Rockfax Description
20m. Climb the steep flake right of the chimney until it is possible to swing right to the wider continuation, threads. Finish up this in a superb situation. Awkward to protect in its lower reaches. © Rockfax

FA. Arthur Birtwistle 1940s 1945

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Andyjharper 15/May 2nd O/S
with Iza, Dave Hatch
rachelanneggleshaw 18/Apr TR
Mr Fuller 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Rich Pooley
Alex Thompson 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Some awkward sections for a Severe. Opposing nuts for safety.

with Graham
Hidden 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
kez1 ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Frankie davies, Andrew Boardman
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd
Robbiobaby 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Matt Harmon 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
amccann 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Matt H
Andy Peak 1 06/Aug/14 2nd
with Andrew Deckon
jon_gill1 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Geoff Hannis
grrrrrrrh 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jon Gill
atom 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Found this a bit awkward for a Severe, the steep flake can be protected with the biggest cam in the world or an upside down nut over the top :)

Duncan 88 26/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/14 -
David_Gledson 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Alan
Somerset swede basher 23/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Mark Collins 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 22/Jun/14 2nd
with Mark Collins
ColinD 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Craig
saxonzulu 18/May/14 2nd
adie84 ??/2014 -
ragabond007 01/Sep/13 Lead


Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
stevo smith 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Britton
jak.kelly 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Lacey, Lynnette Evans
Anne Gumbley 20/Jul/13 Lead
with Ray Sharples, Mark Fairbank
Sidekick 13/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Palmer 13/Jul/13 -
with mackie, paul renwick
sopaz 13/Jul/13 2nd
drysori 13/Jul/13 Lead
georgenvk 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/13 2nd
spitfirerick 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/13 2nd
MikeLeeds 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Bruce Hayward
Hidden 25/Jul/12 2nd
tsjx 26/May/12 Lead
Palindrome ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Sam Cooke 01/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead
SteveHi 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Sam Cooke
Helen.Burgess 01/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd
Scott Anderson ??/2012 2nd
Hidden 23/Oct/11 2nd
sting 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with kwaidy
The Bad Cough 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
markhammonds 02/Oct/11 2nd β

Found this hard for Severe so glad I didn't lead it! Still enjoyable, though.

Reedymc 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

forgot to log this climb just realised its in my mates logs

Jack Whiteley 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/11 TR
Hidden 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 06/Aug/11 Lead
with Charlie Johnson
Steve Lenartowicz 30/Jul/11 Lead
with Clare
Tomber 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Couple of hard moves for Severe - HS 4b wouldn't be inappropriate.

with Vicki Cotton, Stuart Hurworth
Stuart Hurworth 04/Jul/11 2nd O/S

One or two hard moves for a Severe, good climbing though and not difficult once you commit!

with Vicki Cotton, Tom Kimber
Steven Andrews 27/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Richard Lines
Hoyes 21/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Batt 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Awkward for 4a

Hidden 25/May/11 Lead O/S
JRae 21/May/11 2nd
with Molly G
howlingbaboon 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Scott
Hidden 23/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 16/Apr/11 Solo O/S

got a bit gripped on solo!

Sam Simpson 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Jamesb55 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Fat Tim 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Kath Johnson, Sarah Baker
Oceanic 03/Jul/10 -
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Richie Rich 22/May/10 Lead dnf

Bad start to the day got to within 3 metres of the top and bottled it! brought Tony up to finish it.

with Tony H
Tony Holdsworth 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Rich Cutsforth
asmith37 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/09 2nd O/S
George Ormerod 09/Aug/09 2nd
with Buffy
Roger Cruse 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Kris
BenJacobs 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Josh
RCrockford 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andy C
dashitboarder 31/May/09 Lead

Tricky bits but good gear and stnaces

@ndy 31/May/09 2nd
ChuckstarUK 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Nicola
tommytwotone 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
tanssop 21/Sep/08 2nd


with Andy
morrisdaboss 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Steve B
gazfellows 07/May/08 Lead
with shaun d
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Duncan Skelton 22/Sep/07 2nd
with Jason Parker, Sue Jackson
gingerkate 09/Sep/07 2nd
with M
Hidden 08/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/06 AltLd
Hidden 12/Aug/06 Lead
colin milton 28/Jul/06 2nd
with horace
simonw1 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
Hidden 02/Jul/06 2nd rpt
Blod 10/Jul/05 Lead O/S

Didn't enjoy this.

with Henry
Gus 03/Jun/05 Solo
Hidden 18/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/04 2nd
erica 22/Aug/03 2nd
with Chris and Malcolm
malc 14/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with CH
Simon Caldwell 09/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden 09/Aug/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/03 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 15/Jun/03 Lead O/S

Hard moves for the grade

with Martin Flint
Mark Riley ?/Jul/00 2nd
with Pete Oates
stokienomad ?/Jul/98 Lead
skygodley 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with SarahM
FrankW 16/Aug/97 2nd O/S
with Joe
charlesmfrench 06/Jun/93 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/May/89 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Andy Say 29/May/87 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 14/Jun/84 Lead O/S
with Tom Valentine
Hidden 19/May/84 Lead
mikej 17/Apr/81 Lead
with Bob Lewis, Mike Mason
Tom V ??/1980 -
Nigel Bond 15/Jul/79 Lead
with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
Hidden 25/May/77 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1976 2nd
with Al Bennett
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/74 Lead
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
Dave Musgrove 02/Nov/69 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
Hidden 10/Oct/65 Lead
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