Rockfax Description
The deep and ever-narrowing chimney slot is well named; you can flap but don't 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..

dom94 19/Sep Solo O/S
amccann 19/Sep Solo rpt
Jake Young 19/Sep Solo O/S

A Grit Day Out !

with Fabritzio, Dom, Tom Appleby, Alex M, Nick
Hidden 21/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun Lead
ashtond6 06/Apr Lead
ashtond6 19/Dec/14 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Nov/14 Solo O/S
JEP 08/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Karl Wooffindin 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Pure horror.

with JG
howifeel 09/Feb/14 Lead

swum, how embracing.

with John Potts
deacondeacon 02/Sep/13 Solo

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!

hlegge 30/Aug/13 Solo O/S

scary when soloing in hiking boots

gazfellows 12/May/13 Lead

Fun route

with Nic
MikeLell 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Emma Parkinson
tgeh 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Peter, imogene
ifletcher 27/Oct/12 2nd RP
with Peter, tgeh
Roonix 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Short and fun! Could do to have a longer chimney section, after the initial chimney it's boring.

Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Blue68 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

My book said HVD 4a, It was tough on the first half up to the hanging block but easy going from there.

with Dave Mountford
Graeme Hammond 24/May/12 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 16/May/12 Solo O/S
marcoleptic 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
biobuild 20/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 03/Dec/11 Solo O/S
masa-alpin 17/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with P Luke
mark20 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Bailed out of Brightside

Shancock1 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
MPSBunny 18/Sep/11 Lead

Badly bridged up to halfway where the chimney began to narrow, then snuck off further into the chimney.

GermanAlex 18/Sep/11 2nd

absolute battle, easy but powerfull

with BenJ
joem 15/Aug/11 2nd O/S
markhammonds 11/May/11 Lead β

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.

with Joe Barragry
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/11 Solo
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead O/S
Dickon 30/Apr/11 -
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Solo
jasoncash 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
andycash 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with jason cash
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
laithwaited 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S

I loved this chimney- everyone else seemed to hate it

PAJames ??/2011 -
outtathaway 14/Nov/10 2nd
with jim
howifeel 14/Nov/10 -
with James
LakesWinter 25/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Cake 25/Sep/10 2nd
with Matt
JEP 20/Jun/10 Solo
popebenedictus 05/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Soloed
helios 13/Apr/10 2nd

So funny!!!

with Katy Coutts
katyc 13/Apr/10 Lead

Squirmed up followed by an ever-enthusiastic Jen!

Alex Thompson 28/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Slightly awkward starting moves to get past overhanging block, but then into easier back & foot territory. Nice surprise at the back. ;-)

Fat Tim 03/Jan/10 2nd O/S

It was very snowy...

with Mark kauntz
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
LakesWinter 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S


with Cake
Cake 17/Oct/09 2nd

Most amusing struggle over the boulder

with Matt
jiles 29/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Si dH 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Gary
Hidden 26/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/09 2nd rpt
tommytwotone 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
Steven Andrews 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel Berkowitz
Hidden 04/Apr/09 TR
Hidden 15/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Hexman 12/Oct/08 Lead
with Jack N
tumbling wizard ?/Oct/08 -
climbingpixie 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Tried to do Brightside but was thwarted by being a wuss so escaped up this instead.

with Andy Hobson
Hidden 10/Aug/08 2nd
rogersavery 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
tedburt 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 TR O/S
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
jandyd05 11/May/08 Lead O/S

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

Hidden 11/May/08 2nd
argyle_dude 09/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
tomboyle 22/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Dec/07 Solo O/S
lucasp 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with masa
JdotP 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Bike Bore
Hidden 29/Jul/07 Solo
Hidden 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Richard Hall 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Sam Kendrick
Hidden 19/May/07 Lead β
howlingbaboon 12/Apr/07 2nd O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Andrew Sloan 12/Nov/06 2nd O/S

Climbed in trainers.

with Steve Grove
Hidden 07/Oct/06 Solo O/S
dp1 18/Aug/06 -
jchenoweth 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 11/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with gwilym
Nicos 03/Feb/06 Solo O/S
with solo
UndercoverElephant ??/2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/05 -
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead
brownie mike ??/2005 -
NickJH ?/Nov/04 2nd O/S
with Steve W
Hidden 01/May/04 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 08/Feb/04 Lead O/S

Impressed with Adam's suggestion on the exact gear while looking up as belaying!

with Laurence D, Adam W
Hidden ??/2004 -
will_benfold ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Gaelle
FrankW 04/Oct/03 2nd O/S
with Trace Quine, Joe
SteveM 23/Sep/03 Solo
Alastair Hudson 01/Mar/03 Lead
with Clare Young
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jul/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/02 Solo O/S
Urgles ??/2002 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 01/Jul/01 Solo
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Budge 20/Jul/00 2nd O/S
with Mike Oates
Rock Fairy ??/2000 Lead
with Carl
cragspud ??/1999 Lead O/S
BruceW ??/1998 Lead O/S
jim_randell 26/Jul/97 2nd rpt
with RL
Hidden 26/May/97 Solo O/S
Duncan I ??/1997 Lead
Chris Ellis 09/May/96 Lead
with Manolo Hervada
Hidden ??/1995 -
Hidden 10/Jul/94 Solo
jim_randell 10/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with CS
craig d ??/1993 -
Roget 27/Jan/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/89 Solo
Hidden ??/1989 -
goi.ashmore 14/Feb/88 Solo O/S
mark-abz 01/Sep/87 Solo
with Andy W
Iain Thow 23/Jun/87 2nd
with Steve Ball
Hidden ??/1987 -
michael burrows 28/Mar/86 Solo
Pete Pozman 23/Sep/85 Solo O/S
with Waldron, Mick Murphy
Ian Archer 21/Apr/85 Lead O/S
with Marcus Sierp
charlesmfrench ??/1982 Solo O/S
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
babymoac ??/1981 Solo
Rob Davies 18/Aug/80 Solo
andy tetsill ?/May/80 Lead
with Rob Kevan
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
tapley 31/Mar/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hidden 25/Feb/79 Solo
Hammy 14/Oct/78 Lead
with Jonathon Stacey
Hidden ?/Oct/78 Solo
Hidden 13/May/78 Solo O/S
Colin Matheson ?/Apr/78 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Nigel Bond 12/Feb/77 Solo
Derek Ryden ??/1975 Solo
Mark Kemball ?/Oct/74 2nd
with Ken Elliott
Hidden ?/Feb/73 2nd
rogerskews ??/1973 -
Dave Musgrove 19/Dec/71 -
RichardMc ??/1971 Lead
Hidden 28/Feb/70 AltLd O/S
mikej 01/Feb/70 Solo
with Mike Padget, Brian Hughes
uphillnow ??/1970 -
Andy Say ??/1969 Lead
mikej 23/Jul/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
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