Chameleon*** E4 6a
[Mike Watson pulling past the rp placement on Chameleon, E4 6a, 3 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
Intimidating climbing up the jutting prow. Climb the lower wall to jams below the overhang, up this with difficulty (good small wire up and left) to reach a ramp. Hand traverse rightwards up this to gain the arete and a sprint finale. © ROCKFAX

FA. Ed Drummond 1975

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age.

Photo: Mike Watson pulling past the rp placement on Chameleon, E4 6a © JemG
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This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15

BRoe - Lead O/S - 21/May/15 with Will Lord, Millard

jamesturnbull - Lead - 20/May/15 with bart shaw

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/May/15

Nick1812P - Lead G/U - 18/Apr/15 with Tom A

Had 2 goes Ground Up, first went pretty badly, second got out on the scoop but couldn't pull round. Psyched to come back when it's colder. Having said that, still didn't second it clean after Nick. Felt hard for 6a.
Teappleby - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/15 with Nick Priestley, Matt Ferrier

Super cool crux, good holds all the way and a mega rest under the roof, not very comitting at the grade.
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/14 with phill ukc

mountaingoatgirl - TR - 10/Sep/14 with Nick Hawkins

On Will's gear, great fun
mark20 - Lead β - 20/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

ground up, second go. Fell first time near the top of the ramp, with right hand on the arete. Steady enough on the second go. Didn't bother with the high wire placement, looked too pumpy to place
tim newton - Lead G/U - 19/Mar/14 with james oakes

Dan Arkle - 2014

felt really easy after just watching marc do it, helps so much knowing what to do before you even get there it feels like cheating :P
Haydn Jones - Lead β - 08/Sep/13 with marc duhig

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Haydn

Got to the wave and arete but had was in the wrong place and came off. Came down, rested and got it 2nd go.
Chi Cheng - Lead RP - 05/Mar/13 with Dan Gyi

Got to the slopers and arete but hand was in the wrong place and came off. Lowered off, rested and got it clean 2nd go.
Chi Cheng - Lead RP - 05/Mar/13 with Dan Gyi

JulesV - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

willsm11 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Twisty

Fell just before the slap out right. Second go move hands up to higher slopers before making the move... which was still bloody hard. Will cruised it. Good effort!
Twisty - 2nd dog - 02/Sep/12 with Will Smith

Climbed to the overhang clean. Tried the crux but was pumped from taking the gear out at the break so slumped on the rope. Rope stretched more than I was expecting so ended up hanging in free space unable to get on the route. Had got all the gear out so got lowered off. Didn't think I'd get the move anyway as it looked hard!
shed_hed - 2nd dnf - 21/Jul/12 with Alun Freem

pmurdy - 2nd - 26/Mar/12 with Mike W

fell off first time, ripped the RP, got back on and sent it without the rp, it's still safe without it
mwatson - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/12

dmoir - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Gid

dswansonlow - 2nd dog - 15/Sep/11 with Dave Moir

Hidden - Dec/10

feilx - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/10 with Ian Lovatt

Pete Graham - Lead - 28/Oct/09 with Ben Dorey

obviously not in the mood to commit today. Wouldn't have been upset wiht ground up but didn't fancy taking lobs and making Anna have to sit around belaying for ages while I hung around forever. Climbed up to the main roof, and then reversed removing kit. Felt o.k to where i got. I didn't even try the next moves but the reach looks big and the ramp looks slopey! Look forward to getting back on it though when i have a full day to smash it in! Still can;t work out where the RP is. Is it in the crack left of the hanging ramp??
Ed Booth - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/09

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Shane

didn't bother with the rp's. (felt hard enough just to hang on and climb!)
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Al

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/09 with AJ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/07

Apharri - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with Tom Parry

willackers - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Dan Walker

Boy - 2006

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Gus - Lead O/S - 20/May/05

Hidden - Lead G/U - Apr/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

a few falls
shark - Lead - 13/Nov/04 with Jon Winter

CrashMat Rob - TR - 15/Mar/03 with Ryan, Nicky

5/6 tries. Snapped an rp!
lx - Lead - Apr/02

CrashMat Rob - TR - 24/Jun/01 with Nicky

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 16/Aug/00 with Matt Hirst

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

sadams - Lead - 19/Feb/00 with Tom Briggs

Hidden - 2000

took a fall dnf
CrashMat Rob - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/99 with Dave, Nicky

Second some climbers we met
CrashMat Rob - 2nd - 05/Jun/99 with Martin Whelan, Nicky

CrashMat Rob - TR - 01/Jun/99 with Nicky

Billg - Lead O/S - Apr/99

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/97

Hidden - Lead RP - 1993

uphillnow - TR - 1990

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