The Cambridge Climb* VD
[Flake Chimney, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Lakeland Revival 2015, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS.

Photo: Flake Chimney © Paulo H
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This climb is in 18 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Very wet and slippery! Not sure this route ever dries out! Found some crag swag in the form of a bulldog! You know it's a good quality rock climb when you find winter gear insitu in turf!
tobyk - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Emma Akam

great climb would be easy if it was dry but it wasn't and this made it very interesting, great day out with stunning views.
ragabond007 - AltLd - 06/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Aug/14

Traditional. Some memorable pitches but probably best after a week of dry weather. The giants steps are excellent.
Paulo H - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/14

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 05/Aug/14

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Richard Bower, Chris Murray

Richard led P1, 2 and maybe some of 3 (the guidebook description isn't that good). I led the rest. Highlight of the climb is the flake chimney. Overall, a very interesting "traditional" mountaineering experience complete with vegetation, route-finding problems thanks to the FRCC Lakes Guide, and an excape onto the ridge up a loose chossy gully.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with Dan Chadfield, Richard Bower

Seemed tough. I thought it harder than Bowfell Buttress or Flat Crags Climb. Particularly on the last of the 3 steps R at the top but also on the moves L low down.
harold walmsley - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/11

jon59 - AltLd - 26/Apr/11

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/09

Hidden - 24/Sep/08

steve prior - Lead - Jun/08 with Roger C

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Malcolm

Howard J - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/04 with John Waterhouse

Wet and ridiculously slippery. Pitch 4 - Pleasant chimney? Pah. Did the first four pitches, deteriorated into climbing in socks, using Victorian combined tactics and lasooing pinnacles with long slings etc before getting benighted (this was an evening outing after work and we'd already done Bowfell Buttress) and beating a sensible abseil retreat.
EddieA - AltLd dnf - 14/Jul/95 with Simon W

Iain Thow - Solo - 29/May/89

First Winter ascent.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/86 with D. Seddon

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