Rockfax Description
10m. The unmistakable rift is constricted and as polished as the other low grade routes hereabouts. The upper section is easier. © Rockfax

circa 1870

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

TobyA 23/Aug Solo O/S
tim newton 23/Jun Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 23/Jun 2nd O/S
David_Gledson 23/Mar Solo rpt
David_Gledson 04/Jan Solo rpt
Robin Nichols 02/Jan Solo O/S
with Jemma
JRJones 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 13/Jun/14 Lead rpt

All the way up the chimney this time rather the bulge on the right

with Zeb
Thwaites 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jbb 30/May/14 Solo
1poundSOCKS 11/May/14 2nd β
charley 01/Apr/14 Solo O/S

smiled all the way up :)

Teappleby 16/Jan/14 Solo
with max
bomtall ??/2014 Lead O/S
jimorothy 29/Dec/13 Lead

Great fun.

with Scott Barnett
raymondlinklater 23/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 23/Nov/13 Lead rpt
with Izzy
Zumoid 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Horrible horrible climb the whole way up! Having too much gear didn't help and every move is awkward. To boot, it was horrendously draughty and cold in the chimney. I think my partner had a worse time of it though as it's very thrutchy and he's a good bit taller than me!

paulmck 20/Oct/13 2nd
SteveM 03/Sep/13 Solo
swoosh 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Chris Vanderhoven

PeteH 20/Feb/13 Solo O/S
spidermonkey09 17/Feb/13 Sent

Utter disaster, attempted the start to practice jamming, failed repeatedly, got it in the end but then couldn't do it again. Concluded my jamming is appalling and needs work!

Hidden 13/Jan/13 2nd O/S
David_Gledson 15/Nov/12 Solo rpt
sarah hawker 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with bob
Dan Geh 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S


with Freshers
Kerstin_V 01/Sep/12 2nd
Harry Holmes 16/Aug/12 Solo O/S
stephen Rowley 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Marc Colbeck
Mr Fuller 29/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Tamsin Ward
ojp 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Nice off width practice

with Robin
robin_hackney 05/Jul/12 2nd rpt
DGY 24/Jun/12 Lead
with Barbara & Graham
Marq 18/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Neil headed up to try Yellow Wall but decided to leave for another day!

with Neil Redgrave (LMC)
Bertbee 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Amy
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 20/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Great stuff! More like a "classic HVD"

with Zeb
zebster 20/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Adam
donolivero 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

My first onsight lead. I thought this was quite diffucult for a difficult but enjoyed it all the same.

mzchambers 09/Mar/12 Solo O/S
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
keith leonard ??/2012 Lead
with wife
chappers909 ??/2012 Solo O/S

extra fun as i mistakenly entered the chimney facing the wrong way.

with freshers
akhughes ??/2012 -
ERH ??/2012 Solo
weekendwarrior92 ??/2012 Lead
with Zoe Logan
Hidden 27/Dec/11 Solo O/S
SteveM 16/Oct/11 Solo
waynem1985 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Not very nice, to big to work out of the chimneys.

RuthC 24/Aug/11 Solo
Klingon 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Clyde
pblurton 21/Jul/11 Solo
with Huw
pebbles 04/Jul/11 Lead

courtenay foolishly mentionerd she liked chimneys mwa ha ha. jamie declined to follow

with courteney
Mr Fuller 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Great fun, in a minging sort of way.

Hidden 20/Jun/11 -
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead
Tenko ?/Jun/11 -
Pete Scott 07/May/11 2nd

Nicks first lead.

SteveM 27/Apr/11 Solo
mr spoon 25/Apr/11 Lead

fantastic traverse under overhang but the start is polished and if you can't jam your in hell

Whitters 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rachel Whitfield
David_Gledson 07/Apr/11 Solo

Descent(by accident, didn't realise it wasn't three chockstones chimney till near he bottom, oops!!)

