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[Evening in Castle Chimney, 1 kb]20m. The gloomy rift splitting the buttresses is a worthwhile expedition. Enter over blocks and head into the darkness until you can bridge up to daylight at a large platform and a possible stance. Choose a way to the cliff top - a good beginner's outing. A rope is almost redundant as there is nowhere to fall! © ROCKFAX
FA. J.W.Puttrell 1904

Ticklists: Stanage Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, 100 Stanage stars, Puttrell's Progress, Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers..

Photo: Evening in Castle Chimney © Chris Manasseh
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 275 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

BusyLizzie - Lead - 10/Apr/14 with buxtoncoffeelover

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/14

D Berry - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/14

MatthewH - Solo - 10/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/13

mrteale - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/13

alooker - Solo O/S - 07/Dec/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/13

JEP - Solo - 29/Sep/13

CRiddiford - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/13 with Mike, Miguel

TimPerkin - Solo - 20/Sep/13 with Mike Porter, Richard Harris

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/13

slacky - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Mel, Ben

chelseys first gritstone lead. loved it
joe hallam - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with chelsey robinson

First gritstone lead! Loved it!
Chelsey Robinson - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Joe Hallam

cragant - Lead - 20/Aug/13

zzee83 - Lead - 14/Aug/13 with David Bradbeer

Brown - Solo - 13/Aug/13 with Andy R

Joe Jackson - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Carl Rich

ade sheffield - Solo - 11/Jul/13 with Sean Orchard, JenEvans

JenEvans - Solo - 10/Jul/13

guy757 - 04/Jul/13

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

StuartP - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

jason smeeth - 2nd - 16/Jun/13 with StuartP

Lead this time, first outdoor climb for Andy
Trevers - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Andy, Jack

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/13

In descent
victim of mathematics - Solo rpt - 31/May/13

Topped out at the front of the chimney for more interesting and exposed moves
Trevers - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Jack

Dan Geh - Solo O/S - 19/May/13 with Charlie, Emma

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/May/13

Conor1 - Lead O/S - May/13 with Richard Simpson

JakubKepinski - May/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/13

CKegan - Solo - 28/Apr/13 with neil

Charley17 - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jan/13

AlanPedrick - 2013

Hidden - 2013

JohnHutch - Solo - 29/Nov/12 with Pip

tgeh - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12 with imogene

ifletcher - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/12 with tgeh

Great fun with Jago. We did it as a 2-pitch route & Jago enjoyed taking the cam out of his belay when he started the (short) top pitch
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 14/Oct/12 with Jago

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

Hidden - Solo - Oct/12

rob_0602 - Lead - 17/Sep/12

francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 17/Sep/12 with Rob McNeil

Hidden - Solo - 03/Sep/12

M govier - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/12

kfowler141 - Lead - 26/Jul/12

Stanley - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/12 with James Rich, Stanners, Jack Bradbrook

HarryB - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12

Ross.Cooper - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Josh Daymond

with Jack. cant remember who lead
wjcdean - Jun/12 with Jack Ottaway

favourite mod at stanage, worth a quick go if all else is busy
jeottaway - Jun/12 with William Dean

2nd after Russ lead.
richardashe - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Russtygibbons

Russtygibbons - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with richardashe

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/May/12

Wow, little did I know what was behind Castle Crack
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 06/May/12 with Chris

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 04/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/12

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

took a rope up having not read the description beforehand, redundant concept, plenty of drag and theres no way to fall anyway
eschaton - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with ste

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/12

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

barneythevelociraptor - 2nd - 2012 with Will

Scott Dunkley - Solo - 2012

akhughes - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tarryn - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Charlie Cooper

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 30/Oct/11

erica - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with John

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Erica

MPSBunny - Solo - 20/Oct/11

sjbrook - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Todd Brook

wilkie14c - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/11 with Dave Clarke

birthers - Solo - 23/Sep/11

caroline256 - Solo - 23/Sep/11

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

dpmUK - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/11

Marcusk - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Jon

JonJavlin - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Marcus Kenyon

nice easy Mod! Nice exposure at the end
JonJavlin - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Marcus Kenyon

In descent
victim of mathematics - Solo rpt - 24/Aug/11

number 100 or there abouts. good climb
al123 - Solo - 24/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11

EShaw - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11

slacky - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Geraldine, Ben

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/11

kirsten - Lead - 23/Jul/11 with Justin Hingorani

kfv - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11

Split into two pitches at the top of the chimney due to strong winds making shouting difficult to hear. Fun introduction to multipitch for my second.
jadias - Lead - 09/Jul/11 with Carl Wilcock, Ian Bailey

Hidden - Solo - Jul/11

t_stork - Solo - 27/Jun/11 with Anna Wells

Anna_wells - Solo - 26/Jun/11 with Tom _ Stork

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/11

misterb - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/11 with sim

In descent.
Mr. K - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Fred Mainwaring

Rhythm24 - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/11

gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Liam Ward

David Smith - 2011

Paul Boggis - Solo - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

the power - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Charlie O'Reilly - Lead - 30/Oct/10

thetradlad - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

First ever Gritstone route climbed.
Dan Collins - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Martin Newman, Tamarin Gibbs

samsimpson - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/10

al123 - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/10

eeonz - Lead - 05/Sep/10

Nick1812P - Solo rpt - 28/Aug/10 with Jamie

grubes - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/10

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Nick, Claire

squidgebob - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/10 with jamie, Nick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10

