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Pillar Chimney Original** V 5

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120m, 3 pitches. The chimney pitch requires a good build up of ice and is awkward.

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This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

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

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

A battle, nearly got the chimney pitch led by thrutching right up the back but fell off above the chock. Will then led the pitch and I led the top one.
LakesWinter - AltLd β - 06/Mar/10 with Phil B, Wil

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

Found winter version. 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

Hidden - 2010

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Style of ascent

Lead4 of 31 (12.9%)
Followed1 of 31 (3.2%)
Alt Leads22 of 31 (71.0%)
Unknown4 of 31 (12.9%)

'Climbed'13 of 31 (41.9%)
clean O/S17 of 31 (54.8%)
clean β1 of 31 (3.2%)