Swimmer's Chimney* S 4a
12m. The deep and ever-narrowing chimney slot is well named, you can thrash but try not to flounder! © ROCKFAX
FA. J.W.Puttrell 1890s 1895

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Puttrell's Progress, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers..

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 151 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

JEP - Solo rpt - 08/Sep/14

Pure horror.
Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14 with JG

swum, how embracing.
howifeel - Lead - 09/Feb/14 with John Potts

Back and footed all the way up, didnt touch the block and stayed right on the edge of the chimney all the way up. Fun!
deacondeacon - Solo - 02/Sep/13

scary when soloing in hiking boots
hlegge - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/13

Fun route
gazfellows - Lead - 12/May/13 with Nic

MikeLell - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Emma Parkinson

tgeh - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Peter, imogene

ifletcher - 2nd RP - 27/Oct/12 with Peter, tgeh

Short and fun! Could do to have a longer chimney section, after the initial chimney it's boring.
Roonix - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12

My book said HVD 4a, It was tough on the first half up to the hanging block but easy going from there.
Blue68 - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Dave Mountford

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 24/May/12

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 16/May/12

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/12 with Andy Shep

biobuild - 2nd - 20/Mar/12 with Mark wood

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

dave657 - Solo O/S - 03/Dec/11

Bailed out of Brightside
mark20 - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/11

Shancock1 - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

Badly bridged up to halfway where the chimney began to narrow, then snuck off further into the chimney.
MPSBunny - Lead - 18/Sep/11 with Alex Ried

absolute battle, easy but powerfull
GermanAlex - 2nd - 18/Sep/11 with BenJ

joem - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/11

Found this to be the hardest route of the day (although it isn't given the highest grade) and I like chimneys! Believe I attempted to second this at some point in the past.
markhammonds - Lead β - 11/May/11 with Joe Barragry

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

Hidden - Solo - 06/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/11

Dickon - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 16/Apr/11

jasoncash - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Andy Cash

andycash - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with jason cash

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11

I loved this chimney- everyone else seemed to hate it
laithwaited - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11

PAJames - 2011

outtathaway - 2nd - 14/Nov/10 with jim

howifeel - 14/Nov/10 with James

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/10

Cake - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with Matt

JEP - Solo - 20/Jun/10

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Soloed

So funny!!!
helios - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with Katy Coutts

Squirmed up followed by an ever-enthusiastic Jen!
katyc - Lead - 13/Apr/10

Slightly awkward starting moves to get past overhanging block, but then into easier back & foot territory. Nice surprise at the back. ;-)
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/10

It was very snowy...
Fat Tim - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Mark kauntz

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

Most amusing struggle over the boulder
Cake - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with Matt

jiles - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/09

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Gary

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/May/09

tommytwotone - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Nigel

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Rachel Berkowitz

Hidden - TR - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/08

Hexman - Lead - 12/Oct/08 with Jack N

tumbling wizard - Oct/08

Tried to do Brightside but was thwarted by being a wuss so escaped up this instead.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/08

rogersavery - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Ed Taylor

tedburt - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Roger Savery

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/08

I think this is my first proper outdoor chimney and felt harder than its S4a grade. Hard start and exciting up to ledge ! Got a real buzz out of this
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/08

argyle_dude - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/08

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

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

tomboyle - Solo O/S - 22/Dec/07 with mark boden

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/07

lucasp - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07 with masa

JdotP - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Bike Bore

Hidden - Solo - 29/Jul/07

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

Richard Hall - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Sam Kendrick

Hidden - Lead β - 19/May/07

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/07 with Chris FitzHugh

craig matheson - Solo O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

Climbed in trainers.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Steve Grove

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/06

dp1 - 18/Aug/06

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06 with maybe_si

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/06 with gwilym

Nicos - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/06 with solo

UndercoverElephant - Solo O/S - 2006

Hidden - Dec/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/05

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Nov/05

Hidden - Lead - Oct/05

brownie mike - 2005

NickJH - 2nd O/S - Nov/04 with Steve W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/04

Hidden - 2004

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/03 with Trace Quine, Joe

SteveM - Solo - 23/Sep/03

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/02

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2002

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 01/Jul/01

Stone Muppet - 2001

Budge - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/00 with Mike Oates

Rock Fairy - Lead - 2000 with Carl

cragspud - Lead O/S - 1999

BruceW - Lead O/S - 1998

jim_randell - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/97 with RL

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/May/97

Duncan I - Lead - 1997

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 09/May/96 with Manolo Hervada

Hidden - 1995

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/94

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/94 with CS

craig d - 1993

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/91

Hidden - Solo - 07/Feb/89

Hidden - 1989

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/88

mark-abz - Solo - 01/Sep/87 with Andy W

Iain Thow - 2nd - 23/Jun/87 with Steve Ball

Hidden - 1987

michael burrows - Solo - 28/Mar/86

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 23/Sep/85 with Waldron, Mick Murphy

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/85 with Marcus Sierp

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 1982

ewar woowar - 1982

babymoac - Solo - 1981

andy tetsill - Lead - May/80 with Rob Kevan

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

tapley - Lead - 31/Mar/79 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/79

Hammy - Lead - 14/Oct/78 with Jonathon Stacey

Hidden - Solo - Oct/78

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/78

Colin Matheson - Solo - Apr/78

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1978

Nigel Bond - Solo - 12/Feb/77

Derek Ryden - Solo - 1975

Mark Kemball - 2nd - Oct/74 with Ken Elliott

rogerskews - 1973

Dave Musgrove - 19/Dec/71

RichardMc - Lead - 1971

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/70

mikej - Solo - 01/Feb/70 with Mike Padget, Brian Hughes

David Smith - 1970

Andy Say - Lead - 1969

mikej - Solo - 23/Jul/66 with Ted Markham

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