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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., Chatsworth to Bamford.

Photo: Evening in Castle Chimney © Chris Manasseh
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 289 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/Jul/14

Down climb
the power - Solo rpt - 29/Jun/14

Wipe the cobwebs off the holds, off we go into the gloom, get stuck, wedged, downclimb, up again (a rope is not "almost redundant"), round the corner, rope drag becomes unbearable so set up a belay, making this the first multipitch route for both this leader and second, and an unexpected one at that. Fond of this mini-epic... and on a Mod!
climbwhenready - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14 with suffolklass

ben.phillips - Solo 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 - Solo - 22/Jun/14 with Ben Philips

BStar - Solo - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

JulianB - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Louise Bridle, Andrew Gilmartin

Jack Whiteley - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/14

In approach shoes and the rain....
pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Tim Culwick

91dave - 2nd - 25/May/14 with Mike Pearson

Hidden - Solo - 25/May/14

Dafydd Llywelyn - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/14

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

bullybones - 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

weekendwarrior92 - 2nd - 2012 with Zoe Logan

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

Sam Simpson - 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 Vicki

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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - 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 Gregson

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Style of ascent

Soloed151 of 289 (52.2%)
Lead71 of 289 (24.6%)
Followed37 of 289 (12.8%)
Toproped3 of 289 (1.0%)
Alt Leads3 of 289 (1.0%)
Unknown24 of 289 (8.3%)

'Climbed'121 of 289 (41.9%)
clean O/S155 of 289 (53.6%)
clean rpt13 of 289 (4.5%)