Rockfax Description
The deep cleft is hard and bold to enter then eases to a capping-stone, which is most easily passed on the right, though a left-hand exit is more in keeping with the start. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

TonyF 01/Nov Lead
with DMC meet
charley 06/Sep Solo O/S
m_andersson 02/Aug 2nd O/S
Chris Craggs 27/Jul Lead

The start is tough and has no gear. Left-hand exit is a bit of a grasper. HS 4b.

with Colin Binks
DanChad 23/Jul 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 23/Jul Lead

LH exit is definitely HS

Sarah Roscoe 21/Jul 2nd
with Ali Stringer
Steve Vincent 21/Jun Lead
morganator 19/Jun Solo
Paul Baxter 07/Jun 2nd O/S

Did the tricky LH finish. Start is tricky for the short

LovelyMrTom 07/Jun Lead O/S

Took right-hand exit after eyeing up left-hand exit for a while and deciding against it. Clearly need more jamming and thrutching practice!

Henry Swandale 02/May TR dog
amccann 10/Apr Solo O/S
George Killaspy 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Milo
Hidden ?/Oct/14 2nd
katyc 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Green chimney fun!

Nigel Bond 27/Jul/14 2nd
with Joe Boyd
jing 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Didn't feel like HVD. Felt more like S at least.

with Vince
buxtoncoffeelover 10/Jun/14 Lead

Tiger's finish!! On the left- Severe

with Vicar
Hidden 10/Jun/14 2nd
gpcomps 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Mike Hope
jimorothy 16/Apr/14 Lead

HS in Eastern Grit, S in 100 Classics. It deserves HS for the start alone but defo if you take the left hand exit, which I'd say was HS4c, tricky indeed. Thoroughly good route.

with Scott Barnett
origamib 19/Mar/14 2nd dog
David Mayers 10/Nov/13 Lead
with Paul Widdowson
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hannahjscott 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Louis Scott
louis scott 28/Jul/13 2nd
with Hannah
Hidden 07/May/13 Lead β
Nye Meerkat ?/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Lead dnf
freddy25 04/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead
bantamdave 29/Sep/12 TR O/S

Failed this leading on same day. Difficult start with no gear. I would not risc it. Followed by another climber who spent more time deciding not to bother than me.Flew up it on top rope. Good climbing

with Murray
bantamdave 29/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Backed off I did not want to risc the start with no gear. Flew up on top rope an hour later

with Will, Murray
Simon Caldwell 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Excellent. Bold unprotected start above a big drop, took me a long time to summon up the necessary courage. Took the left hand exit at the chockstone, which was much harder than S 4a! Hardest route of the day for me (and we did two HSs). Was originally graded Severe with the right hand exit, and while almost all other severes from back then are now at least HS, this one has for some reason been downgraded!

with Carmen
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Sep/12 Solo O/S

good, soloed twice, left and right exits.

Blue68 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Bold start, wet green and slimy when we climbed it, would have been good without the green slime but not HVD

with Ian Routledge
Jake Young 25/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Jackwd 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Not a HVD, but not as hard as it looks! Thrutchy and i'm a wall born climber. Good fun!

valentinesbabe 26/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Surprisingly nice climb after a trickyish start, nice opportunity for some back and footing. Gear pretty good all the way up. Took left hand exit.

cripper ?/Mar/12 -
Jimbo C 19/Nov/11 2nd

Ha, what a thrash. Left hand exit for full thrutch value.

with Pete
nameless_rob 19/Nov/11 TR
with Pete
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Lead
mattwilk 23/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Horrific! Would not want to have led this!

with Noddy
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tomB 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Ben Lea
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd β
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
stuaart 20/Aug/11 2nd O/S

In no sense is this HVD.

with Ron Dempster
Hidden 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
shaky2 05/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/11 2nd O/S
NinaB 30/Jun/11 Lead
with Kim
Hidden 08/May/11 Solo O/S
SuperstarDJ 16/Apr/11 TR dnf

Decided against the lead as the start looked awkward and unprotected. Set up TR and thrutched up to the capping stone and got into an awkward position. Was not sufficiently motivated to finish. A great route of its type.

with Katarzyna Bonenberg
CarlaJG ?/Mar/11 2nd
with Daniel Speer
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
no_more_scotch_eggs 15/Aug/10 2nd
with ollie, tamsin
ScottyD 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/May/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/May/10 Lead O/S
Mike Soulby 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Rosie
Steve J P 18/Apr/10 2nd
with M
Shad ?/Apr/10 2nd
laurentb ??/2010 -
MikeDowsett ??/2010 2nd
TonyF ??/2010 Lead
WendyT 29/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with James Marsh
Julian Prieto 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
leonjones 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Phil Barley
gronbech 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with C, C and E
popebenedictus 28/May/09 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 28/May/09 2nd O/S
with Ben H
manwithacam 02/May/09 Lead

Chimney's are always good fun!

with Chris
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Solo
alun1111 15/Mar/09 Lead
keith leonard ??/2009 -
mattwyles1 ??/2009 Solo
beeson_paul 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S

slightly dryer but all kit was wet...soggy shoes yay :D

Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead
tomcoomber 22/Jun/08 Solo O/S
anansie 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S

My first lead climb! :o)

anansie 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S

My first lead climb!

Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/08 2nd O/S
MD 10/May/08 2nd
with Dean
scottski 08/May/08 Lead O/S
with A.Cooley
Hidden 16/Apr/08 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/08 Solo
matsavage 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Browny 13/Feb/08 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Solo
vvanhinsbergh 05/May/07 Lead O/S

direct finish at HS 4b, Awkward climb

with Matt Whitfield
Jim Vach 12/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Marc Murphy ?/Apr/07 AltLd
Mtnexploits 22/Oct/06 2nd O/S

Awful chimney

with Chris Hull
MDowson 21/Oct/06 2nd
with jon cannon
andy jennings ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
mreynolds 27/May/06 2nd O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 18/Feb/06 Solo O/S
Nicos 02/Jan/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Wonrek ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
cammi ??/2006 2nd

first outdoor second

Hidden 20/Oct/05 2nd
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
SteveM 24/Apr/05 Solo dnf

Backed off from slime and munge

SteveM 24/Apr/05 2nd
with Keith
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/Aug/04 Solo rpt
Alastair Hudson 21/Apr/04 Lead
with Clare Young
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 16/Mar/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 09/Nov/02 Lead
with V. Wilson
Roget 03/Nov/01 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/00 Solo
Hidden ?/May/00 TR
Iain Thow 26/May/99 Lead
with Phil Goacher
DafSWMC ?/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden 08/Oct/88 Lead
Andy Say 26/Jul/87 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/85 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 22/Jun/81 Solo
Howard Dixon ??/1981 Solo
tapley 26/Jun/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
MikeDowsett ??/1978 2nd
Nigel Bond 23/Jun/76 Solo
Mark Kemball 29/May/76 Solo
with Ian Grace
Hidden 03/Apr/76 Lead
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead
mikej 26/Apr/70 Solo
with E
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
High HVD
Votes cast 29
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 2
Votes cast 28
Style of ascent
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