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The Big Chimney HVD

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[Knights Move showing The Big Chimney, 3 kb]12m. 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

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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.
jimorothy - Lead - 16/Apr/14 with Scott Barnett

origamib - 2nd dog - 19/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13

Hannahjscott - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Louis Scott

louis scott - 2nd - 28/Jul/13 with Hannah

Hidden - Lead β - 07/May/13

Nye Meerkat - 2nd O/S - Mar/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Nov/12

freddy25 - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/12

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!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12

good, soloed twice, left and right exits.
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/12

Bold start, wet green and slimy when we climbed it, would have been good without the green slime but not HVD
Blue68 - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Ian Routledge

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 25/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12

Not a HVD, but not as hard as it looks! Thrutchy and i'm a wall born climber. Good fun!
Jackwd - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Kev Titheradge, Angela Paul

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.
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Jack Drake

cripper - Mar/12

Ha, what a thrash. Left hand exit for full thrutch value.
Jimbo C - 2nd - 19/Nov/11 with Pete

nameless_rob - TR - 19/Nov/11 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 19/Nov/11

Horrific! Would not want to have led this!
mattwilk - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Noddy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

tomB - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Ben Lea

Hidden - Lead - Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11

In no sense is this HVD.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Ron Dempster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

shaky2 - Lead - 05/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11

NinaB - Lead - 30/Jun/11 with Kim

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/May/11

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.
SuperstarDJ - TR dnf - 16/Apr/11 with Katarzyna Bonenberg

CarlaJG - 2nd - Mar/11 with Daniel Speer

PAJames - 2011

slacky - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Andes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10

no_more_scotch_eggs - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with ollie, tamsin

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/10

Mike Soulby - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Rosie

Steve J P - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with M

Shad - 2nd - Apr/10

laurentb - 2010

WendyT - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/09 with James Marsh

Julian Prieto - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Leon Jones

leonjones - 2nd - 20/Sep/09 with Phil Barley

gronbech - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with C, C and E

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 28/May/09 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 28/May/09 with Ben H

Chimney's are always good fun!
manwithacam - Lead - 02/May/09 with Chris

Hidden - Solo - 21/Mar/09

alun1111 - Lead - 15/Mar/09

keith leonard - 2009

mattwyles1 - Solo - 2009

slightly dryer but all kit was wet...soggy shoes yay :D
beeson_paul - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - Jul/08

tomcoomber - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/08

My first lead climb! :o)
anansie - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08

My first lead climb!
anansie - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/08

MD - 2nd - 10/May/08 with Dean

scottski - Lead O/S - 08/May/08 with A.Cooley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/08

matsavage - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08

Browny - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/08

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo - 17/Jun/07

direct finish at HS 4b, Awkward climb
vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Matt Whitfield

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/07

Marc Murphy - AltLd - Apr/07

Awful chimney
Mtnexploits - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/06 with Chris Hull

MDowson - 2nd - 21/Oct/06 with jon cannon

andy jennings - Lead O/S - Oct/06

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 27/May/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/06

Nicos - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/06 with solo

Wonrek - 2006

Hidden - 2006

first outdoor second
cammi - 2nd - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Oct/05

Hidden - Lead - May/05

Backed off from slime and munge
SteveM - Solo dnf - 24/Apr/05

SteveM - 2nd - 24/Apr/05 with Keith

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Solo - 16/Mar/03

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 09/Nov/02 with V. Wilson

Roget - Solo O/S - 03/Nov/01

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jul/00

Nick Smith - UKC - TR - May/00

Iain Thow - Lead - 26/May/99 with Phil Goacher

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/98

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 08/Oct/88

Andy Say - Solo - 26/Jul/87

pebblespanker - Solo O/S - Aug/85

Howard Dixon - Solo - 1981

Nigel Bond - Solo - 23/Jun/76

Mark Kemball - Solo - 29/May/76 with Ian Grace

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/76

mikej - Solo - 26/Apr/70 with E

Voting
Total votes cast 41
hard S1 of 21
S1 of 21
easy S16 of 21
hard HVD1 of 21
HVD2 of 21
easy HVD0 of 21
hard VD0 of 21
VD0 of 21
easy VD0 of 21
3 Stars0 of 20
2 Stars5 of 20
1 Star13 of 20
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Style of ascent

Soloed24 of 113 (21.2%)
Lead41 of 113 (36.3%)
Followed35 of 113 (31.0%)
Toproped4 of 113 (3.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 113 (0.9%)
Unknown8 of 113 (7.1%)

'Climbed'50 of 113 (44.2%)
clean O/S54 of 113 (47.8%)
clean β2 of 113 (1.8%)
clean rpt2 of 113 (1.8%)
dogged1 of 113 (0.9%)
dnf4 of 113 (3.5%)