Vicki's second lead, required help with first gear placement. Nice chimney climbing
razzorbuzz - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10 with funsize

aldred - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/10

simon mitchie - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Jun/10

Bumblebee Biggs - Solo O/S - 27/May/10

stardrops - TR - 20/May/10

heathersuzanne - TR O/S - 20/May/10

Absorbing climbing, nice.
Nick Smith - UKC - Solo rpt - 15/May/10

rustyclimber91 - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/10 with harry holmes

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/10

valentinesbabe - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/10

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

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

Just to prove I'm not a grade snob, and it's a good route actually!
rob wmc - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 17/Mar/10

chris552303 - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

pratty25 - 2010

Adam Potter - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/09

Classique!
LakesWinter - Solo - 17/Sep/09

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 06/Sep/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 06/Sep/09

tommyt82uk - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - Sep/09

Learn to lead course
GarethHall - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Andres

Staircase with a funny caving maneovure in the middle - pretty fun!
Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Nikki Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09

dts - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Sam, Andy

This would be a good route to take the kids up
Pilch - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Graham

fizzy_elephant - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/09

Hjort - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Emlyn Roberts

Sardien - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Rhodri Morgan, Simon Moore

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/09

Endless fun, although the guidebook says "a rope is redundant as there is nowhere to fall" - lies
holly138 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Fiona and Ross

JWB - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/09

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

Hidden - Solo - 27/Jun/09

Hedley - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/09

What a brilliant route! Loads of fun for a Mod.
Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Bryn Wood

howlingbaboon - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/09

M, Route18, p267
HansUDes - TR O/S - 30/Mar/09

Hidden - Solo - 18/Mar/09

James21 - Lead O/S - Mar/09

AmyLauren - 2nd - 03/Jan/09 with Neil

bigdrew - Solo - 2009 with Dan T, Sam Dixon

dts - Solo - 2009 with bigdrew

Hidden - 2009

ace, came out the front of the boulder, not sure how the guidebook says to finish so made it up.
lazyneil - Lead O/S - Dec/08 with jim

johniebriggs - Lead - Nov/08

feilx - Solo O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Heather

SteveM - Solo - 15/Oct/08 with Kat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/08

barrylong - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/08 with Toby Harland

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

whiting.jp - Solo O/S - 24/May/08

Bisteris - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Jules Hargreaves

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

Darrell Read - Solo - 02/Mar/08

Fat Tim - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/08 with Kenny

Kenny Larsen - Lead - 12/Feb/08 with Tim + Sarah

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07

barrylong - Solo - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07

Carly - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/07 with seb

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/07

JdotP - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/07

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/07

janbutternutsquash - Lead - 23/May/07 with mike

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/07

Jim Slater - Solo O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/07 with Bekki Harris

Nicos - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/07 with solo

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

JohnHutch - Solo - 13/Nov/06

JohnHutch - Solo - 10/Nov/06

Alfredo - Solo - Oct/06

Hidden - Sep/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/06

my first ever big solo, I was quite scared halfway up then noticed someone watching me so decided it's no time to back out and back climb, so I climbed on and upwards getting higher and higher until I reached the top!! looking back at this climb now it was a really easy climb but back then it seemed a huge climb for me :-) had a great day and will remember this climb for many years to come.
Dhcol - Solo - 15/Jul/06

With Lianna Scholes
PenJD - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/06 with Lianna Scholes

colin milton - Solo - 09/Jun/06

Tobias at Home - 2006

Si dH - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/05

Marc Murphy - Lead - Jul/05

Steve Whaley - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/05 with Paul Craft

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - May/05

ChrisJD - Solo - Mar/05 with Clare

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - Mar/05 with Victim of Maths

crossdressingrodney - 2nd rpt - 15/Jan/05

Girth - 2nd - 2005 with Rick

Girth - Lead - 2005 with Rick

In descent. Maybe one day I'll go up it.
Stig - Solo - 21/Aug/04

Chris Davids - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/04

Very, very windy that day.
Mark Owen - Lead O/S - Mar/04 with Dave Latimer

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/04 with victim of mathematics

in rain
Nicos - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/03 with mark richardson

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 16/Nov/03

Dux - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/03 with Clay Lowe

Phil West - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/03

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 25/May/03

Split into 2 pitches
timreynolds - Lead O/S - 25/May/03 with Dan Janman, Matt Reynolds

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 23/Sep/02

rob k - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/02

Rampikino - Lead - 28/Jul/01 with Waz

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/00

Rampikino - Lead - 29/May/00

CrashMat Rob - Solo - 04/Mar/00 with Brian, Nicky

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2000

Nick Smith - UKC - Solo - May/99

bigphil - Solo - 1998

Budge - Solo - 16/Jun/96 with Brian Ottewell

Hidden - 25/Apr/96

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1995 with Shaun Hodgkins

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/92

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 1990

Iain Thow - Solo - 10/May/87

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Backinthegame - Solo O/S - Oct/85

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

Andy Say - Solo - 06/Aug/79

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1979

Nigel Bond - Lead - 17/Sep/78 with Dave Grey

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/78 with Christine Addis

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

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 19/Jun/73 with Speedy Smith

mikej - Solo - 16/Oct/66 with Keith Gegson

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Style of ascent

Soloed143 of 275 (52.0%)
Lead68 of 275 (24.7%)
Followed35 of 275 (12.7%)
Toproped3 of 275 (1.1%)
Alt Leads2 of 275 (0.7%)
Unknown24 of 275 (8.7%)

'Climbed'116 of 275 (42.2%)
clean O/S148 of 275 (53.8%)
clean rpt11 of 275 (4.0%)