Left Ladder Chimney VD
[The green and slippery start to Left Ladder Chimney, 3 kb]12m. The left-hand block-filled crevice is the better of the pair. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: The green and slippery start to Left Ladder Chimney © Bilbo

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Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Dec/14

A bit wet from the recent rain, but this was thrutchy and awful, and I kept slipping on slime. Gave up after two semi-controlled descents trying to get past the second chockstone. Yuck. Didn't weight the ropes, so I guess I can try again at some point.
MatthewV - Lead dnf - 18/Oct/14 with Diziet

tomaca12 - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/14

Climbingdrummer - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with NTU

johngriffin - 2nd - 01/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/14

Nigel Bond - Solo - 09/Aug/14

Awkward start.
SuperstarDJ - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Tash Davis, Anna Dobrowloska

Retro Rowan - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14

matbrown333 - Solo - Sep/13

Dan Vaj - Solo rpt - 20/Jul/13

Paul Hy - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/13

Led - was listed as VD in the book but felt much harder. Must have missed a trick
pwb1981 - Lead - 06/May/13

sdmunday - 2nd - 06/May/13 with paul bennett

ChrisBrooke - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/13

TomGudgeon - Solo O/S - 31/Oct/12

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/12

gronbech - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/12

arandall - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/12

tjsx101 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Dave Cattell, Sam Goodyear

newvena - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with will

markh78 - Lead - 07/Jul/12

ash longreach - Solo - Apr/12

Dan Vaj - Lead β - 19/Mar/12 with L Vajzovic

Hidden - Lead - Jan/12

TDSvejstrup - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/11

MichJ - 2nd - 01/Oct/11

down climb for next route
Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

Nice little climb out of the wind. Bit green and slippery on the first few moves.
Bilbo - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Tom Braggins

Brown - Solo - 01/Sep/11 with Solo

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/11

Out for a walk saw this and popped up it.! (Always have boots in bag on walks!)
Mike Lee - Solo - 20/Jul/11

jack89 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Beckie

bigbadbob12345 - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Steve Wilson

stev1e.wilso - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Dylan

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Tim W

Horrid climb!
skwiddy - Lead - 21/May/11 with Dave Prendergast

Downclimb.
ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 15/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/11

Not Diff lol!! HVD 4a in the BMC guide
pebblespanker - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Rich Williams

Found it surprisingly tricky to pass the bulging boulder that others have mentioned. Thought I'd be able to whizz up by back and footing the whole way, but had to face into the boulder and pass it that way
papalazarou - Solo O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11

oddessy_uk - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/11

adam clarke - TR - 22/Jan/11 with James Hulme

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Claire Holland

llamaglama - Solo - 12/Oct/10 with Jam

Rory Southworth - TR O/S - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo - 19/Sep/10

doomer - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

Ruth led this. Awkward for the grade.
Andrew Bangs - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Ruth, Ben Morgan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/10

Struggled to get past the awkward boulder.
PhillS - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/10 with Paul S

Much easier seconding, remembered not to get too close to the awkward boulder.
PhillS - 2nd β - 15/Aug/10 with Paul S

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jul/10

tony wood - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/10

Nicholas Livesey - 2nd - 26/Jun/10 with Lucie Sedlarova

P Rogers - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with matty

Richiehill - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

JackPott - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Thom Evans

Gulon - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Chris Austin

Stevo_the_pirate - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Chris, Deacon

colin milton - Solo - 09/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Christian Minett

partz - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Dan Smart, Tim Clark

Hidden - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 08/Oct/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 08/Oct/09

goddamm7 - Lead - 05/Aug/09 with ilona

Benrj - Solo - 19/Jun/09 with jay mowat

VDiff and very traditional, a good struggle!
Nicholas Livesey - 2nd - 31/May/09 with Ian Pink

Wet Weather
robjc89 - Lead O/S - May/09 with Anita Buttle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Solo rpt - 28/Dec/08

Pilch - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/08 with Ed

EdShep - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/08 with Pilch

John Eley - Lead O/S - Aug/08

thats some block in it, took me a while to wriggle my way over
mikeryder - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/08 with craig vanrooy

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/07

popebenedictus - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/07 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07 with Ben H

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/06

Think it was this one, some green blocky chimney anyway.
adam carless - Solo rpt - 11/Nov/06

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/06 with Dave Turner

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/06

Climbed this in wet, freezing conditions using some unpleasant squirming 'techniques'. Top belay needs some big gear; we found that out too late!
davewing - Lead - 25/Feb/06

John Lisle - 2006

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 2006 with Colin Imrie

Nicos - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/05 with solo

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Chris Davids - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/05 with Reuben

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/05

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/04

Budge - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/04

samwelli - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/04

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/04 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/04 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - 2004

Binder - TR - 30/Oct/03 with JBM

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/03

Hidden - Solo - 15/May/03

SteveM - Solo - 20/Apr/03

sam coward - Lead O/S - 2003 with Helen

chris warner - Solo - Oct/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 06/Apr/02

craig d - 1999

Hidden - 24/Feb/98

rocktigger - Solo O/S - 1998

Rampikino - Solo - 18/May/97

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1997

babymoac - Solo - 27/Jan/91

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/90

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jul/88

Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/87

Hidden - 1987

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Oct/86

Iain Thow - Solo - 05/Aug/86

Nigel Bond - Solo - 24/Jun/85

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/83

John Brayshaw - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/82

Nigel Bond - Solo - 04/Mar/81

mark-abz - Solo - 27/Mar/80

tapley - Lead - 26/Jan/80 with Alison Tapley

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

JohnHutch - Solo - 1979

RichardMc - Solo - 17/Jul/77

RichardMc - Solo - 17/Jul/77

RichardMc - Solo - 21/May/77

Nigel Bond - Solo - 05/Aug/76

RichardMc - Solo - 11/Apr/76

petemeads - Solo - 1976

Andy Say - Lead - 1969

mikej - Solo - Oct/64 with Clarry May

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