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South Chimney VD 4a

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11m. The unmistakable rift is constricted and as polished as the other low grade routes hereabouts. The upper section is easier. © ROCKFAX
circa 1870

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All the way up the chimney this time rather the bulge on the right
adamwesthead - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/14 with Zeb

Thwaites - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14

jbb - Solo - 30/May/14

1poundSOCKS - 2nd β - 11/May/14

smiled all the way up :)
charley - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/14

Teappleby - Solo - 16/Jan/14 with max

Great fun.
jimorothy - Lead - 29/Dec/13 with Scott Barnett

raymondlinklater - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Charley Stewart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13

Dan Geh - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/13 with Izzy

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!
Zumoid - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13 with Paul McKenzie

SteveM - Solo - 03/Sep/13

PeteH - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/13

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!
spidermonkey09 - Sent - 17/Feb/13 with Tom Frost

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Nov/12

sarah hawker - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with bob

fun
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Freshers

Kerstin_V - 2nd - 01/Sep/12 with Phillip Blaen

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/12

stephen Rowley - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Marc Colbeck

Mr Fuller - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/12 with Tamsin Ward

Nice off width practice
ojp - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Robin

robin_hackney - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/12 with Simon Petty

DGY - Lead - 24/Jun/12 with Barbara & Graham

Neil headed up to try Yellow Wall but decided to leave for another day!
Marq - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Neil Redgrave (LMC)

Bertbee - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Amy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

Great stuff! More like a "classic HVD"
adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/12 with Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/12 with Adam

My first onsight lead. I thought this was quite diffucult for a difficult but enjoyed it all the same.
donolivero - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

mzchambers - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/12

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

keith leonard - Lead - 2012 with wife

extra fun as i mistakenly entered the chimney facing the wrong way.
chappers909 - Solo O/S - 2012 with freshers

akhughes - 2012

ERH - Solo - 2012

weekendwarrior92 - Lead - 2012 with Zoe Logan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/11

SteveM - Solo - 16/Oct/11

Not very nice, to big to work out of the chimneys.
waynem1985 - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Antony Davies

RuthC - Solo - 24/Aug/11

Klingon - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Clyde

pblurton - Solo - 21/Jul/11 with Huw

courtenay foolishly mentionerd she liked chimneys mwa ha ha. jamie declined to follow
pebbles - Lead - 04/Jul/11 with courteney

Great fun, in a minging sort of way.
Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Dave Williamson

Hidden - 20/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - Jun/11

Tenko - Jun/11

Nicks first lead.
Pete Scott - 2nd - 07/May/11 with Nick Loader

SteveM - Solo - 27/Apr/11

fantastic traverse under overhang but the start is polished and if you can't jam your in hell
mr spoon - Lead - 25/Apr/11

Whitters - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Rachel Whitfield

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/11

AMJ098 - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with louise cowie

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

wahniel - Lead O/S - 2011 with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell

quick climb before work, at sunrise.
Peter Holder - Lead - 23/Dec/10 with Adam Bibby

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/10

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10

Grim squirmy start
jkarran - Lead - 10/Aug/10 with Sarah

Nice route
christensena - 2nd - 29/Jun/10 with John A

xphoenix0 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with AlanC

xphoenix0 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with AlanC

Hidden - Solo - 04/May/10

tluke - TR O/S - 18/Apr/10

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/10

phleppy - Lead - 10/Apr/10 with martin_whitton

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/10

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

Hidden - 2010

h-hewlett - 2010

simon kimber - Solo - 2010

possibly the hardest diff in the world?
Ewan Russell - Lead RP - 05/Dec/09 with Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/09

Kirk - 2nd - 18/Jun/09 with Skenders

scott mayled - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09

gonzo_ls9 - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with d

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/09

ferdia - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Eddy

CragDog - Solo - 2009

A little tight in places
sharky91 - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Jim Golding

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/08

Warm up, a standard awkward chimney.
perfectlynormalbeast - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with JD

compsci - 2nd dog - 09/Feb/08 with Richard Lines

Sgt. Vest - Solo O/S - 11/Nov/07

Pete Randall - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Paul

twodada - 2nd - 26/Aug/07 with New Pete

dazbarker - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/07

Yuk!
jacurutu - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/07 with Mike B

Marc Murphy - Aug/07

Great sunny day
01sdool - Lead RP - 22/Jul/07 with Josh Chapman

Aussie Mick - 2nd - 17/Apr/07 with Simon Perry

Simon Perry - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/07 with Mick Ellerton

jamo - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with karl

robman - Solo rpt - 03/Mar/07 with Tim

robman - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/07 with Tim

@ndyM@rsh@ll - Lead O/S - 2007

nick ferro - 2007

reg_measures - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06

jamo - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/06 with sebA

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/06

Will Smith - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Simon and Carmen

Excellent!
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Carmen and Will

no_more_scotch_eggs - 2nd O/S - Sep/06 with loudfish

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/06

dread-i - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/06

Hidden - Sent - 28/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/06

even wetter
alaan - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/06 with helen

adam carless - 2006 with Pali

Teappleby - Lead - 2006 with mum, Sarah, dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/05

mje1398 - Lead - 17/Aug/05 with John M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/04

Brown - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/03

Matt Rowat - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/03

Mattyk - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/02

dougiestein - Solo - Apr/02

shoulders - Solo - 22/Mar/02

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 30/May/00 with John Kennedy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2000

Bug - Lead O/S - 1999 with Robert

Phill Mitch - Solo - 1999

andy tetsill - Solo - Aug/98

jfmchivall - 1998

Laramadness - Solo - 01/Jun/97

Bug - TR - 1997 with Robert

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/96 with Dan Bailey

Hidden - Solo - 10/Aug/96

rurp - Lead O/S - 1996

barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 09/May/95 with mark b

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/95

mikej - Lead - 15/Aug/93 with M

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

Moses - Solo - 04/Aug/87

craig h - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/87

99bolivar - Lead - 1980

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 1980

Nigel Bond - Solo - 03/Nov/79

mikej - Solo - 24/Apr/74 with Stewart Grant

Pete Ford - Solo - 1973

Work colleague George joined us for the evening. He had been in the Sheffield Climbing Club in the 1930s.
mikej - Lead - 23/Mar/72 with George Walker, Gordon Harris, Stewart Grant

Hidden - Solo - 1969

Dave Musgrove - 1968

mikej - Solo - 21/Aug/66 with Bill Lawrenson, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner

mikej - Solo - 05/May/63 with Charles Hird

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Style of ascent

Soloed52 of 157 (33.1%)
Lead68 of 157 (43.3%)
Followed20 of 157 (12.7%)
Toproped2 of 157 (1.3%)
Bouldered2 of 157 (1.3%)
Alt Leads1 of 157 (0.6%)
Unknown12 of 157 (7.6%)

'Climbed'68 of 157 (43.3%)
clean O/S79 of 157 (50.3%)
clean β1 of 157 (0.6%)
clean rpt6 of 157 (3.8%)
clean RP2 of 157 (1.3%)
dogged1 of 157 (0.6%)