

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

katyc - Solo - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Sep/09

bobbarnes00 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09 with Tom Large

Murryabish - 2nd - 27/Aug/09 with John Riddell

Got stuck, so had to rope up and finish on the outside
Pilch - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Graham

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

Hidden - Solo - 27/Jun/09

very tigt exit right at the back of the chimney, what a grovel!!
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/09

colin milton - Solo - 06/Jun/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 04/May/09

My first proper lead!
Mindy - Lead rpt - 04/May/09 with Nick and Mark

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/09

popebenedictus - Solo rpt - 14/Apr/09 with Soloed

Brown - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Solo

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Stig - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 18/Oct/08 with Paul Stevens

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

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

whiting.jp - Solo rpt - 27/Sep/08

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/08 with Soloed

Hjort - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/08

Sardien - Solo - 16/Aug/08

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jun/08

whiting.jp - Solo rpt - 24/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Lev - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Nicki & Suvi

Lev - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Suvi, Nicki

nicki_2712 - 2nd - 20/Oct/07 with Lev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/07

lizzie789 - 2nd - 19/Oct/07 with Emma

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/07

seanmalone - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/07 with owen barnicott

A ludicrously tight exit, highly amusing and suitably deviant.
whiting.jp - Solo - 12/Aug/07

Calder - 2nd - 22/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/07

default_slipper - Solo - 05/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07

AJ007 - Solo - 25/Apr/07

no_more_scotch_eggs - 2nd O/S - Apr/07 with loudfish

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Yellow_trousers - Solo O/S - 2007 with Tom Sparkes

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

got stuck at the top,took a lot of squirming to get out, might right a book and cut my arm off...
jonnyboy - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/06

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Oct/06

shouter - Lead - Sep/06

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Jul/06

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/06

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Jaime, victim of mathematics

Nicos - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/06 with mark richardson

Tobias at Home - 2006

Airy! Thought it was a bit hard for a diff.
howhard - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/05 with John Macris

Budge - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/05

Marc Murphy - Lead - Jul/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/05

mwh - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/05

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/04 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/04

SteveM - Lead - 01/Jul/04 with Regina

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/04

SMc - Lead O/S - May/04 with Anne

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/04

drysori - 2004

Hidden - Solo rpt - Jun/03

Hidden - Solo - 31/May/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/03

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 24/May/03

timreynolds - Lead O/S - 24/May/03 with Dan Janman, Matt Reynolds

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 26/Apr/03 with A. Murray

DorsetGareth - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/03

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

A Crook - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/02 with Pat Boothman

Roget - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/01

Ropeboy - Solo - 05/Aug/01

JohnHutch - Lead - Jun/01 with M

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Solo - Aug/99

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1999 with chopper

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jul/97

andy tetsill - Solo - Jul/97

DundeeDave - Lead - 03/Jul/96 with Ben Hughes

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/96 with Rachel Nicolson

EddieA - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/96

Hidden - Solo - 1996

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 01/Oct/95 with Dave Nicholson

Hidden - TR - 1995

With Duncan Leech & Paul Woodcock. Such fun!
iskra2000 - Solo - 15/Oct/94

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/92

Hidden - Solo - 15/May/92

babymoac - Solo - 14/Apr/91

NickJH - Solo O/S - Mar/91

tapley - 24/May/90

steve prior - Solo - May/90

Andy Say - Solo - 04/Sep/87

Iain Thow - Solo - 13/Jun/87

Tom V - Solo - 18/Apr/87

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Mark Kemball - Solo - 24/Jan/82

mark-abz - Solo - 06/Apr/80

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1979

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1978

Nigel Bond - Lead - 24/Apr/77 with Dave

Dave Musgrove - 20/Mar/76

Derek Ryden - 1975

mikej - Solo - 10/Sep/66 with Ted Markham, John Lee

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/65

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