Pillar Chimney Original** V 5
120m, 3 pitches. The chimney pitch requires a good build up of ice and is awkward.

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Hidden - Lead - 11/Feb/15

adie84 - 08/Feb/15

Led this as part of the lampard-brewer route which Misha led in fine style. Two excellent grade 7 pitches (this route is not currently in the ukc database) .
Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Misha

P2 climbed on ice, with use of rock for right foot/back. Finished up Lampard Brewer.
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Geoff Bennett

jamesturnbull - 05/Feb/15 with John Crook

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/15

By the lesser ascended ice line on the outside of the pillar. Pretty fat but a delicate touch required with the ice.
mynyddresident - Lead - 04/Feb/15 with wolf

Delicate and bold moves on some thin and occasionally hollow ice.. VII 6 on the day for nic imo.
wolf.leeb - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/15 with nic

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Feb/15

What a pig. Should have left my bag at the bottom.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/15 with Nick

Brutal thrutching up the verglassed chimney, a relief to top out. Stayed left on the top pitch up a short but steep ice/turf groove.
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Alex Winter

Led 1st and 3rd pitches, Tony led crux chimney. Don't climb with a sack like I did! Really good route. The chimney is pretty technical and strenuous but adequately protected. A pity about the one and a half hour queue at the start of that pitch!
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Tony Ball

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/15

Hidden - 2015

Grade 3 chimney on P1 climbed in big boots and gloves, but the rest in winter condition.
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Michael Stephenson

Finished up the Lampard Brewer.
frost - AltLd - 08/Feb/13 with D Almond

Finished up Lampard Brewer. Exposed moves above the pillar on not so clever gear
Dave Almond - AltLd - 08/Feb/13 with Simon Frost

roberts1234567890 - 2nd - 26/Jan/13 with dan abbatt

Climbed in 2x 50m pitches
danJBA - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Matt Roberts

P2. Lots of gutteral noises made for a porn film esq ascent.
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with T.Ripley

guy757 - 23/Jan/13

Climbed with Carl a great route.
kenneM - AltLd - 23/Jan/13 with Carl Davies

Jack.H.92 - AltLd - 03/Feb/12

Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Tom Ripley

tskelhon - AltLd O/S - Feb/12 with Jack

Brilliant involved action
Cardi - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Clare D

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jan/11

centurion05 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10

tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/10 with Chris Todd, Ben Lea

Climbed inside the chimney, plenty of pro. Pretty steady if you like this sort of thing. Traversed into Clogwyn gully left hand which had good ice. A very worthwhile route
david morse - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/10 with glyn+the boss

Great route, I found seconding p2 with a pack on desperate!
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 02/Dec/10 with Dave Morse

Mr Powly - AltLd - 28/Nov/10 with Pete Graham, Tom Everett

Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Tom Powell, Tom Everett

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Pete, Tom Powell

Led all pitches. Crux pitch tech 6 with very little ice. Extremely enjoyable mixed climbing!
BorisVBlade - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Guillaume Billardon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10

philboy - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with will, matt g

Hidden - AltLd β - 06/Mar/10

Considered going direct but the thaw meant the ice wasn't frozen to the rock. Gave in to the thrutch but sneaked in a traverse back to the ice choke to finish on the left hand side.
mynyddresident - Lead - 16/Feb/10 with liam

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jan/10

Excellent, memorable route, well worth the walk-in. P1 provided a nice mixed warm-up. The ice on P2 was pretty thin with no obvious rock gear available higher up and the capping ice choke looked like hard work to get round, so after moving up a few metres I thought better of it and traversed right to do battle with the chimney! A series of contortions, back-and-footing, the odd knee and lots of hooking and torqueing saw me up the pitch. Good fun and not too pumpy, and the gear was reasonable. The last pitch provided fairly easy but enjoyable ice climbing to the right of the rock wall (didn't go for the wall as it looked hard and we were short of time - verglas without any decent ice). Following a late start, didn't get on the route until 2pm and finished just as it got dark at 6.15pm. Blue skies almost all day long, magic! Led P2 and P3.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Phil

Good easy mixed pitch of 3 to start (1st mixed). Misha took 2 main pitch. Hellish struggle up chimney due to ice too thin to take gear. Take off rucsac for chimney pitch!
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with misha

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