AMJ098 ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with louise cowie
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
wahniel ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
Peter Holder 23/Dec/10 Lead

quick climb before work, at sunrise.

with Adam Bibby
Hidden 27/Oct/10 Solo O/S
TRFrost 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
jkarran 10/Aug/10 Lead

Grim squirmy start

with Sarah
christensena 29/Jun/10 2nd

Nice route

with John A
xphoenix0 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with AlanC
xphoenix0 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with AlanC
Hidden 04/May/10 Solo
tluke 18/Apr/10 TR O/S
crossdressingrodney 13/Apr/10 Solo O/S
phleppy 10/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
h-hewlett ??/2010 -
simon kimber ??/2010 Solo
Ewan Russell 05/Dec/09 Lead RP

possibly the hardest diff in the world?

with Martin
Hidden 07/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Kirk 18/Jun/09 2nd
with Skenders
scott mayled 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
gonzo_ls9 ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with d
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S
ferdia 28/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Eddy
CragDog ??/2009 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
sharky91 07/May/08 Lead O/S

A little tight in places

with Jim Golding
thegoatstroker 02/May/08 Lead
with Nick Surgey
Hidden 24/Apr/08 Lead O/S
perfectlynormalbeast 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Warm up, a standard awkward chimney.

with JD
compsci 09/Feb/08 2nd dog
with Richard Lines
Sgt. Vest 11/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Pete Randall 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Paul
twodada 26/Aug/07 2nd
with New Pete
dazbarker 25/Aug/07 Solo O/S
jacurutu 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S


with Mike B
Marc Murphy ?/Aug/07 -
01sdool 22/Jul/07 Lead RP

Great sunny day

with Josh Chapman
Aussie Mick 17/Apr/07 2nd
with Simon Perry
Simon Perry 17/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Mick Ellerton
jamo 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with karl
robman 03/Mar/07 Solo rpt
with Tim
robman 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
with Tim
@ndyM@rsh@ll ??/2007 Lead O/S
nick ferro ??/2007 -
reg_measures ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
jamo 12/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with sebA
Hidden 12/Nov/06 2nd O/S
Will Smith 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S


with Carmen and Will
no_more_scotch_eggs ?/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
dread-i 15/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/06 Sent
Hidden 28/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jun/06 Lead
alaan 18/Jan/06 Lead O/S

even wetter

with helen
adam carless ??/2006 -
with Pali
Teappleby ??/2006 Lead
with mum, Sarah, dad
Hidden 01/Oct/05 Lead O/S
mje1398 17/Aug/05 Lead
with John M
Hidden 16/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/04 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/04 Lead
Brown 11/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Matt Rowat 04/Jun/03 Solo O/S
pezzerrr 21/Nov/02 Lead O/S
Mattyk 27/Aug/02 Solo O/S
dougiestein ?/Apr/02 Solo
shoulders 22/Mar/02 Solo
John Brayshaw 30/May/00 Lead O/S
with John Kennedy
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
Bug ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Robert
Phill Mitch ??/1999 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Aug/98 Solo
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
Laramadness 01/Jun/97 Solo
Bug ??/1997 TR
with Robert
chrishedgehog 31/Oct/96 Lead O/S
with Dan Bailey
Hidden 10/Aug/96 Solo
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
barney@helmshore 09/May/95 Lead O/S
with mark b
Hidden 07/Apr/95 Solo O/S
mikej 15/Aug/93 Lead
with M
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 29/Nov/87 Solo O/S
Moses 04/Aug/87 Solo
craig h 14/Jul/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1984 -
99bolivar ??/1980 Lead
charlesmfrench ??/1980 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 03/Nov/79 Solo
uphillnow ??/1979 -
mikej 18/Oct/78 Solo
with Mike Byles
mikej 24/Apr/74 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 15/May/73 Solo
with Stewart Grant
Pete Ford ??/1973 Solo
mikej 23/Mar/72 Lead

Work colleague George joined us for the evening. He had been in the Sheffield Climbing Club in the 1930s.

with George Walker, Gordon Harris, Stewart Grant
Hidden ??/1969 Solo
Dave Musgrove ??/1968 -
mikej 21/Aug/66 Solo
with Bill Lawrenson, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
jcw 26/Jun/63 Solo
mikej 22/Jun/63 Solo
with Paul Johnson, Chas Hird
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